Cheryl Joyce

Manager - Crown Commercial Services

Are you a woman looking to progress in the next 12 months? Do you want to work on your 3C’s - Competencies, Confidence, and Communication in a structured and supportive environment? If so, I would highly recommend Crossing Thresholds.

I was looking for a course that would help build my self-esteem and confidence in the workplace. This course has given me tools and techniques which have not only helped me succeed in my role, but have also helped me organise my life outside of work. 

When I turned up at the first module, I was confused about what I wanted and felt I had no direction. I had always been career minded, but then life got in the way. By the end of the first module, I had set out my goals and had a clear plan of how I was going to achieve them.

The second module was about work/life balance. This is something we all struggle with, regardless of whether we have a family or not!  Finding the right balance is key to our well-being! 

I have just got back from completing the third module. This looked at my achievements and helped me identify things that ‘differentiated’ me from the pack. I learnt how other people perceived me and developed my unique personal brand! We were also filmed doing a short interview so that our peers could give us helpful tips on how we could improve. This wasn’t as scary as it seems!

I have met some amazing women, including some alumni who have gone on to achieve great things in and out of the civil service! 

This course has already achieved my objectives. I am feeling confident and focussed in the work place, and I feel like I’m flying!