MTG Signature Programme: Kat’s Experience
Kat would definitely recommend the programme because it covers so many different areas, looking at a different topic each week. She thought it was excellent value for money in comparison to one to one sessions and she got a lot out of being in a group.
“Even if there’s just one life area you are interested in, for instance my reason was to sort my career out, it actually opens up a lot of doors.” She found it really positive and it really helped her. She says “ when you’ve had a stressful day at work, it was somewhere to go to after a long day to wind down, switch off and focus on positive things, building up your character in a positive way.”
Kat, 34 has run her own print and design business for three years, which she enjoys. Prior to her joining the MTG Signature Programme however, she was starting to feel bit flat because she was putting all this effort into the business without realising how much it was tiring her out. Suddenly she felt like she had lost all enthusiasm for it and felt unsure whether it was right for her.
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She says “there’s all sorts of other areas in life that you might be finding difficult but would not necessarily choose to seek help for, like relationships. So it was useful for an all round kind of experience of coping in life.”
Kat didn’t have many hesitations before joining the programme and imagined that it would only benefit her rather than hinder her. Her main concern was that it would take too much time out of her day but it was fine and she worked around it.
Kat talks about one thing that stood out for her in the health & well being session “we were talking about trying to be conscious about life activities that either energise you or completely sap your energy and drain you. When I do a lot of marketing stuff on my phone it can be quite tiring. So I now try to be conscious of this and look after myself better, instead of burning myself out.”
She also found the relationships module really useful, particularly for dealing with conflict. She says, “ I’m more mindful of how I approach awkward situations with people. In the flat for instance, I sometimes have to bring things up with my flat mates even if it seems trivial, I now have a few tools to help me stay aware of my own reaction to things and trying to think about it before acting on impulse.”
On a confidence level Kat came out of the sessions feeling free and liberated with more self-belief. She says that the programme taught her to feel more accepting of who she is and not to be so critical and that has affected her confidence and positivity.
In terms of her choices she now doesn’t take too much on in a day. She’s less harsh on herself and tries to know her limits. She wants to keep believing in herself, “ in the latter few months, I’ve definitely been feeling good in myself and I know if I dip, at least I have the programme material to refer back to try and sort it out.”
What she most enjoyed about the programme was just sharing with the group some people had really lovely things to say. In one of the sessions they practiced telling each other their good qualities. “That really boosts you”.
Of the group she says, “All of the people were lovely, genuine and down to earth who had identified an area in their life that they wanted to improve and make better and they were doing something about it”.
Kat admitted that there can be a certain stigma around life coaching and that some people presume that people who go on courses like this are at their wits end, but she totally disagrees and would say that the group were switched on and “together” people.
She describes the programme leaders Fiona and Laura as helping the group to open up well and they challenged them to do things, which enabled them to come out of their shell. They made the sessions playful and helped the participants feel a bit more free.
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