30 Decembrie 2012
The year 2012 will soon become a blurry memory. Notice that since Christmas, days have already been getting longer and brighter. Spring and then summer are just around the next bends. So much electricity and excitement in the air!
May all of you have a fantastic year in 2013. We wish you quality time with close friends, deep loving connections, unexpected successes, and excellent health to enjoy it all. And thank you for your dear and faithful presence at our sides.
Somewhere along the way during 2012, it seems that I have stopped setting myself precise goals, elaborating myself complex projects and consciously aiming for ambitious professional outcomes.
Don’t get me wrong: I have not become much lazier. And I am not indirectly considering a gradual form of professional retirement. Although I have developed my skills and achieved exceptional results during this past year, these have all come very naturally, almost effortlessly. More than ever, I deeply feel that I have actively participated in co-developing better futures. I consequently know that I will continue serving individuals and teams to help them achieve who they are and increase their contribution to creating a better world. It even feels as if my best personal and professional years are yet to come!
Today, I feel that I am so confidently focused on being profoundly present to ongoing, shared processes that setting ambitious goals and designing efficient plans to achieve them has become a totally superfluous exercise. I am indeed more trustful that countless unexpected, innovating interactive opportunities will playfully and gracefully replace whatever precise outcome I may consciously set out to achieve. So today, I am simply not wasting time locking my sights into clearly defined goals and plans. I am just deeply trustful that in the future, I will most probably discover and realize more than ever before.
Consequently, if I have a reasonably planned agenda that will keep me active for the coming months, I feel that much more pertinent objectives and results will emerge as the year unfolds. Staying poised to seize and develop these creative, apparently peripheral opportunities is in fact my real goal. Interestingly, I also firmly believe that my clients will also need to let go of their conscious goals in order to achieve other unexpected outcomes. In that open, non-aligned strategy focused on seizing emergieng opportunities, we will paradoxically be quite aligned.
So in order to keep myself connected with the global flow and to surf with positive environmental energies, I will continue to design processes and coach in order to accompany clients and friends. The underlying goal is to both to help them adapt to our shared, apparently chaotic economic and political context, and to help them uncover and become who they truly are. To do this, I will continue doing what I do best: 1) being a coach, 2) teaching systemic coaching 3) sharing through articles and books.
Below are some information and links to stay connected and to participate in my professional activities this year. Beyond Romania and France, these activities will hopefully take me from Canada to Sweden, to Latin America, and hopefully to other unexpected horizons. So please keep in touch and do not hesitate to forward this newsletter to whomever you think could benefit from what I have to offer.
Being a Coach:
Beyond working with individuals and accompanying teams, I will continue to focus on exploring different facets of organizational coaching, or accompanying large groups of leadership teams. This larage-group coaching approach powerfully allows for corporate realignment and leadership culture development. Today, this approach is proving to be my systemic coaching growing edge, permitting profound organizational transformations. https://www.metasysteme-coaching.eu/english/systemic-organizational-coaching-a-case-study/
Over the years, our Metasysteme Coach Academy coach-development programs have become a preferred learning environment to develop systemic coaches. It has also fostered an innovative Systemic Coaching school of thought that has profoundly stimulated the maturing Romanian coaching community.
The core of the Metasysteme Coaching program is a nine-day "Systemic Coaching Fundamentals" course for leaders and coaches. This increasingly successful coach-training program is delivered in English in Bucharest, Romania: https://www.metasysteme-coaching.ro/romana/dates-prices-and-registration/. if you are already a trained coach, don’t miss the new three-day "Supervision Marathon" that will be offered in Bucharest twice a year. The Metasysteme Coaching systemic supervision process has proven to be a very powerful way to prepare to pass International Coach Federation certifications.
For your international friends and partners, equivalent programs are delivered in French, in Paris: https://www.metasysteme-coaching.fr/francais/tarifs-dates-et-inscriptions/ and in Spanish, in Madrid, Spain, led by Claude Arribas: https://www.anse.fr/espanol/modulo-de-formacion-en-el-coaching-sistemico/
As always, I will continue positing new and revised resource articles for systemic coaches and leaders on my English website, https://www.metasysteme-coaching.eu/english/ . Maybe, also, a new Romanian book will gradually emerge out of those texts. I will also continue to post pertinent systemic coaching links on my Metasysteme Coaching Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/metasysteme.coaching/. Although I sometimes refresh some older articles and videos, do not hesitate to consult the history of older contributions on that page. For more personal observations, humor and comments, you can also sign onto my personal Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alain.cardonmcc
Most of all, however, we both want to wish you an excellent year of innovative growth, happiness and health. Please do keep our connection alive by contacting me to share or meet, and take excellent care of yourselves and your loved ones.
Geanina & Alain