I was speaking with a coaching client who was feeling beaten down by recent job experiences. Having lost her last job, she wasn’t sure how to face a new opportunity to fail again, as she saw it. So I asked her “What makes you feel fierce?”
Fierce? At work? In interviews? Aren’t we supposed to be the opposite of that? After all, if we aren’t likeable, who wants to work with us? Good questions. Likability certainly is a key asset. But that does not mean being a doormat — or walking around feeling like a deflated balloon.