When my line manager gave me the opportunity to work with Theresa as my executive coach, I accepted the offer, but frankly I had little idea what I was embarking on. It has turned out to be the best support my employer has ever offered. Theresa is so easy to talk to and completely nonjudgmental, which meant I felt comfortable opening up during our sessions from the very beginning.
Theresa’s asking me to reflect on what I wanted to accomplish from the coaching and encouraging me to determine my most critical challenges, set me on the right path from the start. Taking time to think about the problems as I see them provided a focus for our conversations and my work in between each meeting. She always offered useful insights and challenged me to establish creative and effective ways to deal with the issues.
Not only have I learnt so much, but our coaching relationship has also resulted in me being much more positive about the work I do and how I do it. I had also previously thought I was an organised person, but I can now see that my time and energy can be better utilised. I intend to continue putting into practice what we have talked about. The feeling of success is well worth the effort, and that’s a win-win all round.