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Dariusz Zurek - Coaching Has Opened A Door For Me!


This week, our passionate coach, Dariusz Zurek, shares his remarkable coaching journey and how Coaching opened a door for him to a happy and fulfilling career and far beyond.

Dariusz has set up his own Coaching practice, MTI Coaching helping small businesses thrive and reach their fullest potential.

We hope you enjoy….

What inspired you to join The Coaching Academy?

After having one coaching session when I was 18 related to the course I was involved in, I realised that coaching was mind-blowing career. I realised that many of limiting beliefs had stopped me from doing anything about it as I did not think of myself “worthy” of being a coach.

Few years went by, my confidence was improved. I came across coaching again and it inspired me to try it out.  I found The Coaching Academy’s Free 2-Day Course. After attending it I realised that coaching really ticks all the boxes for me when it comes to career and goes far beyond that.

What was/is your profession before becoming a coach?

Before becoming a coach, I have been in pursuit of my good fit within career. I have done wide range of different jobs, from being a waiter, massage therapist, warehouse work, welder, administrator to recruitment consultant, door to door sales and musician. None of the jobs have made me truly happy. Coaching Academy has opened a door for me to the career I did not even dream of!

What is the most amazing thing you have learned through The Coaching Academy?

The best thing I have learned so far was ability to empower people to find their own answers. I realised that I do not need to know every little detail and information to be able to help someone reach their goal. It is so much more powerful for the client if they come up with their own answers.

What was the most rewarding part of the course for you?

The best thing for me was the Accelerator days. After each Accelerator day, I went away buzzing with enthusiasm and confidence. I was always eager to try out new things straight after each Accelerator day. The best thing I enjoy about coaching, in general, is the difference it makes in people’s lives.

How did you fit coaching training into your busy life?

Fitting training to be a coach into a life with full-time job was not the easiest but at the same time very enjoyable. The biggest challenge I had was motivating myself to do the actions I said I will do and managing the time. I started quite chaotic, starting few things at once and not knowing what to do. Soon I discovered that by focusing at 1 thing at a time and completing it is so much more effective than multi-tasking.

Where are you now?

Before I found out about Coaching Academy, I swore to myself that I would never set up my own company as it was too risky. Recently, I have officially registered my company MTI Coaching. I am still working full time in my day time job right now, so I can safely have income coming in while building up and running my Coaching business.

How are you using coaching skills?

I help set up small businesses as well as helping owners get unstuck and bring happiness and confidence back into their ongoing business. Very soon I am organising 2 Group coaching events aimed to help wider range of potential clients.

Your tips for:

People who are looking to become coaches

The Diploma course with The Coaching Academy doesn’t just give you a fantastic career opportunity, but also life-changing tools and techniques that empower you to become a better version of yourself.

People who are in training with The Coaching Academy

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If Dariusz's words have inspired you and you feel that Coaching could be a potential full or part-time opportunity for you, or if you would just like to know a little more about what Coaching is and how it can benefit you and the lives of others, please contact our Specialist Course Advisor, Jamil on 0208 996 4830 or email: Jamil@the-coaching-academy.com

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