Who's behind FindYourWay and why coaching?
My name is Alessandra Patti, and I am the founder of this coaching practice and I am a certified mental health instructor. I was born in Palermo, Sicily. The southern Italian culture is extremely collective. The group comes before the individual. So, putting your desires and wishes aside to please others first is considered normal. I am not saying we should behave in a selfish way, but if we put ourselves constantly aside, we can become truly unhappy.
My Story & Mission
I have observed the lack of healthy boundaries and the presence of taboo and fear, and how they contribute to stress. I have made my personal and professional mission to change that, by promoting speaking up and mental wellbeing.
To move towards better mental wellbeing, we should place certain boundaries, know ourselves very well and operate clear communication. This is called personal development, and it can be extremely hard to do on our own, this is why it is great to have an accountability partner that has your back. This partner is called a "coach".
I come from a family of teachers, artists and scientists, which makes me lucky to have inherited all these talents. I don't see boundaries between creativity, dreams , science or analysis. I treasure the marriage of all of them. I simply think that a good coach, teacher and artist needs to see possibilities where their clients might not see them!
Coaching is a great way to do that. Because it is basically a talk with the right questions and a plan with an outlook for the future. Do you still don't know what coaching is or want to know the difference between it and psychotherapy. Have a look at this video.
I am an accredited and certified coach, university lecturer and mental health first aid instructor. I base my work on extensive research on the benefits of assertiveness for mental health and in coaching as a tool for mental illness prevention.
I'm also the co-author of Amazon best-seller in Self-Help, "Activate Your Life" - By subscribing to my newsletter, you can get the chapter for free.
About what I love: I have a great passion for reading, writing, dancing and cooking. I used to be a translator so I am constantly interested in the mysteries of linguistics and I love travelling.