Early in my career, I was reaching for bigger impact in my work, but something held me back. You know, those inner voices that say “You can’t do that” or “It’s too risky” or whatever. My friend Pat began to refer to those voices as the “piggies under the table.” I loved having a playful way to acknowledge these voices and so it stuck. We all have “piggies” in one form or another. They shape our lives and our leadership.
A new coaching client recently asked me what she needed to do to make the most out of coaching. As a coach, I love this question! It tells me that the client is taking responsibility for her own learning. This is a prerequisite for good coaching.