Anyone who has ever flown has heard these words: “Should a drop in cabin pressure occur, put your own mask on first.” Yes, in order to help others, you must take care of yourself first.
Since I almost always ponder life through the filter of coaching, this brings to mind three of my recent clients:
–A leader who could feel herself heading toward overwhelm—not sleeping well, having to work hard in order to stay focused, feeling off her normal game and generally unbalanced.
–A client who felt stuck and frustrated—spinning his wheels on a project and going nowhere fast.
–A colleague who referred to her days as inefficient—bouncing from one thing to another and not getting anything fully completed.
As I thought about how to help these people, I was reminded again of something we as professional coaches often experience. When common themes start showing up in our clients, it’s…
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