Although it might appear that the words “choice” and “decision” are just synonyms for the same thing, there is actually a difference between the two. From psychological investigations, we know that the difference stems from the concepts of freedom and determinism, where freedom is the place of choice and determinism is the point of decision. A…More
I am a Certified Executive Coach specializing in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Development, a leader, who has 20 years of corporate leadership experience and 17 years of personal development experience. After graduating from Ural State University of Economics in Yekaterinburg, Russia with an MA in Organizational Development, I spent the next seven years with a major Russian corporation. I started as an Organizational Development specialist and through hard work and diligence rose to Vice President. After perestroika I started my own business, which I successfully operated until 1999 when I left Yekaterinburg for the United States. My first and only employer for the 17 years I have been in the United States has been the oldest coaching school in the world – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), San Rafael, California. I started there as the Accounting Manager and rose to Director of Human Resources. I have several times reinvented myself as my learning has led to one career milestone after another. Saying in alignment with some of my personal values, which are continuous learning and honoring my life purpose, I started my own company – InLight Coaching for entrepreneurs and executives -- in 2007. I have logged more than 10,000 coaching hours in service to my clients, who come from throughout the world. Almost daily, I inspire my clients and remind them that it is their choice whether to remain one of the world’s best-kept secrets or to be a gift to the world. Because of this, I have been called an awakener. I take that as a compliment!
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How can leaders get ready to work with Generations Y and Z? What kind of robust new focus should they have? Which route do modern leaders need to be taking? The answers to these questions have become increasingly relevant now that leadership is undergoing a major transformation after its evolution from “title and role” to a…More
When my daughter turned sixteen I invited her for the first time to participate in a daily workshop I was leading. The topic of the workshop was developing authentic listening skills. During the exercise all of the participants admitted to poor listening skills. They related that during their own conversations they often interrupted each other, talked over…More
The famous quote says: "Our thinking creates problems that the same type of thinking can’t resolve." If you don’t know at this moment what motivates you in life, let’s explore the definition and types of motivation. It will provide you with more clarity on the subject and move you to an exploration mindset. First, here…More
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