What is Coaching?
Enabling Your Personal Growth
Life coaching helps you to deepen your self-awareness and reach your goals step by step. I will help you to make the changes you want through using a unique and effective combination of Co-Active Coaching, mindfulness and other self-development tools.
The ICF defines coaching as 'Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential'.
Broadly speaking, coaching is a process that allows an individual or group of people to reflect and gain awareness of:
who they are
what is important to them, their values, strengths, challenges and options
what are the dreams and goals they have
what action to take in order to make the changes they want in their work or in life
Coaching focuses on helping the coachee to take responsibility for identifying their own goals, assessing their own strengths and areas for development and identifying their own solutions for moving forwards. This is achieved by the coach providing a safe, creative and non-judgemental space, asking thought-provoking questions and listening to help the coachee explore, reflect and make decisions.
My clients engage in coaching for a variety of reasons. It can help you to make changes in your life, business or career, improve your performance, enhance your relationships with others or develop specific skills.
The emphasis is on you, who you are, and your essence rather than what your CV looks like. I will challenge you to think deeper and further than you ever have before, and help you to deal with the blocks and fears that have prevented your life from going in the direction you always wanted.
As with anything that is worth doing, you too need to be 100% ready to commit to the coaching process. Truly transformative and lasting results will follow.
I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), trained by the renowned Co-Active Training Institute. CTI is widely recognized as the most rigorous professional coach training and certification program in the industry. As the largest and most established in-person professional coach training organization in the world, CTI has trained over 62,000 coaches, including employees in more than a third of the Fortune 100 companies.
I am also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and currently hold PCC accreditation. ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. In my work, I follow their code of ethics and standards.
Before my leadership and life coaching business, I have been working in business life for about 17 years in several industries and positions varying from Sales, HR, Management Consultant to Leadership positions.
To learn more about my professional background please visit my LinkedIn profile and to know me better as a person read My Story and follow my social media accounts @marikanikkinencoahing on Instagram and Facebook.
Coaching was love at first sight when I was on my first coaching training in 2012. I was empowered by the impact it had on me and the people I was coaching at that time. When I hit the wall in 2015 and decided to come back even stronger I found my way to Co-Active Coaching training in 2017. It has been a life changing path for me in many ways. I have dared to resign and become an entrepreneur in 2018 and listen to my intuition and it has taken me far from where I was. Everything I can be grateful for in life is because of coaching.
Marika is a genuinely curious, kind, compassionate, empathetic, knowledgeable, and personable coach and leader.
Working with Marika was enriching and empowering. Her listening skills and intuitive gifts offer wisdom and the opportunity to grow professionally and personally.
LIZI, LEADERSHIP COACH, MCC