I was working in a residential care unit for children and young people, when the opportunity to train as an instructor came up. I was keen to learn new skills and felt that this would help my confidence with some of the more challenging children in the home. I thought the training was excellent, it really helped me think about how I approach my work and made me think about far more than crisis management. I found that I was good at training others and received excellent feedback from participants. Over the next three years my skill level increased considerably and I became a more senior member of staff with significant additional responsibility. Having demonstrated my abilities and with the extra confidence this aspect of my role gave me, I went onto apply for a senior job as behavioural sport coordinator, which thankfully I got!