HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL APPROACH TO COACHING?
As a coach, I support my clients in pursuing the personal goals that they define at the start of the coaching process. My clients learn and change themselves through their own efforts, and gain the capability to decide on and implement future steps independently.
WHICH THEORIES OR MODELS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THIS PROCESS?
The metamodel of language – for example, are there any language patterns that the client uses unconsciously and should be called into question?
Which belief systems does the individual have? What are the root causes of these belief systems?
In which representational worlds is the client located?
To what extent could reframing the problem provide a more ecological solution?
When coaching, I assume that the client already possesses all of the required resources for implementing changes. The coaching process can support the client by helping to activate these resources.
HOW EXACTLY WOULD YOU DEFINE AND INTERPRET THE TERM “COACHING”?
Coaching helps the client channel his or her abilities and resources, applying them to new situations.
MY GOAL IS TO:
- Develop the client’s problem-solving abilities.
- Sharpen his or her capacity for self-reflection, either as an employee or manager.
- Support the client in overcoming critical situations with confidence & raise awareness for how to foster an atmosphere of respectful and appreciative cooperation among employees and team members.
THE BENEFIT OF COACHING FOR THE EMPLOYEES:
Coaching can serve as a way to complement the process of change. It enables individuals to discover new perspectives, to active their “powers of self-healing,” and find solutions that best fit their own situation, resources, environment, and on their own timeline. With consulting, the client is provided with a solution to some extent, but this solution may not be the best fit for the client. With coaching, the best-fit solution is developed by the client. This way, the change is more sustainable and clients feel that they made the right decisions and determined the content of the process on their own. This helps the client maintain a feeling of self-direction and encourages self-confidence.
THE BENEFIT OF COACHING FOR MANAGERS:
By shifting perspectives, the way you perceive reality changes. The manager is face-to-face with a reflective, self-confident, and constructive discussion partner. For the manager, this could also provide the catalyst to rethink the way he or she works, which therefore helps further advance the cooperation. There are also cases where the manager then also undergoes coaching.