by Juan Madina, Management Consultant and Executive Coach
After a long management career in the corporate environment, some filled with great achievements and successes and some with failures, I found myself heading down a different path about 3 years ago. What I discovered and learned along the way has been profound!
I joined The Centre for Leadership Development by Anjali Leadership in November of 2015, a Management Consulting and Leadership Development firm in Toronto. Along this journey, I completed the core curriculum at the Coaches Training Institute, got certified in using The Leadership Circle Profile™ assessment tool and engaged my own coaches to guide me along the way.
With a new path full of unfamiliar twists and turns, some great highs and some immense uncertainties, I reflect back on the last 3 years and find myself truly grateful for what I have learned along the way. Taking coaching courses and learning new tools was just the beginning. The most challenging part and the most difficult to overcome was myself!
After 40 plus years of being a certain way, all that I was learning was telling me I had to be different. I had to have a different way of thinking, acting and being. This was no small task, as my friend and protector, my ego seemed to always show up and try to advise me otherwise. I really had to open my mind and allow this new learning to make its way through me.
Once I surrendered to these new ideas and encouraged my friend, the ego to step aside, even if it was just for a little while, I discovered that the old me, my way of being and thinking needed a new upgrade! Much like an operating system on a computer or phone, I was long overdue for an update!
Going through this experience, I have learned, and continue to learn, that we constantly need to update ourselves; the way we think, act and be... our mindsets! This mindset is what drives us to do anything and everything we do. What worked in the past does not necessarily work in today’s business world. Businesses are moving at a much faster pace and are far more complex than ever before and we need to discover a fresh mindset that is compatible and can create the outcomes we so desire.
If you would like to transform your mindset, explore new ways of doing things and put yourself to the test, contact us for more details.