Being Meaningful is about taking risks, seeking opportunities, and moving forward in life. – Vera Polyakova

I will help you Create Meaning through Coaching!

  • Vera #ChangesMeaning

    By Djeneé Dunn When I first met Vera, I wasn’t sure what would come out of the newfound relationship. The next thing I knew, we were exchanging emails in an effort to set up a group meeting with myself and my fellow interns. Little did I know, but that one meeting would allow me to create a tremendous amount of meaning in a few short months. Vera has taught me how to be confident in my age, in my goals, in my career, and in my ability to create meaning in my life. I have been on a journey with Vera to discover what exactly it is I want to value in my life and what things might not be so worthy in the long-run. Vera is a coach with the International Coach Federation: Tampa Bay Charter Chapter. The reason why Vera is so effective is because she is relatable. She is easy to talk to and lets you kind of figure things out on your own during your discussion by asking all the right questions and honestly just leading you in the right direction towards your goals. Vera is a very talented young woman who has a lot to offer to our generation. Please visit the organization’s website to follow up on events where you can hear Vera speak on creating meaning and other life-changing factors. And I must concur with my fellow interns—Vera’s fashion sense is amazing! Please follow Vera on Twitter @ThinkVera!
    You may read the full article and more testimonials at Elevate, Inc. #HelpingOurCity Blog Elevate, Inc. ("Elevate") is a Florida-based strategic business development consulting firm providing a multitude of services. Whether you are looking to expand your public relations efforts, community relations activities, or general marketing endeavors, the Elevate team has the talent, experience, and resources to meet and exceed your organization’s goals.

    Djeneé Dunn Elevate, Inc.
  • Vera #CreatesMeaning

    By Ashley Matthews Before I met Vera this semester, I felt overwhelmed with the several positions I had committed myself to, including being a yoga instructor, meditation leader, student coordinator, intern, student, singer, (and not to mention my title as a friend, girlfriend, and sane human being!).  What made me especially stressed was I felt like everyone was expecting too much of me and I was losing sight of why I took these positions in the first place.  It was only until I met Vera that I realized what I was letting get in the way of enjoying my life. Vera reminded me that in a world that is so centered on technology, it is easy to get overwhelmed and also easy to misinterpret the tone of a text message, e-mail, or anything non-verbal.  She reminded me that often times the digital message does not actually convey the person’s real desires or message they are trying to portray.  I realized that the only person stressing me out was—well, me! Another pivotal shift in thinking occurred when I was having my last one-on-one meeting with Vera.  She recognized that I was the type of person who was interested in, and wanted to be involved with everything, which I knew sometimes caused me to spread myself too thin.  Vera reminded me that we cannot do everything at once, and what offers you want to say “yes” to and which to decline should depend on whether that opportunity fulfills a special sort of feeling, or meaning, for you. Vera is personable, relatable, and kind.  She knows how to see the other person’s situation because she has likely been there.  A cultured and worldly young woman from Russia, she is wiser than her years.  If you are feeling like your life could have more meaning, speak with Vera. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention how fashionable she is! You may read the full article and more testimonials at Elevate, Inc. #HelpingOurCity Blog Elevate, Inc. ("Elevate") is a Florida-based strategic business development consulting firm providing a multitude of services. Whether you are looking to expand your public relations efforts, community relations activities, or general marketing endeavors, the Elevate team has the talent, experience, and resources to meet and exceed your organization’s goals.

    Ashley Matthews Elevate, Inc.
  • I found the session to be very comfortable and helpful. It never felt like i was talking to a person, but rather that i was 'thinking out loud'. The few minutes of interaction have brought me clarity on my career goals and gave me a sense of direction to go with.

  • My laser coaching experience was definitely inspiring, it reminded me how much I enjoy the side of consulting where I help people accomplish a goal.  From our 15 minute conversation I have renewed energy towards beginning consulting on my own, but integrating some principles of coaching to try and lead my customers to their own solutions.

Being Meaningful

‘4 for Success’ is modeled in the same manner as the famed TED Talks, four coaches, members of the International Coach Federation – Tampa Bay will present short motivational and empowering talks offering ‘4 for Success’ attendees specific strategies and examples on how individuals can use proven coaching techniques to realize goals in business, career building, improve relationships and personal well-being – shifting into a success mindset.

Vera Polyakova is a UT Leadership Coach

Vera Polyakova successfully completed the University of Tampa’s Leadership Coaching Program workshop. The Leadership Coaching Program brings together MBA students with leaders in Tampa Bay. Members of the business and professional community have an opportunity to coach and mentor UT students aspiring to be the leaders of tomorrow. Part of this training was a live coaching exercise.

Vera Polyakova is a UT Leadership Coach. Currently, Vera coaches five students at the University of Tampa. Two of the coachees are in the MBA program and three are undergraduates.

 

Leadership Coaching Workshop Vera Polyakova

Read more about the University of Tampa Leadership Coaching Program here.

Read more about the workshop experience here
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