Our understanding of executive coaching refers to participants formulating goals and working themselves on ways to achieve them. The coach provides assistance to participants by helping them formulate customized solutions to the issues at hand. The coach is there for the process; the participant is responsible for the content.
- Systemic issues and techniques help the participant look at the issues from a variety of perspectives. As part of the coaching sessions, questions are integrated that enable "reflection" (an historic perspective of the present), “contemplation” (future-oriented thought regarding solutions) and “reassessment” (a critical look at new approaches to solutions).
- The objective of our coaching concept is that the participant takes a step back and takes time to reflect, contemplate and reassess. The everyday life of many managers is more hectic than ever and the pressure at work is hardly conducive to diligent and thoughtful action.
- As part of our executive coaching sessions, we try to strengthen the reflective powers of managers. Henry Mintzberg said it best: “The ability to reflect is a central requirement of learning from experience.” Self-reflection is meant to lead managers to new insights about themselves, their role in the organization, their skills, resources and abilities as well as their patterns of communication and interaction.
- Our sessions include self-coaching methods that enable managers to continually work on themselves after the session is completed. Self-coaching in this context means repeatedly questioning your personal thoughts and actions, and deciding whether you want to hold onto certain structures or not.
- The principle objective of tackling these issues is to inspire thought processes in the participant that allow him/her to break out of habitual patterns of behavior, form new ones and ultimately build on them. Changes in behavior that are achieved here will be sustainable - if the participant really wants to make changes with regard to the topics in question!
- We typically keep our distance from artificial coaching scenarios. Our experience shows that only self-initiated desire for change will be effective over the long term.
Info & registration:
IMP Innsbruck, Mr.Josef Storf
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