In this interview, we introduce you to Zsófia Zsigmond, Parental Transition Coach at REpurpose. We talked about becoming a parent, parental transition coaching and how it can help deal with this major transition in our lives.
01. Let’s start with an introduction…
My name is Zsófia. I’m from Hungary but have been living in Amsterdam for a while now with my family. I’m a member of the International Coach Federation and am a Certified Professional Coach focusing on transitions.
02. When did you decide to become a coach? What made you choose this path?
When we relocated to Amsterdam, I had to find my new purpose. As I was looking back at my career path, I realized there is one thing in common in all the jobs I’ve been doing. And that is mentoring and coaching. As for a parental coach: I think everyone deserves support in their parenting. To be honest, I wish I had a coach when I was on maternity leave.
03. Let’s talk about parental transition coaching: how can it help parents?
Everyone has different expectations of becoming a parent. Society expects us to be the happiest human beings on Earth. We see all these cheesy social media posts about becoming a parent. Everyone is having the best times of their lives. We see that new moms are fitting in their old jeans 3 weeks after giving birth. Becoming a mother is the biggest transition that anyone can imagine. Not only our body changes but our identity as well. A new mother has to figure out who she is, what are her values, her beliefs. What kind of mother she wants to become. But of course fathers are struggling as well. They need to find their role in the family as well as in society. We all need to learn many things in this new situation, and a parental transition coach can help with that.
04. How does the parental transition coaching work: what is the process, what can a parent expect?
Transitioning into parenthood comes with so many new things that we have to deal with. Coaching can support parents throughout this transition. Support in their journey to awareness, self acceptance, to finding their new identity, to gain self-trust. Parents are finding themselves in a situation that they have never experienced before. Ups and downs. Good days and bad days. And it’s ok. I’m here to listen and support. Whether you are a new parent or a parent in a tough phase with your kid, coaching can help you get unstuck and feel confident that you are doing a good job.
05. What would be your advice to parents?
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help/support. Parenthood is challenging. You are not alone!
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