My Coaching Journey
I was introduced to coaching by a colleague at Jumia. She was involved in training and development and saw that I wanted a way to strengthen my leadership skills.
I had spent about 3 years building a team from scratch and was having a hard time with a new team I had just taken over. I thought that coaching would be a great way to learn how to build rapport and engage with my team members. Coaching provided me with the opportunity to learn tools to engage with others and techniques to explore difficult topics much more.
What I enjoy about coaching is its future orientation. Not that we don’t speak about the past, but we do so with the intention to be better or do better in the future.
Coaching is not about fixing anything. It is about being self-aware of our strengths and opportunities for growth. It is about building a growth mindset and resilience. It is about being open to change, learning how to be accountable and set goals.
Listen to this audio clip if you want to hear more about my coaching journey (2/5).
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