An axiom: setting goals is one of the most necessary steps in effectuating life change. However, as most of us know, sometimes it is very difficult to take that first step and make the commitment. Why: Is there some particular reason that stops you from taking those first steps on the path to achieving your…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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Sometimes I call myself a life architect because I inspire people to design their life, just as an architect designs a building. In my role as a life architect I motivate people to pursue their lives courageously and with purpose. My life purpose is to help my clients understand their resources and capabilities and, then,…More
We can think of Shining Life Purpose as a shorthand way of saying “reason for being.” Or, one could say, “for what purpose do I exist?” Without getting too existentialistic about it, recognizing and knowing one’s Shining Life Purpose allows one to feel that there is meaning in one’s life. Still another way of expressing the…More
Through a tall glass of cool, clear water, I looked at my daily schedule on my computer screen. I saw the fuzzy list of my daily competing priorities: operations group conference call 7—8 budget call 8—10 coaching meeting 10—11 client meeting 11—noon brown bag lunch with mentee then a barrage of meetings the rest of the day… No way I’d get…More
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