I love coaching! It’s an honor for me to accompany others for a while along their journey, and seeing clients progress in their personal and professional lives is utmost rewarding. Some coaching experiences can be very touching, surprising, or scary. Let me share some of the moments that left a lasting impression.
Change is inevitable. You can either adjust to permanently changing circumstances or ignore them – and bear the consequences…However, despite the obvious need for change, a certain reluctance to change is human. Change often requires to stretch or even leave our comfort zone, and we don’t necessarily like this in the first place.
It is this time of the year to reflect: what have I accomplished this year? What am I most are proud of? What do I want to achieve next year, and how can you overcome my immunity to change to live the life that I want?
Executive Coaching case study: how an overwhelmed Western director in Asia learned to overcome negative self-talk, regain self-confidence, and succeed on his expat assignment.
Problems and challenging situations are inevitable. That is true for your professional as well as for your personal life. The question is how you deal with the challenges effectively.
A typical human reaction to difficult situations is to blame other people. Often we see ourselves as victims of the circumstances. But is that true? In most cases it is not.
In any unpleasant situation you have to ask yourself first: in how far am I part of the problem? What part of the problem am I causing myself? And as inconvenient as it may be, we have to be brutally honest with the answer.
Unfulfilled desires and attachment make our lives complicated. Happiness does not depend on achieving a specific outcome. Happiness comes from what you are doing while you are doing it. Learn how to practice detached involvement to experience happiness NOW.
Many managers who were once identified as high potentials get stuck at some point in their careers. Decision makers get second thoughts about the manager’s capabilities dealing with a broader job scope. Or, what’s worse, the manager gets promoted and suddenly finds him-/herself on the fast track to derailment…
The MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) is the most powerful personality instrument to enhance leadership capabilities, improve communication, and boost team effectiveness. MBTI® looks at four dichotomies: direction of energy, perception, decision making, and life orientation. This results in sixteen basic personality types. Understanding your personality and how you are different from others helps you lead people to success as well as to grow personally & professionally.
As the saying goes, you cannot prevent the pain, but suffering is optional. Here’s how to lead yourself and others through crisis:
1. You cannot control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond to them. Ask yourself these two empowering questions: What can I learn from this? How can I turn this around?
2. You get what you focus on. So focus on the solution, not the problem.
3. Be a role model and lead your team. In order to lead your team, you have to lead yourself first and not give in to your worries and negative emotions. Create empowering beliefs, self-confidence, and know that you can handle the situation.
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