How I work
You are one-of-a-kind. This is your strength. And yet, so many times we try to be someone else. When your authenticity is not expressed, your gift is lost to the world. During life changes such as expatriation, job search, life transitions, ... you might feel lost and lonely but actually this is the right moment to ask yourself "What do I really want?"
I know this question becomes even louder when you move to a new country and you want to use this time to get clear about your calling, with what makes you happy to wake up in the morning and the meaning of your life. Now is the time to turn your dreams into reality. And I am here, right by your side, to help you make the change you are longing for!
So how does it work?
If you are serious about taking this powerful step, taking charge and revealing you potential, contact me for a free consultation (without any obligation) and get your questions answered.
In my work with clients of diverse cultures, nationalities, age and backgrounds I have realized that they all stumbled over 3 issues: lack of clarity or confidence, difficulties when moving into action, and feeling out of balance. You might have a different way of describing this but the essence is the same. So I designed 3 different packages that can be combined with a personality assessment tool to specifically suit your needs. Have a look here for packages and prices.
All my packages are flexible and depending on your goals, I can design a support programme specifically for you after our free consultation.
A coaching session takes one hour, except for the first one - the Discovery Session which takes one hour and 1/2. We meet either face to face or by Skype. I coach in French, English, Romanian and German.
Why does it work?- My secret recipe
When I ask my clients at the end of our coaching journey what I did in order to create the conditions for them to achieve the amazing things they achieved, they reveal my secret recipe that I share here with you in the form of a hanzi (Chinese character)
This is the old Chinese character for 'Tree' (mù). It has a very important place in the Chinese imaginary world and symbolizes the awakening of nature in spring. The roots of this tree are my 3 core skills as your coach, the branches are the benefits of our coaching relationship for your own growth.
Trees continue to grow during wintertime and bloom in spring. Nature is meant to grow and surpass itself. So are human beings. And sometimes, just like some trees, they might need a good gardener to prepare the ground, pour water and allow each branch to breathe well and develop. This is the beauty and purpose of my coaching.
And as your Coach, I am here to create the right conditions for you to grow and move forward from where you are to where you would rather be in life.
“With her insightful approach, thoughtful manner and calm demeanour, Cristina helps me to clear the mental path leading from dreams and ideas to tangible realities. She creates an atmosphere of ease, trust and openness, while at the same time conveying knowledge and experience.
Working with Cristina is a valuable experience, one would not want to miss.”
« During our coaching together I witnessed my own metamorphosis. Just like a caterpillar that parts with her chrysalis to become a butterfly. »
It works for your teenage child as well
There are moments when you will feel that your children, especially during their teenage years, lose confidence in themselves, have a hard time adapting to a new culture or reintegrating in their home country. Or that they don't know which way to go when they have to choose a profession. No matter how much you believe in them and want to help them, they sometimes need someone from outside their family, someone neutral, who can offer them a safe space where they can talk, grow and prepare for what's next. Besides my skills as a coach, one big advantage is my age: I'm too old to be their friend but too young to be their mother. The other is that I am not a psychotherapist. For teenagers, these 2 points make a huge difference.
Here is the story of Barbara and Valentine. Barbara is the mother of Valentine. She believed in her daughter's potential 100%. And she felt that I, as a coach, can support her daughter in a different way. That's why she contacted me and asked me to work with Valentine.
Valentine (Barbara's teenage daughter ): "When my mother suggested to hire a coach in order to help me regain my self-confidence, I was skeptical. I had no desire to expose out loud my weaknesses and to have myself psychoanalized. Despite those fears, I have decided to accept her suggestions because I was aware that anyway I couldn't continue like that my whole life. At the first session, I had no idea what I could say. But your approach reassured me and I came back for the next session. Thanks to you, to your patience, your kindness and calm demeanor I succeed into opening myself and I regained the confidence in myself and in my capacities. You put words on things I would have never managed to express by myself and this helped me a lot in order to chase my worries away."
Barbara (Valentine's mother): "With Cristina's coaching, we saw our daughter regaining confidence in herself, discovering or re-discovering her qualities and finding new areas of growth. She showed to Valentine new options that opened to her and her personality. Cristina knew how to listen to our daughter and how to find words better that we were able to to as her parents in order to help her. Valentinte is much more fulfilled in her life today. Thank you Cristina."
My coaching approach respects the code of ethics of the ICF (International Coach Federation). The coaching sessions are confidential. When you contact me directly, we sign a two-part agreement.
In the case of coaching for teenagers, we sign a three-part agreement between the parent, the teenager and myself and we all meet together at the beginning, to clearly establish goals and the role of each of us and then, at the end of coaching support, to discuss the results. All the sessions with the teenager are confidential.