One question in my new client questionnaire is, “What are your personal and professional strengths?”
In the beginning, I didn’t understand the real value of the question and learned how powerful the question could be as I coach more & more clients.
I again realized that all of us have strengths – both born & developed, and we can exert our best potential if we use our strengths.
One client struggled to not be good at paperwork, such as travel expense reports and sales call reports. Therefore, she continued to face overdue issues, generating negative performance feedback. She was blaming herself for why she hates to follow routines. Besides, she believed that the process is tedious and wasting her time. And her coaching question was how to change herself to do that paperwork better even though she doesn’t see the value. We pulled out a couple of persons from her during coaching, for example, excellent problem solver, creative thinker, and people manager who is good at delegation. Indeed, all of them were her. When she realized that she could bring out whomever the best to address the situation, she began to look energized and powerful and got her solution.
I have seen several people who use the tactic above and powerfully breakthrough their situation. Is the creative thinker not me? Nor the excellent problem solver?
As a new entrepreneur, I am wearing multiple hats – one day, I become a Chief Marketing Officer. The next day, I become a CFO. The corporate experience I have built so far left the skillset for whatever I can do (if I believe that I can use the learning). Today, I am a Chief Operating Officer (COO). I intentionally exaggerate the title because the giant hat gives me a bigger picture, more power & confidence.
What problems are you facing today? What is the opportunity with you? Now?
& Most importantly, Who are You Now?
Are you Big or Small?