Being a leader is more complex than people make it. People think leadership is all about using your power to call the shots whenever and however you want. People think you have it easy when you’re a leader because you can do anything you please. However, as Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben once said: ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ I only learned the true meaning of this quote when I was placed in my first leadership role as a team manager.
When I was given this position, all the power, responsibilities, and new tasks overwhelmed me. Although I was told I had the qualities suited for this job, I still had my doubts and fears. After all, what makes a good leader? I couldn’t rule over others without knowing if I could do it. So I sought help from the internet and looked through the results of leadership coaching in Singapore.
It was honestly my first time hearing such a thing. When I scrolled through ANspired’s website, I found their service called ‘Women in Power Coaching.’ It was for women leadership development. Judging by its convincing description and other vital points, I knew what I needed.
I applied for the six-month programme and know I mean it when I tell you those six months were most certainly worth it. What I thought was a programme similar to career counselling in Singapore, where everything taught would be focused on my professional life, ended up being much more than that.
In the first five months, I learned more about myself during the programme than I’ve ever known in the last thirty years I’ve been alive. They focused my inspiration journey on one of self-discovery. Looking inside of me to find what was possibly holding me back caused me to see pieces of me that I never thought even existed. I wouldn’t have known what self-limiting beliefs I was holding on to if it weren’t for this leadership coaching programme in Singapore. To strengthen my ability to lead in a work environment, I unravelled things about myself that I can use to improve and understand myself better. It was astounding, and I felt much lighter after those five months of coaching.
Then the last month of the programme was dedicated to working on my professional journey. Everything we worked on internally was then utilised to help me face the external factors I’ll experience as a woman in power. Once the coaching was through, I was finally confident as a leader. I knew exactly how to use my power without having to abuse it. Fear and doubts no longer held me back once I returned. A year has passed, and my team hasn’t complained about my leadership ever since. However, I’m considering applying my team to a team coaching programme in Singapore. It might be a really good experience for all of us, including myself!
What about you, my fellow woman in power? Do you doubt your power as a leader? Sign up for ANspired’s leadership programme today to change that!