Being a mother, a wife, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, and a freelancer trying to perform well also on a professional level, I noted that women face an immense quantity of various expectations. And we ourselves are formulating the highest expectations: We’d like to demonstrate that we can deal with everything alone and we can do it just great. The battle of being seen and fully respected is still going on, and it seems perfect is still not enough for a woman. In any case; if you focus on your career you might get criticized for not taking enough care of your family, if you are a stay-at-home mom, you have the impression not producing any real value, if you try to combine both – job and family – you might feel unsatisfied for not performing highly in neither one of the tasks.
In Coaching we use the distinction of EXCELLENCE & PRETENCE underlining the difference between wanting to do things in our best possible way and wanting them to be perfect. Perfection is utopia and hence, us striving to something impossible only leads to frustration, delusion and anger or the fear of just not being enough. I offer instruments to women – individually or in groups – to work on their own objectives and find their emotional balance on their way towards meeting these personal objectives.