Helping you to make your transition a success
Excited about your first leadership position but not sure how to find the right approach?
Taking over your first team will change your professional life completely.
Suddenly it’s you who sits in the driver’s seat and decides where to go. Your status in business and life rises – as does the diversity of your daily tasks. It doesn’t matter if it’s climbing the career ladder in a company or switching from solopreneur to boss of your own business – leading a team is an exciting and desirable step.
Still, in between all the excitement questions and maybe doubts arise. But there ist good news about this: First, question yourself – your ability to lead people, the consequences on your personal life – is already more that many do. Which is why they never reach more than being mediocre managers, spouses and parents. Second, you don’t have to figure out the answers alone!
When you first step into leadership, you might find yourself asking many questions – professionally and personally
Which kind of relationship should I have with my team?
How does my colleague have such an authentic leadership style?
How do I represent difficult decisions from my superiors?
Which impact does my new position have on my personal relationship?
How can I balance all my responsibilities with my personal life?
How do you become an authentic leader?
Team members and colleagues perceive someone as an authentic leader who lives up to his values, who leads by example, with joy and encouragement instead of pressure and commands. They will feel appreciated in their work and as persons, put their trust in him and won’t be afraid to share their ideas as well as their errors. On the other hand you as a person won’t feel the need to differentiate between a ‘work me’ and a ‘private me’. No need to hide your personality or flaws. You know when to say no and when to listen.
Being aware of your own personality as well of the ones of others is the key to being a successful authentic leader.
Coaching or Training?
If you manage your own business or your company doesn’t offer such things, we can work out your personal development plan and set up your leadership toolbox in an individual coaching process.
If there was a motto for my adult life it would be ‘living and facilitating change’.
Starting in one of Germanys biggest corporations in the HR department, my work quickly centered around change management and the effects it has on people and leadership. After becoming a senior consultant and managing teams both in person and virtually, I shifted my focus from the organizational to the individual level where I enjoy seeing the quick and deep impact coaching can have on a person and his/ her life.
My approach is influenced by my systemic and solution-focused coaching experience as well as my passion for the integral theory. For you that means I’ll never be satisfied looking at just a symptom (e.g. ‘my team never brings in own ideas’ or ‘my partner always complains about me working late’), but will always look at the context and reasons that might be a result from other dimensions of your life. I don’t believe in ‘out of the box’ solutions but work with evidentially useful tools and impulses to help you develop options which fit with your individual situation.
I believe in working virtually most of the time, as it gives everyone the independence and flexibility to profit from coaching sessions wherever they are at the moment. This is why coaching sessions will be conducted via webconference plus additional e-mail/ voicemail support. I do however offer VIP coaching days on Tenerife or offer inhouse trainings/ coachings and retreats with a minimum duration of two days.