FAQ

Here below some questions I frequently receive about my blog, myself and my profession as a career coach.

I'm available for further clarifications and questions not covered in this list.

FAQ ABOUT GIANFRANCONOCILLACOACH.IT BLOG

What is your blog’s subject?

My blog is dedicated to career coaching and to the coaching world.

What are your blog’s objectives?

To give my contribution to enhance the awareness about coaching and, more specifically, about career coaching.

To interest my readers, to speak of my passion, to create a “public space” where we can discuss – and even anticipate – the coaching evolutions in our fast-changing reality.

How much time do you invest in your blog?

On average, a day per week to identify and investigate the subjects and to write the posts, and about a hour a day to answer the comments and manage the blog.

I generally write my posts in advance and then plan their issue, in order to assure a regular publishing and to reconcile blogging with my other professional activities.

Is your blog a revenue source?

Not directly.

My blog benefits are essentially indirect: visibility, creation of commercial contacts, requests of coaching programmes or consulting, possibility to create relationships with other professionals, to be part of a dynamic and large community.

Is this your first blog?

Yes.

Are your posts copyrighted?

Yes.

Do you accept guest posts?

With pleasure: if you believe to have written a post which is interesting and aligned to my blog main theme, please, propose it. I only make it a condition that your text is original and with no commercial goals; the intellectual property will remain yours.

I inform you that, to guarantee the coherence with my other posts, the article will be re-edited and re-formatted, but in no way filtered or censored. I’ll add an image, if not provided beforehand.

Is it possible to re-publish your posts in other blogs?

No, I do not allow to publish GianfrancoNocillaCoach.it posts on other blogs. Nevertheless, I invite you to excerpt some paragraphs or sentences, provided that you clearly communicate the source and the link to my blog.

Are you available to review on your blog a new blog, web site, book, video, service or other?

With pleasure, if of course what you submit is pertaining to my blog’s theme and style and to my strategy and market niche. Generally, by a week from the submission, I send a feedback about possibility and timing to publish a review on my blog.

What platform do you use?

WordPress, mainly for its intuitiveness and simplicity.

Do you accept text links and banners exchange?

Not for the moment.

FAQ ABOUT ME AND MY COACHING PROFESSION

Who are you?

My name is Gianfranco Nocilla, I was born in 1974 and in 1997 I got the degree with honours in Engineer.

For twelve years I managed development projects in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods multinational company.

Since 2004 I’ve been studying and practicing coaching. In 2011 I launched my activities as free lance in coaching, consulting and training.

What’s your occupation?

My occupation essentially concerns coaching and consulting, mainly in project management.

When I enter in a company, I propose a series of competences from coaching to project management, from team building to meetings facilitation, from job-related stress evaluation to the definition of competences and job descriptions, in order to create a virtuous circle of development for both the employees and the company itself.

Of course, also this blog is a part of my professional occupation.

When and how did you “meet” coaching for the first time?

In 2003, a Director of the company I was working for proposed a short coaching path to “accompany me” in my imminent expatriation to France. Once in France, I started investigating the coaching, firstly through books and then through training courses. Already in 2004 I started coaching colleagues and assistants.

In 2009/2010 I attended a Corporate Coaching programme accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). In 2010 I got my ICF credentials as Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

In 2016 I got the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from ICF.

What does “to coach” mean?

“To coach” briefly means to believe in people potential and to contribute to its development. “To coach” means to create a particular relationship, to master maieutic techniques, to know several subjects about human development, to never stop studying...

In my blog and in the static pages of my web site, you’ll find numerous definitions of coaching, all different and all true: the flexibility and modernity of coaching are two key-characteristics of this powerful discipline of potential development.

What does “to be a coach” mean?

“To be a coach” means to live coaching in depth and to change your own mental paradigm. It means to never leave the coach suit, but to remain always curious, intuitive, positive, not judgemental, trustful in other people’s potential, with a generous look towards the future.

This new and profound mental attitude is easily caught by the people we interact with, increasing our credibility as a coach and the effectiveness of our coaching.

What does being an accredited coach mean?

To be an accredited coach means to attend serious training programmes and to pass severe theoretical and practical examinations, in order that an institution like the ICF recognises and confirms the coaching competences. ICF credentials guarantee coach’s solidity, high professional standards, the compliance with an extremely rigorous ethical code, the attendance to a never-ending training path.

Coaching market is not yet regulated by professional associations, therefore – even more than for other professions – credentials and referees can really make a difference between serious and experienced coaches and perfect mountebanks.

I want to underline that, in October 2011, the European Union issued “The Model Code of Conduct for Coaches and Mentors”, agreed and presented by ICF and EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). Its goal is to lay the foundations for the self-regulation for the coaching and mentoring professions in Europe and for the definition of ethical standards, competences and education.