Coaching in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

To be more clear about what the popular so-called coaching means, it is necessary to talk as much as possible, organize discussions, think about these issues,and thus – get more benefits. This is especially important taking into account the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is transforming modern human life, work and business relations, as well as human daily activities.

So-called coaching is a training process that helps employees learn better regardless of their profession or jobs. Life Coaching helps people make progress in their lives and covers all aspects of our daily lives. Life Coaching can be related to different stages of our life, and decision-making process and play an important role in our success.

As it is well known to us, the coach has a meaningful role in the process of success of a specific individual or specific group. As a rule, historically, the coach is mostly associated with sports. Yes, you are right, it is the same process.

Georgia has a long tradition of a coaching culture. Historically, kings, nobles, and various rich people entrusted their children to people with relevant knowledge, experience, and skills, and it often had huge, wide-ranging positive effects on society. This approach has been moved into almost every aspect of our daily life, has become more accessible, and is becoming more and more necessary by the day. Asociety that quickly understands and effectively adapts to this direction, will prevail.  

Different types of coaching have been identified. They have different focus areas, where people need assistance and support relatively more often. To be more clear, we would like to separate some of the popular elements of the coaching.

Career Coaching: Helps individuals define their career goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and overcome obstacles in the process of implementing the plan.

Relationship Coaching: Helps individuals manage their personal and professional relationships – including romantic relationships, friendships, and family relationships.

Health and Wellness Coaching: Helps individuals improve their emotional and physical health, including weight loss, stress management, disease prevention and management, and so on.

Executive Coaching (Leadership Coach): Helps leaders and executives improve their leadership skills, manage groups more effectively, and achieve their goals easily and without complications.

Financial Coaching (Financial Wellness Coach): Helps individuals improve their financial management vision, manage budgets and financial flows effectively, and achieve financial wellness goals.

Success Coaching: Helps people achieve their goals while getting an education, career, financial success, and the change process. The coach’s work may include a specific project, challenge, or change process. A success coach supports a person in gaining clarity, working on himself, and making effective decisions.

The aforementioned examples were just a few examples that will be actively related to the activities of the future and using of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. As you know, the rise of artificial intelligence is directly associated with the fourth industrial revolution. This, in turn, means the replacement of human physical labor by modern technologies and robots in the industry and service sectors. Taking this into consideration, people should be able to adapt effectively to society. In this large-scale and very fast process, an effective coach can play a crucial role in supporting people to accept innovations, adapt to challenges, and be theircompanion.

Why coaching is becoming more and more essential in our daily lives?

Practice has shown that only professional skills and sectorial education are not enough for people’s success and adaptation, no matter whether it is sports, art, science, general business, state services, or anything else. Modern, educated society easily understands that high emotional intelligence has become necessary so that people can adapt to the environment, work on themselves, and reveal and realize their potential with high qualifications. Certain categories of people copewell with the challenges in today’s rapidly changing world. However, historically many talents and potentials, unfortunately, could not be realized and a particular society or humanity lost the chance to get more benefits. Being in coordination with a coach is the best, most guaranteed way and in some cases expensive pleasure to achieve the goal quickly and easily with less risk. Therefore, coaching is called the job of the 21st century and is becoming increasingly popular and accessible.

Psychologist or Life Coach?

As you know, psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. A psychologist is someone who has received a proper education and is well-versed in people, their characters, and feelings. As for the coach, a good coach can and should understand the aspects of human psychology, but this does not mean that he is a psychologist and is ready to provide psychological services. On the other hand, a good psychologist can be a good coachand there is more chance of being so.  That is why people find it easier to be coaches and call themselves coaches without proper education and qualifications and are engaged in this activity. In a specific situation, friends, family members, clergies, information received through TV, radio, social media, a video, or a message may perform the role of coaches and become your source of inspiration. However, when you hire a personal coach, you are less dependent on probabilities, and there are people, who think and work to improve your daily well-being and quality of life. As a rule, the principle of marketing is in the highlight: the client decides whose coaching produces more results and makes a choice accordingly. If you are dealing with psychological challenges, you should consult a psychologist. In the case of success aspects, a good coach will become your best friend and life companion.

How to get the maximum benefit?

In parallel with the popularity, the coaching is less regulated, is not licensable, and does not require permits. Therefore, it is important to be careful in finding the right coach and entrusting your future success. On the one hand, some professionals find it difficult to communicate with people and share their knowledge and success with others, and on the other hand, some people do not have knowledge and experience, but they lead people to success with different methods and approaches. Therefore, marketing becomes the main factor behind originality, PR tricks and manipulations – what do I feel, how am I and do I have the desired result?!

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Giorgi Mikanadze,
Associate Professor of the Georgian-American University
Business Performance and Success Coach

The Hall of Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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Artificial intelligence and future professions

What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a field of computer science that is focused on performing tasks that historically required human labor and intelligence. Artificial intelligence is used in various fields, including healthcare, finance, transportation, the entertainment industry, and others. Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize our daily lives and change our day-to-day lives – to make everyday things easier and to improve our performance. This process is an integral part of the fourth industrial revolution, which is expected to bring significant changes in our daily lives. Therefore, the readiness and adaptation of society and each person are crucial in these processes. For example, currently, there are AI-powered popular virtual assistants, including Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, etc., which have become an integral part of our daily lives. They can perform various tasks including reminding the user about various tasks, helping users to manage their time, widening access to various information, and enabling users to ask questions and receive answers. Artificial intelligence has already become important in medicine and helps doctors to get more accurate and faster diagnoses and to make treatment more complex and qualified. It helps researchers work on different materials to get the latest information about different drugs, treatments, etc.

Artificial intelligence and professions

Jobs that will be replaced by AI:

Artificial intelligence is expected to have a significant impact on human jobs and the labor force – more jobs will be automated and new directions will emerge. According to World Economic Forum research, generative artificial intelligence will have a revolutionary impact on labor in the future and many jobs will no longer exist, especially in healthcare, finance, transportation, and entertainment fields. On the other hand, it will also have a significant impact on office jobs, various services, sales, manufacturing processes, food services, and other services. 

Jobs that are less likely to be replaced yet 

According to the World Economic Forum, jobs that are less likely to be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) in the future are those that require dispute, deliberation, creativity, physical dexterity, and human emotional intelligence. Some professionals believe that their jobs are safe from artificial intelligence. This includes agricultural equipment operators, heavy equipment and tractor bus drivers, vocational education teachers, nurses, doctors, therapists, counselors, musicians, artists, writers, and journalists. However, on the other hand, before the World Economic Forum touches on this topic again, it must be mentioned that artificial intelligence has already been used to create works of art, paintings, and electronic music that has become 10 times more interesting for listeners than those, human-created ones. Humans need muses and hours, days, weeks, or months to create all these, while artificial intelligence can create them in minutes. So, it is easy to understand that the capabilities of artificial intelligence are limitless, and it is very cautious and conditional to make any predictions. 

Benefits for new professionals

It is worth noting that artificial intelligence will enrich and diversify people’s activities in various directions, although the process is irreversible and more innovations are expected in the future. It will create new opportunities for further learning and development and new roles and jobs. In the future, artificial intelligence is expected to touch all aspects of our lives, and we will have to learn to live with it and take into account ethical and moral norms so that society can benefit from it as much as possible.

Artificial intelligence and religion

Artificial intelligence and religion – an interesting topic that involves how technological developments can affect people’s beliefs, spirituality, and lives. There are some important points it will touch on and have already touched on

Robot priests:

Some religions have already tested robot priests performing religious rituals, like reciting prayers, performing funerals, and even comforting people. For example, a Buddhist temple in Japan has a robot priest, named Mindar and it delivers sermons on the Heart Sutra. Studies show that robot priests are more practical and acceptable to some people: they seem to be more fair, and consistent than human priests. On the other hand, there is the problem of authenticity, sincerity reliability, and emotional relationships. 

Electronic database of teachings and sermons:

Religious teachings are available electronically nowadays – e-books, apps, and websites. This makes the work of artificial intelligence in this direction even more convenient, versatile, and interactive. For example, the YouVersion Bible App passed 500 million downloads. Bible App allows users to read, listen to, watch, and share the Bible. Many people, especially young people, find the electronic version more practical and useful. They are also customizable and more practical than the printed version. However, some people still prefer printed versions over online versions.

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence:

As artificial intelligence becomes more powerful, refined, and irreversible, more ethical concerns and challenges arise around religious beliefs and leaders. For example, what will be the design of artificial intelligence, its visual form, its regulation and boundaries, and compliance with religious values and principles? How will artificial intelligence be accepted, protected, and valued, will it be accepted as a potential agent, entity, or person, or how it is going to be accepted or valued? How will artificial intelligence be integrated, harmonized, and combined with religious doctrines and beliefs? As you know, different religions have different views, individual opinions, and stances on different issues and circumstances, which are based on theological teachings and have different moral and social frameworks.

Giorgi Mikanadze,
Associate Professor at the Georgian-American University
Business Performance and Success Coach.

The Hall of Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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 National architecture is a co-harmony, symphony and co-sound, which exists between the human hand made and not of human made. Home is a space, which is organized specifically; each human being reasonably or irrationally attempts to adjust this space on his/her lifestyle and tradition. Folk architecture is an image of the country and its culture, which is mostly created by the unknown architect and bears signs of folk usages. Each nation has own typical traditional housing. Such various dwellings share similarities and differences in terms of functional or constructional type, décor or other signs.

People can feel safe and secure and chill from outer world only at home, therefore the paper discusses peculiarities of traditional Japanese house (Minka) and Georgian house (Oda).

System: of Japanese (Minka) house as a rule was delineated with fence and gate, size and decoration of which spoke about the status of its owner. Generally, the plan of the house was right angled, single storey, its structure was frame typed as this term has been adopted and constituted seismic sustainable structure (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: floor typology for a Japanese house. Source:

The ground level was lifted to 0.6 – 0.7 cm, which was dictated by the Japanese bioclimatic status quo – humidity and seismic zone. (see Figure 2).

Figure 2: Section of Minka house. Source:

Partition walls: Walls, diverted to street, were blank, static and immovable, whereas walls, constructed over the internal courtyard always used to be movable. Moving walls – (Amado) – have been made of thick wooden pieces, which enabled the owners to dismantle them during the warm seasons of the year. Rooms were divided from each other via inner moving walls – (Fusuma). Traditional Japanese dwellings house less furniture as per the principle of (Vabi). The best homes usually included low table and bookshelves in the guest room, also niche – (Tokonoma), which constituted esthetic center of the entire house.

System: of Georgian (Oda) house is widely spread in the western part of Georgia. With its planning and spatial-size type, these houses are distinct and diverse. Three indigenous types of (Oda house) Which reached the peak of its development in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries may be outlines below.

I – Long shaped single room dwelling, which merges with the balcony from the one side and is covered with double-inclined roof on top (see Figure 3).

Figure 3: I type of Oda house. Source: National Parliamentary Library of Georgia


II – Characterized with one, two, and three or in rare instances, four-room chain, with the balcony all along this room chain (see Figure 4).


Figure 4: II type of Oda house. Source: National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

III – Double winged location of rooms with balconies on both sides. Planning is square shaped and all these are covered with quadruple-inclined roof on top. The phases of space development may be observed here, also inside organization of the dwelling is being complicated; the key idea of this alteration is separating guest reception room from the dining room and designating it as a main room; sleeping room has also been split and small storage balcony was separated from it (see Figure5).

Such dwellings in Imereti, Guria, Samegrelo, Adjara and Abkhazia[1] have own very specific characteristic signs. These regions are characterized with high level of precipitation and humidity, which influenced frame type design of the dwellings. Houses in these regions used to be erected on wooden or stone pillars, height of which varied from 0.5 m. to 2.5 m. (see Figure 6)

Figure 5: III type of Oda house. Source: National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

In almost all types of (Oda Houses) plan is attached to the façade solution. Cutting sections of doors and windows very frequently are lined up in the following order:

Window > door > window>Door > window

Large room                      Small room 

Partition walls: Like in Japan, folding bulkheads are met in Georgia too, some (Oda Houses) have assembling bulkheads, which fuse two or three bordering rooms and create single unified space.

Balcony: In Japanese dwelling traditional (Engava) is met here. This is an open gallery, which lines up across the external perimeter of the building and is covered by the roof of the house.

Engava constitutes multi-functional space, sort of outer corridor (see Figure 7), which connects all the rooms and protects the house from the rain, snow and summer heat. It also may well be used as reception place for guests, however, in case of Samurais, Engava used to be the place, where bodyguards had to patrol as to keep the family calm and quiet.

Figure 7: Façade of Mika House with Engava. Source:

The major function of Engava was to attain the role of transitional space among internal and external universes. Roof and moving shutters (Shijhi) make Engava part of the interior, whereas its open space links Engava to the outer world. Engava was easily accessible from the rooms; Engava bonded interior and exterior, that’s exactly called transitional space (See figure 8)

Figure 8: Section of folk Japanese house. Source:


Balcony: In Oda house light of characteristics of traditional dwellings and so called transitional space concept, similarities with the traditional Georgian architecture may be well observed in this type of dwelling, which has been met from ancient time and is still existent even nowadays. So called “transitional space” with different variations is met in Oda houses of western Georgian regions (see Figure 9).

Figure 9: Balcony of Oda house. Source: National Parliamentary Library of Georgia


Open balconies are diversely dislocated around the house. Therefore the balcony is a transitional space between the courtyard and the house itself. Rooms are lined up across the common balcony. The distance between the columns of the balcony defines the image of the balcony, which is nicely decorated with unique wooden ornaments within “à jour”.

The type and style of the balcony points out multi functionality of the family life, in which Georgian traditions and hospitality play crucial part, guests are warmly welcome and hosted on the balcony. The veranda creates architectural image of the Georgian dwelling, which also includes transitional space. In this regard, balcony of the Oda House bears the huge artificial-esthetic and psycho-emotional importance, which is also met in Japanese transitional space (Engava).

Yards: Well-known “dwarf gardens” of Japanese homes are derived from Japanese tradition and religion. The space opens from the outset of the gate, the dwelling building stands deep inside the space and the road to the house is paved through the various types of courtyards, which provide individual images of intermediate space (see Figure 10).


Figure 10: Plan of Japanese Garden. Source:

Traditional Japanese courtyards (gardens) may be considered as a transitional space. By virtue of stone rubbles and slope terrain gardens create esthetic environment of high value (see Figure 11).

Figure 11: Japanese garden environment. Source:


The Japanese term for garden is “niwa”, meaning a sacred space. Belief in the sacredness of the landscape began as the ancient fear of natural phenomena but evolved into the perception that all living things are interconnected, spiritually and metaphysically.

Yards: In western Georgia is divided in two parts, front yards covered with grass are entrance space for Oda Houses. When the guest enters the yard, he/she already finds him/herself in the dwelling of the host and gets certain impressions.

Grass yard assigns the function of transitional space, in which the host welcomes the guest. Under the shadows of walnut or oak tree, the host offers to the guest starters such as: dried fruit, nuts, fruits, alcohol and arranges so called “aperitif” which lasts unless the housewife prepares the table for dinner. The yard behind the house is a space for farm buildings and vegetable gardens (see Figure12).


Figure 12: Plan of Georgian garden. Source: National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

Roofed gates plays important role in a mystery of hospitality, which protect guests in rainy weather. This underlines folk architectural solution toward guests. (see Figure 13).

Figure 13: Roofed gate

View: From Japanese dwellings according to the above described design of Minka houses, they have overview on the internal courtyard with esplanade e.g. over the projection of own micro universe. With a blank surrounding wall the Japanese person estranges him/herself from the real environment and shifts to the own virtual universe.

The view of the garden when the movable exterior screens (shoji) that make up much of the outer walls are pushed aside or removed is an aesthetic experience. The open plan of residential interiors is arranged for maximum viewing of the garden from the interior, so that an occupant can contemplate the garden from a seated position at a level slightly higher than the ground – a view with a pleasant psychological and aesthetic effects (see Figure 14).

Figure 14: The view to the Japanese garden. Source:

The spatial connection between house and garden depends upon shoji screens to open the house to the garden or close it off. The elevated floor of the room is continuous with bamboo flooring of the narrow veranda. A deep overhang shelters the veranda and the interior. The garden “borrows” its distant view from neighbors.

View: from Georgian dwellings it should be emphasized that despite the house orientation, people of Imereti nevertheless opens it towards the view. Generally, the view over the outer space – nature – takes precedence for Georgians. In this particular circumstance, the Oda House has overview on all possible views towards all four directions. The house is bonded to the outer space, is hospitable and yet integrated to the nature. Its courtyard is a mystic reflection of the entire universe and these two are in a symphonic harmony to each other (see figure 15).

Figure 15: The view to the Georgian garden

Resemblance between Japanese and Georgian traditional houses is indeed expressed. One more similarities affecting traditional architecture in both countries, is the lifestyle of the people and natural and weather conditions. For instance, in case of both traditional dwellings, the ground level is lifted above.

Based on syncretistic research the average lifting index of ground level of Oda House is 0.8-0.9 cm, which is dictated by the bio climate met in the region, which is also interesting to compare to the construction and size of the Japanese dwellings.

In modern day, contemporary Japanese architecture attaches utmost importance to the entrance – “transitional space”. Production of modern Japanese architects demonstrates maintenance of Japanese tradition, its continuation and development. Well-known Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa pays particular attention to the “importance” of architecture, which used to give birth to the feeling of space, which itself was based on Japanese culture. Studying national culture, He tried to reveal key elements of esthetics, art and philosophy and concluded that architecture should pursue and meet general principles of Japanese culture.

In Kourokawa’s architectural theory, the main idea behind the metamorphosis – change and transformation – is linked to the transitional (intermediate) space and ambiguity. He stresses that due to transitional zones, metamorphosis became possible in the architecture. In His recent productions, Kourokawa challenges to create such an architectural space, which would be in compliance with the Japanese viewpoint. Japanese space concept has never been characterized with clear demarcation lines, the spaces of interior and exterior have not been delimitated. The clear example of this approach is typology of Japanese house, which has open front space.

While producing contemporary Georgian architecture, it should preserve that very spirit and importance, which have been integral part of traditional Georgian architecture. Namely: specific space, detail or something mystic which is embedded in the space and cannot be expressed verbally or visually.



[[1]] Crouch, D., & Jonhson, G. (2001). Traditions in Architecture, Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. New York: Oxford University Press.

[2] Davitaia, M. (2000). Concept of kisho kurokawa Architecture and Paradigms of Georgian Architecture. Tbilsi: Georgian Technical Univesity.

[3] Garakanidze, M. (1956). Georgian Traditional Wooden Architecture.

[4] Meparishvili, N. (2016). Traditional Homes of Georgia: The Reason to be Proud. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

[5] Turner, T. (2011). Asian Gardens, History, Beliefs and Design. New York: Routiedge.

[1] Imereti, Guria, Samegrelo, Adjara And Abkhazia – Regions in western Georgia


Davit Asanidze

Master of Urban and Spatial Planning

 The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”


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