30th August 2022
I hope you enjoyed last week’s thought; “Walking the Line” about balancing risk, accountability and wellbeing. You can see previous blogs below.
I shared about the time I ran a leadership programme for Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and how they overcame ‘walking the line’.
As you know, I specialise in helping business owners and leaders who are ready to communicate with more impact and authority. To achieve this, first we have to explore what gets in the way of us communicating with truth and authority and then we get into the nitty gritty of HOW to do that.
- You may already be doing this and getting great results.
- You may struggle at times, or you may want to help colleagues to communicate more effectively and to have more impact and authority.
So, this week, I invite you (or your colleagues) to make a list of what gets in the way of communicating effectively. For instance, this could be …
- Self-doubt and believing that you don’t have anything worthwhile to contribute.
- The belief that other people are cleverer than you
- You don’t want to get “above yourself”
- You don’t want to be perceived as ‘pushy’
These are just a few examples of the things that can get in the way for some of us in our communication, so we hold back from saying what we actually want to say.
However, believe that you DO have something valuable to contribute and if you hold back, you could be denying the other person / people of finding a solution, or whatever the aim is of the discussion. Even if you say something and it is dismissed or not taken seriously, you have put that idea out there in other peoples’ minds!
And with some small shifts, you CAN communicate in such a way that people take notice of you, you are seen and heard and have the authority you deserve.
What is “Authority”?
Many have a negative perception of this for some reason, probably because they have had bad experiences in the past that they’ve put down to “authority”. This could be …
- A teacher who put them down
- Being bullied in the past by a boss or someone who didn’t know better
- The perception of people in authority such as traffic wardens
While these experiences leave a mark on our self-belief, we CAN overcome them.
This is my approach – to overcome what holds us back before building up new skills, tools and techniques. How?
Well, I work with people, either on a one-to-one basis, or within a group coaching programme, which is very different to a training course. (I deliver training courses too and actually prefer to run these as part of a larger programme that consolidates and reinstates skills over time, rather than just one isolated course).
You may well have experienced a Group Coaching programme and will know that these are different to a one-day training course because, not only do you get some one-to-one coaching with me, you are with other like-minded people who are struggling with similar issues. So, you all learn so much from each other as well as from me.
Honestly, this is transformational and at the end of the day, that is what we want as humans isn’t it! If we are struggling with something, we want to experience a real difference.
Why am I telling you this?
Firstly, because I am passionate about this (if you didn’t already know that!) and because in the past I have denied myself opportunities because of my self-limiting beliefs that held me back. And I want to do what I can to help others who are struggling too – but only if they are ready to take action and see that transformation.
Sometimes people hold back because they are afraid of success! They have a fear of what change will bring.
So, if you, or one of your colleagues is ready to overcome these struggles, you / they can book a complimentary 30-minute consultation with me! There is absolutely no obligation. After 30 minutes, you / they will have gained more clarity on the next steps, empowering you / them to thrive.
And here is a quote from an amazing lady who has coached me through a group coaching programme …
“Breakthroughs happen when limiting thoughts and behaviours are challenged.”
– Fabienne Fredrickson –
[Inspirational mentor to thousands of clients worldwide, author, international speaker and founder of Boldheart]
With best wishes for your success.
Korinne Le Page
Thrive Coaching & Training
P.S. Book that free 30-minute session – what have you got to lose?