Have you ever met someone and wondered how they do it all? Christin Collins is one of those people.
Not only is Christin the System Health and Wellness Strategic Business Partner for Lee Health, she is also involved in countless organizations and events in the community. As one recent example, Christin has been named a co-chairperson for the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.
Most importantly, Christin is the wife of David Collins and the proud stepmom of Brendan and Meghan Collins.
Therefore, balance is key to being able to achieve all that Christin does.
“If you don’t take great care of yourself, you can’t take care of others,” says Christin.
The key to balance? The word “no.”
Another crucial tool for achieving balance is using a shared calendar with her family and deliberately scheduling family time, just like work, exercise or other activities. Christin’s family also keeps a rigorous bedtime of 9PM, and she wakes up at the early hour of 4:20AM! Her day starts with exercise and is frontloaded to include difficult meetings or tasks in the mornings.
This schedule keeps Christin energized and allows her to be present in her daily activities. Her authentic ability to “be present” and connect with others, making them feel important, is an important part of Christin’s success.
Christin’s key to being a magnetic leader is simple: Treat people with respect and give them the time they deserve as another human being.
“Christin doesn’t look to lead, she looks to serve, be the best she can be and help who she can help,” says Heather.
But Christin admits that she wasn’t always this way. When she was 21 years old, Christin was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She describes her 21-year-old self as more selfish and not as kind to others. Being diagnosed with cancer made her realize how precious life is. It also taught Christin that she cannot control everything.
“Have faith and just try to be the best person you can be,” reflects Christin.
Of course, there is one thing that we can control in life and that is how we respond to the challenges that we are dealt. That is the power of the Mastermind.
Read more about Christin in the October 2016 issue of Gulfshore Life Magazine: “The Hurricane You Welcome: Christin Collins is known as Hurricane Christin for her nonstop swirl through so many projects serving the community.”
Mastermind Podcast Host, Heather Christie, is a Certified Executive Leadership Coach and Attorney. At Evolve Global, she works with her clients to help them develop Strategic Plans including Leadership Development and Succession. In addition to Executive Coaching, Heather is a Professional Speaker and Leadership Trainer. She serves as President-Elect of the National Speakers Association South Florida Chapter.
Mastermind with Heather Christie is produced in Partnership with Gulfshore Business Magazine.