"About a year ago I was at a crossroads in my life. It was time to make some really hard decisions. Something was missing and I needed to do something, I just didn't know what. It was at this time that I attended an inspirational presentation that Leo gave on going for your dreams and making positive changes in your life. We all have dreams that somehow just get put aside as the years roll by. Leo helped me look through those dreams and identify the one that I could no longer let sit idle. It was something that I had been putting off doing for soo long that I thought it was too late to even try. But Leo made me realize that NOW is a perfect time to just go for it and go for it I did.
That was over a year ago and I have never been happier. I have had moments that were so great I had trouble even taking them in at all. Each day I am living my dream and no longer feel that sick feeling that life is just passing me by. Don't get me wrong, Life hasn't been easy, but now that I am working towards my dream, it really doesn't really matter how much success I achieve. For it is the journey forward, not some prize at the end of the rainbow that really matters. Each time I stand in front of the microphone, I feel more alive than I have ever felt in my life.
Leo, I can never thank you enough!"
Lyza Z. Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
"Coach Leo is not only a great coach when it comes to physical training. His coaching can also unleash your creative energy and the courage to follow the path that will make you most happy. Some other people out there need his straightforwardness and power of observation for sure. In my case, I spent only two weeks together with him and this is what I realized two months later. A very big part of my accomplishments ares the result of our discussions during my visit this summer. I guess I met Leo at the right time :)."
Sorin R. Sweden
WHY LIFE COACHING WITH LEO IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU:
It isn't about motivating with emotional gimmickry.
Emotions are temporary. While a great speaker might get you fired up for a week or two, the emotional peak inevitably ends and you fall back to earth no better than you started. Permanent change only occurs when we make a mental breakthrough. Having Leo as your personal coach is about taking a scientific look at our thoughts and actions, identifying the cause of our behavior, and using that knowledge to make improvements.
It isn't about trying to become the ideal person.
There is no ideal person, and if there was, it wouldn't be anything like the millionaires and movie stars society worships. Self improvement is a continuous process; there is no finish line. Treating life as a competition is counterproductive. It makes us envy our friends and despise ourselves. The advantage of hiring a coach is to get past the petty squabbling and find what really makes you happy. Instead of striving for outside approval, it's about recognizing your unique brilliance and being able to enjoy it, even if no one else notices.
Its not like you were miserable before
...but if something is missing; If you feel like a drone going through the motions without passion or enthusiasm; If you feel powerless against destiny and that your creative abilities are going to waste, please contact Leo Frincu for a free one-on-one introductory coaching session.
Leo Frincu is currently pursuing certification in Life Coaching Certification with a specialty in Career, Relationship & Wellness Coaching from the International Coach Academy
INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A FREE 30/45 MIN FREE COACHING SESSION WITH LEO?
Your free introductory coaching session will involve setting up a time and calling Leo for a free 30/45 minute introductory session. Be prepared to clarify and explore your coaching goals, ask questions, get acquainted, etc. We will want to make sure that we are a good coaching match for each other and to clarify details of how the coaching partnership would work to help you achieve your goals. That's all there is to it.
Scheduling your Appointment
Times are available during the day, some evenings and some weekend times as well. To get started, email Leo with some dates, times and time zone of your preference for your initial call. Leo will confirm your free coaching session and send you necessary contact information.
What is Coaching?
How is Coaching different from Consulting?
How is coaching different from a best friend?
How is coaching different from therapy?
How is personal coaching different from sports coaching?
What is the basic philosophy of coaching?
Who hires a coach and why?
What happens when you hire a coach?
Does a coach work on personal goals or business/professional goals?
Where does a coach focus with an average client?
Why is coaching becoming so popular?
Please, give me some context about coaching.
What about people who are already doing great in their lives. Why would they need a coach?
Can a dependency be created between coach and client?
Can coaching hurt someone?
Can I hire a coach just for a short-term, special project?
Coaching is a new profession.
Help people set better goals and then reach those goals.
Ask their clients to do more than they would have done on their own.
Focus their clients better to more quickly produce results.
Provide the tools, support and structure to accomplish more.
"My clients get focused and produce faster because they have a coach."
Coaching is a form of consulting. But the coach stays with the client to help implement the new skills, changes and goals to make sure they really happen.
A best friend is wonderful to have. But is your best friend a professional who you will trust to advise you on the most important aspects of your life and/or business? Have a best friend and a coach.
Coaching is not therapy. I don't work on "issues" or get into the past or deal much with understanding human behavior. I leave that up to the client to know and figure out while we help them move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give them the life they really want. Another way to view it is that therapy helps an individual to move from dysfunctional to functional, from -10 to 0. Coaching is focused on moving from functional to outstanding, from 0 to +10. I'm not trained nor licensed to help deal with psychological problems. Clients are urged to seek help from a competent professional for any medical or psychological problem.
Personal coaching includes several principles from sports coaching, like teamwork, going for the goal, being your best. But unlike sports coaching, most professional coaching is not competition or win/lose based. We strengthen the client's skills vs. help them beat the other team. It's win/win.
Simply put, that we humans are great, that we're all discovering what we really want and that we get can get what we want faster and easier by having a coach who's been there and who can help us.
People hire a coach because
They want more.
The want to grow.
They want it easier.
It's as simple as that. Coaches help a client get all three. Quickly.
Many things, but the most important are:
You take yourself more seriously.
You take more effective and focused actions immediately.
You stop putting up with what is dragging you down.
You create momentum so it's easier to get results. You set better goals that you might not have without the coach.
Both, actually. And, with the line between personal and business life blurring in the 90s, the coach is the only professional trained to work with all aspects of you.
I focus where the client needs me most. And, I tend to weave in the following discussions:
Getting the client's Personal Foundation strengthened.
You take more effective and focused actions immediately.
Helping the client beef up their Reserve.
Helping the client set goals based on their Personal Values.
By including these with what the client wants from us, I help the client have fewer problems and focus on what's going to make them the most successful. I've found that clients really enjoy the approach.
Coaching is becoming popular for several reasons:
Many people are tired of doing what they should do and are ready to do something special and meaningful for the rest of their lives. Problem is, many can't see it, or if they can, they can't see a way to reorient their life around it. A coach can help them do both.
People are realizing how simple it can be to accomplish something that several years ago might have felt out of reach or like a pipedream. A coach is not a miracle worker (well, they are, sometimes) but a coach does have a large tool kit to help the Big Idea become a Reality. Fortunately, people now have time and resources to invest in themselves in this kind of growth.
Spirituality. If you've tracked the phenomenal success of James Redfield's Celestine Prophecy on the NY Times best-seller list during 1994, you get a sense of just how many people are willing to look at, and consider, the notion of spirituality. Wow. Many coaches are spiritually based, even the ones who coach IBM and AT&T. America is getting spiritual quickly. (Our working definition of spirituality? How connected you are with yourself and others?) The coach helps the clients to tune in better to themselves and others.
A personal coach does just what an athletic coach or music teacher does, only in a more complete and bigger way. A coach challenges you and takes the time to find out what winning in life means to you. A coach is your partner in living the life you know you can accomplish, personally and professionally. A coach is someone to hold you accountable for your life, to make sure you really do live up to your potential. No matter where you are in life, there is always a desire for more. More success, more money, closer relationships, a deeper feeling of meaning in life, etc. It is the nature of people to want to attain more, become more, be more, and we all struggle with how to get what we're looking for. Most people believe that "hard work and doing it on your own" are the keys to finding the life, success, money, or happiness that they seek. They believe that a price must be paid to attain what they want, and often that price is poor health, not having enough time to enjoy life, strained family relationships or lessened productivity. The saddest part is that, even though this effort may result in more of something, it is often not the something you had in mind, and you are back where you started, or worse, further from your real intentions. Athletes and performers know about this trap. They know they need someone else, a trained someone else to help them set goals, discover real needs, and work effectively toward ultimate goals of excellence. So, they are willing to hire a coach or a teacher. No serious athlete or musician would expect to progress very far without one.
They might not need a coach. But it is helpful to find out. Are they doing what they most enjoy? Are they tolerating anything? Is life easy? Are they going to be financially independent within the next 15 years? Do they have what they most want? We've discovered that, often, people need to expect more out of their lives. A coach can help in this process.
Not really. The client may need the coach in order to maximize an opportunity or accelerate their growth, yet not be dependent on the coach. Anyone who's up to something needs structure, advice, support and a place to brag, so in that sense, the coach is necessary. But an emotional, psychological dependency is not created. The coach works with people who are just fine and strong enough on their own. Remember, we're not resolving issues here. The coach is helping the client to create a better future: More success, more money, and a higher quality of life.
No. How? We aren't doing psychological work. We're not trying to control the client's thinking. We're not cattle prods; we're partners.
Yes. I'm happy to work with a client to help them accomplish specific projects or goals. Often, however, that tends to lead to a longer-term repletion because there are even more interesting things to accomplish.