Would you rather be seen as a strategic advisor or a coach?

The Center for Executive Coaching trains people to be great executive
and leadership coaches. So it might seem strange that when we
talk about attracting clients, we suggest that you avoid using
the word coach unless the prospective client is specifically seeking

Instead, we want our members to be seen as strategic advisors. A
strategic advisor earns a trusted role with clients, and clients seek us
out for assistance with their most important challenges, opportunities,
and decisions. Most strategic advisors wear multiple hats as needed,
depending on their skills, experience, and passion. Hats can include
coaching, mentoring, assessing, consulting, facilitating, training,
and more – whatever is needed to provide valuable solutions and
help the client get results. We aren’t hung up about titles.

However, even if all you do is coaching, you can still position
yourself as a strategic advisor vs. a commodity coach.

Here is why it is better to be a strategic advisor than a coach: (more…)


of May

Do you Coach and Grow Rich?

I just finished reading Robert Kiyosaki’s bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad. The book is largely based on Kiyosaki’s childhood upbringing and education in Hawaii. It highlights the different attitudes to money, work and life of two men (i.e. his titular “rich dad” and “poor dad”), and how they turn in influenced key decisions in Kiyosaki’s life. (more…)


of May

What sets the Center for Executive Coaching apart from other coach training and certification programs?

There are many executive coach training and executive coach certification programs. In this article, we explain some of the reasons the Center for Executive Coaching is different.

1. We focus first on coaching methods and processes that get results for clients in specific situations. Other programs emphasize theory, or a particular philosophy. We start with the pressing challenges and opportunities that leaders face, and the most effective and efficient ways to coach them through their situation. Everything we do is grounded in the best practices and applied research based on neuroscience, emotional intelligence, psychology, and research from top business schools about leadership and management. However, the first rule in our program is (more…)


of April

Supervision as a key role of maintaining professional standards of coaching practice

I believe that in my profession, when I stop learning, I stop being effective. This is a short intro into the heart of the supervision definition and in the area of what mentoring, coaching and supervision have in common.

In the last years coaching supervision has increasingly been seen as a vital part of the repertoire for most of the helping professions, doctors, therapists, counsellors, coaches, leaders and related fields.

Coaching Supervision is a supportive relationship in which you can reflect in depth about your current work in order to do it better. When you experience supervision you allow yourself to look inwards to what is happening to you as you work and look outwards to how the work is being done. From these reflections it is possible to discover new things, learnings, which will be used to increase the effectiveness of your work as a leader or as a professional coach.

Supervision gives you an opportunity to improve your professional practice.



of April

60 executive coaching opportunities …

…and these only represent a tiny sliver of all that is out there for you..

One of the wonderful things about being a certified executive coach is the breadth of opportunities it opens up to you. Following is a very short list of some of the engagements that our alumni, my coaching colleagues, and I have participated in with clients. The text is framed to reflect the way that the client expressed the initial problem to us. When you join the Center for Executive Coaching, you get the tools, methods, and processes you need to deliver solutions to these leadership challenges — whether as an internal or external coach. (more…)


of April

How long does it take to get a Diploma and work as an executive coach?

There is a confusing array of options when it comes to executive coach certification. In this article, we lay out the different executive coach certification options you have and how long each takes. We start with our own in-house certifications, and then move to the International Coach Federation (ICF) coach designations as an option for you.


Certified Executive Coach with the Center for Executive Coaching. All of our coach training and certification programs include this option. It takes 2-4 months to complete this certification. You get (more…)


of April

Do you have awareness in conversation?

As you know, I work as an executive coach and I have a strong interest in conversation. When I hear a conversation I look at it with curiosity and I follow the exchange between two people. I often wonder how conversations can change if you pause between words. Wherever your starting point, I believe you will discover for yourself ways in which you can contribute differently to conversations.

Here are some questions for you to answer: (more…)


of April

Think Healthy Interview

This is an interview published on the “Think Healthy” Blog- Enjoy the reading and let me know your thoughts at [email protected] or call me directly! Apple-think-healthy-ThinkstockPhotos-159290583-715x400

Pe Daiana am cunoscut-o in cadrul unui workshop de cunoastere personala si de echipa. Cu ea mi-am perfectionat setarea de obiective si am invatat cum sa-mi construiesc vision board-ul, pe care pur si simplu il ador.  Este coach profesionist, sau asa cum spune ea, se uita la instrumentul de leadership numit “coaching” ca la o profesie. Cu acreditare din partea Federatiei Internationale de Coaching (ICF) ca si profesionist la nivelul PCC- Professional Certified Coach, cu peste 2900 de ore de practica, ore de mentor coaching, de supervizare in coaching, Daiana mi-a acordat raspunsuri legate de fericire, motivatie, luare de decizii si leadership.

Cum ai ajuns sa faci asta si ce iti place cel mai mult la jobul tau?

Mi-am dorit foarte mult sa am abilitatile de coach profesionist, pentru mine, ca sa (more…)


of April

We are currently at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution

Disruptive innovations create new business opportunities and models while destroying the old ones. Technology has already started replacing a vast majority of jobs, creating others and reshaping the way in which we do business.

We are currently at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution

Professional transformations are set in motion by globalisation and technological revolutions, especially a digital revolution – going from mechanical technology towards digital technology. The speed at which these changes are occurring is not going to slow down – in the next 20 years we will witness a continuous revolution of the workplace and workforce, marked by volatility, uncertainty and complexity..

Whilst the majority of people accept that these changes will revolutionise what we call “work” today, many analysts have opposing views regarding the characteristics of these changes and who will get the most out of them. On one hand, there are optimistic predictions regarding the future of work, where machinery will assist man in performing menial tasks, allowing people to enjoy more interesting jobs, with a better pay and more free time. On the other hand, there are some pessimistic predictions which portray a future where technology is threatening jobs and communities altogether.

The Great People Inside Conference: HR (R)Evolution will launch into interesting and challenging discussions regarding the pace of technological changes being made, the effects it has on jobs and the implications it has on HR, organisations, and employees.
Assembling specialists, practitioners and opinion leaders known worldwide, the 2-day programme combines thematic presentations, bold conversations and group discussions in an interesting manner, with the purpose of discovering techniques and strategies that will determine success in the near future, eliminating the uncertainty of this transitional moment and preparing for the rapid changes that occur in the workforce.
An event dedicated to sharing ideas, inspiration and information regarding the future of work.

According to a report done by Microsoft and Future Laboratory:

“Around 65% of school pupils will move igreat people inside confnto careers that don’t even exist yet. By 2025, the vast majority of the workforce will consist of the generation that has grown up while using mobile devices as the main source of interaction.”

Be inspired by internationally-renowned speakers. These remarkable individuals will motivate, inform and drive you to enact positive change in your personal life and in your organization.

I will be there with a booth representing ICF Romania!



of October

New Mentor Coaching Group starts in February

Mentor Coaching is an important requirement of the ICF (International Coach Federation) Credentialing process and is vital to the development and growth of the individual seeking an ICF Credential.

Mentor Coaching provides professional assistance in achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency demanded by the desired credential level sought by a coach‐applicant (mentee).

Whether you are considering achieving your first ICF credential: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), or achieving the next level of credential, Professional Certified Coach Credential (PCC), this program will enrich and expand your knowledge and comfort with the 11 Core Competencies and provide you with a “coaching tune-up”.

We will work one-on-one or in small groups over a series of 10 sessions at a time and place that fits your schedule and activities. The one-on-one sessions can be done in person, by phone or ZOOM/Skype. It’s flexible and very personalized. You will need to set the timing and pacing of the sessions.



of January