By Janez Hudovernik (Slovenia)

Coaching and running are inborn

As we are born to run, so we are born to coach and be coached. Just look at small children. They run all over the place all the time and they are immensely curious. They continually ask all kinds of questions and enjoy new things, exploring their possibilities. However, somewhere in the process of growing up, we lose this natural inborn talent and start doing the opposite. We sit a lot, not moving our body or using our brain. Instead of questioning, we are either giving or receiving orders. Then we wonder why our health, relationships and work productivity are suffering.

I was not a runner when I was younger – the total opposite, in fact.  I didn’t like physical education when I was at school. It was the one subject I despised the most. Running came into my life much later, about 10 years ago, when I was in my late thirties. The initial spark was my poor physical condition. I began slowly and now I run almost daily.  Then, last Fall, I completed a full marathon!

Source: iCN Issue 13 (Wellness & Holistic Coaching); pages 55-57

About Janez Hudovernik

Janez Hudovernik has 26 years of business experience. He started his career at Lip Bled and IBM Slovenia companies. For the past 18 years, he has worked as a consultant, coach and trainer on sales, management, and personal and organizational efficiency. His work and lectures are inspiring, practical and bring results. He has cooperated with some of the most successful Slovenian athletes and teams in the field of full engagement and mental preparation.

He is also an active recreational sportsman. He runs, also in half-marathons and marathons. He is actively engaged with his energy and together with his family – wife Tadeja and six children Ela, Valter, Rebeka, Klara, Andreja and Rafael – he lives by the principles of full engagement.

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Certified Executive Coach Stakeholder Centered Coaching by Marshall Goldsmith
  • The Alpha Group (TAG) Regional Director for Slovenia and Croatia
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Certified persolog personality factor profile master trainer and regional distributor
  • The power of Full Engagement certified trainer (Human Performance International)