Over the past couple of months I have been cutting my teeth in the business world and have been learning a lot. I have become a good member of my team and am working on software products that do go to market. The problem that I have is I have a huge phone phobia. This phobia has been around for awhile and I don't know why I have it. It happens if I need to order pizza or call someone to wish them a happy birthday but now it is more serious as it is affecting my job.
The most recent issue is we had to do a conference call with a customer to figure out what they needed from our product as it has a custom part to it that each customer can specify their needs. I have sat in on about 10 of these calls and was asked to lead this call instead of take the sideline. The moment my team lead mentioned I might be leading it I started to get that internal burning feeling and dizzy. I do have bi-polar and general anxiety disorder that I do take medication for but it doesn't seem to be helping with this one phobia.
Does anyone have any advice on how I could get used to this and get better at talking on the phone? I asked my team lead to take over the call instead of me and he did seem genuinely disappointed/confused. I know that if I want a decent career this will need to be addressed.