Have you ever looked in the mirror before giving an important presentation and said to yourself, 'I can do this!'? How did using those words make you feel? Empowered? Excited? A bit of a fraud?
The power of positive thinking is not a new concept so, when it comes to career progression, is it really possible to talk yourself to the top?
I've met many people who simply have a blank stare when I say that I coach executives for a living. Questions arise such as: “What’s that then?”, “What, like a sports coach?”, “So, you tell people how to do stuff?”, “Hmmm … coaching…”. Some of these reactions come from a place of genuine curiosity and some from a more sceptical position.
Now, I know coaching is not for everyone, and I'm certainly not on a mission to 'turn' the sceptics - we've spoken before about how coaching has a bit of a Marmite reputation - I sometimes wonder, though, whether there is something deeper going on behind the sceptics's view.
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