We had the good fortune of connecting with Holly Coneway and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Holly, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Years ago I was struck with the vision that work-life balance is way more like the constant fluctuation and adjusting of a well-conducted symphony than a static goal to be attained. All too often, we seem to think of “finding” work-life balance as though it is a fixed-point that we will get to somewhere in the future, but I have found that to be a myth. We are the conductors of our own lives and we must learn to constantly be adjusting and changing the mix and balance of the 4 main domains of life (work, play, sleep, and rest). Somedays it might be more work, a few days later, we need more rest, and a few days later, we need more play, and then, moments later, more sleep.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I can honestly say I absolutely love my job and, because of the work I do as a therapist and coach, I know how rare that is to say. All too often, my clients come to see me because they are feeling unhappy or unfulfilled in their day-to-day lives and, often, the source of that unhappiness stems from the place a lot of us spend the majority of our working hours…. our job! I didn’t know at first that my career would take me down the road of helping people via helping them find more fulfillment in their careers, whether that is in their position as a leader or as a business-owner, or that of a young professional finding their way in the working world, it has become a passion of mine to help more and more people find careers that are truly fulfilling and life-giving instead of life-draining to them. One of the best ways I have found to do this is to help more and more leaders create workplaces that people thrive in and love to be in. Helping leaders develop and enhance their emotional intelligence and ability to truly connect with their teams has been such a joy and I love serving in this capacity.

The road here has not been easy or fast. It has been a winding full of uncertainty and moving forward even with a lack of certainty or clarity. One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that, “finding our passion” is not something that just drops out of the sky for everyone… it can also look like a combination of lots of small moments that culminate together to make a full story.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ahhh I love this question so much. I have a running list of my fave Houston spots on my phone!

For dinner:
Guard and Grace
Bludorn
Eunice
Coltivare
Savoir
Nancy’s Hustle

For cocktails:
Miss Carousel
Tongue Cut Sparrow
Anvil

For Wine:
Lightyears
13 Celsius

For brunch:
Abouzy
Brasil

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Definitely my work fam! I have several different hats that I wear within my work family. I work as a licensed therapist and coach at Modern Therapy and am also one of the heads of our sister, non-profit organization- HumanHQ. Without Dr. B Craven and the rest of the team at Modern Therapy and HumanHQ, I would have never been able to find and work within my passions of both coaching and becoming an expert on the intricacies of human connection.

Website: www.mymoderntherapy.com. www.humanhq.org

Image Credits
Modern Therapy and HumanHQ

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