I was reflecting on the highlights of 2017 and the coaching module Yannick taught last term on MAPPCP was certainly one of the highlights of the year. I wanted to say thank you very much, it was a great experience that resonated with me very strongly and your enthusiasm for the subject was an extremely valuable contributor to the experience as a student!
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks for being that guy that gets life. Someone super interesting and interested in everything. A great coach, conversationalist, mentor, friend, supervisor, teacher & life-liver. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have you as my supervisor on my journey. You are a purple cow. Stay in touch.
Dear Yannick. You are a true inspiration to me. Without you I would not be graduating in November! 🙂 You kept me going, you wanted me to make the most of my education, you were determined! Your guidance was clear and structured. You made sure I know that you are there for me yet you wanted me to accomplish my goals on my own. I learned so much from you! You are so knowledgeable, I asked so many questions and you knew the answers to all! This never ceased to amaze me. I really hope that we can work together in the future and that one day I can follow in your footsteps. Thank you for you, Judit
What an incredible weekend. I’ve been on an existential high for days. I learned an amazing amount about the philosophy and about myself.
Yannick’s passion and enthusiasm for his subject is immediately infectious. He is an incredibly engaging trainer and makes learning effortless.
The content of the course and his delivery of it has had a huge impact on me; both personally in terms of my world view, and professionally in terms of my own coaching practice.
Thank you Yannick – a truly inspiring and life-changing weekend of learning.
Thank you again for this super great session this morning. It really helped me a lot to have a clearer picture of what I want and to measure the potential of both opportunities I have on the table. I’ve made my decision, I’m happy with my choice and I am really grateful for this coaching opportunity!
I have been selected as a coach on the government initiative to coach women teachers to become leaders. This would not have been possible without the excellent training I received from Yannick on my Masters degree. His knowledge, and how he distills this to his students is exceptional and through his lectures I have found a real passion for coaching and thirst for more knowledge to improve. Thanks Yannick!
Yannick is such a passionate and intelligent person. I thoroughly enjoyed his Existential coaching class because it opened my eyes and my thoughts. I appreciate that he was able to listen to other opinions and ideas besides his own. He gave us the open space to express ourselves and allowed us to ask difficult questions. He is a unique teacher and offers a lot knowledge and perspective. I HIGHLY recommend taking a class or experiencing a life coaching session with him. Thank you so much.
I was in a rather toxic relationship when I booked my first coaching session. I kind of felt I wanted to get out but I needed a push. Yannick didn’t push me but helped me a lot to dig deeper and get to the root of my unhappiness. His curiosity and heart-felt empathy led me to understand and make my own decision. I’m still glad I didn’t just follow somebody’s advice.
It’s been an amazing term. I’ve learned far more than I’m ever going to get across within the word limit [of the assignment] … much of which will continue to emerge way after the deadline.
Thank you, Yannick. You’ve given me a belief in the coaching process (about which I had some resistance and skepticism) as well as a seed of belief that I can become a coach. Your enthusiasm and continual welcoming, fun, frank and open style is just great.
The time I was in your class was AMAZING!!!!
You are a great teacher! and really helped bring the material to life and understanding.
Yannick, thank you for sharing your huge amount of knowledge in such an unpretentious, engaging and unique way. I’ve been feeling like Neo (the matrix) since I left on Sunday hahaha, downloading, updating and uninstalling useless things that I chose to “be”.
I was a student in your evidence based coaching class in 2016, and was especially grateful to experience your class in person. Because of your course, I was able to get a remote job as a leadership coach which is absolutely perfect for me. The interview included a mock coaching with a professional coach. All the methods I used to coach the coach I learned in your class! Your course has already paid off, even though I have much more to learn! Thank you for passing on your expertise, Yannick!
Having Yannick as my coach has dramatically improved my work and personal life. Within just a few sessions, I had already leaped past hurdles that I had put in my way for years! His clear, rational perspective can help anybody see that some of our perceived weaknesses are actually our unique strengths. I always look forward to my coaching session with my Yannick and absolutely vouch for him as a mentor and coach.
Yannick was the perfect person to help me on my journey of discovery. As a teacher, his classes were thought provoking, challenging and thoroughly motivating. As a person, he is warm with a great sense of humour. Thank you
I was blown away by this course. Yannick was a great teacher, combining metaphor, case study and coaching as he was presenting the course. I learnt a lot more than I expected too and got some great personal shifts, massive changes to my coaching style and finally made the career change I had been putting off for 9 years. Money and time very well spent!
Existential Coaching… Or finding the place where we want to be…
We have just finished an illuminating weekend of intense work with Yannick Jacob. The human and professional quality of all participants could not have been better. Yannick demonstrated again his abilities as a coach and as a moderator of a challenging topic.
What is existential coaching about? We can say that it is looking deeply into the coachee’s life to decipher their most intimate concerns and values. However, the concept comprises much more than that.
Existential coaching in my opinion, expresses what the transformational reflection and coaching are all about. It brings together the exploration of dilemmas and challenges within a framework that depicts many profound questions in life.
Among the many things from our valuable discussion, a message was apparent: we don’t need to look for the meaning of our life “outside there”.
We can live a meaningful life by really living what we have when we have it, and improving it when and how we choose.
Congruence between purpose, values, actions and relationships can be achieved. However, the exploration of these dimensions needs time and a safe space to take place successfully. Coaches can facilitate this journey and assist many clients (and themselves), by bringing the existential perspective to the Coaching table. Then it could be possible to investigate dilemmas that may come from a lack of awareness and dis-alignment between the core dimensions of existence.
The learnings from this weekend will definitely complete my coaching training. The learnings are useful to myself as a human being, useful in my general coaching practice, and especially useful in my coaching activity.
I feel very happy of having this great opportunity to enhance my coaching and my life.
Big thanks to Yannick!
Before embarking on this journey, I believed that I was very self-aware and that I knew who I was. Through these weeks I have been surprised by the revelations that I’ve had about myself. I have developed a new level of self-awareness.
I live from my art, from channelling my ideas and experiences into products through my own creative process. When I suffered a creative block, it threatened my whole existence. Yannick helped me to face my anxieties, to make a few difficult decisions and to stop avoiding life’s challenges. I am not happier than before, but I stopped running and now live my life to the fullest, something I always aspired to.
Yannick is a most professional coach. Through him I realised what truly makes me happy and what does not matter so much. He’s got a very contagiously happy aura surrounding him. I really liked working with him and recommend him to anyone who is looking into being coached in wellbeing.
You 1000% get me enough to be able to reflect what I’m saying back so I have some distance to think. […] I have drafted and deleted 6 different emails to you, trying to thank you. I give up: none of them sound right. So I just want to say “Thank you”. You have given me quite a bit to think about. I especially like the existential take on this. It’s sparked a slew of journal writing.
I learned an enormous amount from your day with us at NSPC. Thanks for sharing your insights and experience.
Thank you Yannick, our conversations help me to understand that working under pressure is actually a strength and I can use it to my own advantage 🙂
I didn’t quite know where I was going with my career. Yannick really helped me to clear my mind, assess my options and focus on what is truly important to me. I’ve made some really difficult decisions on the back of this and now actually enjoy going to work.
I was facing a lawsuit I couldn’t afford to win. Yannick’s mediation skills helped us to resolve this misunderstanding in a few hours and saved us all a lot of time, money and nerves. Thanks!
“Yannick is a skilled, thoughtful and innovative practitioner, combining positive psychology and existentialism to create his own brand of coaching. Yannick blends phenomenology and dialectics to create a supportive yet challenging environment. I would highly recommend him.
I can whole-heartedly recommend Yannick as a scholar, teacher, trainer and personal tutor for all areas related to happiness, wellbeing and personal & social development.
Yannick is an excellent listener and coach. Over several sessions he provided me with very practical advice and a good space in which I felt free to discuss whatever was on my mind, and in the process helping me to untangle and organise my thoughts and aspirations.
I came with a specific goal and Yannick helped to explore all the options available. I chose the one that was handy and accessible. Weekly meetings helped refine and improve on my actions and within a few months, I was happy with my achievement. I have attained a lasting technique which I use everyday and being new to coaching, I picked up some coaching skills which I use in my sessions.
As senior lecturer at the University of East London and trainer at the Personal Well Being Centre I have lectured with Yannick on several occasions on existentialism, conflict, wellbeing education and coaching. I was impressed by how well he can communicate complex concepts in understandable ways and how easy it seems for him to make a connection to his listeners. He creates a good structure, keeps sufficient timing and his materials are interesting and fun, yet always relevant to the subject matter. I can highly recommend him.
Yannick brings his skills in positive psychology, mediation and existentialism to his coaching work with business and personal clients. This gives his work depth, focus and understanding of immediate and long-term objectives. He is a rising star in coaching and mediation; I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Yannick’s approach and teaching is outstanding. He is thoroughly professional and focused at all times. His extensive academic knowledge is harnessed and delivered to pupils in a professional and firm way, yet with great flair and engagement. I worked with him several times over three years and always found him to be solutions focused, accurate and great to work with.
Yannick and I qualified together as ADR mediators. I have found Yannick to be intelligent, perceptive and real enthusiast. He has an unique blend of skills to enable him to facilitate and guide mediation parties through the dispute resolution process. I recommend him.
Yannick is passionate and courageous about the work he does, has a warm, friendly and down-to-earth presence, and someone who can connect well with people of all ages. He is someone who thinks deeply about his subject, and connects things from a wide range of disciplines.
Yannick is very insightful and intelligent personality. He has an extensive knowledge base in psychology and a multitude of research and practical skills.
I would like to thank my academic supervisor, Yannick Jacob, for his ongoing support and mentorship, enormous patience, and immeasurable guidance: Without his encouragements, follow-ups, reminders, and genuine care and kindness, I would not have being able to perform and complete this project.
I had never had a bad moment with you. You are down to earth and I have never felt for one moment that there was any power struggle between us. We met as two human beings with an understanding as equals with the respect of the boundaries between learner and supervisor.
I came to see you a couple of months ago to talk to you about PE Coaching, which I am very interested in. Thank you so much for giving me that time to explain to me the model and for emailing me the PPT and audio you made in the lecture. That was incredibly helpful and kind of you. I have since listened to the audio and viewed the PPT and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed your delivery and the structure as it was very clear and simple to understand. I just wanted to email to express gratitude to you as I found your lecture and your help to date to be very useful to me.
I attended Yannick’s Positive Psychology module with Animas in September 2016.
Yannick’s teaching style is relaxed and interactive and he made the course so fun that it was only on reflection afterwards that I realized just how much I’d actually learnt.
Yannick is immeasurably knowledgeable in his subject and his enthusiasm is infectious. I have found that the concepts he introduced have been invaluable both in my own life and in my coaching – particularly the ideas about resilience which seem to be particularly pertinent when I am coaching my NHS colleagues!