Ideas to tickle out better thinking that lead to great performance
Between what I think, what I want to say, what I believe I say, what I say, what you want to hear, what you believe to hear, what you hear, what you want to understand, what you think you understand, what you understand…They are ten possibilities that we might have some problem communicating.
But let’s try anyway…
Bernard Werber - French novelist
coach & trainer
Several years ago I found myself getting stuck in certain types of conversations with clients. They'd be emotive conversations that I had triggered through the branding work I was doing for them. One client burst into tears when she realized she'd be pretending to be an entrepreneur when she just wanted to return to being a valued employee in a big corporate. Another client questioned his whole life in front of his business partner and we all fell into an awkward silence.
Each time these situations occurred, I was lost for words, stuck with them in their moment, feeling terrible that I had created something I couldn't fix.
Wanting to drive more effective conversations with clients, I fell onto and into a personal development and coaching journey that changed the course of my life.
So from wanting to fix others' problems, today I'm encouraging others to think smarter in order to find solutions to their own problems.