I manage the CAD modelling team directly and indirectly the people person of the company for the region for all staff. I periodically work on projects where I manage teams to deliver projects. The management challenges I have had in the past are personality clashes/interpersonal issues and career expectations of team members.
It was amazing having Karina as a sounding board on issues where she would flesh out the possible outcomes of my approach and in some instances suggest another approach to get better results.
Karina's insights and previous experience certainly gave me more options on how to manage some of the issues I was challenged with and this ended in some very positive outcomes.
I have done these sessions in the past but in a group environment and I certainly got more out of the one-to-one because it was more focused on issues that concerned me and not generic issues as would have been in the group sessions.
I was able to deal with issues I had in a more focused way and get results quicker as Karina followed up on progress at each of our sessions.
Karina's sessions has not only helped me but also my direct line manager who has said he would implement some of the strategies that Karina suggested to get results. The fact that both of us are moving in the same direction has created a more positive outcome for the region.
"Despite already being an experienced manager, Will was open to the coaching process right from the start. He was very transparent about the challenges in his role and this really helped us to focus our coaching conversations. It's great to hear that he achieved better outcomes as a result of the coaching process."