It’s not always easy knowing where to start or what to say.
3 top tips
- Nothing ever stays the same so trust that things will change and work in your favour.
- Help the person, help the team. Helping others is not only rewarding but also productive.
- Don’t overthink how you can support someone. Sometimes it’s the smallest of things that have the biggest impact, for example, just saying you believe in someone.
I found myself in an unsatisfying job, overworked, under-paid and completely unappreciated. I had no direction, no focus and nothing that was giving me purpose.
I made the decision to leave my role with nothing else lined up, and no idea where I was going next. I had lost all faith in the management and values of office 9-5 environments but knew, for now, that I needed to get back on the “grind” and hopefully find something that I’m passionate about.
Low on confidence, no real hope and anxious about another office job, I went for an interview with Physiofusion, ultimately changing everything I believed to be true and gave me a sense of purpose. my managing director, Sorrel, isn’t your average director – she really reached out to me and guided me with intention. I was allowed to fail and I was allowed to grow.
I’ve never been ‘mentored’ until I met Sorrel, and I was able to see the true value of learning from someone that has been there and done it all, with success! Time is the most precious thing we have, and I was shocked that someone in Sorrel’s position was willing to give up her time in order to help make me not just a more accomplished professional, but a better person. From training and courses, to personal support I was given every tool possible better myself.
I remember when she was due to have her first child, she basically asked me if I had everything I needed and if I felt comfortable in my role. Hesitantly I replied yes and then I was practically left to run the marketing department. I was slightly terrified and doubted my ability, but this was the best thing she could have done. She had more faith and confidence in me than I had myself, and again, I was shocked somebody believed in me the way she did. The time and effort Sorrel has put in to both my professional and personal wellbeing is like nothing I have experienced anywhere else and in my near 5 years of working here, I’m a completely different person to the one I was when I first walked in the door.
In terms of my career, I will forever be indebted to the effort and belief put in me.