Most professionals would agree that it feels good to show up to work as one’s authentic self. It can be challenging, and even painful, to hide parts of your personality or identity to “fit in”—especially in a work environment where you spend many of your waking hours.
Healthy workplace cultures encourage employees to truly feel free and safe to be themselves. But how much of your whole self should you really share?
Click here to gain insights and read tips from 13 Forbes Coaches Council leaders on what “too much” of one’s whole self might look like, exploring more appropriate and productive ways to channel those aspects when at work.
Our CEO Lisa Christen‘s tip was featured:
Not Sharing To Create Understanding
Sharing your authentic self is powerful when it helps others to feel connected and relate to you—in other words, when your sharing creates understanding and empathy. When your sharing causes the opposite reaction—a feeling that they want to disconnect from you—is when it becomes problematic. Be sure to make your sharing about enhancing the relationship (not about you), and you’ll find success.Lisa Christen, CEO, Christen Coaching & Consulting