Before having coaching with Meg, I was extremely aware of people's feelings and thought that I was emotionally intelligent, but I didn't realise how I was actually supressing my own feelings to minimise conflict.
The sessions enabled me to think about myself as well as others. I feel as though I am more aware of myself and my feelings and this is really powerful. I found the values activity particularly useful, as well as considering what is within my control. I’ve found this has helped with communication and decision-making, both personally and professionally.
The coaching sessions took an unexpected route and I found things out about myself that I hadn’t really previously considered. Meg shared so many valuable resources, support and advice and listened to what I had to say. Even when it was hard for me to get across what I wanted to say or I didn’t fully understand myself, she was able to translate this and reflect back the positive.
In the future, I will be more resilient, courageous and speak up for what I believe in. I won’t do things just because they make others happy and I will try to remind myself of my value.