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« Most important, I learned that happiness and fulfillment do not come from pleasure but from meaning, from the pursuit of a noble purpose.” – Fred Kofman

« Make your life a dream and a dream, a reality.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery

Modern coaching comes from the sports world where, in addition to traditional training methods of the athlete, the coach uses a more inductive method to remove internal obstacles or limiting beliefs to increase the level of performance. In life coaching or business coaching, a desire for coaching often emerges from an explicit request of the client regarding a need for inspiration, energy, well-being, desire for change, passion. Whether in the personal, social or professional sector, it is a process for individuals or groups aiming at supporting them to achieve goals for which the solution apparently does not exist.

Modern coaching assumes that the coachee already has the solution with its own resources or has access to all options and means to find it, without need for specific technics or inputs from outside.

MY GOAL: to support you to see your environment differently, to increase your self-confidence and uncover your talents, to challenge you, to reveal your potential so that your new version 2.0 contributes to your personal or professional success.

THE KEYS TO COACHING SUCCESS: you commit to challenge yourself, you want to be supported and coached, you have at least an explicit request regarding your need for coaching, there is a strong relationship and a good chemistry between coach/coachee.

MY TOOLBOX AS A COACH: NLP, Systemic constellations, ArtCoaching, Nature Coaching & Land Art, Tree of Life and narrative approach, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

MY TRAININGS AND MY COMMITMENTS TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:
Individual coaching (certification RNCP): Institut de Coaching d’Alsace (14 days)
– Specialization in team coaching & organization: Institut de Coaching d’Alsace (12 days)
– Coaching with Forest Bathing (analogy with the forest systemics): Institut de Coaching d’Alsace (3 days)
– Practitioner in Forest Bathing : trained following Gaiaterrapeia methodology by Naturez-Soi (5 days)
– Affiliated to EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council)
– Regular supervision by my peers

THE COACHING PROCESS:

SOME EXAMPLES WHERE COACHING HELPS:

COACHING FOR INDIVIDUALS

–> I want to get more sense in what I do at work
–> I want to communicate better and manage my emotions
–> I want to reposition and restore my legitimacy as a manager
–> I want to handle more serenely the tensions within my team, better live stressful situations
–> I want to better manage business meetings

3 PARTIES CONTRACTUAL COACHING

–> address a need for coaching where the requesting party is not the coachee / alignment of the goal to be contracted between client – coachee – coach

TEAM COACHING

–> define our vision together with the help of Art Coaching or Land Art
–> as a group, with your peers, facing the same problems, build on your challenges and successes
–> improve your level of cohesion within the team, strengthens confidence and mutual trust
–> refocus the business to expand into growing markets
–> value our differences within a team with tolerance and constructive curiosity

« If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together.” – Ratan Tata

Driven by an increasingly complex and uncertain world, organizations are developing agility and transforming. The needs of businesses, employees and customers are also evolving: search for meaning, collective intelligence, co-development, setting up supplier-customer programs, merging & integrating functions, supply market intelligence & risk strategy, processes and regulated markets…

Anticipation and adaptation are key words to be alive and kicking. However, challenging the status quo and defining a new momentum is challenging to impulse from internal only. Let’s co-build a strategy to encourage the emergence of new and optimized ideas and processes that will be the basis for tomorrow’s successes. Together, let’s develop a strategy that takes into account:

YOU (your company): understand your issues, your strengths, your culture, your processes, your vision…

YOUR CLIENTS – MARKETS: understand with you your value propositions for them, their perceptions of your company, their challenges, their identity and cultural specificities…

YOUR HUMAN RESOURCES: because developing peer-to-peer exchanges and the collective intelligence of your teams is at the heart of any strategy.

 

 

EXAMPLES OF VALUE PROPOSITION FOT YOUR BUSINESS:

–> support in negotiating strategic alliances
–> crossing borders and going international
–> negotiation of supply & commercial agreements
–> identification of the most appropriate partners for your business
–> design or process optimization (Swim lane method)

« The international manager reconciles cultural dilemmas. »Fons Trompenaars

Are the words polychronic culture, monochronic culture familiar to you? Or individualism and communitarianism? Are you aware that up to 50-60% of mergers and acquisitions fail due to intercultural challenges? Multicultural conflicts are often underestimated in businesses.

SOME EXAMPLES OF MY OWN EXPERIENCE:

– an American does not have the same notion of space as a Japanese…
– or an Englishman can feel aggressed if you speak too loud…
a young manager can sometimes have difficulty aligning with an employee 20 years older …
– is it wise to push your company culture on the absorbed company?
negotiate with a Japanese can take several months or even years…
– whereas a German will expect to receive your best proposal immediately.

SOME PROPOSITIONS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION:

-> mentoring for managers
-> recognizing the cultural differences and tips for doing business
-> addressing your intercultural challenges inside your own organization
-> managing or being managed in different cultures
-> preparing & supporting your employees with international assignments

« Shoot fot the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” – Oscar Wilde

By metaphor your company is comparable to the different levels of a rocket. All floors must work properly and fulfill their missions. Seminars and collective intelligence can and should concern each level of our organization: general management, middle management and operational teams.

Fostering collective intelligence is a great support to establish trust and a common language, to cooperate, to transfer, to co-build by actively using a player mindset, to value differences, as well as to boost creative innovation. The collective challenge is to prepare the mission and succeed together.

The seminars are co-created and facilitated with a fully aligned collaboration according to the following methodology (*):

– definition of goals and what is at stake, expectations and obstacles using coaching clarification models (1st appointment);
support and advice for the co-construction & agenda for the seminar (2nd meeting);
– finally, moderation and facilitation by offering you and your team a unique experience of collaboration and collective intelligence towards the defined goal(s). Some animation tools: Land Art / Tree of Life / Visual Thinking / Learnings from the nature / Collective and cooperation games.

 

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHTS TO INSPIRE YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION:

FOR MANAGEMENT TEAMS

–> develop and share a vision, set the agenda, share it
–> define our ambitions, our business model
–> improve cooperation to reduce silos

FOR MIDDLE MANAGEMENT TEAMS

–> establish an atmosphere of trust to enable and facilitate the emergence of new ideas
–> collaborate to redesign the process of developing new products
–> get to know each other better in order to better collaborate / strengthen cohesion

FOR OPERATIONAL TEAMS

–> get to know each other better to operate well together
–> have an internal customer centric approach for more efficiency
–> hosting and accepting different cultures within the organization following, for example, a merger or acquisition

 

 

(*) adaptation freely inspired from the metod of design of seminars by Thibault Vignes

« Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”Ibn Khaldoun

THE CONCEPT OF TRAINING

All trainings are based on practical cases, workshops and role-plays to first experiment, then reflect and exchange on the transferred skill and finally the transmission of the concept and supports. This concept inspired by The Kolb model (see below) allows participants to leave with concrete tools applicable in their daily reality.

According to Kolb, it is by living and experiencing things that an individual learns and develops himself best.

 

 

I also propose coaching-type support as a follow-up of the training: feedback after first experiments in your company, follow-up and adjustments if any.

EXAMPLES FOR BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS

Training needs for businesses can emerge following coaching or materialize after a seminar:

-> negotiation workshops (Beginners /Advanced) & negotiating club for your company
-> lessons from the Nature to manage differently
-> managing remotely & strengthening the link to my team
-> active listening and emotional intelligence serving my management style
-> servant leadership to foster and support agility of my team
-> management of multicultural teams

EXAMPLES FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

The aim is to provide students with high quality education from professional practice

-> team management & servant leadership
-> intercultural management
-> strategic procurement
-> commercial negotiation
-> Key Account Management
-> preparing for job interview, CV workshop and presentation