Η ακόλουθη συνέντευξη δημοσιεύθηκε στις 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2019 στο Medium, στη στήλη Step into the Spotlight που διαχειρίζεται η Chrisa Tzortzaki Stratoudakis.
What do you love about your work?
The one thing I love as an Empowerment & Leadership Coach is to be able to help my clients unleash all their potential. People are resourceful and naturally creative, capable of finding answers, taking choices and action. I consider coaching as a journey towards knowledge and fulfillment. What is exciting about my work is that I establish, every single time, a genuine form of collaborative communication with my clients, which leads them to a path of self-discovery and self-awareness. People own their answers and coaching helps them bring them to surface. What motivates me as a coach is my eagerness to learn more about myself and to be able to encourage other people to do the same. Knowledge of the self is the quintessence of life. This is the reason why I founded Lead From Within, an initiative that supports people in their self-exploration.
What type of results do your clients experience?
What is groundbreaking about Empowerment & Leadership Coaching is that my clients, from the very first session, realize that, no matter how stranded they might feel, there is always potential for positive development. I have clients from various backgrounds. People come to me because they seek change, be it professional and/or personal, they want to be more productive, they want to enhance their leadership capabilities, just to name a few. And you know what? They always succeed! Because, at the end of the way, my clients become truly empowered, they acquire the tools and learn how to be genuine and to lead from within.
What advice would you give a young adult about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?
If I could only give one advice, that would be: Embrace your failures! Learn how to fail! I was lucky enough to be encouraged by my parents to accept that failure is omnipresent in life. They taught me that behind every failure I experience, lies a new lesson to be learned. A new lesson about life, relations with other people, myself. The more you fail, the more you understand your true self. The more you fail, the better you become. So, to all young adults, I say: the next time you fail, ask yourself the following question “what can I do in order to be able to say in a couple of years that this failure was the best thing that happened to me?”. By the same token, I would say that any advice that dissociates you with your true calling and your vision should not be followed. Always trust your instinct!
What habits or beliefs you acquired in the past 5 years that helped you upgrade your life?
The one belief I have, that turned into a habit over time, is that I approach everything with empathy. I truly believe that the ability of empathy is the greatest gift I could offer to myself. It has helped me develop as a human being and as a professional coach. Empathy has upgraded my life in many ways and leads me to conscious positive change. Relations with friends, family and clients are more truthful and sincere and I am able to feel and experience joy from the little things.
What’s next in the cards for you? Tell us about your projects and where we can find you.
More dates will be announced soon for March and April 2019!
For 1:1 coaching sessions, custom-made workshops and inspirational speaking check out my webpage at www.lead-from-within.org. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram.