About Me

Who am I to pro­pose to work with you as a coach?

First, you have to know: I believe that fun is a seri­ous busi­ness. Expe­ri­ence taught me that life is hard enough; why not find ways to enjoy it? There is no rule pro­hibit­ing smile and com­fort even in the most seri­ous moments of your life. Is it a crime to laugh and even to gig­gle while you effec­tively solve seri­ous prob­lems? I do not think so.

I have more than twenty years of expe­ri­ence in pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment. My resume briefly describes my pro­fes­sional his­tory. In pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment, many clients explore and share per­sonal aspects of their life in order to clar­ify and to val­i­date their pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment objectives.

My clients say they are com­fort­able to do so because I am:
– know­ing how to lis­ten and able to show empa­thy.
– calm, to the point it leads them to stay calm, whether it be by the tone of my voice or by my gen­eral atti­tude dur­ing the con­ver­sa­tion.
– not tak­ing sides and I do not leave the impres­sion to judge them as we converse.

I sin­cerely believe that a person’s per­sonal point is valid and worth to be heard. Some­one else may see things from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive, but no one pos­sesses the TRUTH. Each per­son has their own truth, built upon their per­son­al­ity, their past and present expe­ri­ences, and their actual needs. Most of per­sonal deci­sions are based on these elements.

This per­sonal stance towards peo­ple in gen­eral explains why I rarely argue and why I avoid con­flicts fueled by emo­tions. Not because I am scared; rather, I have learned through expe­ri­ence that to argue solely for the sake to win or even to crush the “adver­sary” is point­less. At some point, bel­liger­ents will have to drop weapons and to show their palms in good faith in order to work a viable solu­tion. It is nor­mal to dif­fer from peo­ple around us and with plain, sim­ple hon­esty it is pos­si­ble to use con­struc­tive strate­gies to solve conflicts.

I like to chal­lenge my clients. The kind of chal­lenge forc­ing them to (re)discover per­sonal strengths they will use to reach their goals.

Dur­ing my per­sonal life:
– I have known many turn of events; I under­stand how it is to live in the bar­ren lands of uncer­tainty and I am tol­er­ant to ambi­gu­ity.
– those turns of events some­times hap­pened from fail­ures; I under­stand the fear to lose every­thing you have.
– I stood up again, some­times by myself, some­times with the help of some­one else; I have learned how to use my inner resources but I under­stand and respect vulnerability.

My col­lege edu­ca­tion greatly con­tributed to my pro­fes­sional pro­gres­sion. Dur­ing my bach­e­lor degree in psycho-sociology, I have learned how indi­vid­u­als are able to share their inter­nal resources, skills and expe­ri­ence in order to reach objec­tives. It is my role as a coach to help you to (re)discover and to use your inner resources in order to advance towards your goals.

All along my master’s degree in com­mu­ni­ca­tions, I worked within a research team study­ing patient/doctor com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The main ele­ment I learned through­out those years still guides my pro­fes­sional prac­tice: A pro­fes­sional (doc­tor) often has a) to leave the expert seat at times; b) to lis­ten to his client (patient), who is the expert of his own life. Pro­fes­sion­als are guides pre­sent­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties. Ulti­mately, their clients decide or not to use them.

Let me know about your coach­ing needs dur­ing a free explo­ration session.