COACHING

Coaching

Coaching is goal-oriented and focuses on individual questions related to personal development in the way of enhancing one or more competences and or skills. A coaching track starts from a predetermined goal (competence or skill), goal-oriented action and training is at the centre of the track. A coach helps the client learn and apply his new skills in real life situation and thus constitute change and achieve goals. Goals can be, increase self-esteem, time management, leadership skills, learning to criticize and be criticized, balance work and personal life, apply structure and discipline in work and personal life, determine and achieve goals, learn to make decisions.

Coaching is doelgericht en richt zich op individuele vraagstukken die met de persoonlijke ontwikkeling, in de vorm van het versterken van één of meerdere competenties en/of vaardigheden te maken hebben.
Een coachingstraject start vanuit een vooraf bepaald doel (competentie en/of vaardigheid) waarbij het denken en het doelgericht handelen (en trainen) centraal staat.


For whom

For people that want to improve their quality of life and/or work, are looking for new challenges or those that are at the point of making a major change in their life and or work. Being coached means;

  • Taking a more conscious and intensive look at yourself, without judgment and in a professional manner.

  • Learning to clarify, research and change obstructing behaviour and thoughts.

  • Inventory and clarify the goals that you want to achieve.

  • Learning to balance feeling, thinking and acting.

  • Working towards self-acceptance and retaining one’s authority.

  • Discovering and showing personal qualities, talents and strengths.

  • Integrating newly acquired insights by experimenting with new strategies.

  • Practicing, training, and applying newly acquired competences and skills.

  • Creating room for relaxation, humour and focused working.


How does it work

Coaching takes place in an atmosphere of respect, integrity, responsibility and professionalism. Coach and client are equal to one and other, both are unique and complete people, full of possibilities. The client ultimately knows what is best for him/her and is therefore responsible for the choices that he/she makes. During the coaching process the goals, means and choices of the client have priority over the coach’s. A coaching process consists of three to ten meetings with a maximum of one and a half hour. The frequency of these meetings is dependent on the request of the client and the process. A coaching process requires a clear contract with the client and, in the case that there is one, the organisation he/she is working for. The boundaries of the process are determined during the intake. During the process there is an evaluation. A client can receive an end rapport of the findings when requested and agreed upon with the coached client.


Methods

The methods that will be used are dependent on the client and his/her goals. However the meetings are always at the core of the coaching process. Possible methods are; cognitive behavioural strategies, focussed relaxation techniques (e.g. Mindfulness based stress reduction), body focussed exercise and role-plays.