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Personal coaching with a touch of Stoicism and Philosophy

“He who is content, is rich” said Epictetus, a Greek Stoic philosopher, and former slave, more than 2,000 years ago. This is as relevant now, as it was back then. I am Rodrigo Aronas, and I welcome you to the world of Stoa Coaching.


We, humans, have the ability to question everything. To plan in advance and think (and worry) about things and events that have not even happened yet. Whilst a lot of this gets our civilization moving forward, innovating and creating new things vital for our lives, it also gets us to examine topics that might not be easy to fully grasp such as:

  • What does it mean to live a happy life?

  • Am I doing anything worthy with my time?

  • I always make the same mistakes. Why am I such a failure?

  • I am not good enough for that thing. Why do I even care?

  • And more…

What coaching can do for you is bring some peace, lightness, and joy into your life. In other words, make your life richer. By getting to know yourself better, by knowing why you act (or react) a certain way, and identifying the rooted assessments that make you see the world in a specific way, you’ll find a path not only to acceptance but also to lightness, happiness, and living a good life - whatever that means for you.


This offering is called Stoa Coaching because it mixes the learnings from two disciplines: Stoic Philosophy and Ontological Coaching. You do not need to worry, these are not philosophy classes! (thou, I do believe that a bit more of philosophy could really change the world for the better)


In our sessions, you’ll welcome me into your journey and we will walk together through the path of getting to know yourself better. You’ll learn things about yourself that you didn’t know before and will explore and open doors that you did not dare before.  We will work together to learn how the body, emotions, and language are connected. We are much more than the things we say with our words. Learning how to interpret our emotions, our body, and the true effects of language will shape the way you are and how you see the world. This is the Ontological part of the coaching. The study of the being. The study of yourself.


During the sessions, we might also touch upon some of the questions that I stated at the beginning of this page, and I might share some learnings and thoughts of Stoic philosophers. Stoicism is a philosophy founded in the early 3rd-century bc. It is a school of personal ethics that calls to live in harmony with reason and nature, and teaches how to live in acceptance and not fall prey to fortune, pleasure, or pain. This is important because, learning how to live in the highs and also in the lows, will give us tranquility and peace.


“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it” another Stoic philosopher, Seneca said.

So...are you ready to add joy, lightness, and happiness to your life?



Types of coaching offered in 30 min sessions:

Personal Development Coach (also known as Personal or Life coach)
Focus: Creating a more fulfilled life; Identifying values, purpose, goals, and dreams; Recognizing barriers; Taking action towards goal achievement. 

This will help you gain awareness of and clarify your personal goals and priorities, better understand your thoughts, feelings, and options, and take appropriate actions to change your life, accomplish your goals, and feel more fulfilled.

This type of coaching takes you on a journey of introspection that ends in taking action to move forward regarding the different issues that one is facing. A personal coach acts as a catalyst towards where you want to be.

Career Coaching
Focus: Identifying individual strengths, passions & interests; Career vision and goals; Finding fulfillment and purpose through work; Clarifying the best "fit" between a person and a career or organizational culture; Accelerating one's career path.

This type of coaching helps you identify what you want and need from your career, then make decisions and take the needed actions to accomplish your career objectives in balance with the other parts of your life.

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