Afraid to say the wrong thing? Afraid that you’ll be judged?

I have been puzzled by the experience from students’ huge emotional response to

getting to the coaching calls
answering my questions
wondering if they did the right homework

When I asked them what the feeling was, ultimately the answer was: they were afraid to say the wrong thing. They were afraid of me.

It didn’t make sense to me. As a coach I want you to get on the call and have something that you are wrong or stupid about: that is what coaching is: if you are already great, what is the sense of getting coaching? Yeah, but…

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