Stéphane de Messières
After only a couple coaching sessions with Andrea I began to realize an enormous impact on my work and my team. The coaching sessions enabled me with insights about my own leadership and where I need to improve.
For example, when I began my six coaching sessions with Andrea I was struggling with some core questions about the different roles on my team, and whether it would be effective or counterproductive to re-structure the team with some team members in new leadership positions.
I found it extremely valuable to talk all of this through with Andrea, where I could explore how I myself really felt about the decision. In my conversations with Andrea, I realized that I was focusing too much on the risks of re-structuring and that the cost of inaction was much worse – for the broader team, for my own role, and for my own potential as a leader.
I therefore began a dialogue with my team and in a matter of weeks I had achieved a significant re-structuring of my team. Within weeks I began to notice that our team portfolios were stronger and I had more time to focus on broader strategic initiatives for the team.
Looking back now after six months I am absolutely confident that these decisions have been good for the individuals and for the team, and my coaching sessions with Andrea were the main catalyst.
Thanks again for a great coaching experience.