Coaching with CARE 2017-09-04T12:15:09+00:00

Coaching with CARE

Coaching with CARE

My coaching concept is based on the following three theoretical approaches, which are of central importance in psychology, education and didactics:
The systemic approach takes account of the fact that every individual is part of a system – for example, a department, a company or a family.
The solution-oriented approach focuses on positive change instead of spending too much time with looking at negative events that occurred in the past.
The constructivist approach ensures that the individual perception of the client is given sufficient space to arrive at new perspectives and action strategies.

My coaching processes are action- and goal-oriented. I don´t believe in time-consuming processes, rather am I convinced that the right methods and questions can quickly lead to the desired changes. Therefore, it is not my concern to look after my clients for a long time, but to dismiss them as soon as possible, naturally, with solved problems and new ideas. My coaching sessions are particularly effective, as my strength lies in the discovery of new and creative possibilities for a change.

My coaching concept “Coaching mit CARE” (Coaching with CARE) includes 4+1 major principles which determine the coaching process.

Communication builds the core of each coaching session. Communication between coach and client does not only serve the exchange of information. Rather, the precise verbalization of the respective concern and the goals of the coachee leads to an expansion of his/ her consciousness and thus to an effective control of his/ her behavior in certain situations. As part of our coaching sessions, my clients will recapitulate, question, and re-define their assumptions about themselves, their environment and their situation, their actions, thoughts, wishes, ideas and goals

The theory of affordances, derived from Gestalt psychology, assumes that our environment provides specific offers and behavioral requests that allow for certain actions. However, as long as we do not recognize the existing resources in our environment, or do not know how to use them properly, they will not be useful to us. In my coaching processes, systematic questions and methods are used to identify and activate the resources that are available in the client´s environment and that have not been used so far.

An important principle of coaching with CARE is the mutual respect and appreciation between coach and client. The coach respects the clients with all his/ her concerns, needs, problems and goals. She respects the limits of the coachee accordingly. Everything that is discussed in the coaching sessions is, of course, highly confidential. On behalf of the coachee, respect for the coach is shown by the fact that, a.) he/ she has an authentic concern, b. that he / she is ready/ open for change and willing to participate in the change process.

Coaching primarily supports people to help themselves. A good coach is characterized by the fact that he/ she does not impose his/ her own ideas and opinions on the individual situation, but rather supports the coachee in finding his / her own and very individual solution. Nevertheless, certain life and work experience of the coach are vital. Moreover, some of the key competences of a good coach are empathy, curiosity and creativity, systemic thinking, and the ability to meet the client where he/ she is currently standing in order to sketch new paths from there onwards. In certain processes knowledge of the field/ field competence is beneficial, especially if the coachee or organisations needs advice from an expert with regard to specific topics.

The term C A R E itself forms the fifth principle of my coaching approach. In the first place, care stands for “to care about something” or “to take something seriously”. The coachee considers his/ her aim, problem, wish etc. to be important enough to take some time to work on it. Many people today suffer from a lack of time. Thus, not many of us regularly take some time to reflect about our lives or ask ourselves if everything is still in the right place. As a consequence a lot of people suffer from burnout today, feeling that they are caught in the treadmill. The decision to take some time in order to overthink your life in a few coaching sessions can lead to a major change. Coaching means caring for yourself.