In my youth, my father wanted me to become a professional volleyball player and then an accountant, but one day, I informed him that I wanted to do psychology. I was in the Romanian volleyball junior national team at that time, and my father had high hopes for me.
I still remember the room we were in and the overwhelming stubbornness on both sides during that conversation. Tears were shed. Mine :) But I could not imagine myself as an accountant or a professional athlete, so it had to be psychology.
Taking charge of my career was both hard and easy!
Then something else happened. I realized that we would work for the rest of our lives (breaking news, I know!). At the same time, I noticed that some people around me were waking up every morning to do a job they did not enjoy. I found that unacceptable and decided to change it for as many people as possible.
Due to these experiences, I chose to study organizational psychology. After I finished my Ph.D., I enjoyed coaching thousands of professionals from Fortune 500 executives to girls and women part of different NGOs.
I am a career and executive coach, and I support professionals like you to have better career adventures!
I am passionate about increasing the number of people in this world who enjoy their careers and wake up happier in the morning because they do a job they like!
At the end of the day, without taking action – do that thing that feels hard – you will not succeed. Through our action-oriented coaching sessions, you will feel the joy of focusing on a goal, acting on it, and embracing your achievements.
If you want to make faster progress towards your career goals, take action and contact me for a complimentary 30 min introductory session. I can't wait to meet you!
Irina Cozma Ph.D. is a career and executive coach who supports professionals to have better career adventures.
In the last decade, Irina enjoyed coaching thousands of Fortune 500 professionals from organizations like Salesforce, Hitachi, Abbot, Eaton, Johnson Controls, Walmart, Honeywell, Continental, The Hartford, Halliburton, Danaher, and other global organizations.
She also did pro bono coaching for organizations like coaching.com Foundation, Big Brother Big Sister, Strong Women Strong Girls, IamtheCODE, UNC Charlotte, and Queens University.
Irina lived, studied, and worked in four countries and has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, U.S., a Master in Strategic HR Management from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and a Master in Organizational Psychology from the University of Bucharest, Romania.
Irina was featured in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Business Insider, Glassdoor, and Thrive Global.
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