WHAT IS COACHING?
A process by which a certified coach accompanies you, using a specific posture, different personal development tools and a tested method, that allows you to get to know yourself better, to define and prioritize your goals and to act in order to achieve your objectives. It’s a deep, enriching and transformational process. The coach objective is that once you finish the process you become more autonomous in the search of knowledge and life balance.
When the Coach is certified, she/he follows a deontology and a method that has been tested and that is recognized by associations and professional organizations.
HOW LONG IT TAKES?
Coaching is a process that needs time. It’s impossible to know in advance how long a coaching will be. Some objectives, will require a few sessions and others require a longer process.
The duration is always defined according to your needs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each individual session lasts around 75 minutes and takes place every one to two weeks. It can be in person, online or a mix of both. Sometimes I adapt the time to the client needs and we make shorter or longer sessions.
During the sessions, I ask questions to enable your reflection and awareness, so you can identify new perspectives and solutions to improve your present situation. When we speak about business or concrete matters I give you advice.
Between each session I propose you to do exercises and actions that you are invited to implement, always advancing in the direction of your objective.
Our mutual goal is that you define and accomplish what you are looking for, that you gain life balance and fulfillment and that you become autonomous and confident, facing the challenges of your life.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE WITH PSYCHOTHERAPY?
- Coaching is action oriented.
- Coaching focuses more on the present and the future.
- The coach objective is that you become autonomous to find the answers and resources in yourself.
- Coaching is a process where both the coach and the client are responsible and engaged and they are at the same level. It is a collaboration.
- Coaching does not treat psychological problems or pathologies and it does not heal.
HOW YOU HELPED YOUR CLIENTS?
Every time I finish a coaching process I ask my clients to give me a personal testimony and a public one for the website or the LinkedIn profile if they wish to. These are some of the personal (and therefore anonymous) testimonies that my clients wrote:
- “Coaching helped me to deblock a personal situation that I hadn’t been able to change for 15 years. When the process was finished I moved abroad with my family, in order to develop my artistic career in my country and to accomplish a long time dream.”
- “Coaching helped me to improve the communication with my family”
- “Coaching helped me realize that my present job doesn’t correspond to my values and needs and that’s why I felt so unhappy. When the coaching finished I had a realistic action plan in order to find another job.”
- “I achieved my objective of gaining self-confidence and now I love myself more. It’s not always easy, but now I have the tools to continue the road alone.”
- “I started the coaching process with the objective of finding a job I liked, only to realize that there was another priority in my life: learn how to managed conflict. Along our work I realized I was conditioned by my family beliefs and values and that I wanted to change this. Coaching opened a new door for a positive change that I will continue after the coaching finishes.”
- “I wanted to find love. Within the process I realized I had to love and know myself first.”
- “The sessions helped me to concentrate on myself, allowing me to clarify my ideas and my desires instead of focusing on what the others wanted for me. I also learnt to distinguish what’s good for me what’s not, and to be aware that there is no “wrong way” to do things, just different ways.”
- ” I was insecure about going back to work after a long absence and through the Coaching I could confirm that everything was still there, I needed a guide to point the attention towards what was important.”
- “This coaching helped me to understand myself. It drastically improved my professional and personal life as I can relate better with my colleagues and friends and communicate in a more assertive way.”
HOW TO CHOOSE A COACH?
Choosing a coach is very personal and everyone does it in a different way. I can tell you how I choose a coach myself.
Usually coaches are recommended to me by someone and when that happens I still do my research.
First I check that the coach has a certification. Being myself certified, I understand the importance of having a method an a deontology and I don’t like improvisation when I’m investing in my future. I see the school where the person studied, the method, the years of experience, the specialization if it’s the case. I don’t mind where the coach lives as I enjoy online coaching.
Then I read the person professional background in LinkedIn. And I check the website to see the offer, the person style, clients’ testimonies and the personal story.
To finish I ask for a first talk to see if there is a match and if the person can help me with my objective.
Coaching is an investment of time and money. For me it is completely worth it, so I take my time to find the right person.
WILL WE BE A GOOD FIT?
Like in any relationship, we will need to exchange to know if we are a good fit. My proposition: let’s organize a call without any commitment, to introduce ourselves, and talk about you, your objectives and expectations, so we can both decide if we want to continue.