Coaching is a form of support for professionals, mostly leaders from industry, government and public institutions, small- und medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), banking and other areas of the tertiary sector. The goal of Coaching is to enhance the leadership and management capabilities of the Coachee.
Central to this is the establishment of a strong relationship of trust between Coach and Coachee.
Coachee and Coach meet every two to three weeks for an intensive exchange of two to three sessions (lasting 45 minutes each).
As English-speaking business coach in Zurich, I always prepare intensively for such a meeting. The coachee should get the maximum out of a meeting in terms of questions and impulses, ideas for solutions, the joy of experimentation and the courage to set off.
Coaching is strategic and tactical, the Coach has the mid- and long-term interests of the Coachee in mind, but also his short-term consulting needs in critical life and work situations.
Coaching has both a short-term and long-term effect because the blocks of two to three meetings of intensive exchange are embedded in the Coachee’s everyday life and repeatedly take him out of his habitual patterns of experience, thinking and behavior. It is a form of productive “disturbance” aiming to free fallow potentials of the Coachee and to get him out of his unsatisfactory but cozy comfort zone.
In this sometimes quite unsettling process, the Coach is a stable and reliable companion analogous to a mountain guide bringing one safely to the summit (and back down again