My name is Mihaela Stancu.
I choose to practice coaching because I believe in people like you. I know that everyone is driven by an inner unique energy. I witnessed miracles happening in people’s life, when coaching them to discover and master their uniqueness.
I discovered this world, just like you, trusting that I can. I knew it. I was creative, expansive, inspiring, optimistic, curious and caring as a child. I was full of energy and I loved to help people to be better, to do better. When I joined school, things started to change. I was told I should not be expansive because it is not appropriate. So, I started 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. I was told that leading people means overwhelming responsibility. So, I started to lose my energy and feel a heaviness encompassing me. I was showed that being optimistic doesn’t bring you the desired results. So, I started to doubt. I was told that it is not right to be curious nor care about others as this was not my business. This last two, I could not do. I simply could not. It was against my everything.
But I grew up an adolescent with a lot of fears and low self-trust. I sabotaged my entire efforts to achieve high performance being only number 2 or 3 in sport competitions, or academic contests. The number one seat was simply not for me. It implied for me to be authentic. And authenticity meant: creativity, expansiveness, inspiration, optimism, curiosity and care. By that time I was long forgotten to behave that way. I was following now the rules of the “appropriate” society. I was a quiet follower with limited options but with high curiosity, with a wilder side deep hidden and I was extremely caring for everyone around me. As I was growing, being on 2nd place started to follow me: in my job interviews, in my relationships, in my achievements and school grades. I was almost the best.
In 2006, I first found out what coaching is about. Later on I focused on NLP which became one of my passions. I was encouraged by people who believed in me to follow this path and it lightened my way. I started the journey and spent about 980 hours training and coaching myself. And yes, I know it now for sure, 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 sharing my own energy and passion with and for this profession that chose me, I am the most inspiring when I speak my truth to the world. The optimism and curiosity connect me with myself first giving me an undeniable advantage to offer unaltered presence to those I coach, mentor or teach. The immense care for the people and nature inherited from my ancestors helps me to see clearly the good in every person beyond the limited image human eyes can capture, and what I do best is to help the people I work with to discover this good or uncover it for themselves. So what I do with great success, and in an unique way is I help humans connect with themselves at very deep levels.
I now count over 1400 hours spent in coaching sessions held in three different languages: English, Romanian and Spanish with my clients, and about double the time spent in training as trainer. I assisted and guided inner discoveries that strengthened qualities and powers, aligned lives to values, overcame obstacles and limitations, and followed journeys to personal and professional success. All of my clients evolved in their career, relationships, or achieved meaningful life goals. They are now more truthful, accept themselves easily and certainly 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 Integrativ
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 – 2020