From Workaholic to Strategic Executive: Embracing Work-Life Harmony

In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environment, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves caught up in the relentless pursuit of professional success. As a recovering workaholic, I know firsthand the toll this lifestyle can take on our well-being and personal lives. But through self-reflection and learning from successful executives, I discovered that there is a better, more fulfilling way to navigate the corporate world – one that emphasizes work-life harmony and strategic efficiency.

Breaking Free from Workaholism:

In the past, I prided myself on my strong work ethic, believing that my dedication to work was a reflection of my commitment to success. However, I soon realized that my overworking was rooted in something deeper. I had become overly reliant on a skill that came naturally to me, using it as a way to feel important and needed in the workplace. Moreover, fear of setting boundaries and saying no had trapped me in a perpetual cycle of overworking.

A Shift in Perspective:

As I observed successful executives, I noticed a significant difference in their approach. They were not striving to do it all; instead, they moved with purpose and strategy. They focused on the most important tasks and allowed time for thoughtful consideration, recognizing that productivity wasn’t solely tied to the number of hours worked.

Embracing Work-Life Harmony:

With this new perspective, I set out to transform my workaholic tendencies and embrace a more balanced approach to life. I learned that success didn’t have to come at the expense of my personal life. By setting boundaries and saying no when necessary, I started to experience a newfound sense of freedom and fulfillment.

Helping Others Find Their Balance:

As an executive coach, I am committed to helping others break free from the shackles of overworking and rediscover the joy of living. My clients learn to make more meaningful progress while working less. They discover that it is possible to have a thriving career without sacrificing their personal lives.

Designing Lives We Love:

Work-life harmony is about more than just time management. It’s about creating lives that align with our values and passions. Through coaching, my clients design lives they love – lives that allow them to excel in their careers while also finding joy and fulfillment outside of work.


The journey from workaholic to strategic executive is one of self-discovery and growth. By recognizing the driving forces behind our workaholism and embracing a more balanced approach, we can unlock our true potential and lead lives filled with purpose and happiness. As an executive coach, I am passionate about guiding my clients on this transformative path to work-life harmony, helping them achieve success on their own terms. Let’s embark on this journey together – a journey that leads to a life that is truly fulfilling, both personally and professionally.

Schedule your 1:1 session consultation today!

Hey there, I’m Shayla King! 🌟I began by flipping pancakes at IHOP and then hustled my way up to the corporate C-Suite before 40. My journey’s had it all. At first, it was grueling. On top of the challenges of being a young woman trying to climb the ladder in male dominated industries, I was also a single mom battling autoimmune diseases.

The silver lining? I spearheaded leadership development at some of America’s largest companies. I used those skills to distill those trials and triumphs into a proven framework. Now, I’m here to help ambitious moms like you design a life of ease and joy. If this IHOP gal can rise, redesign, and thrive, so can you.

Let’s Evolve Together.

Your coach, cheerleader, and accountability partner, Shayla

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

book a free consult

You don't have to be satisfied with a good life. You can have extraordinary.  You can be wildly successful and love your home life and relationships.  As a life coach for leaders, I have a proven system that will allow working parents to accomplish your dreams, improve your relationships, have the energy you need to live your best life. Life is short, let's get started today!

Ready to level up?

Have you excelled in some areas of life, but other parts feel hard?

Join the newsletter

Give it to me!

Each week you will receive tips to improve your performance + happiness. 
 #Evolvewithme

thank you!