Read Cesaire’s story
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35-year-old Cesaire Stephens lacked confidence in his leadership abilities, capacity to achieve his goals, and ability to overcome challenges before enrolling in PCAP’s Lead4Hope programme. Furthermore, despite his passion for and track record of training and educating young people in Manchester, he was struggling to go beyond the shortlisting stage when job hunting, as he did not perform well at interviews. In addition, he needed to improve his clarity of vision as a leader.
The Harmonisation, Acceptation and Attenuation exercises (the latter including the use of visualisation, imagery and projection techniques) that the coach trained him to use were particularly effective for Cesaire to enhance his self-knowledge and self-confidence, accept the gaps in his interview and public speaking performances, and take action to attenuate and overcome these gaps.
- Got his dream job in youth education within a month of joining our Lead4Hope project;
- Promoted from trustee to Deputy Chair of the Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust after impressing fellow trustees
After just a few coaching sessions, Cesaire’s capacity to motivate and encourage himself, as well as his public speaking skills had improved so much that he was able to get his dream job in the area of youth education within a month.