In the Spring semester of 2014, Marnie Williams became a coachee in our Leading Edge leadership coaching program. Little did we know that she would soon come back as a coach! When we asked her about her experience and decision to come back, this is what she had to say:
1. What was the most significant thing you gained from being a Leading Edge coachee?
The most significant thing I gained from being a Leading Edge coachee was an understanding of accountability. My coach taught me that it was not only important to be accountable in my actions, but also in the claims I made and the charges I would give myself. I learned to develop accountability with myself, my friends, and the organizations that I was leading – it was a skill that profoundly helped me develop personally, academically, and professionally.
2. What made you want to be a Leading Edge coach/what about being a coach do you look forward to?
I wanted to be a Leading Edge coach because I benefitted so much from the experience as a student – I wanted to have the opportunity to “Pay it Forward” to a future group of undergraduate students. I am most looking forward to helping a student develop an individualized toolbox to become a more effective leader in his/her personal walk. I am excited for the challenges I know being a coach will bring and the way I will continue to learn from coachees, other coaches, and the Leading Edge staff.
Leading Edge is incredibly lucky to have Marnie as a staff coach this coming year, and we look forward to all of the great work she will do with the undergraduate students at Tech!
For more information regarding the Leading Edge program visit leadership.gatech.edu