EIGHTNavigating Through, Below, or Away from the Glass

When it comes to making important career decisions, many of my female clients start our coaching relationship by saying, “I’m not sure I want to be vice president” or “If I’m going to be CEO, it might as well be for my own company.” Are they giving up? On the surface, you would think these women would fight for top leadership positions regardless of the difficulties. They love a good challenge. They like visibility and recognition. They prefer leading rather than being told what to do. They want to make a significant contribution that provides meaning for their employees as well as for themselves. If they were coached to see the options available to them more clearly, would they make different ...

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