I could see that when we communicate well, we convey more meaning, are more successful and get more done. But when we don’t, we can feel isolated, frustrated and everything takes longer.
Fast forward to 2006, I had trained to be a coach as I wanted help others to communicate more effectively. I launched myself into the world, naively assuming that everyone knew what coaching was.
Boy was I wrong.
Not only that, we were in a financial crash, I had no experience of coaching, no contacts and no marketing budget. I would go to endless horrendous networking events, where people with bad breath would stand too close and try and sell me things I didn’t want or need.
But I wasn’t much better.