I first met Elena as an assessor of my coaching skills through the training course I took. At that moment, due to the emotions of my learning process, I failed to hear the lessons she offered me from her client’s role.
Elena was my support in understanding the fact that people are vulnerable and fragile when it comes to be a client in a coaching program. I learned the importance of paying attention to the closure of each coaching session, by showing elegance and professionalism through preparing the client reach the end of the session, and not be very abruptly, leading to possible causes of frustration.
Later on, I met Elena as a facilitator for the Master Class sessions of the Supervised Coaching Training. This time I started to actually listen to the lessons she provided.
Thus, I realised how important is for me to understand that:
- my issues can be revealed in my client as well;
- the client’s issues are found in myself too;
- we are able to learn from each and every person with whom we work.
Today, Elena represents my mentor in both coaching, and personal life.
Every meeting or conversation we have is a new learning and exploring experience.
I appreciate and I am thankful for every time she shares with us exercises or techniques she applied in her coaching, either we talk about those from the start of her career, those she used to chase away the feeling of being nervous, as well as those she uses now with confidence.
Another fact that I noticed, and that I admire in her is the attention she has for every person combined with her ability to understand and listen beyond the spoken words.