Coaching is based on the principle that there is one person who knows best what is good for you: that’s YOU. You are the one who decides what to discuss in coaching according to your needs - it’s all about your agenda. As a coach, I help you work things out for yourself without giving advice. Think of it as a learning journey that provides insights in your way of being, thinking and acting. You are determining the speed, depth and direction of this journey. I make sure to keep track of where we are going. I support your reflection process so that you explore issues deeper. I help you identify, prioritise and plan the actions that are necessary to meet your goals and encourage you to take the action.
Based on your specific goals and needs, I will draw from different sources and approaches to facilitate coaching experiences that best serve you. Approaches that inform my practice include narrative coaching, cognitive-behavioral coaching, mindfulness, Internal Family System, and Positive Intelligence to name just a few.
Research has shown that one of the most important ingredients for effective coaching is a trustful relationship between coachee and coach. If you feel comfortable to open up without fear of being judged or misunderstood, then the foundation is laid for a good working relationship. Being non-judgemental and listening with empathy, warmth and curiosity are values that underpin my coaching style. All that we discuss will, of course, be kept confidential.
Let's find out! Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me to meet for a free initial consultation to get to know each other and talk about your expectations for coaching. For you, it’s a chance to see whether you would like to work with me. For me, it is important to assess whether I can help you with what you expect from coaching.