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My Philosophy:

Coaching is often described as an ongoing professional relationship that helps clients produce long-term beneficial change in their lives, careers, businesses, or organizations. Through coaching, clients deepen their self-understanding, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. There are many kinds of coaches out there based on a wide range of theories, many untested and half-baked. I’d encourage a healthy skepticism and to look closely at any coach’s background, experience, and education before working with them. You should ask: What do they know? What have they done in life that can truly help?

I have an educational coaching approach with a focus on client education. Education and self-knowledge empowers the client to understand themselves and gives them the necessary tools to make and maintain beneficial change.  We focus on what creates the best outcomes and use that knowledge to shape the future through action in the present. My role is to help you clarify and set goals, understand and overcome any barriers to realize your true potential in the chosen area of focus. Working with a coach requires commitment and effort to achieve lasting results.

A good coaching relationship helps clients understand themselves in insightful ways. This helps clients examine their thinking, emotional, and behavioral styles so they have the ability to transcend unwanted patterns in life. Coaching is about helping you find more balance and satisfaction in life and work through self-understanding and beneficial change.

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How Coaching Works Video:

What do coaches do for their clients?

  • They provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental place where clients can speak freely and be listened to.
  • They clarify goals and obstacles, and improve client skills to move them towards their desired state.
  • They support their clients by providing focus, identifying problems, and giving them the necessary tools to overcome those problems in order to meet their target outcome.

Who hires a coach?

  • People who know they can do and be more than what they are now.
  • People who have goals and dreams but aren’t sure how to realize them.
  • People who need motivation and accountability to really get things done.
  • People who seek to understand themselves better and enact beneficial change to their life and career.

What results can I expect?

  • An increase in self-knowledge and awareness. A better understanding of yourself, your strengths, areas of improvement, and what self-limiting beliefs and habits are preventing your from doing what you want to do. Building upon client strengths is a primary focus in my coaching practice.
  • Coaching gives you the focus and motivation to get what you need and want from life.
  • Coaching can give you more control over your life, to give you clearer direction rather than just going with the flow.
  • Coaching helps you replace bad habits and beliefs with more positive and empowering ones.
  • Coaching can help you achieve your goals more quickly and efficiently.

Why choose me?

Coaching is not magic. The techniques and methods I use are a biopsychosocial approach informed by established science and sound research that I’ve learned by being active in the field of scientific psychology since 1993.

This approach means that understanding of brain functioning and how it creates our subjective psychological experience, and how our psychology relates to the social world, as well as how our social experience influences our mind and brain, are important for shaping our lives as a whole. It is possible to understand a great deal about the human mind, behavior, and social life to enact change, but there are many wrong turns. A science-based system will keep you on a true path.

When, where, and how are individual coaching sessions conducted?

We can set up regular sessions that suits your schedule. We can meet online through Skype or FaceTime. We can also meet face to face in Prague, Czech Republic.

We’ll have face to face sessions where we can identify and set goals, and create a plan of action. We’ll also identify mental or emotional obstacles that may prevent you from achieving them and work on strategies to overcome them.

In between sessions, we’ll check in with each other to see if the plan is working and how things are progressing. We’ll make any necessary adjustments to help you meet your aims.

What is the difference between coaching, psychotherapy, and academic psychology?

Science-based coaching and therapy are both applications of various theories in academic psychology. The quality of the theory affects the quality of the practice and academic psychologists are on the cutting edge of theory and research.

In general, psychotherapy tends to be based on more sound theory than a lot of coaching and it has higher professional standards. To qualify as a therapist in most countries, you must be approved by a board of clinical and academic psychologists. A big difference between coaching and therapy is that therapy tends to focus on the past to explain or treat the present state, whereas coaching is more future and action oriented.

Therapy clients generally have significant clinical issues that need great care. The goal is to go from an unhealthy state to a normal healthy state. Coaching tends to focus on normal healthy people to make them more effective. Coaching focuses on everyday problems and the obstacles we all face with the goal of applying quality psychology to these problems in order to produce excellence in our work and lives.

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