This is what attracted me to this opportunity to interact with a group of professional women:
- It’s a sounding board of diverse professionals who support you and keep you honest.
- It’s an opportunity to learn and practice effective coaching. I learn more each year.
- It’s an opportunity to give and receive coaching that gets to the core of the challenge being faced
- Because it is independent of your regular network and work colleagues, this group is about what you want it to be about, not necessarily what’s on your development plan.
This is what keeps me coming back:
- I get to stimulate my own thinking by participating in really interesting conversations with curious, intelligent people exploring leadership, business and life.
- I get to know amazing women who I would not otherwise ever meet, in a way that goes well beyond the first impressions of most networking opportunities. I’ve learned that they all have challenges and encounter surprises in their lives; I’ve learned from their challenges and they have learned from mine.
- I’ve experienced amazing encouragement and support to venture into things that terrify me enough that I would never go there on my own
- I’ve witnessed others learn and shift their approaches so they can identify and achieve what they want.
- I leave the sessions energized, with broadened horizons and a sense of possibility
I have a great circle of friends and a strong professional network so why W2W?
Because this isn’t coffee with the girls and it’s not networking with your professional persona along for the ride. The diversity of the group, the framework within which it operates, and the process used to create group trust, ensures that the discussion is supportive, focused, honest, challenging and produces outcomes. I know I won’t be in W2W forever, but I’m looking forward to another year of being challenged by a great group of women.