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Steve Jobs’ like-a-career coach quote : “the only way to do great work is to love what you do”

Steve Jobs had always been an important public figure and his speeches were followed enthusiastically by masses. Here is a small part of his famous speech at  Stanford University in 2005. “Find your passion and follow it” is the message and it is just like a career coach’s. I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz [Steve Wozniak] and I started Apple in my parents’ garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2-billion company with over 4,000 employees. We had just released our...

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Endorsement from my dear coachees…

“After spending years as so-called a workaholic with big achievements drifted in the tide, finally it was time to take the lead for my own fulfillment and satisfaction. I took the boat with Merve in order to reach the destination called “ME”. We started discover ME when I thought I was in a period of catastrophe. Under her supervision, we defined what is thought but not spoken, can not be named. Her method and professionality and especially her energy made me open myself and enjoy expressing my unspoken bottlenecks, feelings and needs and enjoy working on them. Through the course of...

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Parent Panic

by Merve Can Professional Coach, Management Consultant and Psychologist   When I look around, I still hear concerns and worries coming from a wide range of age groups. Thirty-something, married, divorced or young people launching into business all share the same concern: « How am I going to tell this to my parents ? ». Even our first steps to find our own way by the trial and error method are under the harsh surveillance of parents. Yet one has its own truth and has to experiment it by himself. No one can stand against his will. There is a certain aspect of Turkish culture, which at...

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Emotional Awareness is in the Heart of Happiness and Coaching

by Merve Can, Professional coach, management consultant and psychologist   In the rush of everyday life, we barely have time to think about some questions: « How do I feel about my job? » « Am I happy at home? » « My relationship is going on but is it really working? » This is a betrayal, a betrayal to ourselves in the first place… Our feelings belong to us; they are buried deep within us. They are not distant at all, but sometimes it is like they were far away from us. Either we choose not to listen to them, because we are afraid of what we are going to hear and we’re...

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Coping with Stress with the Perspective of Life Coaching Brings Lasting Positive Change

by Merve Can Professional coach, consultant, and psychologist   Earning money, responsibilities at home, our significant one’s problems…It seems that no matter how hard we try to keep ourselves away from stress, it keeps following us and resides just at the center of our life. As a matter of fact, it could be useful to adopt some habits in order to change our life in a durable way. An albeit colossal change could  help us to combat stress : We just need to want the change… You could begin with asking yourself some questions whenever you feel under stress: 1 – What is...

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Pronto per cambiare?

Mi piaccono  i libri da Fabio Volo.  È un grande osservatore di uomini e della vita. Nel suo libro ultimo, “Le Prime Luci del Mattino”, Volo ha un carattere che si chiama Elena. Vorrei solo fare riferimento alla copertina del libro: “Elena si rende conto che un altro modo di vivere è possibile. Forse lei si merita di più, forse anche lei si merita la felicità. Basta solo trovare il coraggio di provare, di buttarsi, magari di sbagliare. “Per anni ho aspettato che la mia vita cambiasse, invece ora so che era lei ad aspettare che cambiassi io.” Mi fa piacere vedendo le persone...

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