“Was sceptical beforehand, but thought I’d give it a go. I’m now a full advocate and have encouraged my team to make use of the amazing coaching offer from the Army.
Impact showed me how to interpret the results to identify areas on which we could work. I think you really need to do the tests repeatedly over a period of time to see if behaviours are changing and the work is having a positive effect.
We started by reviewing the psychometric results, which naturally led to discussions of my own perceived strengths and weaknesses and areas for development. Although I was sceptical about the MBTI results my coach was able to convince me otherwise and used them to set out a plan which formed the basis for the next sessions. Concurrently, we discussed situations that had gone well and – more importantly – badly and worked up a strategy to mitigate the issues utilizing tools I had not seen before. Each session concluded with my coach setting me homework, based largely around employing the tools and techniques we had discussed.
I have improved my communication and working relationships with contemporaries, sub-ordinates and, particularly, my superiors.
- I have become more open and candid in my dealings with others and, indeed, with myself.
- I have learned techniques to review engagements, analyse the outcomes and identify areas for improvement that I wish I had known earlier.
- I increasingly understand where I can add value and where others are better equipped to do so.
The fact that I have opted to extend my coaching is testimony to the value I place upon it. I cannot recommend it strongly enough, whatever individuals’ circumstances.”