...the best training I have ever been on......growth in understanding of others needs and how as a manager I might try to meet these......without the support of perception I would have hit the brick wall... enabled me to make constructive moves in a very difficult set of circumstances......I would recommend Jerry to anyone. He was very professional, very encouraging......I'm really proud of myself......I valued the opportunity to work through matters relating to the new team ministry with someone who is supporting, encouraging and challenging......clarity in identifying my values/motivation......the coaching was me-specific (organic rather than prescriptive)......everything done to a high standard......consistent, clear advice and guidance......the work on diary planning has been particularly helpful - a positive change in working practice......very clear and professional......a stronger sense of direction and a clearer, more proactive attitude towards my future......It built my confidence... more able to understand and cope with things... able to be positive and challenge people......I am feeling so much calmer and feel that I have stepped up a level due to our meeting......very friendly and responsive/adaptive to situation......positively affirmed and encouraged......humour was great, making it fun......I feel a foot taller and the sky is far more blue!......I'm really buzzing for the first time in years......Adapts well to our crazy institution......the goal-setting process was a personal one and not just based on cold, outcome focussed targets......the process was as important as the outcomes......I wanted someone to challenge me and I felt uncomfortable sometimes which is exactly what I needed......used Myers Briggs very well to help me understand myself and others and how I should communicate with different types......This is by far one of the best training/development measures I have ever had. The trainer has been just perfect, very objective, allowing me to find my own path......gave me very specific actions to work on and encouraged me in the things that I achieved......It is always utterly brilliant to be listened to, affirmed and emerge feeling ‘I can do this’......... has given me a solid base on which to better lead my team.........I appreciated your calm, quietly humorous approach and really felt you understood me...
Mentoring / Work Consultancy
The higher up you go in any organisation, the more isolated you can become.
The more pressure you are under, the harder it is to think creatively.
Leadership is a privilege, an honour, and an achievement. But it can also be exposed, draining, and stressful. Leaders in all kinds of organisations report huge benefit in taking time out to reflect in a supportive yet challenging relationship with a mentor/ work consultant/ external supervisor (see these testimonials).
Often, a job is a commitment to serving people. For those in the voluntary sector in particular, it means working with volunteers and managing a complex set of personal and professional demands. You may feel you have a life, a vocation, a calling, not simply a job. How do you sustain this life of leadership and commitment?
How do you balance the demands on your time and your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual resources? Who do you talk to about your whole life, and the way the parts of it fit together? Who is there just for you, with no demands, with a commitment to your welfare alone, and with the independence to ask the hard question and support you as you answer it?
perception exists to help you learn to sustain yourself in a world of competing demands; to enable you to access the resources you need if you are going to find joy and fulfilment in serving others. Contact us if you would like to have an exploratory conversation about making your life more sustainable.