Many perceive the term “coaching” as a bad word.
…well, there’s “coaching” and then there’s coaching. I will break down the myths and introduce to you what I stand for.
I come across opinions that coaching can be done by anyone, without years of training and practice, that it costs a lot of money and is done by young people who don’t know what to do with their lives, so they advise others, on a daily basis.
Every industry has people who do it wrong and those who do it well. People who are born naturals and those who have to work hard to make up for it. And people who do it with good intentions and those who do it with bad intentions.
Unfortunately, the coaching environment suffers from this and it is therefore often difficult to find the right coach for you among the noise.
Coaches do NOT give advice
Unless you specifically ask them to. On the contrary, they give you questions that will help you find your own answer to your topics.
Coaches “motivate” you,
but differently than you think.
Most people understand motivation as saying encouraging words. This is called external motivation and does not work in coaching.
Coaching is about helping you find your own – inner – motivation. The one that comes from within you, that you’ll have even if others shoot you in the foot.
Coaches are both educated and experienced
Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves a “coach” but many do not realize the responsibility that this profession entails.
Every coach you consider should have these prerequisites:
Interpersonal qualities – self-experience, empathy and credibility.
Practical experience – accredited long-term training, tens of hours of practice and supervision.
Without these, no one should call themseves a coach.
Some of the most frequent coaching topics:
|Relationship / intimacy issues||Depression|
|Divorce, break up||Rejection|
|Spiritual / existential crisis||Financial stress|
|Meaning and purpose||Trauma|
A good coach is simply someone you get on with well, actively listens to you and can create a safe space in which they help you figure out topics important to you.
Thanks to coaching you will
Deepen your awareness
About yourself, others and your world.
Be supported & challenged
To organize your life the way you want it.
Feel greater control and responsibility
In making decisions about your life, as well as the lives of others.
You will achieve what you want faster, with less fear, pain and aversion.
“I believe that answers to many questions and unfinished things are inside us. We often don’t find a way to them only by ourselves, though. Do you know what I mean? Coaching was great for me in this. We talked in an enjoyable and friendly manner, I didn’t feel judged or given unwanted solutions, mostly just asked questions. And then I often came up with solutions, even though I had no idea where they came from. Thanks to coaching, I got to know myself better.
The biggest benefit for me was that I managed to improve the relationship with myself. I don’t know how about you, but I was much harder and harsher on myself than on anyone else. Vojta’s coaching helped me look at this differently and gradually find ways to be better and more loving towards myself. Thank you Vojta!”
Director of a Talent Sourcing company
“I got to know Vojta through a common friend. Even though I was skeptical towards coaching at first, I have to admit that Vojta has changed my life, however “clichy” that sounds. Vojta gave me a sense of understanding and showed me different perspectives of seeing things, which I’ve used many times later in my life, not only in the situations that we were discussing.“
“An absolutely insightful and refreshing experience that liberated my thoughts and gave me permission to inch closer to becoming the best version of myself. I began to see things clearer and from different perspectives and sometimes, that’s just all you need.”
“I met Vojta number of years ago on a course ‘MBTI® Personality Typology and Coaching’, which I facilitated. Vojta’s deep interest in personal development and coaching has been clearly evident since the beginning.
Characteristic of Vojta’s approach is: an endless interest in others, a willingness to help, a great deal of empathy and the ability to offer different perspectives of seeing and understanding situations and topics.
For me, Vojta is an example of a great determination to work on oneself, to focus on visions and on the possibilities of making them a reality.”