IN SEARCH OF ONE’S SELF…
Searching of one’s own path, both when it comes to private and professional life, is an extremely vital process. Partly, this journey is assisted by our parents and other people who are close to us, and it all happens mostly during the earlier stages of our lives. When we only manage to become more independent we try to explore the world and ourselves on our own, thanks to which we become more self-conscious individuals.
However, sometimes it happens that during all this process of exploring the world and our own potential we need some help, without which it may be difficult for us to move on and to get rid of the impasse, which may become the source of frustration and may also frequently lead to depression. Of course, our feelings don’t need to be that dramatic, we may simply feel a desire to improve ourselves and the skills we have. When does this need of help arise in us? There may be many reasons of such a state of affairs, but mostly it’s related to the situation in which we achieve high professional results and we have a feeling of stagnation, which is associated with the lack of additional progress or, just on the contrary, we may feel helpless because until now we haven’t discovered our own potential and we know that without the specialist’s help we won’t be able to change much in our private or professional life.
Luckily, there are professionals working in the field of coaching, who can help us in many areas of life. I’m truly pleased to introduce you to my today’s interviewee – Marta Samson – a career and business coach who will tell you a little about how passion defines her private and professional life.
Passion Piece: Could you tell my readers a few words about yourself?
Marta: I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best to help people to achieve their goals.
Passion Piece: You’re a career & business coach with a background in project management. How did you start your adventure with business coaching and coaching as such?
Marta: Straightway after I completed my “Personal Development Diploma” within The Coaching Academy, I was helping people and giving small workshops where I had the opportunity to share my skills and what I’ve learnt and meet potential clients.
Passion Piece: Who is your target audience? Are mainly individual people interested in taking part in your workshops, or are they mostly encouraged by the companies they work for?
Marta: Women the age of 30 years and above looking to progress in their careers or start a business.
Passion Piece: How is it coaching individually and in a team? Which way do you prefer?
Marta: I like both, an example if I’m helping someone in a career, I like one-to-one coaching/mentoring, or if it is entrepreneurs, I like the workshops or closed groups.
Passion Piece: Who’s your inspiration when it comes to coaching? Are there any professionals you look up to?
Marta: Oh, yes, Marie Forleo, Oprah Winfrey, and Mel Robins. I admire them and also would like to meet them.
Passion Piece: How is it to be a woman in such a business? What tips would you like to share with the ones who would consider following your steps in the coaching industry?
Marta: It is not easy, in my opinion; for someone bilingual, it is most challenging because maybe you haven’t been speaking your mother tongue, and now you are helping other people in English.
My advice to anyone that wants to start a coaching business is to start small; maybe you can offer life coaching sessions. Then invest in a coach/mentor to help you to grow your practice.
Passion Piece: What are your most significant accomplishments when it comes to business coaching? Are there any projects you would like to work on in particular?
Marta: My greatest accomplishment is meeting new people every day, I’ve worked with women online from different countries because of the social network, and I found one of the most graceful ways to collaborate and make business friends.
Passion Piece: What other passions are you driven by? What do you love doing in your free time?
Marta: I enjoy exercise. I do body bump, Yoga, Aquafit classes, countryside walks, spending time with my family, friends and having self-care time me myself and I.
Passion Piece: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Marta: I plan to have a solid, strong business and be already retired from my job.
Passion Piece: Which motto would you like to share with my readers?
Marta: My firm belief, there is always an opportunity, but without taking action, you won’t know. Always believe in yourself and invest time in discovering what you want to do.
Passion Piece: Thank you very much for this truly inspiring conversation and I wish you continued success in the future!
See you around!
Photos by: Marta Samson