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✨ Coach Spotlight: Joyce
Joyce is a Meta Coach from Mauritius. Over the last 25 years, she has been working in the Learning & Development and Talent Management sectors as Coach, Team Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Lecturer, Marketing Officer L&D Specialist and Learning & Development Manager.
What motivated you to become a coach?
In 2012-2014 I was going through very rough times in my personal life and wanted to understand my behaviour, and also understand the behaviour of other people in my life. I started to look for self-development course and I followed quite a number of them. A good friend of mine then introduced me to this new technique and framework and the forward looking aspect of coaching appealed to me. I started to follow a 3 module programme which culminated in 2015 in a 7-day bootcamp followed by 6 months of benchmarking and I then got certified. Then the journey began!
What superpower do you bring to your coaching?
I bring my passion for people, the belief that as long as someone really wants it, he/she can find his own solution. My Superpower is my ability to listen and be present with my clients whilst believing that the solution is in their hands, should they be willing to seek it.
What is something you do during a coaching session with a client that you wouldn't do during a check-in with a team member?
I love to use NLP patterns with my clients, and after a good “framing”, I encourage them to experiment with those. The patterns can really enrich a session and can prove to be very useful tools well after the coaching session itself.
What key conditions within a company make it more supportive of the use of coaching?
Trust is a key element to be able to develop a coaching culture within a company. This trust comes from the knowledge that the management and line managers believe that coaching can help them and their employees to better understand themselves and grow further as team members, leaders and individuals.
How would you describe your coaching style to a prospective new client?
My coaching style is ruthlessly compassionate, meaning that I will ask challenging questions, and push my clients out of their comfort zone while providing a safe, non-judgemental space for them to be able to smoothly unleash their potential.