Management coaching. At the center of professional coaching is the client’s working sphere and precisely the client’s relationship to the profession being practiced. The goal of coaching is to harmonize the personal, inner perspective and the objective perspective required by the profession (the professional profile related to the work being performed). Such attunement is in fact a prerequisite for improving personal motivation and, with it, one’s performance in the work environment. As such, coaching is aimed primarily at all those who have personnel and/or budget responsibilities, but it is also useful for those who want to optimize their work results while maintaining a high level of performance and motivation without, on that account, compromising their health or personal lives.
In coaching, my role will be that of the trainer or sparring partner who, precisely because of this role and the guaranteed confidentiality of the advice, can also afford a frankness and honesty that, in the workplace or in the family sphere, cannot always be assumed. The relationship between client and coach is one of peer trust.
Typical topics covered in coaching are conflicts and relational problems related to one’s job responsibilities, support and accompaniment in taking on new responsibilities, personal/career development, decision-making dilemmas (personal, but also in reference to one’s team or company), work-life balance and stress reduction, time management, crisis management and work difficulties, and loss of motivation.
Personal coaching. In this case, consultations focus on one or more issues in the client’s personal life. Purpose, methods and duration of counseling will be determined together at the end of the first interview and may be varied by mutual agreement if deemed necessary. In any case, it will be an accompaniment of the client along a path of growth, clarification, decision-making, etc., in which my role will be that of the trusted advisor or, in English terminology, the critical friend. Typical topics may be in this case choices and decisions concerning the personal sphere, the relational sphere or the work sphere (type of studies, work, career to be undertaken).
As with professional coaching, consultations may be limited to the short term or extended to the medium or long term, depending on the client’s wishes, interests and needs. The frequency of dialogues will also depend on the problems and can also be agreed on a case-by-case basis.
Mind Work. Accompaniment to work on oneself at a deeper level than professional or personal coaching and highly individual. Uninteresting to most, it is instead essential for those already seeking it. To those who in the wall already see the door, it will be open.
The counseling path
Each counseling pathway begins with a free, non-binding initial interview whose purpose is to clarify the nature of the problem and the desired counseling, as well as to understand whether there is a basis for a relationship of trust between counselor and client.
If it is decided to proceed, the modalities and terms of the conulence will then be clarified in a written agreement outlining the roles and expectations of both parties. This will then be followed by a phase of analysis and dialogue to identify the most promising courses of action. The agreed-upon approach will then be followed in tandem until the end of the planned consulting cycle, a cycle that will close with a final session in which the results achieved, the methodologies followed, and the experiences made along the way will be discussed and evaluated together.
The consultations are offered online, a mode that, compared to in-person, allows for increased efficiency and effectiveness of the services without additional costs due to time and transportation. Counseling pathways and in-person meetings can be arranged in special cases.