The coaching sessions encouraged me to reflect on my internal dialogue, my traits and behaviours, and to recognise which ones are no longer needed. I think this has been helpful to consider, minimising the impact that my behaviours may have on other people around me. We have discussed strategies and tactics to deal with handling difficult conversations and conflict.
Managing my boundaries is a challenge.. I have been encouraged to find ways to recognise when I am being stretched too far and to consider the conversations that may need to take place to remain a productive and focused employee, with a manageable workload. I think it has given me a chance to consider my role within the team dynamic and to recognise the positive impact of my interactions with colleagues.
I appreciated the reflection from my coach.. I felt that I was being guided through a process by someone with the relevant knowledge and experience, which brought trust and security to the relationship. Kimberley created the safe space I needed to reflect upon myself at a challenging time.
The coaching programme was much more personalised (than other trainings I had experienced) and it felt that the coach was genuinely interested in helping support the unique challenges that I face as an individual. It was so much more powerful than attending and participating in a series of generic management skills workshops with a wide variety of personalities and characters.