Passion through compassion: how becoming a counsellor made me a better leader

Last updated: 7 months ago

What's the difference between counselling and a 1:1? Perhaps less than you might think. Be it a 1:1, facilitating a retrospective, or mentoring a colleague, the skills that make counselling so effective can be incredibly powerful in so many other situations too.

As both a counsellor-in-training and a leader I've seen firsthand the difference the principles and skills of counselling can have when working with others and how they have changed me as a person. It is these skills that can come together to help create a more positive, inclusive and compassionate environment.

Come with me on a journey of reflection that will show how my training has changed me, the learnings I discovered, and how you can take these to make facilitation, mentoring and team building more effective for you.