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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

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Donna Schilder

5 Fears that Can Get in Your Way

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A big part of how we support our Coaching clients is by helping them break through the fears that keep them from taking action.  Often, just by acknowledging what type of fear is getting in the way, the client can move forward.


Five common types of fear that our clients face include:  fear of rejection, fear of embarrassment, fear of failure, fear of success, and fear of the unknown. Once the client determines the type of fear they are facing, they can start to break it down and get it out of the way.


Below are coaching questions for 5 common fears, that we use to help our clients explore, overcome, and dispel fears.


You can use them on your own or with your Coach as well to process and work through your fears.


1.  Fear of rejection 

How does rejection affect your worth as a person?  Does being rejected change who you are?  How could you embrace rejection?


2.  Fear of Embarrassment

If you embarrass yourself, what will happen?  Will you loose your job?  Will your husband divorce you?  Will you be less of a person?  Will anyone remember that you embarrassed yourself for more than a week?

3.  Fear of the Unknown

What’s the worst thing that could happen?  How likely is it that something bad will happen?   Can you embrace the unknowing and be open to what will come?


4.  Fear of Failure 


How will you feel if you do nothing?  Isn’t doing nothing failure?  What benefits will you receive if you succeed?  Is it worth it to risk failure if you have a chance to change the circumstances of your life for the better?


5.  Fear of Success


Do you fear change?  Would it be worth facing change to create better conditions in your life?  How could you see yourself having success in this situation?  How can you embrace the fact that you deserve good things in life?


There are 5 More Common Fears to look in the blog.


If you’re not one of our Coaching clients, do you need help facing your fears?  We can help.  Schedule a Consultation with the orange button at the top right.

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About Donna Schilder, Master Certified Coach (MCC)

Donna Schilder is an Executive Coach who provides a place for her clients to stand back, assess situations, reconnect to their goals, and choose the best approach to achieve business and personal success. Donna also owns Glacier PointSolutions, Inc. which provides Executive Coaching & Training to High Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Nonprofit leaders. Contact Donna at 562 434 7822 or