Self Talk Matters

One of my clients, Keshav (name changed), working with a reputed MNC, was preparing for his promotion presentation. This was a big deal for him; he had been waiting for this opportunity for a long time.

Through our coaching sessions, we systematically worked on preparing him for this important opportunity. First, we worked on his mindset and beliefs, then we worked on his Strengths, powerful narrative, and Unique Selling Points.

In the next coaching session, Keshav said, “I think I am well prepared for this presentation except for one thing.”

“What is that?” I asked.

“I am confident about the presentation, but I am worried about the Q &A part after the presentation,” Keshav said.

“What are you worried about?” I probed further.

“I am worried that they will be grilling me during the Q & A,” he responded.

“Oh, did they tell you that they will be grilling you?” I asked.

He laughed and said, “No, but I think they will.”

“So, where is this grilling coming from?” I asked.

A long reflective pause and Keshav said, “I am imagining it. Now I know what I need to do.”

A smile of realization on his face.

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