Welcome to our second Istrian Coaching Sprint

Posted On Apr 19, 2023 |

Welcome to our second Istrian Coaching Sprint!

Koučing centar is organizing a second in a row coaching sprint in Istra, Poreč, where you can get your personal ICF certification. This sprint will be held in May for 5 days, from 15th until 19th.

When you arrive, firstly, you will be welcome by amazing staff of the hotel Valamar Diamant 4*. The Valamar Diamant Hotel is located right next to beautiful beaches, in an oasis of pine trees. From there you have only a ten-minute-walk to the historic center of Poreč. Valamar Diamont offers a wide variety of facilities and activities in which you can enjoy, such as: professional sports facilities, spa, indoor and outdoor pool, gym, fitness trainer, table tennis, extensive buffet and dietary menus, restaurant with extraordinary mails, biking hotel, various types of beaches, modern congress halls and free electric vehicle charging service. You can check more information about the hotel here.

Beside all of these benefits, we have prepared for you specially, yoga morning classes, so you can boost your day from early morning! Our yoga instructors, certified by Yoga Alliance, are Tijana and Anastasija. This is a great way to improve your strength, balance, flexibility and prepare your mind for upcoming sessions.

Now the most important part: your coaching education 😍 Our sessions are very interactive! Be prepared for both individual and team coaching, but also to coach each other. You will have full support of our ICF certified coaches along the way. Great form of feedback is recorded coaching sessions that we will provide in real time, so you can improve your coaching skills right on the spot. We customized our approach to participants, because some of you already have some coaching experience, but are missing some particular knowledge. Our approach is tailor made and we will cover it all.

Additional value that we offer are individual coaching sessions, whenever appropriate. It can be next to the pool in the evening time after a long, but fulfilling, day of activities. It can also be just a chat and hanging out with coaches and other participants. If you would like to change scenery, you can take a walk by the beach, or to the historical city center.

If you are looking for more adventure, you will have free time to enjoy these trips. We are suggesting visiting extraordinary Croatian wineries near Poreč where you can enjoy delicious wine next to the sea. Maybe you would love to visit an Istrian traditional village, and connect with some pastimes of Poreč. Italy is right there next corner, you can visit Tirest, capital city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy.

Our final value is to make you a great coach. With our support, an extensive 5 day coaching sprint and lots of mentoring opportunities, you will be ready to take the coaching exam and become certified by ICF, so you can start your next coaching journey. After this program you will be able to learn how to support others to set goals, level up your rapport building skill, listen as a pro, ask questions that shift mindsets, deliver feedback as part of coaching, create change without resistance, think systemically, recognize and apply ethical practice, coach in and for remote workplaces and understand how coaching creates value.

What our previous Istrian Coaching Sprint participant Iva have said:

How did coaching change you?

I believe in myself more and in my skills. It changed the way I listen to other people, understand different perspectives, how to be more focused on the goals and to have a clear vision and achieve things. It helped me to be more relaxed. I was maybe more rigid before, what I did wrong was the main question, but now I am more flexible. It definitely helped me to become more brave in doing coaching.

If you had to tell one impression, what would that be?

What I liked the most, we practiced a lot. There was a lot of theory, but a lot of practice as well. We practiced in pairs and it was a great opportunity to go outside of the conference room, so we practiced in a bar, park, and beautiful beach… It was great! And maybe also, you are there for the whole week with your trainers, so you learn during the training but also on many different occasions, during the dinner, or when you have a coffee, cuz you spent a lot of time together. You learn maybe more from those informal occasions. After the training you remember some of the things you need to ask, or needs to be clarified, and your mentors are always there available for you, so you can use their knowledge and expertise.

Our trainers:

  • Milena Nikolić, MA in Psychology, EMCC EIA & EMCC ITCA Senior Practitioner, ICF PCC

  • Anastasija Andrić, Engineer of Organizational sciences, ICF ACC, Certified Yoga teacher- RYT 200hr