Blog posts. Category: Career Coaching

Organizations are evolving towards partnership

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, success, development 7 Gen, 2019

Solicited by some readers, I treat a second time the subject of my previous post (Win-win from prehistory to the present day), addressing the evolution of organizations in terms of collaboration and partnership, concepts evidently very close to that of win -win.Read more..

Success at the job interview

on BLOG, Career Coaching, career, Coaching, success 1 Mag, 2017

Some readers asked me to continue on the theme of the previous post "What not to say in a job interview"; so I compiled a short list of attitudes that are highly appreciated by recruiters. The following tips are all true and taken from case studiesRead more..

I discriminate, ergo sum

on BLOG, Career Coaching, career, Coaching, success 7 Ott, 2016

It was reported by the newspapers, confirmed by the Italian Council of Statistics and by McKinsey and even denounced by the Pope last year: in Italy, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace. If in a large Italian company the average number of women in the less specialized roles is just over 50%, the proportion thins as you move along the hierarchy, reaching unflattering 81/19 in favour of men in the top management positions.Read more..

A snack is worth a teardrop

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 11 Set, 2016

Welcome back to everyone on my blog, with the hope that your holidays have been restful, rejuvenating, restorative. I spent mine in the beloved countryside, troubled by health problems in my family; but I console myself thinking that could have been much worse. Instead of talking about the usual – but, nevertheless, always fundamental – coaching questions on return from holiday, I want to share a couple of observations on an advertisement of snacks launched in Italy in August Read more..

Coaching and Permaculture: the totality of modest work...

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 24 Giu, 2016

For some months I'm studying Permaculture, that interests me and fascinates for its ethical, sustainable, holistic, rigorous and imaginative approach to agriculture and society. After several readings on Permaculture, I came across the following sentence of one of its two founders, Bill Mollison: "all of us would acknowledge our own work as modest; it is the totality of such modest work that is impressive".Read more..

The first furrow is not a furrow

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, success 13 Mag, 2016

The wise and concrete peasant culture produced the saying "the first furrow is not a furrow": what is enacted for the first time is necessarily flawed for lack of practice, but, by repeating the action, you learn to "straighten out" the way and to excel.Read more..


on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 14 Apr, 2016

I want to share one of those experiences that confirm that you are on your way, you made a good choice, you can attend and feed an environment in which a proper weight is given to the concept of value: last Saturday I attended the second day of XIII Conference of ICF Italy, the Italian Chapter of the International Coach Federation.Read more..

Leaders are alone

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 8 Mar, 2016

Week of flu = week of reading. In February, I had the misfortune of having to spend a week at home for flu, which gave me the luxury, in the days after the climax, to devote hours and hours to reading. And a book that was waiting for me on the shelf for a few months was "Leaders are alone" by Fabrizia Ingenito, executive coach, popularizer, former president of the International Coach Federation Italy. Read more..

Professional Certified Coach

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 12 Feb, 2016

Today I want to share with all my readers a great satisfaction: I was just promoted to PCC! Probably, for many of you this acronym says nothing: it means Professional Certified Coach and is the second of three levels of expertise with which the International Coach Federation (ICF) classifies professional coaches, intermediate between the ACC (Associate Certified Coach) and the prestigious MCC (Master Certified Coach).Read more..

Happy holidays

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 1 Lug, 2015

And here we are (finally) in the holidays period again. Over the past year, we discussed of career coaching, books, case studies, Expo 2015, systemic coaching, proverbs, songs, quotes.Read more..

The rooster on rubbish

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 9 Apr, 2015

I've already written about previously: the power of coaching lies also in the attitude of the coach to envisage the coachee new paradigms and to make him simulate them. This opens up new scenarios, by developing new behaviours and, thus, making possible what seemed impossible.Read more..

Stay in your comfort zone

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 28 Nov, 2014

"You have to get out of your comfort zone." You can hear and read this sentence everywhere: I have the impression that there is a tendency in playing the psychologist citing the Oedipus complex and in imagining ourselves experts in change management and human resources by repeating this mantra.Read more..

Personal context

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 6 Nov, 2014

L., a coachee who had begun a career coaching for about two months, was in the middle of a pattern of inactivity and self-sabotage. Because of the fact he had difficulty accepting the very clear signs of change and success (interviews, job offers, a multitude of opportunities to evaluate, etc.), he was holed up in a series of "yes, but ...". Two days before a session, I explained and suggested a classic exercise about the internal saboteur, which we would have discussed the session after: his answer was "but aren't we doing psychotherapy?". Read more..

Systemic Coaching

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 15 Ott, 2014

It all started during a Masterclass in Transformational Coaching held by Giovanna D'Alessio, MCC and Silvia Tassarotti, MCC. After a theoretical session and a series of exercises, I asked when, in their opinion, we would have been ready to shift from coaching the managers or even the entire company management to coaching the company itself, the system itself.Read more..

What colour is your parachute?

on BLOG, Career Coaching, career, Coaching 24 Set, 2014

Another book that I devoured during my holidays is a classic of career coaching and career counseling: the famous "What colour is your parachute? Practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers" by Richard Nelson Bolles.Read more..

Coaching in Flexicurity

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 29 Mag, 2014

I want to discuss of a subject that, fortunately, was touched several times in this campaign: flexicurity.Read more..

Career coaching in the active labor market policies 2/2

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, outplacement 23 Apr, 2014

Let's get back on the subject of the use of career coaching in the active labor market policies. The objectives of the active labor market policy interventions are the support of the person during his transition, the training of candidates, the establishment of a direct and profitable relationship between them and the business system, the reintegration of the worker, the creation of the conditions for a working and personal satisfaction.Read more..

Career coaching in the active labor market policies 1/2

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, outplacement 11 Apr, 2014

A little over a year ago, in the post "Career coaching and outplacement", I introduced the topic of the use of career coaching programs in the active labor market policies. I supported the thesis that the career coaching was the most appropriate tool for both identifying the optimal candidate’s professional future and accompanying him/her to the “optimal” next job.Read more..

Find the error

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 20 Mar, 2014

It's too easy. As easy as useless. <br> I speak about the frantic search and the consequent satisfaction in highlighting others’ failures, without knowing to do better. I speak of the tranchant judgment without getting your hands dirty, I think about getting in the chair without being a model , about considering himself the competition judge. Read more..

"We were not made to live as brutes" CONT’D

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development, transformation 2 Mar, 2014

My wishes for Easter 2013 had the form of a description of a mass in an Italian penitentiary. Today, after almost a year, I want to share a very unusual – or even unique for a career coach – and enriching experience: a series of motivational interviews I conducted to select some workers in a maximum security prison. Read more..

2013, a year as a coach

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 15 Dic, 2013

This year has passed in a flash, tiring and satisfying. 2013 was the year in which Ismaele Italo was born, but also the year when I had a car accident and lasting annoying problems at a shoulder. I believe that, in the imagination, a coach should speak only of successes and show off a shiny smile and a white starched shirt, like a star... Laissons tomber!Read more..

Ready, steady, go! A new career...

on BLOG, Career Coaching, career, Coaching 29 Nov, 2013

Let's start from a wonderful song: “Amore che vieni, amore che vai” by Fabrizio De Andrè. "Those days lost chasing the wind, asking for a kiss and desiring hundreds more; in an ordinary day, you'll remember them. Love, you run away from me, you’ll come back.Read more..

The career break for managers and professionals

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 24 Ott, 2013

In Italy, the career break is starting to spread: no longer a luxury for professors and millionaires, or a leap of faith à la Chatwin, but a real opportunity for managers and professionals.Read more..

Happy Holidays!

on BLOG, Career Coaching 22 Lug, 2013

Il blog www.GianfrancoNocillaCoach.it va in vacanza e tornerà con i suoi post quindicinali a settembre. Un affettuoso augurio di buone vacanze a tutti i lettori,          

Good luck or bad luck in a coaching tale

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, success 5 Lug, 2013

Since many months I’ve not been posting a coaching tale. Today I propose a Taoist tale about success, which can be easily used in a coaching session. It's entitled "Horses" and speaks of the wisdom inherent in being able to wait and take the positive side even in the most difficult situations. Read more..