To accomplish things that are close to one's heart on the basis of one's own values, talents and goals - that is what we strive for. Sometimes on a small scale, for example when it comes to dealing with a difficult situation in our everyday working life. Sometimes more comprehensively, for example when we are faced with important decisions as entrepreneurs or managers. As a coach, I support my coaching partners, reflect their thoughts and help to structure them in a targeted way. In coaching conversations, I set impulses and trigger thought processes, which enable my coaching partners to successfully master challenges through their own efforts and by making use of their personal potential.
Who I coach
Executive coaching, leadership coaching, business coaching or life coaching? I often find labels limiting. My coaching partnerships often involve facets of different fields. What my coaching partners have in common is that they are determined to make a difference, to successfully master challenges and to express their potential in line with their personal values. Often it is executives, entrepreneurs and founders who are grappling with such thoughts.
How I coach
For me, successful coaching is goal-oriented and aligned to the coaching partner’s long-term benefit. The foundation for this is a coaching relationship based on trust, which provides sufficient space for a comprehensive treatment of the coaching partner's concern and is able to set the right impulses at the right time using tried and tested methods.
For me, there is no single methodological approach, but rather, depending on the situation, I use various methods that I have acquired in the course of my coaching training. I take a systemic, constructivist and solution-oriented approach. In simpler terms: I look at the concerns of my coaching partners in the context of their environment and am aware that each person constructs their own reality on the basis of their personal sensory perceptions. In coaching conversations, I focus on people’s existing resources and on finding solutions.
I see coaching as a dynamic process that offers room for trial and error in order to eventually find the most suitable path.
Typical concerns that can be addressed in coaching
Decision-making situations on and off the job
Finding and living your own leadership style
Shaping personal change processes
Dealing with challenging professional situations
Reconciling entrepreneurial activity with personal values and goals
Self-realisation at work and outside work
Dealing with tensions and conflicts
Becoming aware of personal behavioural, decision-making and communication patterns
I bring all facets of my professional and life experience to my coaching. For the past fifteen years, I have been advising managers and entrepreneurs. At the beginning as a communication expert, then increasingly as a sparring partner and today as a coach addressing a wide range of concerns. I know the inner workings of large international corporations, the position of the start-up manager and the role of the entrepreneur all from personal experience.
Personal development and self-realisation are topics that have accompanied me intensely since my studies and about which I am constantly educating myself. I am currently broadening and deepening my methodological competence as a coach by pursuing a master's degree in coaching (MAS) at the Institute for Applied Psychology at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW. As part of this training, I have already completed a Diploma of Advanced Studies ZHAW in Coaching IAP. In addition, I attend targeted training courses on specific coaching topics, which I incorporate into my practice.
I developed my understanding of scientific work when earning my Ph.D. degree at the University of Zurich. As a coach, this knowledge helps me to assess the soundness of different approaches when choosing the methods I'm applying.
The way I work with my coaching partners depends on their situation and objectives. I find it useful to work together over a period of several months, as a relationship of trust is built up and strengthened over time. I will gladly take enough time to get to know you and make a proposal for how a coaching partnership can be structured. This way, you don’t have to take any risks and we can find a suitable form of collaboration.
What happens when you contact me
When you contact me, either by email or phone, we will arrange an initial consultation. If possible, we will meet in person in Zurich or else via video call. The aim of our meeting will be to discuss your situation and find out if I'm the right person for you to work with. If so, I will propose how we can structure a collaboration. This initial consultation usually lasts 60-90 minutes and is on me.