My Re-entry Story: Mattie Clark, Re-entry as Personal Evolution

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Mattie Clark. Mattie is not only a professional coach, she is an enthusiast of optimism, integration, consciousness, mindfulness, coaching, globalism and most-things Italian. She’s thrilled to collaborate and share her journey with like-minded people. Mattie is currently growing new roots and community in NYC while remaining dedicated to a global network of friends and family.

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Hi Mattie! Where you were abroad? What did you do there?

I was in Italy for the past 5 years working as a Leadership Development Coach for a business school. I also worked as a facilitator on a comparative study abroad program traveling to four countries over a semester with a group of students. Before that, I worked as a volunteer teacher for a year in rural Namibia.

What was your re-entry experience like?

Layered. Up and down. Dark and light. Rapid and paced. Lots of swirling intense emotions!

What do you know *now* about re-entry that you wish you’d known earlier?

Re-entry does not have to represent an ending. It’s useful to think of it as a part of the path of personal evolution. Also, despite being a naturally contemplative person, committing to connecting with others going through a similar process is *essential.*  

What’s your #1 tip for those in re-entry right now?

Allow it to break you open and seek within for what the transition might be telling you about yourself. Find some structure to fully process your feelings.