I am passionate about the value of coaching as a tool to develop personality, leadership, and organizations, and as a method for solving problems creatively and enhancing performance. For me, coaching is partly a result-oriented, focused conversation, an interactive professional support to work through particular challenges, and partly an efficient method to improve the clients’ self-awareness and self-reflection skills. Read more about this in my blog: Coaching: what it is and what it is not.
Who is it for?
Once reserved for C-suite executives, coaching is now available to anyone who wants to achieve their goals, be more productive, improve their career and personal life and find success. Coaching is neither direct counseling nor a psychological healing process like psychotherapy. As a coach, I support the optimal functioning of the individual, team, and organization, to better use their potential, and I also catalyze change when needed with provocative and creative techniques to stimulate new perspectives and fresh solutions. There are different types of coaching, and I am most comfortable in the following areas:
The uncertain, unpredictable business environment of our time (~ the VUCA world) puts an increasing psychological pressure on managers and leaders, so I consider it crucial to support and challenge them in their way of thinking and decision-making. I believe that leaders are most authentic when their inner world is in order; they possess a strong self-knowledge, and are constantly working to recognize their own blind spots. You can read more about this here.
Business & Team coaching
In recent years, working in teams has become increasingly important in every organization. According to recent social network research, the success of an organization depends on the quality of collaboration within and between teams. The focus is increasingly shifting from individual performance to teamwork, which has its own challenges, such as: flattening organizations, increased project work, matrix and virtual operations. In business and team coaching the focus is on developing the team and the organization to improve performance. You can read more about this here.
Unlike direct consulting, the focus here is on using coaching tools to help the project team or the project manager reach their own solution to the problems, rather than telling them the optimal answer. As an experienced project manager, I am aware of the pitfalls of projects and the challenges of different project phases. As an external coach, I can provide support either in a specific project situation or throughout the project’s life cycle. You can read more about this here.
Being an experienced career changer I have a “portfolio career”. In the past 18 years, I have transitioned from being a trained professional translator to becoming a manager, then a management consultant and coach, and I am currently pursuing a university degree in psychology to work as a business psychologist in the future. I know what it is like to be stuck on the career path and hesitate about changing jobs or professions, while lacking the inspiration or decisiveness to take the necessary steps. If you want to reinvent your career, get in touch. You can read more about this here.
How do I work as coach?
Coaching agreements start with a contracting session where we get to know each other and decide if coaching feels like the right thing. We discuss your professional challenges and dilemmas, and agree on the purpose, time and fee of the coaching process.
My approach is system-centric and solution-focused: I treat the individual, the team, and the organization as part of a larger system, and focus on exploring future opportunities to achieve the desired goals. In working together, I use the tools of applied psychology to facilitate self-reflection, and self-awareness of internal barriers and misconceptions.
I am a member of two international coach associations, and adhere to their competencies and code of ethics: the International Coach Federation (ICF), and the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC). Everything discussed in sessions with me remains confidential.
I work as an independent coach, invoicing through my own consulting company. The fee for both business and private clients is agreed on an individual basis and the first consulting session is a free, no -obligation 45-minute Discovery call, or coffee meeting, in downtown Budapest where my office is based. I coach clients in both Hungarian and English. Please contact me to discuss how you or your organization could benefit from coaching.
Why would you want to work with me?
Besides being a professional coach, certified by the International Coaching Federation, I also hold a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, therefore I can successfully combine business and management experience with psychological knowledge. I have 450 hours of coach training behind me and I have conducted 600+ hours of coaching sessions as an individual and team coach. I completed my Master Practitioner Team Coach training at the Academy of Executive Coaching in London.