Wachsen

Coaching

means to support a person or a team in describing a personal or professional goal and to achieve it in a defined period or to recognize and accept failures and to develop alternatives. The coach has to prove professional, methodological and social competencies.

Coaching strives for professional and personal development and is part of one's continued education. Both, client and coach learn from and with each other.

 


Core of my Philosophy

is Appreciative Inquiry (Cooperider and colleagues). In the course of this I assume that each question is an intervention (Lewin) and thus causes und fosters change. A coach and counselor is a companion: attentive listener, observer and analyst. A coach encourages, stimulates and grounds.

 

Inducement and Topics

It starts with your longing for change or an incident. Question raise like: What do I want? What does our company need? And you start to work on topics like

  • career development
  • strategy development
  • communication and organizational culture
  • diversity management
  • education
  • balance of professional and personal life

Scope, Duration and Methods

You as the client decide on the general set-up and scope and thus on the duration of the coaching. You can finish the coaching anytime. Nevertheless you should inform me as early as possible, so that I can in my role as coach initialize the conclusion phase. Usually you and me together initiate the conclusion phase.


The coaching takes place as face-to-face talks or as blended coaching. The set of instruments includes semi-structured interview, dialogue, purpose and planning processes, reflection, feedback and "homework". If the coaching is intended for a group the coaching uses also workshop approaches. Milestones of the coaching process are

  • phone call or e-mail to arrange the fist dialogue
  • first dialogue: topic, clarification of the mandate, purpose, approach
  • further dialogues
  • final dialogue with evaluation and outlook

Coaching as face-to-face serial

Mostly the coaching process lasts about six to twelve months and consists of six to ten appointments. It is also possible, that one, two or three dialogues will meet your needs. The coaching dialogues last between one and three hours, for instance if you and I take a walk or visit a museum. The billing takes place after each meeting.

 

Blended Coaching

You and I combine - blend - face-to-face meetings, phone calls and e-mails. This facilitates flexibility, that enables me to accompany you individually and in time tailored to your needs. The coaching process lasts from some weeks to a few months.


If we do not yet know each other we should meet for the first dialogue face-to face. If we already worked together all dialogues can be phone calls. The intervals and the duration of the particular dialogues depend on your needs. An example for a additional task for the coach is the analysis of application documents, proposals or internet presences and recommendations on adaptations. This may come into question for the application for an executive position or the preparation and realization of a project.


A blended coaching typically lasts overall between one and ten hours. The billing takes place monthly.

 

Confidentiality

Of course I as the coach observe confidentiality.

This applies also to any third party that finances the coaching, for instance the employer. You, the client, decide whether you want to share anything with others.

Your Benefit

I support you as neutral expert, with whom you can reflect upon your work and your personal issues. This enables you to decide on your further course of action and to put it into practice.

Clients

You are working in IT, health care, education, research or other areas as entrepreneurs, executive, professional, freelancer, scientist, ... . The coaching takes place as individual, team or project coaching.

Qualification

Since 1990 I am a physician and counsel and support people. Since 1997 I work as consultant and since 2002 as business coach. 2012 I finished an 18 month education as systemic organizational consultant. The continued quality assurance of my work consists of regularly reflexions and dialogues with colleagues and teachers (German: "Supervision"), studying specialized literature and the participation in and performing of trainings, courses and conferences. Furthermore I published the textbook serial Catch the moose ... Basics in Consulting (in German).

 

References

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Place

Germany, Europe and globally.

 

Offer

We sketch the purpose of the coaching, describe the difficulty level and the expected time frame. Then we negotiate and agree upon the professional fee. Contact …