Bethany Foresman is a Director of Analytics & Insights at Procter & Gamble.
A few years ago, Bethany was working in a team where she was well-established and respected by her business partners when she had a change of line manager. Her new boss was really good at what she did, and Bethany admired her. She both wanted to learn from her and impress her. However, her boss had a very different profile in terms of strengths, and Bethany found herself losing her confidence in her own ability to add value.
It's not unusual to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to someone who is successful, but who has a completely different strength profile from you, and then trying to be a poor version of them rather than the best version of yourself. The question is, how can you step back from comparison, and step up to being your best self?
In this episode, Bethany tells the story of how, with coaching support, she was able to turn her situation around. She stepped back to recognise her own strengths and her unique purpose. She created practices that enabled apply her strengths positively to show up at her best and add value. She intentionally sought feedback from people she could trust, built her confidence and turned the complementary styles of her and her boss from a lose for her, into a win-win-win for her, her boss and the team.
If you'd like to find out more about how coaching can support you to show up from a place of strength, authenticity and purpose then please do contact me via my website yourpathtosuccess.ch/book-appointment