Rachel Aldridge participated in our 2018 Wisdom Mentoring Program. Here’s her story:
“My top takeaways and highlights from the program was the insights section, where you learnt more about the type of person you are; not only how you can use the strengths identified to further your career, but also what areas to focus on improving in order to achieve your goals. I have become a more effective leader with this course by becoming more assertive in my direction and actions. I have become clearer in my communication, and in my expectations of others in my team.
The mentorship aspect of the program I found was really great to have a person that was impartial to the things we talked about, so they could give their honest thoughts and advise without being affected by the outcome. It was really great getting another person’s unbiased experiences, to give you another perspective on things. My mentor was able to give me very useful advice on problems I was facing in my role. We were able to talk freely, and in confidence about all aspects of my job. The feedback I received from my mentor was very valuable. I have noticed that I adjusted my leadership style after speaking, and working through problems with my mentor. I have been able to take my mentor’s advice and implement their suggestions in my leadership style, which I believe has improved the type of leader I am becoming.”
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Rachel Aldridge is the Manager, Canadian Value Chain for Husky Energy.