Thought for the Week – We don’t know what we don’t know!


I hope you enjoyed last week’s Thought for the Week; “Securing the Intangible” which was discussing that elusive quality; Charisma!

You can read my previous blogs below.

At first, many of my clients think they don’t need coaching or training. The thing is that as humans, we have certain blind spots that get in our way.

These blind spots are stopping people from getting promoted, getting clients, being more successful etc. And then the more I show them, the more they realise that they don’t know what they don’t know and we build their skills from there.

It’s a Catch 22 situation isn’t it!

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know”.

-Donald Rumsfeld-

 [Donald Henry Rumsfeld (July 9, 1932 – June 29, 2021) was an American politician, government official and businessman who served as Secretary of Defence from 1975 to 1977 under president Gerald Ford, and again from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. He was both the youngest and the oldest secretary of defence]

Have you ever had a moment when someone tells you something you have never heard of and they look at you surprised, like you are an idiot for not knowing? But you don’t know what you don’t know!

I have helped so many business professionals, through one-to-one coaching, to uncover their blind spots around how they communicate. As a result, they can move forward much more productively and confidently with business goals and with their life. Because these are life skills as much as professional development.

This has to be done through coaching because everyone is unique and there is no “one size fits all” solution here.

So often, I see talented professionals struggle for various reasons. And I would say about 90% of the time it boils down to how they communicate and this in turn impacts on how they influence others and how they repel others without even realising it.

Communication is a science and yet can be so simple when you know how.

How would you like to try a complimentary one-to-one coaching session with me? There is absolutely no obligation. After 30 minutes, you will have gained more clarity and insight on what blind spots could be holding you back and how you want to move forward from there.

What have you got to lose and what have you got to gain? We don’t know what we don’t know do we! Book a slot HERE

“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”
~ Aristotle ~ 
[Ancient Greek Philosopher and Scientist]

As always, I will leave you with that thought! I will be in touch again with more thoughts and tips on how you, and / or your team can be more effective communicators.

With best wishes,


Published by korinnethrive

Hello, I’m Korinne … I work with committed and determined professionals who want to master their communuac skills. Often business people believe they are doing OK and yet they know they are not getting the results they want and deserve. I’m passionate about helping people to achieve thir vision and get results. I have been working with Business Owners and Leaders for more that 25 years, helping them to realise their vision of what they truly want, overcome barriers to effective communication, so they can be the best version of themselves and thrive in their lives.

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