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Do you care (too much) about other people’s opinions? Then read this.

A couple of years ago, I started pondering about changing my career. Because I simply realized that I was far more interested in people than IT, which had been “my” business for a good 30 years.

I hatched a plan rather quickly. It would still take me more than a year to finally come out telling the world what I was doing now. And another 2 years to let go of the “old” business.

So why the heck was that?

I had done my research, my trainings, combined all of that with my decades of experience and had a great offer in my hands. I had tested the service, got consistent results, built a website, and still, I hesitated telling people in my network that I was now focusing on being an Activator for Personal Leadership instead of a Sales Director for an online magazine.

What would people think?

Obviously I asked myself WHY I was so hesitant?

  • Was there a lack of confidence in what I was offering – nope.
  • Did I have doubts that I could deliver results? Well, in...
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The Truth Why Traditional Coaching Does Not Work

Right – buckle up….this is going to be a very open and honest article  on something that’s been on my mind for a while.

The coaching industry is booming. And for good reasons.

NEVER before there were so many people lost, confused, overworked and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work (or the opposite…and they are bored….yep – have seen that indeed), never was life so exhausting as it is now.

In my corporate life I personally loathed coaches and consultants (who are clearly not the same – so don’t confuse them), as I had the impression that they were simply overpaid so-called experts telling us what we know already, just packaging it in a plethora of fluffy words and terms.

Admittedly I only worked with a coach once during that time – and that was when I lost a job and the employer paid for some outplacement coaching. In a way that was helpful, still it could not really heal the wounds the situation had created.

By now...

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My story...part 9, The Hiding

Well, I'm coming almost to the end of  what I decided to tell you - this one is a really long one - AND probably the most important step on the journey.

Get yourself a cup of coffee and come along.

Self-explorative journeys are great - I’ve gone through a few, only one was really effective though - I’ll come back to that later.

So last time I talked about my PERSONAL VISION, which I finally got to grips with. 

And the next problem that this resulted in: learning about - or better: re-connecting with parts of me that I had forgotten or ignored for a long time.

The playful me.

The ridiculous me.

The casual me.

The swearing me.

The soft me.

The lazy me.

The leaning-on-someone-me.

The big dreamer-me..

The courageous me, who speaks up.

The bubbly and YES, compassionate & spiritual me.

Jeez, these were completely new attributes I would have NEVER described myself with in the last few decades.

More likely I used words like strong, confident, pragmatic,...

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