Arete Coach Podcast 1084 Sami Bugay MCC "Manage Your Monsters"

Arete Coach: The Art & Science of Executive Coaching

Jul 25 2022 • 1 hr 3 mins

This is episode 1084 of the Arete Coach Podcast with host Severin Sorensen and guest coach Sami Bugay, MCC. Sami is a Master Certified Coach, a Certified Ontological Coach, Leadership Coach, Team Coach, bestselling, author of "Better Leaders, Better Teams", and CEO and owner of KA Consulting. Better Leaders Better Teams, giving readers a ready-to-use combination of grounded theory and experiential practices to build fully functional teams. In 2021, Sami was awarded the lifetime achievement award and Outstanding OSD Graduate award from the Gestalt Center of Organization and Systems Development. In 2008, he was awarded the Local Spirit Global Presence Award from the ICF. In his coaching journey to achieve his MCC, Sami participated in over six different foundational coaching programs.

In this episode, we explore Sami's journey into coaching from being a corporate leader and having to make hard choices dealing with a massive layoff, to his choice to become an executive coach and his journey to becoming an excellent coach. He shares some of his journey of learning with the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the Integral Institute and other coaching schools. We explore Sami's background in IT, physics, and implications for ethical AI. Sami shares one of the great challenges for coaches is to tame their own monsters, and not their ones one challenges or past experience bias or influence with a client.

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This episode was produced on May 13, 2022.

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