“Petra – I have a weakness…” My clients sometimes say to me.

  • I am a bit volatile, jump into action immediately, have to have everything done now and under control.
  • I jump into people’s conversations. I have to tell them, quickly and all at once.
  • I start a lot of things, I finish less, but that’s why I have a team, right?
  • I can’t say no. My job is to help, right?
  • I really don’t want to ask for help, I’d rather burn out. Scary, right?

In these situations, I ask three questions:

  1. What has this “weakness” been good for so far, how has it served you, what good have you achieved thanks to it.
  2. How is it now holding you back, why do you suddenly care, what has changed?
  3. What do you want to do with this and what will be your first step?

Our weaknesses or maybe you call them my bad habits, my personality, my temperament, my upbringing have always been there and always will be. We all have them. The fact that you bring them to coaching usually means that you are ready to do something about it.

Want to talk about yours? Look at 1:1 coaching.

PS. My weakness is shoes and NO, I don’t want a coach for that.
PSS. My son’s first word was SHOES. Kids these days…