Dessislava Lepigone is a Director of CLIA. She earned a MS in Psychology at Saint-Denis Paris 8 University and MBA at Essec Businessman School, Paris, France. She earned Certification of Cognitive and Behavior Psychology at Paris Descartes.
Dessislava has 15 years of experience as a cognitive psychologist who specializes in memory processes, and also she has experience with children and adults. She works at the individual, team and system level providing services in executive coaching.
The term coaching originally is used in sport. With the period of time coaching has been influenced by different fields including those of personal development, adult education, psychology, developmental, organizational, social, industrial, and other organizational or leadership theories and practices.
The pioneer of coaching performance John Whitmore in his book Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership defined coaching as "unlocking people's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them learn rather than teaching them". The underlying intent of every coaching interaction is to ask the right questions, build awareness, responsibility, and self-belief in the mind of the coachee.
We used our core skills, knowledge and experience for over 18 years to design a Model for Coaching and Leadership, which is a powerful tool for training individuals and groups in personal life or organizational environments.