User stories:

Stories of real change, from real people

 
Beyond Metrics / User Stories

In their words

Here are some stories from the Mygrow community.

Leigh-Ann Daniels

Human Resources Business Partner

“But since my journey of investing in myself and my growth I have come to believe that it is okay to have flaws and to ask for help…”
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Mauro Suca

Engineer

“Yes, it has equipped me with new skills to lead people, but it has also hugely impacted my family space.”
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Emaline Dove

Area Manager

“I have a greater understanding of what my team needs from me, and I have an even greater desire to support them, both personally and at work.”
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Ana Fernandes

Chemical Engineer

“On a more personal level, I have been able to share what I have learnt on Mygrow with my twin daughters who are 16 years old. They have both recognised the growth in me and this has been very encouraging.”
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Krige Van Rooyen

Individual user

“I was also so encouraged to learn that through EQ development, my mind can be reformed and my innate responses could change, and are changing as I’m continuing to do the techniques.”
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Warren Frazer

Team leader – Business developer

“I have become better at processing my triggers and dealing with my emotions. I find is easier to be present instead of always living in my mind with big emotions overwhelming me.”
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Subashnee Naidoo

Field Manager

“I found a sense of peace in realising that actually what matters to me is being in tune with myself, and that life is a journey of discovering and improving myself.”

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Racy Hlahla

Operations Manager

“The journey is not easy, but it is simple. Mygrow unpacked EQ in a way that was much deeper than I imagined.”
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Peta-Jane Dineen

Field Manager

“Mygrow has taught me gratitude for all the little
things that often go unnoticed even though they fill our lives with joy and meaning.”
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Simone du Plessis

People Consultant

“Many people in my life have recognised the change in
me, for example, my brother recently said to me:
“You have changed SO much, what are you doing?”
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Daleen Van Rooyen

Senior Area Manager

“I really believe that Mygrow has the potential to have a powerful and positive ripple effect throughout our company. This kind of growth is for everyone!”
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Michelle Bignall

Global People Specialist

“I have recently been promoted and this is in part due to being on Mygrow. It has been a journey of discovering that I can do more than I thought or believed.”
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Shani de Jager

Technical Integrations Lead

“As a result of Mygrow and our weekly connection points we have all grown in our desire to understand each other, we have gelled together well, and we have learned to accept one another.”
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Roekshana Krotz

Product Training Coordinator

“I have felt the impact of Mygrow and EQ development in every aspect of my life. It doesn’t just improve your work life or give you tools and skills in one area but it grows you as a whole person, impacting every part of your life and your thinking.”
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Derick Van Eeden

General Manager

“Our mindsets have shifted into seeing that you cannot deal with people with the same approach we have to our work…”
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Wendy Sloan

HR Executive

“I have learned that you can do your Mygrow to just get it done, or you can do it with thought and intentionality and really let it change and grow you.”
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Rorisang Modise

Community Worker

“Mygrow has helped me reflect on my strengths… I realised that I have strengths too and this has led to me being comfortable being me.”
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Denise Williams

Community Worker

“Taking note of who others are and acknowledging them built trust and I saw my
relationships grow.”
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Ilanza Smalberger

IT Solutions

“I have learned that you can do your Mygrow to just get it done, or you can do it with thought and intentionality and really let it change and grow you.”
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Steph Powell

Technical Integrations Lead

“I have recognised that there is always another person on the other end of the conversation and that at times a softer, gentler, more vulnerable approach may be needed. “
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Hussain Ramjan

Senior Area Manager

“Now I try to rather create space for each person, their contributions and and allow them to share and talk.”
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Peter Khanye

Individual user

“The skills we have learnt on Mygrow, such as flexibility, inviting feedback and empathy, mean we have fundamentally changed the way we interact with clients and each other.”
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Nathaniël Van Wyk

Chief Dietician

“From a team perspective, I’ve also been using the techniques with my team and everyone can see how we are growing in our ability to interact and find unity.“
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Lodovix Kabongo Mukendi

Shift leader

“I’ve learned that failures are not ‘me’, they are just evidence of trying.”
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Luthando Mabhele

Operations Supervisor

“I used to be a “No-Discussion-Just-Do-What-I-Say!” kind of leader. That’s changed because of Mygrow.”
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Jennifer Jacobs

Team leader

“Mygrow has impacted my leadership in such a profound way, at just the right moment.”
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JD Kunneke

Regional Manager

“It’s not often that a training programme that your company pays for actually directly benefits you with the people you love most – your family.”
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Bronwyn Janse Van Rensburg

Regional Manager

“I now know I am a valuable member of the team, and that my colleagues not only see that value, but also value me.”
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Michelle Vermaak

Area Manager

“… the Mygrow journey helped me crawl back to who I used to be as a leader.”
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Karen Kannemeyer

Logistics Co-ordinator

“When you grow, others around you grow too. That’s what Mygrow has done for me.”
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Luvuyo Mazonda

Health & Safety Manager

“The self-reflection that Mygrow has helped me with has really made a difference in this part of my life and behaviour. I now understand that how I act comes from somewhere.”
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Elmarie le Roux

Organisational Design Manager

“I have been on many different EQ courses, but Mygrow is different. And when I say different I mean ‘much better.’ It is practical and actually changes you.”
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Susan Boshoff

Individual user

“I hated conflict before, but now I realise conflict is good – so long as you can handle it constructively.”
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Roelien Havenga

Director: Business Intelligence

“We are moving into a purpose-driven world, and you can’t lead people into that future without EQ.”
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