Who am I? Shifting the focus

My latest article has been published in Coaching at Work magazine’s reflection column.  In it I explore the question that leaders sometimes put to themselves (and to their coaches): ‘Who am I if I don’t have the answers?’

The question is about both identity and performance – at the very least.  While a leader is judged on the results they achieve, achieving outcomes rests in turn on a broader underpinning than just getting things right – notably process, meaning and system.


Some leaders see this as a quest to transition to a new identity – and while we all have multiple identities, that quest can be challenging.  The journey requires authenticity, self-care and self-compassion.

If you’d like a pdf of the article, please contact me at lw@lindsaywittenberg.co.uk, or if you’re a subscriber to Coaching at Work you can see it online here

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