Category: From Corp to Home

Finish line

The final milestone to the Coaching Certification has started.   This evaluation consists of eleven sessions of Observed Coaching and professional feedback.   Today was the first session and it was very good to see other people coaching. There were many different styles and approaches they used. I took great tips and realised that I am happy with many aspects of my coaching style.   One of the highlights was the Observer. She was awesome at giving constructive feedback. She made sure that the message got through while keeping the receiver motivated.   Giving feedback is hard and it...

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Mirrors – Reflections on Disrespect

Everyone that enters our lives is a teacher, they all have something to give. This lesson was a very expensive reminder that I come first. It is true that I can try to understand where others are on their path in life and what they are struggling with (narcissism, a very broken soul?). Yet, protecting my own space and needs must come first.

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First cycle of changes

It’s been a while and things are very lively at the moment. I still think about the company often, and about different roles taken during the time there – most of it very fondly. Occasionally it still seasons my dreams with characters, projects and experiences from the past. All and all, however, I mainly feel like the page has been turned and a new chapter has started. There was an awkward feeling in the beginning, a mixture of confusion and maybe even some embarrassment, when saying I am currently not working. It was weird because it was such a...

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So, what happens when you leave the place you’ve been intensely working at for the past ten years? Surprisingly little, at first. I still wake up from dreams about work, wondering about a report, or a project that needs to get done. A keyword, a name will trigger an association with work and the impulse to find out more, to interfere. I still say we/our when in reality it’s they/theirs. Every now and then there a pang of anxiety, a feeling that this is just a vacation, an interruption; a sense of the floor slipping under my feet. There...

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Badging out

It was 9:30 on a Friday and I was having the meeting with HR. Everytime we had worked together in the past it had been great so it felt particularly awkward to be having an exit interview with them. It was over 10 years working there and it matters to me to leave without any burnt bridges and showing the utmost respect for everyone. Having said that, it also makes a statement when you are leaving without any plans in terms of career. There was a lingering question on whereas I was unsatisfied with work or colleagues. The person I...

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