About Empowerment Coaching
Why empowerment coaching?
Empowerment strengthens and empowers people. You will experience this with me in combination with the coaching approach.
With the help of empowerment coaching you can quickly get where you want to be. This can be about careers, projects, relationships, health, crisis management or simply everything about expat life. We find your vision in harmony with your values, strengths and resources. Step by step we then approach your goal and develop a concrete plan for implementation.
The empowerment coaching process is clearly defined and follows a proven course, which can be divided into four steps.
1 phone interview
In a first non-binding phone call, we find out whether the chemistry between us is correct, clarify your questions and talk about your expectations of me as a coach. We also clarify the organizational.
The actual empowerment coaching can take a variety of forms:
- virtually via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp
- classic on site (in New Jersey and the greater New York area)
- as a "Walk & Talk" on a walk or
- a mixture of everything
2 Personal positioning
At the beginning, we work out your specific concern. I ask questions about this and, above all, listen to you. The goal must be measurable and suitable for you. The more specific, the easier it is to achieve.
3 The way to a solution
With the goal in mind, we investigate what is in your way and prevents you from moving on. Together we will find alternative ways and new perspectives.
4 The goal in sight
You know your goal and know exactly what you need to do to make the change. To this end, we specifically record the measures so that implementation is successful and long-term success is maintained.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
Coaching is for all people who have to cope with personal or professional challenges that they feel up to. There are situations that overwhelm us and we feel overwhelmed. With coaching, individual solutions can be found within a very short time that can be implemented in everyday life.
Therapy, on the other hand, is designed for a longer period of time and is usually prescribed by a specialist. This happens when everyday life is impaired, such as depression, addiction or anxiety. In our introductory meeting we find out whether your request is suitable for coaching or therapeutic discussions with resident psychotherapists is the better way for you so that you will soon feel better again.
What is important when looking for a coach?
Change through relationship is one of the key points that Carl Rogers (American psychologist and psychotherapist) attributes to person-centered coaching. Building a relationship depends not only on the skills of the coach, but also on mutual sympathy.
That is why it is important to me that we get to know each other in a short, personal phone call to find out whether we can work together. If a client does not like his or her coach for some reason, it takes longer or even fails to build a good relationship.
Interesting Links for Expats
CityKinder.com is a lifestyle and community platform for German-speaking families in the NYC metro area.
Expatmamas.de is the first German-language web portal for women who live abroad with their families. Here you can find a virtual home for the time you are at home abroad.
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