Coaching is workplace-related and task-oriented counselling for executives in management, social management, and for self-employed persons.
Coaching refers to the reflection of professional and institutional interactions and to further development of the personal and social capabilities of the person to be counselled.
Coaching is a long-term discussion process accompanying the daily managerial activity through regular sessions whose intervals are individually agreed upon based on requirement.
During the coaching process, the clients receive counselling on
how to deal with occupational management situations with a maximum of professional and personal competence;
how to deal in a competent way with the needs of their organisation on all relevant levels as executives;
how to evaluate in a realistic way and how to use efficiently their personal competences and how to further develop their personality correspondingly;
how to formulate their own objectives, to communicate and coordinate these objectives adequately within the organisational context, and how to realise them within the scope of their managerial activity in the organisation;
how to develop their personal and professional progress to their satisfaction.
Coaching is carried out by specialists especially trained in the complex tasks of the counselling of executives.
The possess the relevant field competence (technical, management and organisational knowledge in the field of work of the client).
They possess a broad organisational competence (they have knowledge of different organisations, their tasks, visions, and structures).
They are characterised by a broad and flexible counselling competence based on concepts, to facilitate their clients a broader view of their organisation and to provide a variety of perspectives to extend their competences for action.
They also possess personal competence which means a high level of own personal training such that they can make available their own person for the counselling process in the best way possible.
Subject matter of coaching are the interaction fields of the executives. This includes interactions with the target groups (customers) as well as interactions with employees reporting to the executive, colleagues and superiors, subsystems within the organisation and their suprasystems, and also continuous dealing with the requirements and developments of the organisation and their social context.
During coaching, present concerns of the client from these interaction fields are taken up and reconstructed, reflected from different points of view und subsequently dealt with in an exercise-oriented way. In the course of the continuous process, the steps realised at the place of work which were worked out during counselling are evaluated and new steps which become necessary are considered.