The coach and business trainer on the power to connect with our authentic selves
As a communication coach and business trainer, Teodora Kamenova partners with her clients in awareness building on what’s truly important. Her main focus is on communication, cross-cultural, diversity and generational issues, soft and social skills, customer service, behavior and habit change, high-performance team coaching, etc. Teodora holds a PCC credential and is a registered Mentor Coach with the ICF. She has 2000+ hours of coaching practice since 2012. Teodora's company ConnecTEDY Ltd offers coaching and training to small and big Bulgarian and international companies, including some from Fortune 500 list.
What does a coach do?
The coach sees you as a healthy and capable being and equips you to go forward. A coach is someone who is helping you “re-story” the old story about yourself. A partner holding a judgement-free space and truly deeply listening to you. The main tools of a coach are powerful questions that focus you on finding solutions to issues that keep you awake at night.
What are some specific outcomes you can name that your clients' experience?
As a result of working with me, my clients manage to focus their communication on the common goals and values of the team/household members. And, at the same time, respect the identity, diversity, and uniqueness of the people they communicate with. They begin to hear the needs of others and see beyond the behavior on the surface. Other outcomes are becoming more authentic and confident, managing change, increasing their level of influence, becoming assertive and developing healthy boundaries, emotional intelligence and resilience, earning trust with ease, becoming motivating and inspiring leaders, and many more.
What makes a person happy and successful?
Success is measured by your contribution to humanity. Happiness is shared joy. When you connect with your authenticity you boost your happiness. I believe that genuine human connection and loving relationships, (self-)compassion, mindful living of your true self with respect to all beings on the planet, and leaving a legacy of purposeful community work are the answers.
How to find our authentic self?
A professional coach could support you along that journey. You’ll learn how to listen to the quiet inner voice of your wiser self. You’d first need to turn down the volume of your inner saboteur voices that keep you either in the past, in the drama, or in your comfort zone, etc. The job of a coach is also to challenge you. If you like that, go to a ranch and try to communicate with a horse… You’ll get instant and brutally honest feedback, an authentic reflection in the “mirror”.
What questions would you like to leave our audience with to reflect on?
What would you like your grown-up children to thank you for? What would you be doing if you were certain that you’ll definitely be successful and happy? What does your happy/successful self of the future ask you to start focusing on today? When are you committing to actually making the first step?... You got me going now… If you want more questions, ConnecTEDY will be there for you, engaging in conversations that matter!