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You Are 'Present' Leaders.

Registered Date February 07, 2020 Read 918
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Reflection on 2019 SELP Coaching
You Are ‘Present’ Leaders.

by Sana Samson


  Thanks, is such a small word for all that SWLC and Ewha team has done to my life through Scranton scholarship and SELP 2019. Back then when I applied I had no idea that it is going to be one of my life-impacting events. SELP 2019 is what made 2019 so special for me because of the immense good things I have learned through it. 

  Through SELP I leaned a clear and better perspective of womanhood and more about my rights as a woman.  I learned about leadership and happiness. Everything was so practical and not a single day passes by without reminding me in one way or another what I learned through SELP. In terms of leadership, many challenges have been coming my way in this past year but what I remembered through all that were your words you said Ms. Kim on the final day of SELP addressing SELP participants: “You are not future leaders, don’t call yourself that you are future leaders, you are present leaders”

  I am especially thankful for the coaching program that followed the program and my coach Ms. Isabella Min. I think the coaching program was also as useful to me as the SELP was. When I came back from SELP, I felt so different than before. I had many questions that were answered because of SELP and got many new to explore. I was much more sensitive to the issues women face in my society. Everything we talked in SELP was so real and sensitivity caused me to feel overwhelmed for some time because I thought I can’t do anything alone. My thoughts and world are changed but people around me don’t think it is important to have a change. That’s when coaching gave me the courage and organized my overwhelmed feelings to action. After about a year I can proudly say that yes, I am carrying the mission of SWLC and Ewha forward. Coaching made me feel that I am still connected with SWLC. 
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  I am greatly obliged to Ms. Isabelle Min for being my coach. I have enjoyed all 6 sessions. Every session was a time for me to get ready for the coming month and meet its challenges. Her encouragement and smile have lifted me. She has led me to discover myself. I am so happy about it from the bottom of my heart. I have discovered my potentials, my strengths through this coaching program. I have learned the importance of communication and networking. The most important component of my life that I have through the coaching process is my vision which is “To give my hands to serve and my heart to love”. The most important thing I’ve learned is that self-care is not a luxury, whenever I feel I am not enough instead of going towards self-critic I should go towards self-care. I have discovered what matters to me is the will of God, my soul, my internal peace, my family and my dreams.
I have made the right relationship with myself which is helping me to serve others well. I have learned to be grateful for everything God has given in my life. Because of SELP and coaching, I’ve learned how important it is to surround oneself with positive and resourceful people and I am keen to surround myself with positive people in the future as well. I’ve learned not to do things to please others but to please God and do them wholeheartedly. Now I know being a woman I don’t need to step back from my carrier development and I feel a great strength in me to achieve my goals. Everything we talked about in these coaching sessions has helped me to move towards becoming a better version of myself with every passing day. It has given me much more confidence and led me to understand the art of decision making. What I have learned through the SELP and coaching program outnumbers from all things I have mentioned above. I have learned a lot and I am currently coaching others as well because I believe in passing goodness. I am optimistic that I am and I will keep transferring everything I have learned to my community. 

  I am thankful to SWLC, Ewha and my coach for doing such an amazing job in my life this past year. I always want to stay connected with SWLC and Ewha.