Dancing with fear: my latest article in Coaching at Work
Several of the senior leaders I work with are frightened – and they bring their fear into their coaching. They’re afraid not only of the practical consequences of in some way not being up to the mark, but also of the shame – and they don’t trust their environments. The fear itself inhibits their performance and can increase their stress levels – and it can have serious effects for their organisations when their own wellbeing is damaged, when they’re afraid to innovate when there’s a business need to do things differently, or when they don’t dare to say what’s true. Coaching systemically and mindfully resources both the client and me – and the more I engage at a deep level with my own courage, resilience, capability, connectedness and resources, the less frightening life may be for the client.
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