About Me

Hello! Hello! Great to see you here!


My name is Irina and I am an action and goal setting oriented coach. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. My objective is to empower you to show up for yourself and become better at what you do. I want you to feel the joy of focusing on a goal, acting on it, and embracing your achievements. 


I grew up in a small mountain town in Romania from where I left when I was 18 years old and kept moving around ever since. First stop was Bucharest where I did my B.A. in Psychology. During my last year of college I studied a semester in Barcelona with an Erasmus scholarship at Ramon Llull University and after I graduated I enrolled into a M.A. in Organizational Psychology at the University of Bucharest. Once I finished that I went back to Spain at University of Salamanca to do a M.A. in Strategic HR Management with a scholarship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of External Affairs. Then I lived one year in the Republic of Moldova and I worked the following year in recruiting back in Romania. After that I packed my bags again and headed to U.S. to start my PhD at University of Tennessee. After graduation I got a job at DDI, a talent management company, where I felt in love with coaching. 


There were several pivotal moments in my life as I lived, worked, and studied in four different countries. Each of these moments taught me that action is superior to inaction and if you stay open to experiences there is always a way to achieve your next goal. I highly enjoy intellectual conversations and debating ideas but nothing is as beautiful as actually making a decision and acting on it. I find it extremely frustrating to want something, to have an idea, to have a goal, and not giving it all to make it happen. Many years ago I promised myself that I will never just want or speak about something without acting on it and that was (and still is) a very useful standard in my life. I am a big fan of action!


Experience, Education and Certifications:

  • In the last decade I had the joy of coaching 1,000+ individuals from Fortune 100 executives to girls and women part of different NGOs.
  • Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, College of Business, University of Tennessee, U.S.
  • M.A. Strategic Human Resource Management, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • M.A. Organizational and Economical Psychology, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Certified trainer  
  • Certified in behavioral interviewing 
  • Certified 360° feedback provider 
  • Certified Hogan assessments feedback provider 


My purpose is to support human beings to be happy, productive, and aware inside and outside of the workplace through the practice of coaching.


While I am located in U.S., I work with clients from all over the world via phone and video conferencing. If you want to make (faster) progress towards your goal(s), work hard, and explore new grounds, I would say we are probably a good fit! Email me at contact@irinacozma.com to connect for a free 30 min introductory session. 


I can't wait to meet you!


Irina 

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