Carmen Reglero Andrés
Asset Allocation Strategy, Manager Intelsat
What Women on a Mission has brought me is a lot of awareness. I’m no longer doing things on autopilot. It has increased my confidence – its been so interesting seeing that the other women on the course, these amazing women, have the same self-doubts as I do.
I came into this very focused on a career/professional perspective, but it has gone beyond that and helped everything to fall into place.
It’s helped me to get out of autopilot and guided me towards an understanding of why I react and how I behave. Before Women on a Mission, I found myself in situations where I was just reacting without thinking. Now, I’m aware of the things that trigger me and I’m able to consciously take a different response to that situation.
This is possible through an awareness of myself and being able to say with confidence, ‘this is what I want to be; this is my true self; this is the direction that I want to go.’
We have done several exercises about our core values and our strengths, which have given me a higher level of awareness about what is really important for me. Now its about making sure that those core values and my strengths are put to use both professionally and personally.
Previously, I never felt like I needed coaching that was specifically female-focused. Then I read a couple of books looking at the challenges that women can face in the corporate environment and I had a moment where everything just clicked – I realised I had experienced a lot of these challenges.
It was an eye-opening moment realising that it isn’t just me – that I have these challenges in common with other women.
I would describe Women on a Mission as empowering. It provides you with assignments and tools to define your strengths and yourself.
All the women who have done this programme with me are very different – different backgrounds, different interests, different goals, but even so we were still able to coach each other, support each other and find common ground in our challenges, both professional and personal.
Most of us are busy women, so having the time to stop, reflect, journal and really think about what you want to do, where you want to be – that has been incredible. This process encourages us to make the time, and then gives us the tools to guide us through.
I would describe Women on a Mission as empowering. It provides you with assignments and tools to define your strengths and yourself. I have already recommended the programme to a friend who is having a lot of issues in a similar working environment to me, in a very male-dominated organisation. I would actually recommend it to every woman looking for career progression.
I came into this looking for professional coaching and it has turned into coaching that has impacted my whole life – which has been amazing. If you’re wondering what your next step should be, or can’t see a clear route ahead, I think Women on a Mission is a great place to start. It provides all the tools you need to navigate your way and forge your own path.
I came into this looking for professional coaching and it has turned into coaching that has impacted my whole life – which has been amazing.