MY OWN JOURNEY TO BECOMING A COACH
At one point in my career, I realized I was not living the life I wanted. I enjoyed a comfortable salary, had a nice title in a well-known multinational corporation, but felt deeply unfulfilled. I did not believe in the company mission and I was not aligned with the team values. I felt like I was slowly dying and I wanted to feel ALIVE again! I was very clear about what I did not want to do, but much less so about what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be, how I could have an impact with purpose.
I read a lot of books, articles, and watched TED talks about how to “find the job you love,” your “purpose in life.” All were helpful and insightful, but they were not enough to “unstick” me. I did not know how to press forward with my life. I was overwhelmed by the number of tips, advice, ideas, and suggestions found in my reading material. What made a definite difference for me was being coached by a professional coach: she was caring, tough and she helped me tremendously to better understand and accept myself better. More importantly she inspired me to take actions to move forward. At times she believed in me more than I did myself!
During the coaching process it became clear that for me it was crucial to be of help to others, to play my part in making this word a better place for all. Also, it became apparent to me that I have always been deeply curious about people – this interest in people has been a recurrent theme throughout my career. I have always been fascinated by the human soul, its beauty and complexity. What is more interesting than understanding why people make the choices they make? What is their purpose in life? Somehow, I have always found myself wanting to help others with their own life journey.
My own journey showed me that coaching is a very helpful and powerful process of self-discovery and self-affirmation. Now, as a certified professional coach, I see the benefits of a coaching approach to help my clients through their own journey.
I am looking forward to unlocking its benefits for YOU. If you are interested in coaching, feel free to reach out to me for a discovery session!