I moved to the UK in September 2007 and K2 was already in place. So, you could say I inherited K2 – and I was so thankful I did in the end. One of the most useful things about working with K2 was the opportunity to reflect on my performance and receive consistent and constructive coaching to improve. More importantly, I also learnt to become a better coach for my team members. Learning and continuing to learn is what I love, and K2 makes me better every day, helping me to, first and foremost, understand my performance and how my behaviour has a cause and effect on what I do and how I do it, and secondly, be true to myself.
I work in a very challenging and intense environment, and the ability to understand how I perform at my best is challenged daily. I will reflect constantly on how I get the best out of myself. Am I perfect… no, but knowing I have the tools and confidence to get the best out of myself is powerful. The Performance Pie was, and is, critical to my overall success. That concept alone has changed me and how I prepare for my performance each day.
When I do my best work, I want to know why and how I did it – and the same is true when I don’t perform well. So, I ask myself: did I eat right, exercise that day, get enough sleep, prepare properly for my audience, etc.
My experience in the UK and with K2 has made me a very good leader. It has changed me for life. I apply everything I’ve learnt from K2 daily. I want to give my people the experience I had with K2. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, if you want it!
Working with the K2 coaches was fantastic. I interacted regularly with Chris, Matt, Jim, Julia and David. Everyone has been professional, knowledgeable and patient during my ongoing journey. And Keith I can call a friend for life.