Time, just for yourself? Time to deal with specific issues? Even we, who often do individual or team coaching, treat ourselves to a coach from time to time to reflect on ourselves and our work. And we choose the word " treat" quite deliberately here. Because let's be honest. Isn't it a luxury when our counterpart simply listens? Listens to me? Is completely with me? Asking questions? Helps me to see things from a different perspective, to see the good in the bad, supports me in finding solutions for seemingly unsolvable things?
Listening is an art. In coaching and communication training, we often use an example to illustrate this. The example comes from a deleted scene from Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino). Mia (Uma Turman) meets Vincent (John Travolta). To get an idea of Vincent the person, she asks, among other things: "When in conversation, do you listen, or do you just wait to talk?" Often people are just waiting to talk. They do not listen.
Many participants respond to this question as Vincent did. They think for a while and then say, "I'm waiting to talk, but I'm trying to listen." What about you? How often do you experience your counterpart rather waiting to talk about themselves instead of listening? A coach listens!
Coaching is not a conversation among friends, nor is it standard consulting. Coaching is an individual process that stimulates and supports further development and growth. The questions are very different: Often the focus is on questions about job and career. Some want to prepare for the next step in their career. Others would like to achieve a better work-life balance. One or the other wonders whether they should fundamentally reorient themselves.
Regardless of the topic, the point is to reflect on the current situation and work out the next steps, whatever they may be.
We support you in getting to the bottom of your desires and goals, in coming to terms with them, in being able to name and communicate them, and in finding ways to realize them.
Get to know us
Coaching is something very personal. Regardless of the training and knowledge of a coach, we attach great importance to the chemistry being right. Are we a good fit for you? Can you imagine working with us? And vice versa: Do we want to work with you and can we imagine doing so?
In order to find out, we always have a preliminary conversation in person or by phone. The goal of this conversation is to clarify what you want to achieve in the coaching, what the goals will be, what expectations you have of us, how the coaching will proceed, what methods we will use, what the scope of the coaching should be and what costs you will incur. Duration of the meeting: about one hour. Afterwards, we decide together whether and how to proceed.
We offer you a framework in which you can discuss the topics that move you. You can give your thoughts free rein. We do not evaluate or judge.
In concrete terms, this means that we listen, ask questions and provide targeted feedback. We invite you to deal with your issues in different ways and support you in finding solutions. To support this, we use models from communication and leadership or current neuroscientific findings to reflect on current behaviors or to convey understanding for the differences between people.