I was at the stage in my career where I was comfortable yet realising that to progress I needed to jump into deeper water. Alison did not stand on the side and push me in but rather coaxed me in whilst at the same time ensuring that I had a plan as to how not to drown. It worked. I am not only enjoying the new more challenging role but have been recommended to apply for promotion. For me coaching is about learning to self-evaluate, make a decision and have a strategy to survive.