Quite often we are good at starting new things: books, habits, hobbies, activities - you name it.
But what about stopping? What is at least one thing you should stop doing in order to become a better person or achieve your goals?
Hi Paulius! How much self-awareness and self-care is important in your work as an agile coach? Please share some examples or stories when a lack of wellbeing (e.g. depressive mood, burnout) on the part of an agile coach had negatively affected his/her work outcomes or customer satisfaction. Thank you!
Asked by Povilas Godliauskas
I believe that self-awareness and self-care are important for anyone regardless of profession. As an Agile Coach I tap into the areas of mindset, behaviour and attitude of people that encourage better ways of collaborating. The way how I show up has a significant impact on the way how people receive my messages and their openness to explore the ideas I share. With that in mind, self-care and self-awareness are essential competencies that help me as an Agile Coach to show up in a better, more energetic, positive stance and in a way that helps to connect with people. Unfortunately, I think that the lack of wellbeing does not always result in negative work outcomes and that’s a trap that quite a few people fall into. People can still do OK type of work or achieve a bare minimum to not get fired even while suffering from lack of wellbeing. Only people with high level of self-awareness can notice their mental state and find their ways to practice self-care to not only take a better care of themselves, but also contribute to a more healthy environment around. People have an incredible potential. Quite often it’s even bigger than they think it is and self-awareness and self-care are two keys that can help to unlock it.