29 Martie 2009
April 2009. Spring is here at last. Nature all around us is blossoming, and is obviously unaware that there is a worldwide economic crisis. A beautiful illustration that life goes on, no matter what. Life goes on indeed.
But whether or not each individual is directily and financially affected by the crisis, it seems that everyone is reconsidering fundamental and personal priorities. Almost everyone I meet is questioning their basic assumptions and often making very important decisions concerning their lives.
We are all focusing on our latent personal and social dissatisfactions. These have been underlined by the recent economic and political meltdown. If there are clear messages to learn from today’s transformations, they may be that mindless consumption does not bring happiness. We need to earn money as a means. However, the money we earn is just a measure of success. It is not a very pertinent goal. Very often in the qualitative dimensions of life, more is less. and too much is dangerous. Etc. In general, new awarenesses is a great gift. For many, the economic crisis is provoking important personal and professional questions and spurring existential transformations.
Some of those questions are: What do I really want? What do I really want to do? Who do I want to become, and with whom do I really want to be? Important professional questions are surfacing: What profession do i want to embrace to bring meaning to my life? With whom do I want to work and develop on the long term?
Among other fundamental questions, these are completely in tune with what coaching is all about. Coaching is obviously synchronized with today's needs. I am both excited and proud to be part of this professional community.
To share a few more personal news and projects, Geanina and I will be coming to Romania from April 25 to May 24. During this trip, I will deliver a few workshops, trainings and conferences that you may want to consider.
On April 29-30 don’t miss the “Risk-Management / Cubes Exercise” workshop. It is highly recommended both for leaders and entrepreneurs, and for coaches and consultants.
As planned, my latest book in French, the "Dictionnaire Commenté du Coaching" will be on library shelves in France this end of April or early May. The Romanian version is being translated and we expect to have it out in September this year. Good excuse for another party.
Although I seem to have less time on my hands, I have also advanced on my next English book project and have started to put online and in that language a number of chapters in the form of articles. If you want to keep up, regularly check for changes on the English page of the website.
You have probably already noticed the cosmetic changes which makes the Metasysteme Coaching website easier to read and much more user-friendly. Visitors now view more pages and stay longer than before. The website also has a host of new potentials and functions, such as this newsletter function, of which this letter is the first large-scale test. You will be discovering more in the near future.
In three main languages and with some pages also translated into Spanish and German, The Metasystem website is gradually becoming an international resource for professional coaches all over the world.
Some statistics (from Google Analytics) and concerning visits for just this last month:
Thanks to the training investment in the past few years, the coaching community is developing fast in Romania. Every month, several Metaysteme Coaching Academy "alumni" are passing their ICF exams. As a result numerous Accredited Certified Coaches (ACCs) validated by the International Coach Federation are now active on the Romanian market, and more are preparing.
All ACCs who wish to be listed on our website may send us a very short (one paragraph) coach-training "bio", their website address and phone number to be listed on the Metasysteme Coaching Website.
Also, a few independent coaches are creating a team which will be more closely affiliated to Metasysteme Coaching and which will participate in developing our presence in Romania. These are also to be listed on the website.
This bring me to the end of the most recent news. So I hope to see you on our coming trip to Romania, or maybe on one of the following ones this year, and if you need information, do not hesitate to contact us by mail or phone.