Introducing Reg Goslin, Senior Neurodiversity Coach.

By: Reg Goslin, Senior Neurodiversity Coach, 3SC

11th April 2024

Reg Goslin, Senior Neurodiversity Coach

After 35 years of continuous employment at one company, I took the momentous and seriously risky decision to leave the business and look at taking my career in another direction. I loved working at the company and learned everything about my craft and industry in that time. So here is the question. Why would a 52 year old leave a comfortable, very well paying leadership role with a company that provided an excellent package? I’ll tell you why. Unchallenged. Bored. Glass ceiling. Uninspired. Getting lazy.
When your son comes home early and sees you on the sofa watching ‘Two And A Half Men’ on TV with the laptop next to you and says ‘Dad, I want your job’, then it’s time to consider your options.

 

I absolutely stand by the belief that a person has to have a reason to get up in the morning. Has to be ready to meet the day with the objective of learning something that they didn’t know yesterday. Challenging themselves somehow by moving outside of their comfort zone. Ideally, doing something that they find satisfying, though that obviously cannot always be the case. We can ALL learn new things, even when if we are older, simply by reprogramming our brains, destroying the limiting beliefs that hold us back, thus changing our possibilities.

 

Mum and Dad were mortified. Almost verbatim they independently said “why would you give up a good, comfortable job and the good money to go elsewhere for less? I understand. They are programmed differently, from a different time that demanded a different effort for what they strove to attain.

 

I needed a challenge; to do something that would stretch me, something I am passionate about (that would pay, of course). However, fear crept in after a couple of months of looking and I took a job in London that I knew was wrong before I started. It wasn’t right and it didn’t feel right. Good little company and good people. But I hated it. I did learn from it though. It cemented what was in my mind, giving me the conviction to move forward and gave me the signpost for where I should be.
I take responsibility for myself. Like the London job, I’ve made mistakes. Wow, have I made mistakes! But almost all have been mitigated risks – calculated and considered so the impact was minimal, and I learn from them. I am exactly where I want to be at this stage of my life. And I am absolutely delighted.

 

I began the journey accidentally. One of my managers from the business I originally worked for had an insight to people that totally changed the way that I viewed the world and, more importantly, how I behaved in it. I had a limiting belief that I was unaware that I had. Over a period of time, he would hear it in my voice or see it in my attitude. Eventually, he decided to take me to task. By coaching me, in one single conversation, I took away some truth that I believed that my accent was holding me back. It was heavily South London in a corporate world. I didn’t think I could go any further, I felt I wasn’t as respected as other managers. He sanctioned a six-session Gravitas programme with a guy that would change my life. I flew after that. Belief in yourself, cultivate relationships with your behaviour, feed your desire.

 

With this new found self belief, I threw myself into my career. I earned plaudits and recognition. I had all of the tools to deal with pretty much all people situations, both at work and socially. The most powerful tool that I have is the ability to develop how I engage and interact with people;

 

As a Coach, I’ve now taken on the role of Senior Neurodiversity Coach leading a small team of coaches and we’re working with the most diverse range of customers I have ever worked with. The work is challenging but the rewards are the outcomes.

 

There is nothing like that feeling when a client says “Thank You”.