ICA Balkans Testimonials


Madalina Dubiczki “When I joined the ICA BAlkans school, I didn’t have too many insights about what coaching is and does. The zillion of articles on this on the net and the reluctance of those being coached to talk about it, given its personal nature, makes it seem shallow and sound like a corporate benefit you get whether you like it and need it or not.

The reasons I chose to learn about coaching were just since it sounded like a nice to have appendix to my psychology school.

And then there came change. And this is coaching itself, all about change. Serban Chinole knows about real change – and he is one of the few people I met in my life who has a real power to both inspire change and to teach you how to inspire change in others. He inspired the change in me and made me see things from a very different perspective.

He is intelligent, open to new, calm and mature, has loads of experience in business and in life, and more than this, enabled by Raluca, he shares it so naturally, it just sticks to you. He gives value and meaning to his profession and makes you want to follow on his foot-steps. ICA has indeed an advanced infrastructure and very good materials, they are a large community, but it all goes down to the people – Serban and Raluca are those who make the real difference.

The school model was set up ideally for the busy professional I am, since it’s a very healthy mix of group sessions and online training. In the group sessions you have the opportunity to talk, exchange ideas and there is a sense of community which develops – you see the change in the others as well as in you. The online sessions complete those parts and give you a start as a coach in the online environment a lot of us prefer right now.

I consider myself lucky to have enrolled in ICA Balkans, I learned a lot about myself and about coaching, I met a few wonderful people in the school and I am looking forward to more and more interactions as a trainee and later coach.”

Madalina Dubiczki



Alan Seale: Don’t try to solve the problem. Listen

Alan Seale, Key Note Speaker at the ICF Conference 2012 – A New Path, will be focusing on transformational leadership coaching. More specific, who we need to be as coaches in these times and what are the skills and approaches that we need to be focusing on.

In the afternoon workshop, you will be working with Alan on specific skills and tools for living in today’s changing world, and understanding how these times are different.

Alan Seale:

“We’ll tap into your intuitive mind and expending it into your coaching. We’ll find out how we can understand much more clearly what’s going on.

We’ll try to recognise where our resistence and fears are, and find tools to help your clients identify what’s getting in their way, and what’s keeping them from moving forward.

We will also work on how to recognize emerging potential; we still tend to focus too much on solving problems, but that’s actually moving us backwards not forwards; we need to be able to recognize that a problem is not something to be solved, it’s a message to be listened to.

We’ll learn how to listen to what’s happening around us for the messages that these things have for us.”

Only on March 1, buy your ticket at a special price: