I believe that a person doesn’t need to be taught how to live, how to be happy. It’s important for a coach to be able to ask the right question, and when the honest answer is received, to give professional support in achieving the chosen goal.
A coach is like a carriage. It will bring a person to the chosen destination in the most comfortable way. I like it that the client’s success is his or her own achievement. The coach only helps to realize what is the dream and to provide the right conditions to make it happen.
I also believe that every person is able to ask him- or herself strong questions, to form a vision of the desired future and to create the best conditions for its fulfillment. But this is not an easy task. I have mastered the art and science of coaching, but even for me it is a personal challenge. This inspires me to show people how to become a self-coach in everyday life.
This website should help me and you. Inspiring quotes: maybe one day they could become the source of your inspiration? Questions: if you answer them sincerely, you will learn a lot about yourself. Stories that can turn to become the keys to the locks that you have been trying to open already for a long time. And yes, if you like what I have shared here, the answer is positive: I can be your coach.
Are you looking for a professional language coach to master your Russian, Polish, English or Dutch? Are you thrilled to make the first step in learning one of these languages?
My educational background is linguistics, the area I also did my PhD. The wide teaching experience in combination with coaching methods makes me able to bring an individual approach to the process. How often we face the problem of language barrier by being unconsciously afraid of being judged for grammar and pronunciation mistakes, or just resist learning methods or language itself.
Any learning is a lifelong and eternal process. Learning a language is more than just mastering its structure, it is exploring the whole new world with its people, mentality, culture, traditions and unique way of seeing this world. It is known that by talking about something in different language you discover new solutions and ideas.
Learning a language is certainly also a creative process. By creating we make something of nothing. By communicating with each other we form new senses and express our feelings just by using meaningless sounds.
But it is impossible to force learning. That’s why it is so necessary to know what will new language bring to your life. How will you use it? What does prevent you starting to talk? What will be the criteria of your progress? What is your image of ideal lesson? By answering these and some other questions we manage to create the teaching program that serves to all your needs.
It is well known that to be able to talk you have to practice regularly. But besides it there is something else that makes us speed up, keep our motivation and remember new words and constructions fast. Impressions help our brain to build new neural chains. Favorite music, cuisine, art, history of words that clarifies their true meanings, – everything connected with the subject you learn that makes your heart beat faster is the tool we can use. The most important thing is to remember that the key to success is clear goals we set, following to flexible plan we make and your desire to succeed.
I was born in Russia, studied in Poland, worked in Great Britain and currently live in the Netherlands. I speak 4 different languages. But whatever language you choose to learn I can help you to get it started or to move on if you feel stuck.
Career coaching requests are traditionally formed around employment and career development. For me it’s more about personal entrepreneurship: about vocation, creativity, lifelong learning, about creating a unique vision of your future, about the ecological goal setting and about their achievement.
In my life there was a time when I realized that everything that is happening to me now is 180 degrees different from what I would like to do and where I would like to be. But to realize that I’ve lost my way is only half the battle. How to return the lost landmarks, how to rebuild what seemed to be irretrievably destroyed? I think one of the main secrets is to perceive our self-development as an inspiring game.
When a person has a passionate desire, there is always something important behind this. What is it really? If you really know what you want, you will always find a job and realize your potential in any field of your life. Coaching of personal entrepreneurship helps to restore integrity, to build self-confidence, it works with the adequacy of self-esteem. It supports the “champion” in taking the initiative and undertake measures that can make life more happy and balanced.
The client is always the main expert in own life. There is no one way – for everybody. Coach sets inspiring questions, reveals the client’s vision, helps to create his or her own unique strategy to achieve goals and supports the client on the chosen path. It is important to distinguish between what depends or doesn’t depend on you in achieving each specific goal, whether it is getting the desired position or winning in a competition. It certainly depends on you to make the most of your efforts to demonstrate: you are the best of the best in your business. It’s up to you to be the kind of person who is most suitable for this job. Finally, in your area of responsibility is to love what you do and do what you really love. But even if you couldn’t achieve the result, you have a choice to apply your energy and abilities in other spheres, which, perhaps, will be the best variant for you. Successful people are constantly evolving, and for them the fact they managed to achieve something today or they didn’t is only one of the many criteria of their success.
One of the features of the modern world is that the first education is not always used to achieve professional and personal welfare. Therefore, personal entrepreneurship coaching also poses questions of applying existing experience in a changing environment, acquiring new competencies and lifelong learning. Sometimes at a certain stage of life a person’s priorities change, and he / she crosses out what was done earlier by starting something from scratch. Such a situation can become a fascinating and powerful personal challenge: How can I integrate my knowledge and experience from one area to another?
I have been actively practicing coaching for more than 5 years, one of the last major projects for me was the preparation of the national team for the international competition of young professionals World Skills (Russia – 2019). Looking at my champions, I think: “The one who became the winner would never forget that it is necessary to work hard to achieve a goal.” If you are ready to work for your dream to come true, feel free to plan our first coach session.
What would you say if you were offered to write your life script yourself, I wonder? It’s a difficult task, isn’t it? Where to begin? What am I like there? What do I do? Where am I and who surrounds me? And what if I tell you that it’s even easier to paint your own life! And this is not even strange. The ability to depict what we see is the basic human ability and need since ancient times. Our ancestors learned to draw much earlier than to write or even to speak. Therefore, once again hearing the words “I do not know how to draw,” I smile. Because you can draw, you just don’t know about it yet.
Self-expression through images is not only a way of non-verbal communication, through which you can convey your inner state without words and share your vision of the world. This is an excellent training of the cerebral cortex, thanks to which we are able to visualize, fantasize, create images of the future, and therefore – mentally enter the space of our increased opportunities. My task is not to teach you how to paint, but to show how you can use this innate skill as a tool for understanding yourself and improving the quality of your life.
The first layer of paint on an empty canvas teaches us to overcome the fear of failure, heals self-doubt. Every our movement helps to relieve the accumulated stress, to get pleasure from the creative process through restoring the contact of emotions with the body. The contemplation of the first results is to check our ability to accept ourselves and the fruits of our own doing, to see if we are gentle and supportive enough for our inner artist. The courage to put a signature in the corner of our creation, having coped with the desire to perpetually transmute and improve what has already been done, is absolutely a sign of us knowing the art of letting go. How much you can learn about your true self by allowing yourself to immerse into the process of creating a painting, and how much you can change, if you wish. For me, this story is primarily not about the picture as a result of certain actions, but about creating transformation through art.
I have graduated from Flora Bowley course on intuitive painting. Since 2015 I have been conducting trainings and individual lessons on drawing on the right side of the brain. I am actively practicing art methods in coaching, regularly drawing, photographing and sharing creative inspiration in my work with you on this website. I invite you to take the first step on your artist’s path, and if you feel that you need support, I will gladly become your guide and friend along the way.