As promised –Dr Sue A
Tony and I met four times – the first time as a debrief after I had completed the Strengths Profiler, then three subsequent sessions to follow this up.
For me the key words from these sessions are –
There is no specific order here – but core to all of this the final word on the list. Reflection. And the mantra I shall take away from it all is ‘Reflect on all the good stuff’. I have learnt to use this as a filter – or lens – through which to look at my days. What works and what doesn’t? The day before our last session a colleague showed me her bracelet on which is engraved- in Hebrew – ‘Without why, there is no how’. My sessions with Tony have allowed me time – and given me the thinking skills – to change my mindset. Looking at ‘why’ is good – providing that the ‘how’ is one that reflects on achievement and good stuff.
Tony is very perceptive and a good listener – he takes in everything that is said. Using very few notes he remembers and reflects on exactly what is said so that he can provide honest feedback – and he pulls no punches in this which is good. The tools and strategies he uses are well researched – he chooses that ones to fit the client and analyses the input so that the session is always pitched well.
Time spent in these sessions has made me see myself in a different way – and really understand how the way I use my language in a negative way rather than a positive. Ultimately ‘How you turn up at a situation sets the scene’
Thank you Tony