In coaching I support people 1:1 on their way to their individual solution for their very own issues and problems.
An individually developed solution is so important because it is the most likely to lead to a noticeable and lasting change for you. I am sure creating noticeable change was one of your reasons as to why you are seeking out a competent coach and individualized support.
You want to know who I am and how I work? I think that’s great! It helps both of us to have a good start in the upcoming coaching process if we decide to work together. Therefore I offer an initial introductory meeting (approx. 30 min – 1 hour) free of charge.
The orientation always starts with getting to know each other and the reason behind your decision to work together. We determine whether coaching is the right fit for what you want to work on. After some time and consideration, we then decide whether or not I’m a good fit for you.
2. Name topics and set goals
When all your questions have been answered, we will clarify your job for me, determine a time for your first coaching, and the intended/necessary period of time it will take. You are free to choose where the coaching takes place. Have a look here to see what suits you.
Based on the information you share with me, we will work out the really relevant topics and success criteria. Sometimes the main issue is hidden behind your initially mentioned topic and only and only reveals itself while working together in the coaching sessions. Some topics require enormous trust. Therefore, it is normal if a client only addresses sensitive topics or personal and private aspects later in the process, when we have gotten to know each other sufficiently.
Just remember, whether and how we continue here is always under your control.
You determine the goal and then I will start your coaching with targeted questions and suitable methods to help you shift your perspective.
Lastly, there are a few protective rules in coaching. Among other things, I abide to absolute confidentiality. If the coaching is for a professional or workplace context, we discuss the rules very clearly beforehand.
3. Create energy for change
In this stage, it is my job to use appropriate interventions to generate enough energy for steps towards change and for trying out new behavior, so that positive change becomes visible. Parallel to the action, an increased awareness and knowledge is achieved, which establishes the change in the long term. As new issues emerge, they can be integrated into the process.
4. Expand skills and competency in the long term
Ideally, the coaching process results in a good solution or a clarifying and relieving effect, so that the problems expressed at the beginning are solved. At the same time, the development is based on the client’s skills and continually builds them up.
In the final stage, the focus is on reflection and integration of the change. Or to put it another way, it is about stabilizing the change and a good, long-term expansion of skills that makes me expendable as a coach.
The right choice of methods is essential to achieve the desired change for you. I, as a systemic coach, have experience with a diverse selection of methods, which I carefully choose based on what is individually suitable. I anyway, I will always explain everything you need to know before we start. As a customer, you and your concerns are the focus. Therefore you have a direct impact on which course of action we ultimately take.
Here are a few possible examples:
• self-reflection in dialogue with systemic questions
• active listening, confronting, mirroring
• mind mapping
• analysis of potential and competence
• questioning beliefs (Byron Katie)
• constellation work with the system board
• creative visualizations
• imaginations and metaphors
As human beings, we are constantly in relationship with others and this mutually influences our feelings, our experiences, and our behavior. This interconnectedness is included in a systemic approach. Not just a single source is looked for or included, but rather the interaction of all participants in the system is considered.
For example, different perspectives can be used to understand the meaning of a problem or a certain behavior in its context. This then opens up space for new solutions.
We are often stuck in our own world-of-problems. It is often easy to give smart advice to others, but it can sometimes be very difficult, or even feel almost impossible, to solve our own problems.
In coaching, I lead you to a change of perspective, which opens up new possibilities. My questions are carefully chosen and I work methodically in a variety of ways, depending on what you need at the moment. The goal is always to generate an individual solution based on your intentions in a collaborative environment with me.
There are different scenarios where coaching is appropriate. Usually clients have a problem or are seeking personal reflection with the help of external, professional guidance. Coaching makes a lot of sense when you are searching for solutions to your problems but feel like you are just stuck or losing sight of what really matters to you.
Coaching is beneficial for managers, individual employees, teams, or private individuals in cases where an external view of the topic can be helpful, or if support for a certain process is necessary.
When do we work with a coach? When is the best time to go to see a psychotherapist or psychological counsellor? Isn’t it all the same anyway? Not quite. Coaching and therapy have some things in common, but whether therapy or coaching is the right format for you is determined by the prerequisites and differences of these related professions.
Coaching and therapy have many similarities in their setting. In both formats, the therapist or coach is a conversation partner who is outside the system of the patient or client. Both therapist and coach use psychological methods and interventions.
However, coaching is aimed at people who are not exhibiting signs of a mental illness. This means that their self-management skills and self-regulation are working well in everyday life. If this is not the case, restoring mental health is the top priority. In therapy, people with mental illnesses have the opportunity to work on their issues and restore their own ability to face the world in a healthy manner. The right place to do this is through psychological counselling or psychotherapy with specially-trained therapists, and not the coach.
In coaching, we assume that a healthy person independently developed the desire for personal or professional growth out of themselves. There is a willpower to change or develop yourself. In most cases, clients want to reach more of their own potential through coaching and thereby achieve a specific result that is related to private and professional success or the development of their own vision of life.
Coaching is mostly future-oriented and the clients develop their own strategies together with the coach in order to achieve their goals and to implement the necessary steps and actions.
Both a therapist and a coach with the appropriate background, training, and certification are trained to know the difference between therapy and coaching and can make recommendations in this regard.
Of course, I offer online coaching.
In my experience, coaching, even over long distances, has been very positive and productive.
This investment depends on the time we need for preparation, implementation and follow-up. A first introductory meeting is free of charge and transparently clarifies all questions of a potential collaboration and the associated costs. You can decide afterwards if that suits your needs.
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