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” How can I stop being such a pushover?”

Our award-winning coach, Kim Morgan, gives advice to a woman who is struggling to stand up for herself and avoids conflict at all costs
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COACHING SESSION 1”I must have the word ‘doormat’ stamped on my forehead”

As soon as Nikki* arrived for her first coaching session, she began apologising for taking up my valuable time. A client’s behaviour in the first few minutes can give an insight into how they behave in the wider world. Nikki was putting herself down and devaluing herself and, at the same time, she was building me up and over-praising me before I had even spoken. I could see straight away that it would probably be easy for others to take advantage of Nikki.

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