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Coaching

The objective of coaching is the further development of individuals and teams with a clear focus on the client's specific goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Coaching?

Coaching is result and solution orientated and is a support process tailored to individual needs. It helps to optimize human potential by identifying development needs and promoting them from a value-added, future-oriented perspective.

 

Typical settings where I like to coach you are:

  • Business Coaching

  • Executive Coaching

  • Coaching for young managers

  • Career Coaching

  • Coaching in conflicts

  • Coaching in change processes

  • Life Coaching

  • Personal growth

But always remember "No coaching without a contract".

 

What does this mean and why is it so important?

Let's just start at the beginning. Before I accept a coaching assignment, it is particularly important to me to understand your concerns. So:

 

  • Why exactly do you actually need a coach?

  • What is your objective?

  • Am I the first coach you talk to about this topic? Have you already done things yourself to achieve your goal? If yes, which?

  • What is important to you in coaching? What exactly is supposed to happen? What not?

  • What is your time and budget planning like?

  • Is there a deadline?

 

It is not only important to me here that I understand your concern, but that we both notice whether the chemistry between us is right. Coaching processes are based on different effective factors - aspects that affect whether coaching is successful or not.

 

Impact factors of coaching:

  • Appreciation and emotional support of the client by the coach

  • Affect activation and affect calibration

  • Result-oriented problem reflection

  • Result-oriented self-reflection

  • Goal clarification

  • Resource activation - from problem to resource

  • Implementation support

 

Regardless of whether you book coaching sessions with me or not, you should always critically evaluate whether the coach is able to support you in your goal.

 

Unfortunately, there are a large number of non-reputable providers and in this respect it is important for me to point this out at this point.

 

Please also be aware that you have the work. Coaching is often no fun, but rather a conscious examination of your problem and the goal that you would like to achieve. Some problems have been dragged around for years and in this respect these things cannot be solved in one session.

 

Coaching sessions

However, it is also difficult to predict an exact duration. For this reason, I don't do fixed packages of 6 or 10 sessions, for example, like many other coaches do, because I see this as irresponsible.

 

Ultimately, only you know how quickly you are able to change. It is often about the following points:

 

  • How much time can you currently spend?

  • Are you supported by your private and professional environment?

  • Are you one of those people who find it easy to change?

  • What budget have you planned for coaching sessions?

  • And how complex is your coaching concern?

 

The duration of the individual coaching sessions can also vary. However, I’ll adapt to your wishes and preferences and to support you in the best possible way.

 

Coaching sessions should not be less than 1 hour, otherwise this often leads to feeling very rushed, which can have a negative impact on the learning experience. In this respect, my request is that you always plan at least one hour for a coaching session. However, it is better to plan a time window of one to two hours. This is just helpful to go into all the topics.

 

Coaching sessions build on each other; that means at the beginning of each session we briefly reflect on what happened in the last session and how things have been for you since then. What are your experiences? Have you already made progress? What is easy for you? Where are you struggeling? How and when do these difficulties manifest themselves?

 

Therefore, sessions at intervals of 7 to 10 days are recommended at the beginning of the coaching. This ensures that the changes made can be questioned and we can see if you are on the right track.

 

As time progresses, the interval can then be increased, e.g. on monthly appointments.

 

On average you can expect to need around 8 to 12 hours of coaching. Individually, this can of course always vary upwards or downwards.

 

The entire time frame of the cooperation thus usually varies between a few weeks and a few months. Normally it doesn't last longer than half a year.

 

How much does coaching cost you?

 

I charge $80 per coaching hour and bill the corresponding coaching sessions in hours and quarters of an hour.

 

So if a coaching session lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes, I would charge $140; one hour at $80 and three quarters of an hour at $20; together $140.

 

Example:

Let's just assume that you need 10 hours of coaching in total, the cost is $800.

 

Why are my prices here just public?

 

That's relatively easy. A transparent approach is very important to me. You should know what the coaching costs so that you can plan accordingly. It's no different with the haircutter. Or do you get your hair cut if you don't know what you have to pay for it.

 

Can you bargain with me because you think the price is too high?

 

Of course you can. But only if you assure me, that you are bargaining with every haircutter over the price. However, if you like to bargain the price I am fine with that. If we agree on a price, you will always receive 100% of my services. 

 

In this respect, I take a very relaxed view of the subject of negotiations and am open to many things. There can always be good reasons to discuss the price in advance.

 

At this point I would like to mention that the first hour (the first 60 minutes) is always free of charge. Then you should finally be convinced that you want to work with me.

 

Now I've already said a lot about coaching, but I haven't yet gone into what my role as a coach is. But I would like to catch up on that at this point.

 

What is the role of the Coach?

 

  • Creating an empathic & positive atmosphere

  • Reduce clients' fears through good contracting (roles, contexts, do's and don'ts)

  • Support clients' methodologies in working out and achieving their goals

  • Perceiving emotions, reflecting and giving resonance

  • Structuring the coaching process - keeping focused on the goal and using tools

  • Continuously working on the coach-client relationship

  • Observation from here & now and meta position

 

What is the procedure of Coaching sessions?

 

  • Entry/Orientation

  • Theming

  • Target matching

  • Next steps – use of questions, tools or intervention procedures

  • Reflection and evaluation

 

Live or distance coaching?

 

Coaching can be conducted both in personal on-site appointments and digitally. Digital appointments have the advantage that they are practical and travel times are eliminated.

However, one disadvantage is always that the atmosphere of live coaching usually cannot be transferred to digital coaching.

 

Personal on-site appointments help to incorporate real-world environmental factors and are very helpful and important, especially at the beginning of coaching sessions, in order to work holistically on the client's topics and objectives.

 

But they have the disadvantage that they are more expensive due to the travel times.

 

If possible, I always recommend a mixture of both variants. In the beginning, it actually makes sense to start with live coaching. A personal meeting helps both the coachee and the coach, because when you get to know each other in person, you can simply fall back on more channels of perception. In the further course of the coaching, however, I think it makes a lot of sense to use digital coaching, as it is easier to integrate into the day in terms of time planning and the time required.

 

Of course, this is just a suggestion. If only personal or only digital coaching sessions are important to you, this can definitely be implemented without any problems.

 

Settings of Coaching

 

Coaching can support you in many different questions. I have listed different settings below so that you can get an idea of when it might make sense for you to get in touch with a coach. You may have already experienced a lot in practice and you may be thinking, who needs a coach for that. 

 

People are simply very different and people react very differently to change processes. Change processes that are very simple for one person are very complex for other people and take a lot of time. Otherwise, the following points are only examples and do not claim to be complete. If you are unsure whether your topic is a question for a coach or a change process, please feel free to contact me.

Business Coaching

 

Business coaching deals with all topics that can arise in everyday work and in which you need support from a coach. These can be questions that affect you personally in your current role, as well as questions that affect your team, your company or your employees. I have listed possible coaching occasions below.

 

Executive Coaching

  • Leadership and leadership style

  • Leading at a distance (field service or home office solutions)

  • Self-organization (compatibility of leadership and operational work)

  • Strengthening leadership and decision-making skills

  • Feedback from a professional sparring partner

  • Business growth | Personal growth

  • Development of employees and managers

  • Persuasive speeches and public speaking

  • Self-image and external image

Coaching for young managers

 

  • Transition from colleague to supervisor

  • Motivating, constructive interaction with employees

  • Comparison of self-image and external image

  • Strengthening leadership and decision-making skills

  • Targeted and successful positioning

  • Feedback and personal growth

Career coaching

  • One's own life planning

  • Optimizing time and self-management

  • Changing one's own external image

  • Strengthening self-confidence

  • Interview training

Coaching in conflicts

 

  • Conflicts among employees

  • Conflicts with superiors

  • Controlling one's own behavior in stressful situations

 

Coaching in change processes

 

  • Support of teams and managers

  • Support of project managers

  • Support during change processes or transition situations

  • Improvement of disputed processes or unclear distribution of tasks

 

Life Coaching

  • Work life balance

  • Burnout prevention

  • One's own life planning

  • Optimizing time and self-management

  • Resolution of conflicts or concerns

  • Support in a phase of upheaval

  • Changing one's own external image

  • Strengthening self-confidence

Personal growth

  • Self-image/image of others; skills/abilities

  • Roles, goals and values

  • Clarity about own strengths and potentials

  • Making decisions

  • Developing goals and visions

 

If you still miss points that I haven't addressed yet, please send me your questions by e-mail using my contact form. I will answer them as soon as possible.

 

Thanks for reading and have a good one!