We have all probably been in a situation where we were wondering if we were happy with our lives – with what we have achieved and with what we have … We may sometimes realise: ‘I would like to change something, but I don’t know where and how to start.’ Coaching helps us become aware of what we want to change, where we want to get to, and what needs to be done to get there.
Life can change because of a small decision that triggers a big change.
Coaching is a dialogue between the client and the coach. They try to analyse the client’s wishes: they make them clearer and more concrete to define real and achievable goals. Coaching is an interactive process between the coach and the client. The coach uses special questioning techniques, encourages the client to carry out his/her tasks, and gives feedback to help the client gradually discover the way to achieving his/her goals. The coach is not a counsellor who offers ready-made solutions; the coach encourages the client to adopt a different perspective, to come to new realisations and discoveries, and find solutions he/she previously could not see because of their way of thinking, experience and/or beliefs.
You should choose coaching when you realise you want to develop or improve your competencies:
(you may be looking for ways to reach conclusions faster and more clearly, and to argue them more successfully).
(you may feel that you’re losing your enthusiasm, inner energy, you may want to find your own strategies for increasing motivation or enthusiasm – so you feel ‘alive‘ once again).
(to yourself and to others, as you’re aware that this is the only way to achieve shared results and maintain interpersonal relationships).
(maybe you need only a few changes in planning or structuring your priorities, tasks, or duties).
(maybe you need some guidance on how to conduct a ‘difficult‘ discussion effectively; you know you are familiar with many things, but now is the time to form your best strategies).
(how to develop your competencies for regulating your autonomous nervous system).
Coaching can last a few sessions or longer, depending on the goals set by the individual, what they want to achieve or reach. Sessions are held by appointment (maybe once a week, every 14 days, or every 3 weeks – they can last 60 minutes or 90 minutes).
We can meet ‘live‘ or via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp … (maybe even for just 30 minutes).
Maybe you prefer individual training:
The scope of the training depends on the needs and wishes of the individual. Together we decide on the number of hours and methods used.
Training – personal training – is interactive work between the trainer and the client who wishes to improve his/her skills but lacks certain resources. The client is either not sufficiently trained or lacks adequate knowledge, strategies and/or tools. The trainer designs training exercises and encourages the client to experiment, and by learning new skills, change his/her habits, grow personally, and work more efficiently.