Author and educator Baruti Kefele tells us that young people need the best us. We become the ‘best us’ when we have a growth mindset. If we want to engage in the process of continuous learning and improvement—we first have to follow the advice of Socrates: know thyself. One of most effective ways to know ourselves as professionals is to actually watch videos of our practice — a habit that athletes have valued for years. When we watch our practice, we not only see our strengths, but we also see the areas we need to improve—perhaps more readily than when we are being told what to improve by someone else. When we identify what we need to improve, we tend to be powerfully motivated to find ways to make those improvements.
Sibme’s private Workspace was intentionally designed to help professionals gain the psychological safety that comes from having the space and time to be self-reflective. In the privacy of this space, professionals film, upload, view, and annotate videos as they celebrate their strengths and work to become more effective in the areas they personally have identified as needing improvement.
As professionals, it’s not that we cannot find the solutions to improve, it’s that we weren’t aware of the problems. Viewing video helps us to know ourselves. Sibme provides the Workspace to help us continuously improve our practice.