Octavian Partenie
Innovator Energy Transition, TNO
“The six coaching sessions I’ve had with Renate helped me better adapt to the new environment at TNO, approach certain issues I was facing from a different perspective, and have more control over my own schedule and work. I have an unproductive tendency to worry about things which are outside my so-called circle of influence, and she guided me to instead shift my focus towards what I can actually change. Renate draws inspiration from classics such as Covey’s 7 Habits book, and this was not a new concept for me. But actually putting something like this in practice is a step beyond admitting that it makes sense intellectually, and that’s where I see real value in coaching. I also really appreciated the time we spent time exploring what’s fundamentally important to me, to better understand where I draw energy and motivation from (and vice-versa, why certain things are demotivating). Be warned: you might have to write your own eulogy in the process. :)”