NAME: Lenka Zelingrová
COUNTRY: The Czech Republic
BACKGROUND: Secondary degree
ORGANIZATION: Koučink Centrum, s.r.o.
My Background and Career
I met the right people at the right time. I started business in the field of coaching, which has not been yet in the Czech Republic. So we built a new profession and set up standards. I was a blank page, with no previous experience. I had no brakes, side boards. I learned everything in stride and believed in what I was doing. We invested when others saved. We risked and have formed partnerships with the world's best resources. I learned from the founders of coaching, I met with the people, after which we took over "the baton" and continue in their previous 40 years of work.
The main threats on my career path were young age (24) and low confidence in the early days of the business, also poor support from former partner in the beginnings of a career. Another one was doing business in an industry that was new and we had to build a name, we have encountered various financial and business problems.
I like coaching because it encourages natural curiosity and desire to discover and try. Thanks to this, I realized that it is crucial to learn how to learn properly and be able to work with ourselves. In this trainings in coaching has helped me for 11 years, I have attended more than 1,000 training hours. Without it I would not be where I am and not have a stable marriage. Training and lectures of the wise people gave me insight, ability to avoid identifying and think critically. This is not yet the school does not teach families and it is necessary for life.
I had to overcome various problems - Low self-esteem. Modesty. Workaholism. Neglect of physical and mental health. Balancing work and family.
For me is important a sense of what I'm doing. A better knowledge of myself how do I work. Work with inner resources is essential for success. And if you correctly set your mind, you may be in business every day to strengthen, not be exhausted.
Industriousness, purposefulness, respect for older and more experienced, respect for wisdom, professionalism and precision, compliance agreements, honesty. That's part of my personality, thanks to them I am where I am.
I stand by what I believe. I am seeking for compromise and agreement, they are always better than litigation. I use critical thinking and not settle disputes under emotional pressure. I keep on our values and vision, on which I started business. I combine the power - pleasure - and learning. www.inner-game.cz.
I am able to learn and put into practice new information in my work. I easily spread and transmit information. I listen and I pay attention to other people’s problems. I like partnership building. Personal development through my job is important. The personal development of people working with me is important. I like to negotiate so that everyone ends up satisfied. I schedule activities and organise myself easily. I like to have objectives and to reach my goals. I don’t hesitate to ask for advice. I am able to use the experience and advice of others
Hints & Tips
Where is the will the solution comes too. It is necessary to go much further than where you can look. From experience to wisdom. Making mistakes is okay if you are looking for a solution how not to repeat them.
For a successful business is needed dose of talent in the area in which you do business. What you enjoy. If you're enthusiastic, you have an idea, inspiration, you begin to realize it. Look for ways to do it without being on someone or something dependent. And you'll see. Look for inspiration in people that you respect.
It is only for some and not for all. A few people can be extraordinary and create something. It's a great opportunity to do what one enjoys, but the price is too high. Only few can evaluate it. Every business is different, every company is different. You have to constantly look for ways to move everything forward in changing conditions.