Coaching has allowed me a safe and structured space, away from the hustle and bustle of daily work, to reflect on my work and my development as a leader. It gives me an opportunity to de-compress, distil my thoughts, process my emotions and thoughts, and talk openly about my insecurities. It essentially clears the deck, for me to generate new ideas and obtain new insights on my work. That this was a regular exercise, throughout a very intense period of my career, was an additional benefit. I’ve come to look forward to these sessions, as a mental spa.
In terms of outcomes, there are many – I’ve come to learn from the similar experiences of others, I’ve come to understand the importance of having the quiet time, to question myself and process my thoughts. But perhaps most importantly, it has given me first taste of the need to set time aside, which I will henceforth, do quite properly.