I am an English born native speaker and live near Hamburg. I offer training, workshop facilitation and coaching in both English and German.
Coaching is an opportunity to take time for yourself, to be yourself, to talk about yourself, and
contemplate your position in life.
Five possible reasons for coaching are:
1. Processing what is going on
In unpredictable times, coaching can help make sense of the events that are going on around us, process the emotions that are affected and deal with the worry they create. An objective perspective can support you to do this effectively.
2. Navigating change
Human nature tends to resistant to change – especially if it is forced upon you by people or circumstance. Coaching can help to develop new methods to navigate the change process.
3. Looking at where you are in life
Finances, family demands and work can lead to a vicious circle of dissatisfaction and stress. Not the life that you had envisaged? Decisions and events in the past led you to where you are today, coaching can help to assess the present and develop a way for the future.
4. Calming down
When the slightest delay, change or thing going wrong annoys you, it might be time to look at your way of looking at the world. Observing the events and considering their importance and alternatives can make life easier.
5. Dealing with “difficult” employees
As a manager, team leader or in everyday life, you probably have to deal with “difficult” people at some point. In coaching you can clarify why this person is "difficult" for you, examine your alternatives and how you can deal with them in order to learn for future situations.
I moved into coaching, because I am convinced it is a method of helping clients to improve their lives in some way; be this by making decisions, changing their habits, or accepting the way things are.
During my coach training it became clear there is no one solution or method for all problems. The coaching sessions since then have taught me to be prepared to change my “plan” to the needs of the client during a coaching.
My coaching methods move between systemic-analysis and the creative-association. Deciding which method to use depends on the client and the subject to be discussed. Some people prefer to talk things through, some like an impulse through pictures or text; others can work better with lists. Which is best for the client is the one we feel is bringing results.
My philosophy is to accept that each of us is responsible for our own destiny in as far as we can control it. Not everything can be changed, in coaching I help to find how to change something, or how to live with it. Both let the client move forward.
The length and methods in a coaching series can only be estimated after the initial talk, therefore to give both sides a fixed framework, a contract with running-time, costs etc. will be signed by both parties before starting a coaching.
If you are not sure what to expect, contact me for a goal-defining initial meeting.
For coaching, I use rooms in Buxtehude, e.g. Flethraum, and Hamburg, e.g. in collaboration with Lilienhof Coworking.
“We must become the change that we want to see in the world.“