1:1 Coaching for Employees

Business Coaching

There are many reasons why companies offer their employees business coaching. There are also benefits for people who can and may take advantage of coaching.

External factors such as the increasing complexity and speed of our everyday working lives, as well as change and work intensification, the constant flow of information and constant availability, as well as a clear shortage of skilled workers, increase the pressure on employees enormously.

From a holistic perspective, however, we are all more than just employees of an employer or self-employed entrepreneurs – we form a unit from our different roles in all areas of our lives. This means that the factors within us in and of themselves or in combination with external factors can lead to situations in which business coaching can be a very good support and supplement, often even a necessity.

Business coaching for sustainable success

Trained and experienced coaches always focus on the individual’s needs and issues. Business coaching has become an essential part of today’s corporate world. Awareness of the importance of personnel development is growing. More and more companies are relying on the effectiveness of coaching as a key instrument for developing their employees.

As a business coach, I support people in various settings (individual, team, and group coaching) with and in their issues. Career development, conflict resolution, personal identity and role, stress, resilience, leadership skills, and working with inner resistance are often either the main concerns or at least a partial aspect of the demand for coaching.

The motives for companies to provide their employees with coaches are diverse and are aimed at both individual development and improving overall performance. For the participants, the resulting benefits are manifold and significant.

In a working world characterized by growing challenges such as constant availability and a shortage of skilled workers, the pressure on employees is increasing. But even beyond the professional context, we are versatile individuals with different roles in all areas of life. Personal and external factors can create situations in which business coaching is not only a valuable addition but often necessary support.

Frequent occasions for business coaching

Business coaching often focuses on a complex structure of issues, helping to develop clarity, change, and/or sharpen perspectives, make decisions, and optimize performance, among other things. Business coaching is therefore an effective form of support for managers and employees.

Clients often deal with topics such as:

Business coaching is not only an investment in the individual development of employees but also proves itself time and again in practice as a form of effective employee retention. In times of an acute shortage of skilled workers, the search for new staff is out of all proportion to effective and sincere coaching offered by the employer.

Business coaching in the company – for whom?

I don’t believe that you can or should make a clear distinction, for example by position, when it comes to clarifying whether business coaching makes sense.
Rather, the following two aspects should be in the foreground:

1. The person's willingness or desire to change

Successful coaching requires that the person concerned has the will to change. It’s not about forcing someone to coach, but about the willingness to actively work on solutions and improve your own conditions.

2. Clarity about the reasons for business coaching: The basis for effectiveness

Goal analysis and definition are key elements in a professional coaching process. It is beneficial to have a clear understanding of the areas of development required before the first coaching session begins.

Coaching without precise objectives – often characterized by a feeling of “I don’t know exactly why I’m here” – tends to be less focused and effective. This can be disappointing for both the company and the employees involved.

It is therefore crucial to create suitable conditions for successful coaching and to develop a clear understanding of the issues to be addressed.

Business coaching for entrepreneurs: More than just personal development

Business coaching has proven to be an effective tool for helping entrepreneurs and the self-employed achieve their personal and business goals.
It is often not “just” about career coaching in the classic sense, but also about resolving internal and personal conflicts, optimizing and increasing personal and entrepreneurial potential, and sparring for the development and fulfillment of corporate goals.
My experience shows that for entrepreneurs, working with a business coach often goes beyond personal development. It often includes topics such as business model optimization, business processes, conflict resolution, founder dynamics, and more.
The focus is often on increasing personal performance and achieving corporate goals while maintaining a balance between professional and private life.

My contribution: experience and versatile support

Thanks to my many years of experience in various corporate contexts and my self-employment, I can support entrepreneurs and the self-employed both in terms of the content of the entrepreneurial processes and in their coaching process.

This combination of professional know-how and coaching expertise enables me to offer customized support that is tailored to both the individual and business needs of my clients.

Who and what am I as a coach?

I often find that there is uncertainty about who and what I am as a coach. Am I a coach, consultant, and/or trainer? I see myself as a coach as a combination of all three terms, but the order is very important to me.

This is coach, trainer, consultant. A professional coach does not set himself the task of mutating into a human tipster machine, according to the motto: My solutions are the best. Far from it: it is my responsibility to guide clients methodically, humanely, and with the appropriate experience into their own solution space, but not to explain to them which is the best space for them.

For me, the facets of a trainer and consulting are part of sophisticated coaching, but always in agreement with the client or the team or group. Professional business coaches or coaches in general always have the client or clients in mind and not their own supposed “fixed idea” in their mind’s eye.

Coaching formats

As a business coach, my work always focuses on the client’s and customer’s needs and the answer to “what is needed right now in this situation”. The coaching process lives from the client’s topic – this applies to all the coaching formats I offer: Individual, team, group, and conflict coaching.

Individual coaching: targeted support for personal growth

Individual coaching sessions offer employees the opportunity to work on their issues in a constructive and solution-oriented manner, confidentially, and in a protected environment. The prerequisites for coaching, even if suggested by the employer, are a desire for change and the conviction that you want to work on your issues.

Coaching has long since ceased to be the “exclusive solution for managers” and has fortunately established itself as an effective method across all hierarchies.

As part of individual and group coaching sessions, I also offer targeted management coaching for managers and people who are about to take on a management role.

Team coaching: promoting teamwork and resolving conflicts

Team coaching is offered to employees in a department or team for a variety of reasons. Of course, this often involves tangible conflicts that not only jeopardize productivity but also threaten to tear apart the overall structure.

The joint development of goals, values, and team identity as well as the promotion of individual skills often provide the opportunity to strengthen teams through coaching. This framework promotes cooperation and supports the development of each team member.

Group coaching: developing synergies and a shared vision

In contrast to team coaching, group coaching does not aim to achieve consensus in a team or department through coaching. Rather, it offers a thematic and content-related superstructure under which employees can work on a topic across companies and hierarchies, such as stress resilience or dealing with internal resistance.

If you are interested and have topics for which you would like to offer group coaching in your company, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

I look forward to hearing from you and talking to you. Let’s discuss what your current needs are and how I can support you.