Paolo Assandri
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“Never give up on your dreams, follow the signs”

Paulo Coelho

If you have a goal and you don't know how to achieve it, if you are afraid of not being sufficiently motivated or determined to achieve it, if you are afraid of failing or if you simply need to clarify your target, coaching could be for you.

What is coaching?

Coaching is a type of short-term psychological and motivational intervention.

Its purpose is to stimulate people to achieve a goal, to stimulate personal growth and activate a learning process to enable them to achieve what they desire.

It generally consists of 6-12 sessions and can be useful in various areas (professional, personal, sports, etc.) to help people achieve their goals. In fact, coaching stimulates action by means of a self-awareness process that is activated in the relationship between coach and client.

Objectives that can become the focus of a coaching intervention are as follows:

  • Changing jobs
  • Choosing a university study path
  • Improving interpersonal or communication skills
  • Increasing assertiveness
  • Increasing self-esteem in a specific area
  • Achieving a healthier lifestyle (lose weight, exercise regularly, etc.)
  • Improving managerial skills
  • Improving the ability to manage conflicts
  • Finding strategies to deal with important life changes (new city, new Country, new job, etc.)
  • Improving professional, sporting or artistic performances
  • And many others

As a coach, my work starts with the assumption that you are the "greatest expert" in your life and that you already have many of the resources available to achieve your goals, although you are simply not aware of it.

If you decide to work with me, my main objective will be to help you increase your self-awareness, to channel your energy and resources to achieve your goals and enhance your determination and resilience. In addition, I will give you a series of tools and keys that you can use independently to facilitate your journey.

Technically speaking, to help you effectively in respect of your individuality, I use Miller and Rollnick Motivational Interviewing, John Whitmore's GROW model and numerous Positive Psychology and Solution-focused brief coaching activities.

What coaching is NOT

Coaching should not be confused with counselling or psychotherapy.

Coaching is not advisable if you are experiencing a particularly intense psychological and emotional distress that hinders your daily activities or interferes with your relationships. Neither is coaching advisable if you have symptoms of a psychological disorder that require appropriate psychotherapeutic treatment.

For example, if you have been feeling intensely sad for some time or your anxiety is such that you need medication to control it or if you suffer from panic attacks, counselling or psychotherapy are a better option. In this case I will advise you on the most suitable treatment.

How does coaching work?

We can arrange a free, 30-minute introductory Skype or Zoom meeting to understand if coaching is the most suitable option for your needs.

After this meeting, if you are willing to continue, coaching will start with an initial session of about 2 hours. This session will help me to get to know you better and give us the opportunity to structure and clarify how we will proceed.

Generally, a coaching path is structured over 6-12 sessions, but the number of sessions may vary depending on your goal. For some people, it may take just a couple of sessions.

Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on your goal, your needs and the time available.

Since coaching is an experiential process with a strong practical element, if you are open to self-training activities, I will invite you to perform simple activities and exercises between sessions, with the goal of optimising your input and facilitating your progress.

How long do coaching sessions last and how much do they cost?

A 90-minute session costs


The first meeting lasts 90 minutes and it costs