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.