As successful business owner, leader or employee you have a unique set of talents, that makes you different from all your colleagues or competitors. Perhaps it is the meticulous way in which you analyze a challenge. Perhaps it’s the way you form new business ideas or see opportunities. Perhaps it is the charming way in which you communicate with clients, colleagues or suppliers. Perhaps it is your ability to see connections between seemingly disparate ideas.
Whatever it is for you: that uniqueness is what sets you apart from the rest. It is what makes you brilliant in what you do. It is what gives you the cutting edge in your work or business.
But what if the content of your work or role suddenly changes and no matter how hard you try – you struggle to get a grip on it. It might be that your new responsibilities require you to operate from a place where you don’t use so much of your natural talents anymore.
Or maybe your business has grown, and now you’re so busy doing things you don’t like doing, just to keep all the balls in the air – that you have no more time for the things you once loved about your business – and you’re starting to wonder if it’s still worth doing.
Maybe you want to, or have already started a new business – but now your original enthusiasm and excitement have been replaced by overwhelm, and doubt and fear and you’re not sure how to get your spark back.
Or maybe there are some huge life changes happening for you. Like relocating across continents, or getting married, or going through menopause or midlife.
Well your unique strengths and weaknesses can have a huge impact on how your new responsibilities and life situation affect you.
And what about your “weaknesses”. Because let’s face it. We all have weaknesses. Maybe you’ve just made that huge promotion you’ve been working so hard for, and now that you have it – you feel restless and unfulfilled and stuck? And you can’t understand why. You’ve worked so hard for this.
Maybe you know what your weaknesses are (or you think that you do) and you’re working very hard to improve them. But the fact is; research indicated that trying to improve your weaknesses takes a whole lot of time and energy and only yield very marginal results.
So wouldn’t it be more effective and efficient to learn how to manage your weaknesses (instead of trying to fix them) – for as far as they’re hindering your progress. And focus more of your attention on polishing those talents that make you shine in your profession and make you the brilliant lawyer or business owner you are?
Well, that is what strengths coaching can do for you.
And what about your blindspots.
You may argue that you don’t have blindspots. And perhaps you’re right. But the thing about blindspots is that they are “blind” – which is why you’re normally not aware of them. Because if you were, they wouldn’t be “blindspots” but weaknesses.
And that is another area where strengths coaching can help you. It can show you your blindspots so you can learn to manage them.
Or maybe you’re facing a major career change dilemma? Perhaps you’ve been in your current role or business for a number of years and you’re ready to make a change. But you have no idea how or even what you want to do next. Or maybe you know what else you would like to do, but you’re unsure whether whatever else you want to do with your life, will allow you to have the same lifestyle you’re used to. Or maybe it’s just that you don’t know how to make the change. Maybe you feel scared and overwhelmed by it.
Whatever the case may be and where you’re at in your career. Strengths coaching can help you.