On Friday 9th, I met with our Young Person’s Coach, Caroline, and presented a comfort zone stretch opportunity… ‘would she like to join me for an interview on CHBN Radio that afternoon?’
Knowing this is a big stretch for Caroline, I half expected to be doing it alone (this might come as a surprise to some people who know Caroline and see a confident, outgoing person on the outside, but those who really know Caroline’s story will understand), and that’s ok; it’s still a stretch for me even though I’ve been on CHBN Radio three times.
Without hesitation, Caroline agreed – and she’s hiding the nerves well in the pre-interview photo! So this is our first interview together, with Adam Carpenter from CHBN, as Caroline prepares to join Team Quiet full-time in April.
* Helston Connections peer support space will be running on the third Monday of the month.
Hayley shares her personal stories of feeling shy, socially anxious, ‘not good enough’ and fearfully avoiding the good things in life. Growing her confidence through coaching, gradually stretching her comfort zone and connecting with others, she now uses everything she has learned to help other people grow their confidence in her role as a coach. Hayley is passionate about connecting people with similar stories and creating safe, supportive spaces to make friends and try new things. Hayley dreams of a time when all of the strengths, skills and goodness in ‘quiet’ is recognised and appreciated as readily as being bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight is right now.