In two years of working with Sika as my executive coach, I have experienced significant growth in my personal, interpersonal, and professional competencies. The benefits gained from Sika's coaching are evidenced by increased confidence, improved situational recognition, and greater self-awareness. Sika has helped me be more cerebral about my personal, professional, and interpersonal decision-making.
As part of the Women in Technology program in my company, I chose Sika Twum as my coach. Uncertain of the next steps in my career, she quickly asked some probing questions, which led me to think about how I could leverage my strengths. I always walked out of my sessions with very clear goals and a plan to progress.
I met Sika last year during a very difficult and challenging time in my life. She was recommended to me by a friend. Our first session was meant to get us familiar with one another—the coach and the coached. As one would imagine, l was unsure of what to expect and how much information l could share; however, l let my guards down very quickly because Sika was warm, welcoming, and listened attentively. She is a real gem!
There was something about her approach that alleviates one's fears, suspicions, and so on. That first meeting was very fruitful. By the end of the session, anyone looking on would have thought we were longtime friends. I have no doubt this natural flow is a result of her passion, commitment, and skill. There was no longer the need to conceal or keep personal information close to my chest.
Self Search delivered a training programme for our Heads of Departments and Branch Managers on Mentoring and Coaching for improved performance. Participants from the training were very impressed with the training content and method deployed because the training gave them an opportunity to undertake a self-assessment of their weaknesses and fortes as well as provided them with special skills to understand their direct reports. These skills have become a part of participants' performance management and coaching repertoire.
Self-Search training methodology is one of a kind. With the combination of activities, self-disclosure, exercises, assessments, modelling and theory, they are able to engage participants' energies and empower them to make them to make their learning an integral part of their daily life. Three words that describe Self Search training methodology are FUN, ENGAGING and IMPACTFUL.