240: Getting Stuck in Success: How Your Strengths Can Keep You From What Truly Matters, with Annette Bechtold

Doing What Matters

Jul 26 2023 • 40 mins

What if working from your strengths is keeping you from doing what matters? In this week’s episode, I’m joined by one of our REALIFE Process® Certified Coaches Annette Bechtold as she shares what this looked like for her.

We talk about:

  • Why being able to say a confident “yes” to something doesn’t necessarily make it the right choice

  • What made Annette change course after nearly 40 years in the same industry

  • Why stopping to reflect on your chosen path is so important, even when it appears to be going well

  • How to know when it’s time to make a shift, and how to identify what’s next

We also talk about a specific practice to help you name what brings you joy so you can incorporate more of it into your life and work. Annette’s story will inspire you to deliberately choose a life of doing what matters to you, even when it means walking away from a successful career.


About Annette Bechtold:

As a leadership and executive coach and consultant, Annette focuses on helping individuals and teams discover their natural talents and gifts. Her goal is to inspire them on their journey to achieve meaningful performance and success.

During her 38-year career in the health insurance industry, she spent time advocating for employers and individuals to help improve the healthcare landscape, while creating, nurturing, and leading various business teams. This work and decades of work in volunteer and association organizations has provided her with real-life understanding of the challenges that leaders face.

Annette is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation, a Gallup®-certified Strengths Coach and engagement champion, a Lead Like Jesus facilitator, Belem Leader coach, a REALIFE Process® Certified Coach, and Life Calling Institute coach.

Connect with Annette on her website to sign up for her email newsletter, attend a workshop, or schedule a call to learn how you can work with her. You can also find her on LinkedIn or Instagram.



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About Teresa McCloy:

Teresa McCloy is the creator of the REALIFE Process® and an ACC Certified Leadership & Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She partners with her clients as a coach, consultant, and professional speaker to discover how to do what matters in their life and business. Teresa is the author of Do What Matters: Live from Rest, Not Rush, Using the REALIFE Process®