Coaching is currently a flourishing discipline globally and you may wonder what exactly it means and where is it coming from. In today’s understanding, coaching is a form of development where a person named ‘’coach’’ guides and helps another person named often ‘’coachee’’ to achieve certain goals, at professional / executive or personal levels.
The term has first appeared around year 1800, referring to a tutor’s activity to help a student pass an exam; as such, coaching described a person’s transportation process, from where they are to where they want to be. The word has then found usage in sports and nowadays has multiple application, aiming to help people improve. It applies in personal areas such as belief system, communication, life goals and wellbeing, health or financial domain. But equally, it applies for business growth via executive, corporate leadership, career or group coaching.
Effective coaching works on identified and measurable goals, building the coachees capabilities and competencies, and supporting them find solutions that they can further sustain on their own. It addresses the person and not the problem and makes usage of tools such as questioning, paraphrasing or listening. A good coach will act from a place of curiosity, intuitiveness and partnership and will refrain from giving advice or sharing his or her experience. Instead, they will use generic examples to illustrate concepts and help build better versions of yourself in terms of behaviors and competencies.
Coaching works based on mutual trust and on the belief that coachees have all the answers they need. The coach will support and help build capabilities, streamline goals, design action plans and follow-up implementation. The way to further progress and the way coaching functions is by observing the thoughts. Observation reveals those beliefs where thoughts originated from in the first place and then works towards removing what doesn’t serve anymore. It generates better understanding of ones actions, new perceptions about past and new positive thoughts and emotions for present and future
Coaching came to me as a practice following years of working on myself and reaching increased level of presence and self-awareness. It also came from the desire to share with others the miracles of life, my journey and my knowledge. As I saw stuckness around me, I felt I want to do as much difference as I can by expanding others’ awareness and capacity of observation
Coaching produces long term effects when the client is committed; 4-6 months need to be allowed for the program to bring results and progress will be visible at all levels, rational, somatic and emotional. If you would like to embark in this journey, please do contact for a discovery discussion.
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In a world full of technology, personal agendas and increased desire for possessions, I believe there is room to revive our humanity and make the world a better place. The first step starts with you and if I can make your life a little bit better, then my mission as a life coach is fulfilled. Find your best self or get where you want to be!
“Camelia is an EXCELLENT executive COACH! She has a very gentle and encouraging approach that helps create trustful relationship. I loved working with her. Thank you Camelia!” – Anastasia K.