We believe that being a life coach is really similar to being a superhero.
Each life coach is unique, like a superhero. They all dedicate their whole life helping people. Each with their own personal origin story and a special “superpower” they use to help others.
Most often, their superpower is first their greatest obstacle, and once they go through their own personal metamorphosis, they develop a skills to help others do the same. They uncover a truth that was within them all along. They transmute their flaws into their greatest strength.
Whatever it is, it’s a transformational process extremely similar like that of a Superhero.
And just like with the Avengers, we went on a mission to find all the unique life coaches with huge potential from all around the world and bring them together as the Earth’s Mightiest Supercoaches.
Roxana Radulescu is one of the coaches we found and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her unique approach to business management, or as she likes to call it “It’s all personal!”. Here is what she said.
Name: Roxana Radulescu
Pillar: The Mind
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to become better leader for their business and learn a whole skillset for business management.
How they can help: She offers multiple programs where you can upgrade your skillset on leadership and management.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
Better than I thought this time last year.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
One word: pressure.
Emotional, mental, physical, it’s there!
Pressure to manage yourself, your workload, your team, your boss AND your ‘team home’.
Everyone has been working not from home, but with home, and the effect of that is visible in how exhausted people are, how worried about the next changes they are, how they relate to themselves and to one another.
Add to that the pressure of maintaining a high level of performance, with budgets that have been cut.
The pressure of laying people off your team, while you are keeping others.
The pressure of working in isolation and feeling lost.
The pressure of coming up with solutions and strategies in a world that is changing by the minute.
That’s why I created the “Lead for Legacy League”, to help especially people leading other people first cope, then take time for themselves, vent, take the pressure off, learn more about themselves and their super powers and slowly but surely build strategies that they can implement.
And get the support they need, both from me as their coach and from the community of people who, even if in different countries and continents, share similar challenges and the same amount of pressure.
For me, like for so many others, the pandemic meant turning to the drawing board and seeing what I can do for the people who needed the help I can provide.
It meant seeing how I can meet their needs and how I can make a difference for them, at a time of huge unrest.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
Biggest lessons for me: creativity and science helped us go through this crisis.
We’ve seen such displays of creativity, people singing in the streets, playing all sorts of instruments on balconies, in the street, in parks, social media exploded with personalities reciting poems, organizing free online concerts.
People playing tennis from one rooftop to another, teaching cooking recipes online, offering gym, ballet and all sorts of classes online.
We, as people, tapped into our creativity to find the innovative solutions that we needed right then. And some of these solutions are here to stay, they weren’t here before and might have never been here, hadn’t it been for the crisis.
In times of crisis, creativity blooms! And I loved that!
I also loved how we turned to science and to all those who helped us survive, literally! Hats off to the tremendous efforts we’ve seen! I have no words to express my gratitude fully.
These people are all heroes. Heroes who don’t need capes. Real heroes who tapped into their full super powers and shared them with the world.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I come from a Learning and Development and HR background, and coaching was part of my professional certification as a “L and D” professional, too.
I designed and delivered soft skills and professional development programs as the Head of “L and D” at the international law firm I was employed, for about 8 years.
After that, I started my own training, coaching and consulting business, which is called “All Personal”.
I believe it’s all personal, nothing is just business! It’s all either intra personal (how we manage ourselves) or inter personal (how we manage our relationships with others).
I now work with corporate managers and small business CEOs and help them become dream bosses and build game changing teams and cultures.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
The biggest obstacle was that I was extremely shy as a kid. The kind that people said ‘doesn’t talk at all’. And it was an obstacle for me, because I had a lot to say!
I felt so much, I wanted to share so much and I couldn’t. When it came to speaking my thoughts, I was petrified.
Funnily enough, I am now a TEDx speaker. Which, by the way, if you are reading this and are super shy, you might also be a TEDx speaker yourself, you just don’t know it yet!
This obstacle made me notice a lot of what others were doing, wondering how they could express themselves so easily, observing how they were talking, body language, voice, everything!
I also belong to what was called ‘the MTV generation’
So I was watching all the VJs on MTV and dreaming that one day I would be one of them. I always dreamt of either being on TV or in entertainment, something along those lines. I always dreamt I’d be a teacher.
It’s those dreams that fueled my fight with my biggest obstacle of not speaking much.
I started to put myself in situations where I had to speak: in high school, at parties, then as part of my job delivering workshops.
Then speaking at TEDx, creating my YouTube channel and doing weekly live streams. The dreams eventually won.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I believe everyone has their own super power!
You don’t need a cape to be a super hero, and I believe, especially with the pandemic, we’ve seen examples of super heroes all around us, as I mentioned above.
I innovate in the way I help the people and teams I work with tap into their super powers:
1. The All Personal online learning platform available to them, so they build their personal skills muscles, with courses from managing time to emotional intelligence.
2. Flexible individual coaching program, where they get access to all my online courses and to the Lead for Legacy League, the monthly membership program for management and leadership transformation.
3. Monthly free live workshops on management and leadership themes that help people who lead people and teams.
The rest is up to each and everyone of the people I work with. I believe that when we learn different, we lead different!
So I love to make learning a habit, instead of an event that people go to. That’s why I love mixing workshops with coaching, and online learning with a coaching membership.
Learning how to be a ‘dream boss’ that people love working with should be available, fun and powerful! That’s what I strongly believe in and what I am building for my clients, be they teams or individuals!
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
I believe that my purpose as a coach is for my clients to not need me anymore.
That’s the goal, to help my clients discover their super powers and use them to the full potential. Help them build learning and leading habits that they can they maintain and grow on their own.
I’ll be there anytime if and when they need me afterwards. But my goal as a coach is for them to claim and use their powers on their own.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
Leadership, communication and management tools in their toolbox that they can confidently use anytime! I will let them speak for themselves, by sharing a few thoughts from some of the clients I worked with:
‘Roxana helped us to better understand the aim of our own company culture. She aided us in helping to find the right personalities for our business, assisted in fully integrating the new hires, and further has helped us to become stronger managers. If you are looking for someone to assist in helping to build or further develop your company’s culture, and how to work to get the most out of your teams (especially in a supportive and team-oriented approach), I highly recommend engaging the services of Roxana and All Personal.’ (Joncarlo Bairos, Managing Partner, Forge Legal Recruitment)
‘Roxana is very professional at helping people improve their interpersonal skills. With her help, you can become more confident, by better understanding yourself and different kinds of personality. If you have ever been troubled by not being able to express yourself freely, either at work or in daily life, having a one on one session with Roxana would be a great choice to make.’ (Nathan Wang, Web Developer)
‘Roxana worked to learn all personalities of our team, and helped to educate our group on the most sensible and efficient way to structure our working time together. She created a team dynamic like no other, and helped to grow my leadership skills as a manager. She created a social team culture for our business, which we originally thought would be very difficult to achieve, as we are a fully remote team. I highly recommend Roxana to any business looking to further grow and develop their company and staff, into a more collaborative organization!’ (Brittany Melo, Managing Partner Forge Recruitment)
‘Roxana is a born teacher and mentor. I have never met anyone in my career so passionate about helping others learn new skills and grow into the best version of themselves. Her passion allowed her, shortly after she moved to Canada, to fund and lead “All Personal”, a thriving coaching business and partner of many other learning organizations across the globe. Her unshakeable enthusiasm, devotion to anything related to professional development and outstanding coaching abilities, make her the perfect guide and mentor for any professional willing to improve their effectiveness, find their groove and “super powers”, as she likes to call them.’ (Valeria Ponis, Deloitte Canada)
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
All Personal is proudly the first Canadian Partner Organization to The Game Changing Index®!
This is the only assessment tool on the market that measures how people make their best impact in their team and organization.
I use it with individuals and teams, and, no surprise, they make a similar impact in personal environments, too.
I also use different kinds of assessment tools for my clients, that reveal what their communication styles are, their Learning Style preferences, how well they listen, where they are in their emotional intelligence journey, etc.
In my Membership group for people who lead people and teams, we make it a priority to discuss tools and strategies that help my clients in their work on themselves, and also in how they manage and lead their teams.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
It’s All Personal, nothing is just business!
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
It started from Einstein’s quote: ‘Imagination rules the world.’
I loved it the minute I saw it, but didn’t get the full grasp of it until one day when it was clear to me: what we imagine, we can create.
It all starts there, in our mind, with a thought. It’s all up to us to imagine, believe and become.
Your final thoughts?
‘Whether you think you can, or can’t, you’re right.’ Henry Ford’s quote that goes hand in hand with Einstein’s ‘imagination rules the world.’
I’m going to leave you with that.
Where Can You Find Roxana Radulescu?
If you want to dive deeper into her work you can visit her website https://personalskillscoach.com/. Also, make sure to check her YouTube channel. She shares valuable videos there, and she publishes often.
If you loved this interview you can contact Roxana Radulescu at [email protected]. It was an honor having this interview with her.