At the end of 2020, when I reviewed the whole year performance, I thought there were a couple of areas that I could further improve, and I was longing to talk to someone to get feedback. However, some thoughts I prefer not to share with my manager or colleagues. I also wanted to know what blind spots I have, and if possible, learn to adjust and improve my approach and strategic thinking.
We have been collaborating with S4E already for 2-3 years and the feedback from our colleagues are very positive. Some of them even request to extend the length of their coaching program. Naturally, I immediately think of collaborating with S4E to address my own needs and desries. Additionally, I observed that they have consultants across all the major countries in the region with multiple language capabilities, which gives their customers a wide range of choices.
The coaching has been really rewarding. After a few sessions, my coach Wayne helped me identify the root causes of some of the issues I was facing, and also partnered with me to think about solutions and action plans. As a result I have restructured the HR team in the Asia Pacific region; cascaded and delegated work to the team members; increased my interaction with the global team members and now we are on the right track.
I have found the experience of being coached extremely positive. My coach was a phenomenal listener and gave me fantastic tips to improve my performance, whilst being realistic about the work I could take on, and the most importantly he made me think how to say no. The coach is not only helping me to identify, frame and clarify key personal development objectives but also offering practical tools, techniques and suggestions to achieve them. Working with my coach has materially improved my ability to empower, develop and challenge my team, my time management and my ‘personal brand’.
Alyssa Wang, Asia Pacific CHRO