A Research Paper By Heather Nickel
Executive Coach, CANADA
Fear is the number one barrier to human performance. Individuals report considerable regret that they were unable to overcome fear and ultimately became unable to pursue their dreams. In the Overcoming Fear Using Coaching profession, it is crucial to understand that fear is based on the brain’s response to a real or perceived threat. Often, this threat arises in those with a fixed mindset with a predisposition to assume that they will fail. By reducing stress through a growth mindset and being aware of systematic desensitization to break down goals and fears into manageable steps, people may then be able to face their fears and gradually achieve their goals.