By Cristina Nicoleta Burcă – iCN Journalist (Romania)

What role do career coaches play in all this? Can coaches really help you clear your ideas, draw a strategic business plan and start creating a successful and meaningful life out of it? The answer is Yes, they can. International trends show that both corporations and individual professionals seek support from a career coach.“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”, Confucius. This may seem a naive remark in the capitalist world nowadays, highly impacted by the global economic crisis. However, more and more people have the courage to step outside the comfort of a secure job and pursue their passion; and turning their passion into a purposeful and profitable activity, be it as an entrepreneur or a corporate professional.

In this article, we take the pulse of Romania, a society in which democracy and capitalism are still battling with post-communist mentalities and practices. For this, we chose two prominent career coaches from Bucharest, Diana Ursachi (Management Consultant and Founder of GuideAcademy) and Dragoș Nicolaescu (Vocational Mentor and Business Angel). We explore current trends and challenges that Romanians face when it comes to their professional lives and we review some Success Stories.

You will get inspiring insights and advice on how to manage career transitions, find your dream job and transform it into a rewarding activity.

Source: iCN Issue 8 (Career Coaching); pages 39-42

About Cristina Nicoleta Burcă

Cristina is a professional and enthusiastic Communication and Lifestyle Consultant, with broad professional experience in international environments (Belgium, Germany, India, Italy and Romania) as a PR professional and Journalist. She is currently based in Romania, but she offers consultancy and trainings at international level. You can find her on: