Kamin is a Results Coach based in Cape Town, South Africa.
What motivated you to become a coach?
In one of my roles, I was allocated an executive coach. I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions and felt that it was added support from my manager. I was so intrigued by human behaviour and decided to study Psychology. With a keen interest in Organisational Psychology, I saw Results Coaching pivotal to my skills. Having seen what coaching did for my personal development I wanted to support others.
What was one of your biggest learnings while training to become a coach?
During your training, you are taught specific methodologies. At first, coaching feels very scripted until you lean into your abilities and become more present. Trusting the process is key.
What do you typically talk about with a prospective client during a free discovery session?
The discovery session is an opportunity for us to meet each other and see whether we are a good fit to work together. We discuss any previous experience with coaching, who I am as your potential coach and what your objectives are.
What do you think prevents more professionals from seeking out their own coach?
I think that many people are becoming more curious about how coaching can support them. It is after all about your experience and hence the discovery session is very important. I would like coaching to be accessible to all, however, as a professional there are costs that I believe hamper many people from signing up. There is also psychology about when we receive something for free and the investment we are willing to make in getting our results.
What has surprised you about working with clients across several different countries?
I am passionate about developing future leaders. I work with many young people at the start of their careers and am fascinated by their level of commitment towards their personal growth and development. I find that access to resources often impacts the level of commitment across countries.