I am fortunate enough to work in an organization that truly believes in coaching. Barry asks me the hard questions I know I need to answer, but skirt when trying to work through a challenge on my own. I have grown over the past four years in working with Barry, further than I would have had I not worked with Barry. He has pushed me out of my comfort zone to explore those uncomfortable areas, always checking in to see if it is okay – and always with the caveat, that from discomfort comes growth.
How does this translate to by skills at work? As I said, my organization truly believes in coaching and emulating Barry, at times, has made me a better coach. Yet it goes beyond coaching. By challenging my perceptions in our coaching sessions, I have learned to expand my thought processes and see the bigger picture. Understanding the bigger picture has allowed me to be more open to the different perspectives of those I work with. I am listening and really hearing others, allowing me to work to implement strategies for the organization that are the best for everyone, not just my group.
April 27, 2018
The most enjoyable, fast-paced training session I’ve been involved in.
Powerful and practical. Great training for anyone in a people focused profession.
Enjoyed immensely. It is clearly evident where I need to concentrate my efforts. I am encouraging the rest of my staff to participate.