Sally is a senior manager in a large not-for-profit community organisation which helps thousands of clients each year.
Most of Sally’s management and leadership techniques were self-taught. She’d been feeling for a while that there was a gap in her knowledge. But she wasn’t sure what, and never had time to look around and figure it out. As she said:
“I’ve sat there before in work meetings feeling inadequate, thinking, ‘everyone knows what they’re talking about except me’. And I've done a couple of management and leadership courses, but they're very theoretical.”
Sally had been clashing with her boss and felt like her job was becoming untenable. Everything she suggested at work seemed to be shot down in flames. Making progress felt impossible. It wasn’t the first time she’d had problems with a boss, but she couldn’t figure out what contributed most to the issue: was it her skill set? Her personality? Or maybe she just didn’t fit the organisation’s culture any longer?
It got so bad that Sally considered leaving her role, but she was stuck thinking about what might come next. She was at a career crossroads. Sally enrolled in the Boss Better 4-Week Course feeling lost and hoping it would help her decide what to do.
“Taking the time out just to do the course really helped. I love the way Michelle unpacked the issues people were bringing up in very simplistic ways.”
The coaching calls, worksheets and tools are helping Sally gain the clarity she was looking for.
“I loved that there was such a broad scope of information, and the course far exceeded what I was looking to get. The tools Michelle shares are just amazing, and it’s been so beneficial using them to move forward.”
Sally’s using the course materials in her job, sharing tools and new insights to help others.
And to her surprise, she’s become really enthusiastic about making time to uncover issues which were holding her back. Instead of feeling stuck and unsure about her next steps, Sally now can’t wait to take her learning further and is looking forward to more Boss Better material in 2018.
“My time is limited but I still found I could fit the course into my schedule, and the time I spent on really immersing myself in the homework was so beneficial...
This course gave me so much clarity. I learned a lot about my own personality and how that impacts on who I am as a professional.”