We often function without really being present. We carry on regardless. We pull ourselves together until the weekend, the next vacation, until we retire. What would happen if we regularly paused and asked ourselves: What do I really want? What would it look like if we managed to stick to the values that are important to us? How would we feel if we consistently decided and acted in line with our values? That requires courage.
Courage is not the absence of fear. It means taking risks and action, and in a different way from before. When we are outside our comfort zone, this arouses emotions. We can learn to handle those. This does not always work straight away. Re-training yourself can take time and does not always feel great. That is human.
In companies we often behave in such a way as if colleagues, employees, or bosses were the enemy. If this is the case, we cannot care for others. We are unable to cooperate, even though it is absolutely necessary in order to achieve our goals. I love the human mind. It allows us to do great things but also often lets us behave very irrationally. The madness takes place between the ears. We can leave the madness behind when our head is clear.
We often switch to autopilot to master the challenges of our professional and private lives. When things get rough, we carry on regardless, ignoring our feelings, functioning like a machine. However, with this tried-and-tested method we are often our own worst enemy. If we are impatient or have suppressed anger issues it is difficult for us to motivate and inspire others, or to find creative problem solutions. Work becomes exhausting and frustrating. It is time to switch off the autopilot and to make new experiences.
Individual coaching sessions
You have a specific goal that you want to work on efficiently and effectively. You want individual, tailor-made support with this. Then individual coaching sessions are a good approach for you.
Individual coaching sessions take place over the space of approximately six months. They take place online or at my offices in Cologne’s Südstadt district. It is the perfect place to take a deep breath, to take a good look at yourself, and to achieve clarity in terms of the next steps. The actual learning, that is, applying what you have learned, takes place in your day-to-day work in between appointments.
Performance improvement in the company
Your leadership team wants to increase the efficiency and improve performance in the company. The goals are clear and the strategy to get there is “technically” clear as well. Nevertheless, the results fall short of expectations. You get lost in operational details and side issues. Measures are not implemented consistently. A silo mentality sets in, a grueling conflict, even though you know that the most efficient way to achieve goals is to work together. It almost feels as if you are going off track. Commitment is waning. Before that happens, it is time to realign the team. I support your team on this journey through:
- Workshops with the entire team
- Working on specific issues in sub-teams
- Individual coaching sessions
- Short intervention sessions
- Joint strategy implementation by leaders and employees
- Focus and goal orientation
- Strengthening team cohesion and cooperation
- Consistency in putting values into practice
Measures and intensity are tailored to your company.
If possible face-to-face or, alternatively, remote sessions.
Duration: at least 6 months.