Many may believe that coaching for businesses is a “waste of time” and
that usually too much attention is given to mindset and emotions instead of
focusing on business strategies. Definitely mindset and emotions are not the
main factor in achieving success; however, mindset and unconscious patterns
could be an important obstacle to reaching it and a sort of a side effect to
Building a “real business” for “real businessmen” focusing only on
business strategy is one of the valid ways to go; however one has to take into
the consideration the factors which are directly influencing the business in
the long run, such as burn out, turnover, performance, stress levels and the
increasing levels of depression and mental disorders that a work environment
could trigger in people – management and employees alike.
If the work environment should be, in the perspective of many, an
emotion free environment focused solely on business, then it would be even more
of a good idea to invest into mind strategies and design that will help real
businessmen master their emotions and the high level of stress.
Emotions are the consequence of thinking and thinking can reach very
high rates of intensity in a stressful environment. Emotions are inevitable;
expressed, suppressed or repressed, they will be there whether we want to admit
it or not. High level of knowledge and expertise in a certain field does not
necessarily imply an equivalent level of mastery of one’s state of mind.
Usually it is quite the contrary. The more we tend to focus our mind on one
particular field of study, the less attention one gives to one’s own mind and
Besides, a coach will not tell you what to do
or if you are good at what you are doing. The goal of the individual and group
interventions in the work environment is to help access the inner potential,
identify strategies that are counterproductive and replace them with other
strategies which are meant to consciously bring forth the desired results. Learning
more about oneself is a great quality that a business leader can learn and use
especially in a fast moving society as ours with all of its challenges.
Becoming a fully developed human being is the
primary goal for any human, businessman or not; the nervous system is designed
for progress, evolution and expansion and if the contact with one’s own nature
is lost or weakened, then vision is not clear or at least not directed towards
the greater good, which is so much in need these days.
My work experience in the corporate world as a
team manager and as a coach and my various contracts and visits that I’ve had
with my collaborators helped me identify that no matter the field of activity,
the challenges managers are confronted with are: the lack of interpersonal
skills, lack of clarity in the use of language and lack of motivation.
Most of the conflicts and the stress in the work environment can be drastically reduced by simple tools and
techniques that can be easily learned and applied by anybody. Allowing the
management and the employees to expand into a more enlightened version of
themselves is always a win-win scenario. Learning more about our own nature,
about our mind and learning how to use this machine called the human body is
the key in any personal and professional endeavor.
It is tendency these days to move into a more environment friendly approach to business, to cultivate
respect to nature, recycle and protect our planet. In this context, I know that
you will agree with me on the fact that the first environmental factor to
consider is the human factor: the employees, thus their health, their wellbeing
and their level of happiness, motivation and satisfaction with their job is
fundamental to the success of your enterprise.
Here are the various workshops that I have organised in the past and the events,
presentations and interventions that your team could benefit from:
- Learn how to communicate efficiently to
get things done
- Master your emotions, master your mind
(the three levels of mind -1 day workshop)
- Establishing report and increasing
- Sales, means of persuasion; how to make
people like you
- Tools for dealing with difficult people
and difficult customers