Julia

Before I started coaching I had a lot of anxiety and stress-related to my job. I had a very negative perception and it was hard to get tasks done. I was not thinking clearly about my future and thought that I could possibly stay in my role regardless of being unhappy.

I’m proud of the progress I’ve made with my stress and anxiety through meditation and mindfulness, and positive perception and outlook on my situation and life. I’m also proud that I’ve finally admitted to myself that I will not stay in this role in the long term, and have been making strides to find another role that benefits me internally at Facebook

The Self-Compassion exercise (how would you treat a friend vs. how do you treat yourself) and also finally realizing that no one cares if I leave the team. I need to do what is right for me!

What behaviours and practices do I hope to maintain?

Morning meditation, self-compassion, positive outlook.

Are there any ways in which my coaching journey feels incomplete?
No, I know what I need to do to move forward in my career and find a new role
Is there anything

I might regret not bringing it up in the remaining time?
No, It’s on me to figure out what else I like and to do the due diligence of exploring what other roles are out there. Thank you for everything!!!

Ann

I am less judgemental of myself.
I am not bullying myself as much.
My water, my food and my time is my healing.
It’s ok not to know – you can say ” Now I Know”.

What progress am I most proud of?
That I am accepting my thoughts and experiences – and they are only that
I am ok, and I not just surviving but thriving
Staying with the negative feeling – use my hands to make myself feel better
Finding a hobby – collecting Art
Helping one person a week

What were the most meaningful “aha” moments?
You’ll know what you need to know when you get there
Label your thoughts and emotions for they are – only thoughts and emotions
Fear manifests in life
Don’t figure out everything at the same time
Change my attitude towards things
If my stressor is repeating – what am I not learning

What behaviours and practices do I hope to maintain?
Meditation and Yoga
” That everything is ok”
Box Breaths
” I am getting better, better and better”
Write down my achievements every day
Take moments and walk away

Are there any ways in which my coaching journey feels incomplete?
I believe my sessions became ritualistic and I looked out for Monday
However – I do not believe it is incomplete – it gave me the steps I needed to open my mind, forgive myself and be nicer to myself
My journey with Vibha came at the perfect time in my life – where I have gone through so many changes and adjustments – I needed tips and tools to work through these objections

Manuel

I know myself better. I learned to identify my strengths and skills. I know my worth. I understand my environment better. I feel more confident about what I bring to my workplace. I feel a sense of belonging or fitting within my group. All these changes have allowed me to feel empowered and confident.

I am most proud of working on my strengths. It takes work to identify them, acknowledge them, develop them and manage them. Some are stronger than others but I can figure out ways to improve any of them.

Q: What were the most meaningful “aha” moments?

A: Realizing a lot of people go through the same situations I go through.

Q: What behaviours and practices do I hope to maintain?

A: Healthy habits like balancing work and personal life. Prioritizing me, my health, and my career.

Q: Are there any ways in which my coaching journey feels incomplete?

A: No, there isn’t any way my couching feels incomplete.

Q: Is there anything I might regret not bringing up in the remaining time?

A: I may regret not talking more about personal life issues but I also don’t regret it because I intentionally wanted to focus on my professional development and how this coaching would help me have a better experience at work.

Heidi

My awareness has increased. I enjoy life more. I stress over the little things less – or if I do stress about them, it is for less time.

First and foremost, I am most proud of choosing a coach that I probably would not have chosen even a few years ago. It was the most perfect fit for me and am so grateful for Vibha. She provides such wisdom, and I am proud that I took action no matter how big or small. In addition, I was much more open than I ever have been with anyone outside of the family.

What were the most meaningful “aha” moments?

(1) Do your best. (2) The energy in which you do things is so very important. (3) Add your own flavour to things – that is your superpower. (4) Stay in your power.

What behaviours and practices do I hope to maintain?
All of the items were noted in the previous question along with staying in the ‘neutral’.

Are there any ways in which my coaching journey feels incomplete?
I would love to continue. It feels incomplete because it is – there is no destination and this is always needed.

Is there anything I might regret not bringing up in the remaining time? No.

Zhian

From being reactive, jumping from task to task without thinking to be able to step back and be more prepared (both mentally and physically). I am now able to recognize my personal state and adapt accordingly.

Being able to institute a “moment of peace” before my meetings – 5 mins of no talking or thinking, just clearing my mind and readjusting posture so all participants can be in a relaxed state before talking.
Taking mediation/breathing break in between tasks. Understand I need time to transition from one thing to another. Getting a 5-minute head start won’t really help, but taking 5 minutes to get extra clarity and mental preparedness helps much more.
Being grateful for the things I have accomplished, vs spending all the time worrying about the things I still have not completed yet.

Recognizing I need to “be” in addition to “do”. I work on a lot of things, but I use to not evaluate whether that was the best. Recognize that before embarking on a complicated task, I need to be mentally and physically prepared so I am in the best state to handle what is coming.

What behaviours and practices do I hope to maintain?
– Continue to do breathing exercises
– Listen to my body more
– Be able to recognize I am stressed and need to de-escalate
– Be able to recognize negative energy is being generated, and either stop that or turn it into positive energy
Are there any ways in which my coaching journey feels incomplete?
– I don’t really know what I don’t know. When I started the journey, I kind of laid out all the cards on the table, and Vibha was able to pick out the things I need to work on and point me in the right direction
– Being able to accept and act on feedback is going to be the next step for me

Is there anything I might regret not bringing up in the remaining time?
– I don’t think so. Personal wellness is a long journey, and every one is unique. I think having someone guide you and point things out is a good start, and it will be something I can continue to work on and improve once I identify areas of improvement