It’s not unusual for me to hear from my coaching clients that one of their problems is that they need to speak up more and to think on their feet. ...I ask my clients how they benefit from being quiet in meetings and the advantage of not being so outgoing. When they reply easily and with energy (and usually with a look of relief on their faces) it reveals that their quietness is their strength. They don’t have a problem; the people around them do.
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