My Coaching Philosophy and Approach
I am convinced that:
- Each and every one of us has potential and creative energy to be who we really are and have been destined to be.
- We all have a purpose and we can attain it when we identify, and tap into, our own potential.
- Change is constant; we need to give ourselves the courage to be resilient and to manage change.
- Self-awareness is a necessary prelude to change
- Leadership is a way of being – not only of doing. It requires authenticity, self-awareness and responsibility. It requires reflection, not only action.
- Leaders need to have a profound systemic understanding of their teams, their organization, and of the world.
- Leadership requires combinations, of intellect and emotion, of wisdom and compassion. When wisdom and compassion go hand in hand, many good things can happen.
As a coach I help people use their potential and their talents, to live a conscious life with meaning, personal goals, and joy.
I love Socrates’ comment that, “I cannot teach anyone”, and I readily agree that the only thing I can contribute as coach is to help clients in their quest for learning of self and transformation.
I understand that the coach – client relation is founded on mutual trust and openness; it is based on living here and now, on attentiveness and sincerity.
My coaching style
Is situational and client centric. It varies between non-directional and co-creational depending on the situation at hand. I strengthen the client’s sensitivity to self-discovery and awareness with empathic and open, non-judgmental listening; this helps clients discover their own solutions. I sometimes use examples from my own experience in business.
My coaching approach
Is eclectic: I tap into various sources of inspiration. To name the most common: Systemic theory, Humanistic psychology (Client Centered Approach – Carl Rogers), Transpersonal psychology, Positive psychology, Gestalt psychology, Transactional Analysis, Experiential Learning, and N.L.P.