According to the latest research by the International Coach Federation (ICF), one of the major reasons people come for coaching is for issues around self-confidence. Of course, this is not what people say when they ask me about coaching. What they say is that they want to find a career that has meaning to them-- or a way to express their creativity-- or explore how to live more spaciously, with quality time for family, work, and self.
I've noticed, however, that at the bottom of most people's desires for change lie doubts and worries about whether they are ready or able enough to step into the more fulfilling life that they wish. "Do I have what it takes to do or be ___________?" "Can I be in my own power and be successful in my relationships and at work?"
As I see in my coaching work every day, when you begin to understand what is genuinely fulfilling to you and learn to make choices & take steps that guide you towards this fulfillment, your sense of personal power and confidence grows exponentially!
If any of you feel moved to respond to any of the following questions, I’d been delighted to hear what you’re thinking and feeling:
What does your inner Doubter say about yourself or your abilities that get in your way of finding work or a lifestyle that you really want?
What has helped you move away from your Doubter and move forward towards your professional or personal dream?
What would be useful to you now in feeling confident about living a more fulfilled life?