Meet the Coach: Ewa Rogos
What attracted you to become a coach?
Coaching is goal-orientated, it looks ahead, and helps you create and shape your future. As much as it's important to understand the root of a problem, coaching will help you become clearer on your goals and will equip you with tools and techniques you need to reach them. It's a very positive and solution-based method and seeing my clients succeed is my personal success, too.
I've always been people person, easy to talk you, trustworthy and helful. Turning my passion into career was the best decision I could have made.
Where did you train?
I trained mainly with Evolve Life Coaching College; they are truly amazing, helpful and supportive.
It's a very extensive and demanding training but in return you are being prepared to go and work with clients straight away, equipped with the right tools, techniques and mentality.
What kind of coaching do you offer?
My coaching style is very diverse. I work with children and adults who battle with their difficulties on different levels. All my clients are treated in a special way, sessions are custom made to suit their needs and help them achieve their goals quickly and effectively.
Our sessions can be online, face to face or even on the phone.
I use number of techniques and tools. I'm trained in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), RTT ( Rapid Transformation Therapy), PIT ( Psycho-Imaginative Therapy) and hypnotherapy. Quite often I will use a variety of different techniques with you so we can work together more effectively.
How does coaching help?
There are numerous benefits that come with coaching. I work with both children and adults and their issues can be, but not limited to:
- low self esteem, building up your self-confidence, believing in yourself, self-sabotage
- procrastination and lack of motivation
- goal setting, making professional progress, career change
- self-growth and self-development
- depression, anxieties of all kinds, including OCD, and recurring panic attacks
- fears, phobias (food, flying, driving, small spaces, animals etc)
- childhood trauma
- stress, work-life balance
- managing your relationships better with your partner, children, friends and family
- weight management, healthy eating and eating disorders
- fighting addiction, quitting smoking, alcohol or drugs
- ended relationships, grief and bereavement
- previous or current abuse
- handling narcissistic relationships
- anger management
- leaving bad habits behind (nail biting, chronic skin scratching etc)
- anything else that you struggle with
With children and young people it can also be:
- bed wetting
- peer pressure
- social anxiety
What sort of coaching clients do you usually see?
I work with both children and adults.
My clients come from all different walks of life, they can be individuals who struggle with daily routines or high-flying executives with fear of spiders. New mums who feel overwhelmed with what's life brought them and those getting back to work after maternity leave and not feeling they're coping well with their transition.
I cover a fair range of coaching ground but if I feel something is out of my expertise I will be able to guide you further and refer you on.
Do you ever suggest books or other materials to clients?
I always encourage my clients to look back at all the work that we've done during the sessions. To take notes. To reflect. To try and write their own ideas and introduce them into daily lives, as at the end of the day, they are the ones living their lives so they deserve to live it the way they truly want it.
I often suggest guided meditation for the evening and positive affirmations for a fresh morning start which they can listen as they go through their routines.
There are quite a few Tony Robbins and Marisa Peer podcasts that are super helpful and very informative, too.
What do you like about being a coach?
This is the only profession that allows me to help others on so many different levels.
Creativity, flexibility, challenge, no day is ever the same, no session can ever be planned out 100%.
And what do I like the most? That moment when my client reaches his/her realisation point, when the pattern of behaviour is shifted and the look on their face saying: "Oh yeah, I've got this!" Then I know, we did a great job. And it makes me super proud of them.
What is less pleasant?
I am probably the most positive coach you'll ever meet. And I'll fight for you and with you every step of the way, making sure you'll get those goals you're aiming for.
Unfortunately sometimes life is a little more complex than we want it to be and you may need to see another specialist to work with you on a different level. And that's the least pleasant part – to let someone go without being able to help them. But then again, with making the right referrals I know they will be in safe hands. So after all it is a win-win situation still.
What is one life lesson you try to live by?
I've got quite a few!
The most important is this one:
The only person that can stop you from doing anything is YOU. And you don't want to be the one pulling you back, do you?
I also learned another important lesson that quite a lot of us go by: First you make a mistaken belief and then that belief makes you.
It's all about what we tell ourselves, motivate ourselves. If we continue saying we're not successful/ happy/ loving/capable of change, we become it.
What do you wish people knew about coaching?
I wish people knew how amazing it feels to realise, quite often after the first session, that what you thought was impossible is in fact very possible!
I always say that getting a life coach is like getting a personal trainer, but for your mind. So train your mind, let it grow, let it evolve and it will make you the happiest person in the world.
Do you have a favourite client testimonial or particular success story?
I remember all my clients very well. I keep in contact with them even after we finish working together; I like to touch base and see how they are doing now that they've been able to beat the ghosts.
I treat everyone personally so it's hard to say what client or whose story is my favourite.
But here's one that always warms up my heart and makes me remember we all deserve to be listened to and be helped when we need to be:
"I always thought life coaching wasn't worth it. After 3 years of therapy and counselling I was losing faith that it will ever get better. Stress and anxiety were eating me up, I lost my wife and then my job. Someone recommended Ewa to me and warned me that she's a game changer. I remember I couldn't stop laughing at the expression. And now, I finally can't stop smiling as I am a much happier and whole person. Your friend forever,