At one point during my first foray into tech leadership at Thoughtworks, I had a moment of crisis. I didn’t think I was serving the team very well, that I was failing as a leader, and that someone would probably do a much better job than me. I shared those feelings of failure with my Thoughtworks mentor. She asked me a simple question, “What does the team think?” Doh! For all my talk on being agile, I forgot a main component: feedback. So I started having regular catch ups and allowing space for the team to provide me with feedback. Their responses were the trigger that helped me grow, learn and adapt.'I love that I am surrounded by a community of people here at Thoughtworks that want to make me the best version of myself, and take the time to help me on my journey.
Sarah Taraporewalla, Director of Enterprise Modernisation, Platforms and Cloud.