2020 has been one the most challenging years of my career to date – I’m sure I’m not alone. I do not think I would have survived without my mentoring sessions with Elizabeth – she has been my rock in a very swirly sea storm! Elizabeth has helped me with my resilience and just getting through this year, as well as, getting me to understand myself better. I have also really improved my relationship and communication with my line-manager which has been massively tested this year!
Working with Elizabeth has been a really helpful process, through our coaching sessions I have started to feel more confident about having difficult conversations at work and that I have the power to do so.
From the sessions with Elizabeth I am now starting to ‘future proof’ myself and am taking control to feel happier about myself and where I would like to be in a years’ time.
I was able to gain new perspectives and solutions on development areas I was already aware of, and also identify the root of some further areas I would consider were previously ‘blind spots’.
I think for me personally it has been invaluable to have someone to talk through issues with, and I think in the long run I have gained a greater confidence.
The ODPE course is a great way to share common challenges and solutions, and learn different techniques to improve our practice.
It was great as so relevant to the role and picked up on things that are not necessarily discussed everyday in the office.
Really enjoyed the session and I have taken a lot of relevant thoughts away to reflect on and share with colleagues.
Being able to put consulting and contracting into practice.
Not reinventing the wheel but bespoking it for my organisation.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for such an interesting and enjoyable session yesterday. I had so many great conversations and came away with much food for thought. Well done for selecting such a great venue and for an excellent approach.
Very informative day with a great deal of food for thought.
You have helped to improve my confidence in saying how I feel about leadership.
I thought that the webinar was a great flexible way to share learning and knowledge.
I wanted to personally say ‘thank you’ for the Quality Conversation workshops you have run for us. The initial timescales were very challenging and you have delivered the workshops with great conviction, energy and flexibility.
What I really liked about the Councillor Induction Programme is that it was it was in dialect you could understand not this corporate jargon. It answered all my questions so thanks to your very informative staff.