A coach, coach-trainer, speaker, and professional who integrates positive psychology coaching and an existentialist approach, Yannick is an inspirational figure on the global coaching scene. We had a great conversation, and to be honest, the whole session was special for a number of reasons.
Number one is that we don’t really know each other. Till now I have been inviting guests whom I knew, or I have been following for a while here and there, but this time it was Yannick who approached me and invited me for a conversation. I am not sayin’ that it was not a good thing for my ego. But besides the self-reassurance, I was happy to get in touch with another experienced professional and through him another school of coaching!
It was not easy to find a date as we had some disturbances in the “force of organizing”, but at the end of the day, we ended up in a witty exchange and realized how similar we are from a number of perspectives. In that first meeting we agreed that – as we are both hosting our own podcasts – we’ll do two sessions, where we’ll change the host and the guest roles.
This is the one where I was more of a host and less of a guest. The next session – coming up in early 2024 – where we’ll reverse the roles! But don’t be afraid, there is still a lot of discussion in this one as well, not just me asking questions.
We spoke about our backgrounds, existential approach, presenting ourselves and the profession to clients, drawing boundaries, and being happy… - so it became a long conversation!
We talked about people, professions, and theory too. A bit more than 90 mins 😊. So this is “special nr. 2”. My invitation for you is to listen to this episode differently: we had no real agenda, no “central topic”, just the meeting of the minds, so there are a number of golden nuggets hidden here and there. So just go with our flow (and our breakdowns…) and let yourself be inspired or provoked!
What I really enjoyed in this conversation was the spontaneity: the way we moved between topics, and how Yannick was reflecting on all these different ideas. He is an excellent conversationalist who brings a deep knowledge of his field to the table. By adding the spice of his curiosity and the “existential flavour” he brings a flow to the conversation. (Not a surprise that he is an experienced podcast host…)
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