Was that a compliment or did that comment hurt you? 

Robin Hauser says competent women, are often not likable. Women rising to the top of corporations or taking on a leadership challenge, may find it difficult to find a sense of belonging. As women behave more assertively and decisive, qualities necessary in a leadership role, they are often regarded as “tough”. This is not  always perceived as a compliment and it might even hurt. 

Coaching may help women understand how to not take this personal. Coaching can help you to find your worth and a sense of belonging while in a leadership role. It is vital for your wellbeing.