In July, the consortium carried out the piloting sessions to test the Coaching Circles. The Coaching Circles methodology is based on action learning, coaching, mentoring techniques and self-reflection exercises and tools to help participants to build confidence
and self-efficacy and develop soft skills.
Each partner conducted three sessions during the month of July reaching a high number of participants (30+) who work in STEM careers such as computer science, engineering, biomedical science or biotechnology.
The results of the first piloting showed a positive tendency within the participants, The perceptions of their own soft skills were measured using self-reflective evaluation forms (prior to and post the piloting experience) and these showed a rise in the majority of the participants’ competences such as confidence and teamwork.