No top athlete, top politician or successful artist can be without a professional coach nowadays. This is increasingly becoming the case for executive managers and whole management teams that bear disproportionately higher responsibilities.
Those who show willingness and openness to continually further develop themselves and accept objective feedback will be able to face up to all the challenges that arise as a strong and valued management personality.
For more than fifteen years, we have been coaching managers and teams on all management levels. As we are not bound to a fixed sequence, we are able to offer tailor-made coaching sessions, adjusted to individual needs and requirements.
take the advantage of a coaching session
The further up the career ladder you climb, the less feedback you receive. Or you receive it too late and through the wrong channels.
Therefore, it is important to talk to a coach not only in tense, critical phases, but also to work together with a personal coach during “good times”, in a constructive way.
An experienced coach who is on your side and supports you actively and honestly in this process, with whom you can have a professional, personal and if necessary also an emotional conversation, a coach who acts also sometimes a “sparring partner” before important appearances, can provide valuable services on your career path.
the coaching process
Based on some initial personal meetings, your personal will put together a questionnaire and, according to your requirements, your coach will interview 12 to 20 colleagues, customers or business partners that you work with.
During the entire process, we guarantee absolute discretion. Accordingly, you will not know who gave which answer to which question.
Following this, your coach will create a summary for your personal review and list each answer individually. You will be astonished how open the feedback is – completely different to the usual 360 degree surveys. This process is also perceived positively by the employees, because it proves of great managerial style, if you really want to know how you are perceived by your colleagues.
On the basis of this stocktaking, you and your coach will then determine together which areas you need to address in which order of priority and which goals we want to achieve. After just a short period of time, you will see the first successes!
How does team coaching work?
Interestingly enough, exactly the same – except that it is not just with an individual person, but a whole team that is the focus. Ultimately, it is about finding out how a team is perceived and whether it really works together efficiently. Of course, this goes hand in hand with a coaching session for each member of the team, but on a smaller scale.
In most cases, your coach will personally take part in team meetings as an observer and give active feedback. The biggest success is when the team really feels like a “team” – and is also perceived as such.