Practitioner’s reflections (part 1)
Why did I choose to work with this theme? For me authenticity, transparency and trust are key in any relationship. In my work, I try to show my true colours even when I am in a position of perceived power such as the role of facilitator or educator. Along my career, I learned that being myself at work connects me with my students and participants in projects in a way that previously wasn’t happening. I know this attitude has challenges and I face them often with colleagues and people I meet. But that doesn’t mean it is wrong. Its gains are far greater than its challenges. I know this is a bias informed by my beliefs and inner motivation. By making it explicit I hope to engage closer with my group and all those involved in this project.