Industry: IT / Telecom
Job title: Scrum Master
Here is what Yiwen had to share after her experience participating in a Surdek retreat.
I registered for the retreat because I was hoping to get a deeper understanding of what is personal leadership. I am a person that aims for excellence, so continuous improvement is a big part of my daily life. I want to help people around me grow while also growing with them, and I was looking for new ways to do this.
I came back to work very inspired! You go back to your life and you are not the same. My colleagues noticed it right away and asked me what happened to me! A transformation definitely occurred in my head. I am really lucky to have crossed paths with Steffan and Louise in my personal development journey.
I am now more conscious of the impact of my behaviours. This makes decision making easier for me and encourages me to act more than I used to in difficult situations.
In an individual coaching moment, we did a word mapping exercise to explore what I associate with the word “conflict”. This allowed me to see conflict from another angle. I can see now how we can benefit from it and maybe we should not avoid it. Occasionally, I do this word mapping exercise with my colleagues when I feel it is appropriate.
Thank you once again for these two unforgettable days and see you soon!
What I also apply every day is to not avoid difficult conversations and assume the impact of my words and actions.
Anyone can get something depending on their personal situation and maturity level. The experience you go through helps as much in a professional or personal context. The peaceful surroundings help in creating a space for personal reflection. The delicious meals were the cherry on the cake.