Investing in ourselves…
In a change from the typical investment noise you read from the companies in our profession, this blogpost is about a different type of investing…
This week I finished Diane Moisley-Mason’s personal development programme which I have been attending on Monday mornings for the past 7 weeks or so.
The course covered several specific key areas each designed to help all of the attendees become more effective in their own respective roles and workplaces.
The group contained a diverse mix of friendly faces all with their own unique set of strengths and challenges they needed to overcome. Diane provided a relaxed, fun and open environment for sharing ideas and experiences between the group members. It was soon clear that many of the challenges we face in the workplace (and at home) are common to us all regardless of the profession or industry we work in!
Diane helped everyone through her expert coaching, application of new techniques and sharing her own experiences. Whilst there was a clear commitment required to apply the new techniques between sessions, I always looked forward to the next one and the opportunity to share what I had been up to and hear from the other members of the group.
All in all I would like to say thank you to Diane. I have really enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I now feel armed with a much deeper pool of resources to draw on to tackle future challenges here at BDB and at home.
One of the things we covered on the course is the need to practice what you preach in order to become a good leader. That is exactly what we need to do when we take the lead on our clients financial affairs. Investing in our own development is just one way of doing that.
If you would like to learn more about what we are up to at BDB or what goes into our Personal FD service, we would love to hear from you.