You are a first-time leader and have just been promoted into your first leadership role. You are a somewhat experienced leader but haven't done the job for a very long time. You are looking for ways to communicate more effectively, connect better with your employees, and provide more meaningful feedback to help others grow. Let's look at where you are and what would help you have a more significant impact.
You are an experienced leader. You are Group Lead, Team Lead, Head of, or VP. You want to focus on your professional sophistication in general or on a specific aspect of your individual growth challenges. You have received critical feedback from your manager, peers, or employees and want to adapt to become a better leader.
You became an Agile Coach just a while ago, or you are Agile Coach in training. You feel somewhat overwhelmed by all the new experiences or the role conflicts. You are looking for someone who can help you reflect on your coaching sessions to become more effective. You understand your coaching as your mental-health-care and self-improvement routine.
Want to get an idea about what's driving me?
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a practice of targeted, personalized, and time-bounded support between a professional (coachee) and a coach within an organizational context, usually in the form of a dialogical inquiry.
Systemic Coaching recognizes that learning and development happen not (only) inside the individual but in dynamic engagement with the wider systems they (the coachees) are part of and relate with; it reflects that we are part of communities and cultures that shape our language, ways of being, thinking, and doing.
My coachees are:
- professionals in leadership functions
- individual contributors and experts
- Agile Coaches
Typical concerns for my coachees are:
- support for a successful role or job transitions
- the need for personal development; to learn and integrate new behaviors (soft skills) as part of a professional activity
- support during organizational transformation and change
- clarification and alignment of personal and/or professional goals
- times of conflict
Coaching is an excellent way to open your mind, dig into your resources and explore new opportunities. It can help you get unstuck and feel more confident about where you stand and where you are heading. It's an ideal companion that supports you grow alongside your challenges. But while I'm delighted to guide you through the coaching process and comfortable sharing my experience, you'll remain the sailor of your ship.
I am a professional systemic coach/consultant since 2012 and did my training at "die coachingakademie" in Hamburg.
 Hawkins, Peter; Turner, Eve. Systemic Coaching (p. 27). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition.
Coaching is not therapy. Therapy focuses on mental health and emotional healing, while coaching is tailored to mentally healthy people and focuses on professional growth.
The Coaching Process
The CLEAR Coaching Model
Structure of a 1:1 Coaching Session
- We clarify the topic, scope and desired outcome for the particular session.
- We clarify and align on ground rules for the coaching. (especially necessary for our first coaching session together)
- We explore your situation in depths and take different angles.
- We examine obstacles and concerns and identify the resources and strengths you have to solve the situation.
- We determine the necessary actions.
- We (continuously) validate the outcome against your goal.
Dependent on the topic/concern, the number of coaching sessions may vary.