Those who know me, know I am a champion of personal development and this year I embraced this fully, by enrolling on a three-month course with the brilliant Ruth Kearns Woollman (PhD, PCC, CPCC), a Leadership Development Coach and experienced trainer.
Ruth is an advocate of the concept of the growth mindset and her course, titled “Growing in Resilience Together”, has focused on recognising the signs and triggers of stress, the importance of energy (rather than time) as a key to success, and nurturing growth mindset habits.
She describes the programme as suitable for “… professionals who want to build their resilience, who are committed to working on themselves and open to giving and receiving support.”
It has been so eye opening to take this course with my fellow attendees, and it is lovely to work as part of a group. As Ruth herself says, “… a consistent piece of feedback I get is about the power of the dynamic of the group.” I am starting to put her practices into place during my working week and I hope that this will make me more productive and able to take on new challenges without fear, whilst feeling less stress, having more time and increased energy…
It is, perhaps, a lot to ask from a three-month course, but I am feeling so positive about this year, I expect some of the important changes Ruth has initiated will certainly pay dividends on a professional and personal level!