Yannick Baylon is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with him. He impressed us with his playful approach to coaching.
He is someone who has traveled the world and lived in many countries, from Italy to China and all the way to Egypt. He was on a personal quest to find himself and learn how to love himself, and he did.
As a teacher, he says that coaching was always part of his work even before he knew that he was actually coaching.
He loves helping people share their emotions, thoughts, he loves to listen and guide people into their transformation to become the best version of themselves. And he loves to use games as part of his coaching. Here is what he said.
Meet Life Coach Yannick Baylon:
Name: Yannick Baylon
Pillar: The Mind
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to gain more clarity and balance in their life.
How they can help: Through deep listening, playing games, and using various tools.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
In these pandemic times, my family has been doing as well as they can be.
Thankfully no one in our immediate family suffered acutely.
I was in China at the beginning of the pandemic and left there in August 2021. It was an interesting experience to say the least!
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
I only started coaching last year but I recall some of my ex students saying that they want a space to talk about their feelings.
I felt compelled to hold that space open and listen to them even more deeply.
Personally, being in China, I was missing home and was finding the treatment of locals towards foreigners becoming more hostile. That was an interesting challenge to manage!
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
Keep moving and draw out the lessons when you can’t celebrate life directly.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I was an English teacher who has lived and travelled in many countries (UK, France, Italy, China and Egypt).
I have been starting coaching before I realized I was coaching!
Many of my high school age students had very little to no space to speak about their emotions, wants and visions for the future.
I set up mini classroom labs that provided them with the safe space to explore their emotions, discuss issues concerning their lives and try to develop their emotional intelligence to navigate through life.
Some of them, have contacted me for life advice and guidance even after having left my former school.
A friend of mine saw this and advised me to try coaching.
I became enamored and haven’t looked back since.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
I lived in a country, despite the distance (physical and cultural), language barrier and a breakup, for five and a half years to eventually learn to love myself and embody acceptance.
I got to learn about my light as well as darkness, started meditating, getting myself on track to become someone who smiles when they look at themselves in the mirror.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I try and experiment with exercises that I think would be of benefit with my clients.
It’s like playing, we try out new games and see what brings out the most fun way of being their best versions!
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
I’m silly and bring playfulness to coaching.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
They say they have an extra spring in their step, have more clarity and their partners have immediately noticed the difference.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
Nothing beats deep listening. From there, my toolkit can be moulded accordingly.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
We are one.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
Invest in your own energy, manage and align with it as best as you can.
The way you relate to others often stems from your relationship with yourself.
Your final thoughts?
Come and invest some time in yourself with my guidance. If we align, let’s explore you deeper.
Where Can You Find Yannick Baylon?
If you liked this interview and you would love to find out how Yannick can help you, go to https://www.yannickbaylon.com/ and see what’s your next step.
You can book a Free Discovery Call. You will find out whether or not you are a good fit to “play” with Yannick and become a better version of yourself.