“If you’re more confident, you’ll pull the whole team up with you,” continued Maggie.
“Is that how your new team is?”
“Yes, now I come to think of it. There’s a really positive vibe. We’re all energetic, can-do people. We can ask each other anything, and because we’re all in good places emotionally, no one ever feels criticised. I really feel like we’re achieving things together – I love it.”
“Have you all been for coaching?” asked Anne.
“Let’s see. I have. I think Emily has. The others haven’t. But Emily inspires us all – she always seems to know the right question to ask. She’s a role model.”
“I bet you inspire them too,” suggested Anne.
“Thank you! You know, I think I might!”
Anne’s eyebrows went up into her fringe.
“Wow, Maggie, you can even take a compliment now!”
“Yes. I can, can’t I?” They both laughed.