Participant Testimonial

Perhaps the biggest gain for me has been in the development of my coaching skills. I have to train several junior engineers and students and this can take up much of my time. I realised that I was too eager to take their problems and solve them for them. By being conscious of building an adult-to-adult relationship with them as well as using the questioning style I learned from coaching I have been able to set them on the route to seeing themselves as their own problem solver instead of me. And then there were the monkeys. That simple illustration of how we take on other people’s tasks to the detriment of our own time-management has helped me to learn to say “no” more often or at least to aware of what is happening before I say “yes”.

"Perhaps the biggest gain for me has been in the development of my coaching skills. I have to train several junior engineers and students and this can take up much of my time. I realised that I was too eager to take their problems and solve them for them. By being conscious of building an adult-to-adult relationship with them as well as using the questioning style I learned from coaching I have been able to set them on the route to seeing themselves as their own problem solver instead of me. And then there were the monkeys. That simple illustration of how we take on other people’s tasks to the detriment of our own time-management has helped me to learn to say “no” more often or at least to aware of what is happening before I say “yes”."

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