Anyone who undertakes a coaching or assessment process to enter a new company is motivated by the search for greater satisfaction, greater well-being. They want to improve, to grow. Sometimes the change of company satisfies this need; other times, when remaining in the same company, it is necessary to change something, acquire new skills, new styles of behavior for which the support of a coach can be a great help.
This energy that drives people to put themselves on the line in order to change and improve fascinates me. Figuring out what will allow them to truly achieve what they’re looking for, understanding the ingredients of success, has always attracted me like a magnet.
Our focus has always been on people and their projects. Whether it’s the organizations looking for a new leader, or the candidates we meet, or clients embarked on a development path, they’re always people who are working to build a project or to make a dream come true. It’s exciting for us to accompany them on their journey through all the steps that lead candidates and companies to choose each other, that lead coaching clients to discover new possibilities that will allow them to undertake successful new actions.
There are some common critical factors of success.
Any development path is based on change, as is choosing to change company. If I’m not reaching my goals by myself and I undertake a coaching program, it’s certain that I will have to change something, something that may have served me well but that is now hindering me, or is no longer working for me in my current circumstances.
When I enter a new company, it is certain that there will be things that I can bring to the new context, but also many others that I will have to change, and this requires great humility and openness, as well as the ability to observe oneself and the context.
If we know ourselves, we know how different situations can impact on us, how we react when we’re stressed about a deadline, or when there are conflicts to be dealt with. So we know our areas of difficulty and comfort, when we have to be careful. And if we’re also aware of the kind of impact that our behaviors have on others, we can better manage and understand the possible reactions.
That’s why in coaching we work on building awareness. If I don’t know where I’m starting from, where I am, it’s difficult for me to build a clear path to my goal.