I first met with Kate when she presented on a panel for the Women in Franchising event in November 2015 as an Employee Engagement & Performance Specialist. Kate gave insights as to how you can find opportunities for growth in your career planning, business and personal development. Kate’s contribution to the panel discussion around the changing landscape of work and business resonated and I connected with her style and pragmatic approach.
At the time, I was pregnant with our second baby and knew that I would benefit from her leadership and development program when the time was right. It was almost a year later that I joined the LDMP to get clear on what I liked, what I was good at and align this to my chosen career path. I was facing big decisions in my career and Kate’s program was imperative to continuing to progress in the same business after seven years.
Over the next nine months I was exposed to some confronting truths about myself, my role and my priorities. I was introduced to my mentor who was perfectly matched to provide the strategic, structural and experience required to continue to provide me with truly sound advice and who has become a confidant and inspiring role model.
The LDMP takes you on a journey of self-discovery and awareness while providing real life, tangible take outs ready to implement immediately in a cross section of business. I was able to identify the ideal role within the company that I wanted to attain, the career path in which to get there to ensure that I was providing the most value to my organisation. I have received valuable insights into my strengths and learnt to leverage these to develop and inspire my team while focusing on operational efficiencies and organisational development. Together we have achieved the results for the business by ensuring our people in leadership roles are aligned with their unique strengths.
What I loved about the LDMP was being held accountable to my development goals, realising the value of dedicating time to get clear about those goals and find the right balance about what is important to me.
If you are unsure of where you are heading, or even how you got to where you are now, Kate and her amazing leadership development and mentor program will help you get clear on exactly what you like and what you are good at and how that can help you be successful in your current organisation or support you in transitioning to a new career.