What is coaching?

Coaching focuses

on you and your learning

Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative partnership that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential, often unlocking previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership. Coaching helps you to learn rather than teaching you.

Coaching is different from Consulting or Mentoring, in that it supports you to find your own solutions rather than getting advice. Consulting will provide expertise and solve business problems, and a consultant deals with organizations and not with individuals. Mentoring is when a senior colleague, seen as more knowledgeable, gives advice and acts as a role model. A mentor is a professional with great experience in your field of work.

Coaching is also different from Counseling and Therapy. Counseling is about guidance and advice to remedy a client’s problem. Therapy is about seeking relief from psychological or physical symptoms. Both will typically involve understanding and working with past experience. Coaching is about the present and the future.

Coaching is also about being held accountable by me as your Coach for the commitments that are made during each session. I will make sure that there are no excuses for not following up on your goals and dreams.

My Coaching Approach

Many of my clients

seek out my services to:

  • Step up in a new role after being promoted
  • Learn to be a manager for the first time
  • Develop executive presence and communication skills
  • Lead and motivate their team for high performance
  • Communicate effectively
  • Stop limiting beliefs holding them back from reaching the next phase of their leadership life
  • Maximize their potential in life and work
  • Navigate through major changes or challenges
  • Deal with uncertainty about their next step
  • Change job/career
  • Consider their options in life
  • Fight a strong dissonance in their lives and at work
  • Find their life purpose, and get clarity on their life goals
  • Manage work/life balance
  • Manage their time efficiently
  • Navigate difficult conversations
  • Live a healthy life

I am using the Co-Active approach for my Coaching: At its most basic, Co-Active simply means “being together…in action”. It intends to put back who we are (the “being”) at the center of the discussion instead of just focusing on getting the job done (the “doing”). In today’s world, our lives are increasingly action-oriented and results-driven. This leaves us with a strong feeling of disconnection and desperate for meaning and belonging.

As Karen and Henry Kimsey-House – the founders of the Co-Active Training Institute – put it, “This is why it is so important to begin with the “Co.” Action arising from this place of being and receptivity is whole and integrated, rather than disconnected and driven. In order for us to experience life as whole, action must be grounded in being, in our sense of connection to a larger wholeness. When the Co and the Active go together, the action of our life is nourishing and fulfilling.”

During coaching, I support you to understand where you are now in you work and life and deepen your self-awareness of why you feel a dissonance. Together, we work on identifying your core values, beliefs, and your strengths, and outline your life purpose and goals. You learn how to cope with the challenges and self-limiting beliefs you have. As your Coach, I also help you create new perspectives of what you see as your challenges, so you are more in tune with your inner self than what you used to be. I see myself as your guide to daring the impossible without fear of failure.

I trigger the self-learning and decision-making process through provocative and deep questioning. I encourage you to step up, take a stand on what you discover is possible for you. You can then start making new choices that resonate with who you are, and that materially differ from the ones you used to make. As you make these choices, you get the results you deserve for yourself, you grow through that process, and you get transformed.

Executives & Leaders Coaching

Improve your

Leadership abilities

You are a successful Executive/Leader in management or at the very top of your company. You drive results and teams forward. You are full of energy, very reliable, people depend on you to make things happen in the company. You are an achiever.

Or you are an Executive/Leader recently promoted to a new role, or  perhaps a first-time manager. You are taking on a new team onboard, maybe leading them through significant change or reorganization. You have to build a new team or are jumping in the shoes of a first-time manager.

One thing is sure, it can feel lonely to be at the helm with big responsibilities and people relying on you for further success. Do you feel mostly alone to make decisions? Are you constantly under pressure to deliver great results? Have you started telling yourself you don’t have enough time in your days to do all your work? Is your work/life balance adversely affected by that? Do you start doubting yourself and your abilities? Are you becoming convinced that you are now on the path to failure or hitting the wall?

If you replied yes to some of the questions above, chances are, you are pushing yourself for more, in order to continue producing high performance. This costs you energy and affects your health.

In those situations, you start wondering what your goals are, what your purpose in life is, how you regain control of your life. What you have now is not at all what you imagined for yourself. You want something more, something different, but you cannot name it precisely. You need someone you can trust and to whom you can confide openly about everything that matters to you. That someone must also understand what leadership is, and what being a successful executive means. That someone will hold the space for you, keep you accountable, and stretch you to go beyond your self-limiting beliefs and fears, so you become a better you, able to take action on the goals you define for yourself.

As your Executive & Leadership Coach, I will do all of that. We will start that process with a first meeting, where you will see the impact of strong coaching, and how it can help you reach your goals. You and I will then decide whether we engage on a journey together. This journey will be full of courage, trust, honesty, speaking the truth, and being accountable for taking action.

I bring more than 20 years of international executive finance experience in blue chip companies across the world. I have set up and led large teams to high performance, leading them through significant change and reorganization. I have done this while at the same time remaining a master of my own time.

As a trained CTI Co-Active® Coach, I am experienced in the whole process of coaching. What this means for you is that you can count on professional and ethical standards of coaching, as well as strong accountability on my part to support you in achieving your goals successfully.

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Life Coaching

Get back on track

with the life you want

You are successful in life, have maybe grown a family and achieved a lot to date. However, deep in you, there is that feeling that you are not doing what you want, you are fed up with your work, you do not have time to enjoy life out of work more, or to spend more time with your family. You want to change career, do something else that really appeals to you, but you do not know where to start. You have this idea to start this brand new company, but you are not confident that you will succeed. You know where you want to get headed but you are clueless what you need to do to get there.

You feel that you need someone to hold the space for you, support you. Someone you can discuss with full trust and confidentiality about your fears and hopes, your goals. Someone who can help you find your purpose in life, who will work with you to identify your values and strengths and who will guide you on leveraging them to be that successful person you want to be in life.

As your Life Coach, I will do all of that. We will start that process with a first meeting, where you will see the impact of strong coaching, and how it can help you reach your goals. You and I will then decide whether we engage on a journey together. This journey will be full of courage, trust, honesty, speaking the truth, and being accountable for taking action.

As a trained CTI Co-Active® Coach, I am experienced in the whole process of coaching. What this means for you is that you can count on professional and ethical standards of coaching, as well as strong accountability on my part to support you in achieving your goals successfully.

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