I needed to be clear in my mind that the role I was progressing into was actually a role that I really wanted. I needed to explore what the role would look like, what it required me to do and how it required me to prepare. The step up I was looking at in the future was in my mind considerable and required me to think , behave and be different.
I could see that progression was going to be available in the near future, I wanted to make sure that next step was right for me. I had a number of questions including was the time right? Am I experienced enough? Am I right for that role? I looked around at people I know that were in similar roles and was trying to understand if I could be like them. Shine helped me turn it on its head, think about what I need to get from my next role, what I have to offer, what influences I wanted to have in my career and then work out what that role would look like. Instead of being bound by the role I had time to think about me, what I enjoy, what I am good at and how that can help the business I work in.
Shine helped me to work out that long term I wanted to be the MD of the company I work for. Shine has also enabled me to move into this role with a clear view on the type of MD I would like to be. Being authentic is key, I need to know that I could take on this role and not only deliver for the business but deliver for myself on both a personal and professional level.