by Vali Cojocaru (Romania)

In ancient times Kings and often businessmen consulted monks and cardinals before taking crucial decisions. These monks were the original coaches – people who were seen as equals and sometimes even superiors in terms of their intellect. Coaching has evolved since then and today coaches are seen as partners that can help us uncover our potential, facilitate life transitions and act as our personal sounding boards.

Coaching today is essentially divided into two categories: life coaching and executive coaching. While the underlying philosophy for both forms is the same – helping people achieve a shift in consciousness, so that they can adopt new and productive ideas/beliefs; there are certain key differences between the two.

Source: iCN Issue 1 (Maiden Issue); pages 12-19