Perfectionist Coaching Case Study

Perfectionist Coaching Case Study


Perfectionist  Coaching Case Study

When we cannot spot why a skill is not being changed. A ‘perfectionist’ case study.
I worked with a senior manager who was receiving negative feedback on their ability to give feedback, and were working long hours. It would have been easy to keep focusing on training, or taking a view that they were being ‘difficult’.
Indeed, prior training on time management and appraisals had had little impact, until through our work, they realised for the first time they had ‘perfectionist’ tendencies.

This ‘perfectionism’ was having a detrimental impact on their relationships with others, the hours they were working, and their own stress levels.

Their own judgment of themself, the personal need to be perfect, for their work to be ‘perfect’, was unachievable for them and their team. Leading to focusing on the negative when giving feedback to others. Unnecessary hours were also being spent changing work to keep improving it.

After introducing mindset tweaks, to feel safer in different standards of work. We put into place strategies and tools for them to use successfully in all areas of their work, and naturally, this also had a positive effect on their personal life too. They started to feel more relaxed, the team dynamics improved, and the hours of work lessened.

Their personal lives improved too.

If this sounds familiar to you, and you need a hand in tweaking it, please do get in touch.


About Simona Hamblet

Simona is a specialist coach & hypnotherapist, working with lawyers for the past six years helping them to create the firms & lives that they want. Simona also has over 20 years of experience as an employment solicitor & partner in a dual-office law firm (focusing on staff development & business growth).

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