Behind the curtain: Where HR meets Intuition, I embrace being perfectly odd
--Behind the Curtain is a blog series dedicated to revealing a bit about myself here and there. After all, it’s only fair that you get to know me if I’m going to get to know you. Xo.--
I’m a full-time employee and leader, a parent, a spouse, et cetera, et cetera. Even so, I decided to formally establish a part-time business. During a global pandemic. When life was kinda upside down. It’s not that I like to take a lot on. It’s just that I…I…well, I don’t even know how to address that so I’ll just jump right into story time…
About that full-time job. If you know me, have checked out my social channels, or my About, you know that I’m a Human Resources Exec by day. I have been in the Human Resources field for over two decades. Review any strength assessment of mine and you will see I’m designed to work with people. I’m balanced in perspective and approach situations without judgement. I see the strengths in people as individuals for the collective. Planning, motivating, and developing are my jam. Achieving is a must. And I’m designed to work with people. (So nice I said it twice… it’s just that big.)
Along my Human Resources journey, something became abundantly clear. And became a major driver for me. Drumroll please. I excel at helping people to talk to themselves. No matter the situation, I help individuals work through their thoughts, arriving to their own solution. It’s beautiful. Amazing. Fulfilling. And, if I’m being honest, intimidating. Let me explain.
Often, when someone approached me with a situation, my inner dialogue would start doubting. “How am I going to help them?” “I don’t know how to handle that.” “I know very little about this topic.” “What if I can’t navigate this?” Imposter Syndrome creeping up. Diverting from those thoughts, I would turn my entire attention to the person in front of me and listen. Listen to their words and to their silence, listen to the way their face would think and listen to their gestures. I would slip into a natural process of asking questions, repeating their keywords back to them. I would guide and navigate. And, somehow, it would all come together. (Y’all, this process lights my freaking fire.)
The acknowledgement of this skill, putting my hands around its existence, brought to me a level of peace. The realization of “helping people to talk to themselves” being a process, I was able to settle into it. I was able to, firstly, embrace and own the tangible skillset that I had underneath me; my education, my professional experience, and my life experience. Secondly (a big secondly), with the guidance of some key people, I was also able to embrace the undefinable. The undefinable…it’s not just me at play in these conversations. Again, let me explain.
We all have intuitive abilities. It’s just a matter of how in tune to them we are; how much space and validity we give to them. I began to acknowledge and embrace the metaphysical and spiritual spaces of my existence and my intuitive gifts. I dove in, learning more about myself as an empath (clairsentience). I embraced my clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities. I’ve even had experiences with clairalience. All of this to say, these abilities come from within me and beyond me. Beyond the me that I can see and feel. They dip into the me that exists in the grander scheme of our existence.
I feel blessed to have opened this space. To be growing and learning on so many levels. To be working on self-development in ways I never saw coming. With all of that discovery and drive, I made the leap to formally structure my Coaching and Tarot reading into an independent venture (adventure!). With firsthand experience, education, certifications, and intuitive abilities, I jumped. I turned my part-time loves into a part-time business that I love. I took pieces of me that I hadn’t spoken about loudly and published them for all to see. Learning and growing for eternity, and intertwining all that I am.
And there you have it, a glimpse into one of the reasons an HR pro by day became an Intuitive Life Coach and Tarot Pro by night (not really night night, but you get the saying). I’m blending my desires and skillsets, as I believe I’m intended to do. I get to maximize my reach to people (remember, I like working with people) and operate in my authenticity. I’m choosing a path to live out loud. And loving my perfectly odd existence. Life is a ride, y’all. Happy to be on it.
Angela McKay LLC specializes in Life Coaching and Tarot. Angela is an Intuitive Life Coach and Tarot Professional. She stands beside her clients, lending insights into their space via Tarot and serving as their accountability partner and guide via Intuitive Coaching.