My name is Mihaela Stancu.
I choose to practice coaching because I believe in people like you. I know that unique inner energy drives everyone. I witnessed miracles happening in people’s lives when coaching them to discover and master their uniqueness.
I discovered this world, just like you, trusting that I can. I knew it. As a child, I was creative, expansive, inspiring, optimistic, curious, and caring. I was full of energy, and I loved to help people to be better, to do better. When I joined the school, things started to change. I was told I should not be expansive because it is not appropriate. So, I began to manifest in silence. I was penalized when using creativity to solve math problems because I did not follow their rules. So, I started to follow. Teachers told me that leading people means overwhelming responsibility. So, I began to lose my energy and feel the heaviness. Life showed me that solely being optimistic doesn’t bring you the desired results. So, I started to doubt. My loved ones told me it was not suited to be curious or care about others as this was not my business. These last two, I could not do these. It felt against my everything.
But I grew up an adolescent with many fears and low self-trust. I sabotaged my efforts to achieve high performance being only number 2 or 3 in sports competitions or academic contests. The number one seat was not for me. It implied that me to be authentic. And authenticity meant: creativity, expansiveness, inspiration, optimism, curiosity, and care. By that time, I have long forgotten to behave that way. I was now following the rules of the “appropriate” society. I was a quiet follower with limited options but with high curiosity, a wilder side deep hidden, and extremely caring for everyone around me. As I grew, being in 2nd place started to follow me: in my job interviews, relationships, achievements, and school grades. I was almost the best.
In 2006, I first found out what coaching is about. Later, I focused on NLP, which became one of my passions. I was encouraged by people who believed in me to follow this path lightened my way. So I started the journey and spent about 980 hours training and coaching myself. And yes, I know now that I am the most authentic when teaching and coaching people. I am the most creative, choosing and using the tools and methods to match my client and audience’s needs; I am the most expansive in sharing my energy and passion with and for this profession that chose me, and I am the most inspiring when I speak my truth to the world. The optimism and curiosity connect me with me first, giving me an undeniable advantage in offering an unaltered presence to those I coach, mentor, or teach. The immense care for the people and nature inherited from my ancestors helps me see the good in every person beyond the limited image human eyes can capture. I do my best to help the people I work with discover this good or uncover it for themselves. So what I do with great success and uniquely assisting humans in connecting with themselves at intense levels.
I now count over 1400 hours in coaching sessions held in three languages: English, Romanian, and Spanish with my clients, and about double, the time spent training as a trainer. I assisted and guided inner discoveries that strengthened qualities and powers, aligned lives to values, overcame obstacles and limitations, and followed personal and professional success journeys. As a result, my clients evolved in their careers and relationships or achieved meaningful life goals. They are now more truthful, accept themselves quickly, and show up as improved versions of themselves.
Training and certifications:
Senior Accredited Coach – IIC&M – Noble Manhattan School, UK
NLP Practitioner, Master, Coach, Trainer – IANLP – VreauNLP.ro, NLP Integrative
Psychology – University Hyperion Bucharest
Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt – ASQ
Master Strategic Management – University of Portsmouth, UK
Coaching Network Lead/ Council Member – Multinational Company – 2015 – 2017/2017 – Present
Global Coaching Support Group Leader – Nobble Manhattan Coaching School – 2017 – 2019
Training Community Lead – Multinational Company – 2017 – present