The hole in the lineup

"Do you think I should become a coach?" is a question I get asked pretty regularly. Becoming a coach, or at least training to be a coach, is an unstoppable trend. In the past, a life crisis would prompt people to get a new hairstyle, a Harley, or have an affair. Today, they [...]

By |2022-08-12T17:21:58+02:0012. August 2022|

Of identifying expectations and cheese

"Does anyone want to do a round of introductions?" – This is a question that is never asked at the beginning of a workshop or seminar. Instead, the round of introductions seems to be an essential requirement at events. Everything starts with the round of introductions. There are no two ways about it. In [...]

By |2022-04-19T15:44:50+02:0019. April 2022|

Just look at the trousers he is wearing…

"How do I want to be with myself and others?" is a question I regularly encourage my coachees to ask themselves. At the top of the list of answers is: calm. This is hardly surprising, given that my clients' nerves are frayed by their superiors, customers, delivery bottlenecks and, for the last almost [...]

By |2021-12-18T10:11:36+01:0018. December 2021|

Of genitals and stories

"Do you have a favorite female surfer?" my surfing buddy Yannick asked me a few years ago. "Carissa Moore," I replied like a shot. "But she surfs like a man!" Yannick countered. So? What does that mean: surfing like a man? Or like a woman? And who defines that? Women's issues in general [...]

By |2021-08-07T21:08:37+02:007. August 2021|

1999 – or the narcissist in me!

"Ms. Keromosemito, in your opinion, is Mr. M. a narcissist?" Mr. O., the managing director of a mechanical engineering company, asked me the other day. Together we were preparing a conflict facilitation with Mr. M., his works council chairman. I had already met Mr. M. personally, but had not found him to be conspicuous. "What makes you say [...]

By |2021-03-02T12:24:44+01:002. March 2021|

The vanilla crescent dictatorship

"What would you have done in my position?" many coachees ask me when they tell me about challenging situations from their day-to-day work. Recently, Mr. V., managing director of a subsidiary in a group of companies, asked this question. He had been involved in a conflict with Mr. T., the managing director of another subsidiary [...]

By |2021-03-04T17:57:58+01:007. January 2021|

Of ducks and experts

"Why doesn't our management listen to us, although we are the experts and know how it works?" a participant in my expert program asked me a while back. In cooperation with the customer, I developed a program for an international luxury goods manufacturer in 2016 that strengthens the ability of experts to convey [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:00:03+01:0013. December 2020|

The Star Authority

"What did you learn from corona?" is a question currently being asked by many HR experts on LinkedIn & Co. Always take away something positive, seems to be the motto for those working from home. I can easily keep up with that, although unlike for many coaches, for me the whole thing has [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:02:56+01:0018. September 2020|

My boss is a jerk – how do I get rid of him?

What do I do if the management behaves in a way that completely goes against our corporate values?" asked Stefan, a retail manager, during one of my recent seminars. He did not wait for an answer, but continued – "In seemingly never-ending meetings we talk about how we are to act in the [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:21:14+01:005. March 2020|

Latin lesson for leaders

"How can we improve our meeting culture?" – I am asked on a pretty regular basis. Meetings – nobody likes them. Everyone thinks there are too many of them. They rarely bring the desired results. Some meetings are even downright unpleasant. At the end of a coaching session a few weeks ago, Mr. O., [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:31:47+01:006. January 2020|
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