I was at my lowest time coming into my 7th year of career life. I felt stuck and not sure how should I take my next step, or what is a healthy mindset to face the everyday challenges at work. I knew I needed someone that is empathetic and with related experience to help me to see the situation more clearly, and it would be even better if I can get some advice out of the conversation too.
The coaching/mentoring experience with S4E really helped me. Not only did I get to dive deep on my thoughts and stretch my mind, but also I felt encouraged and confident after liaising with my coach Wayne. He knew for sure I was able to achieve what I wanted, and it was exactly what I needed, now I look back on it.
Throughout the coaching/mentoring sessions, Wayne shared his wisdom in the areas that I was stuck in and created the brain space that allowed me to brainstorm what resources did I have to positively change the situation. After the sessions, he would send me reading lists, articles or some online learning opportunities he thought helpful for me, and even more so, he would connect me with other contacts when the timing was suitable.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be coached by team S4E and I feel that it was not just a coaching-ship, it was more like a friend being there for you and grow with you the entire time. I would certainly recommend my other fellow young professionals to S4E, because there are very few chances in our daily working life you get to have a conversation with people with extensive working background and vision to help you see the situation from a holistic point of view.
Lena Wei, Senior Sales Executive, China