“If something works, do more of it!”
My work empowers me. Clients keep putting their trust in me with major, very personal issues. We take a moment to breathe, focus on existing ressources, find solutions and plan the next small steps… and as a wonderful result, my clients continue to surpass themselves.
What challenges are awaiting you at the moment?
You want more from life and develop your path towards change and follow it.
Your company supports you in your managerial responsibility, your challenging project or your personal development with an external coach.
You and your team would like to pull together and reach the next milestones with more ease. You prefer a workshop specifically tailored to your needs, that really helps you and your team to advance.
The one-on-one talks take place in German or English. According to your needs, they are held 1:1 either in my practice on the Rhine or via telephone / Skype. They last a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 90 minutes.
The “solution-focused brief coaching” is based on research results from a group of therapists in Milwaukee, USA. Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg combined them with findings from the hypnotherapy of Milton Ericsson, buddhism, and the philosophical teachings of Ludwig Wittgenstein. At the time, this new approach turned traditional practices upside down – therapists used to believe, that they first need to understand the problem. However, De Shazer concentrated on two aspects with the client: first, how the client could discover a way to realize when the problem is solved, and second, what he was already doing in this respect (“if something works, do more of it”).
During the so-called “solution talk” we concentrate on the following:
– focus on ressources instead of deficits,
– exploration of the possible and desired future,
– exploration of what our client is already contributing to this future and
– appreciation of the client as an expert for his solution in all aspects of his life.
Three outstanding books on the subject are:
Chris Iveson / Evan George / Harvey Ratner: Brief Coaching, A solution focused approach, Abingdon 2011
Daniel Meier & Peter Szabo: Coaching – erfrischend einfach, Einführung ins lösungsorientierte Kurzzeitcoaching, Nordersted 2008
Dominik Godat: Lösungen auf der Spur, Wirkungsvoll führen dank Lösungsfokus, Zürich 2014
For me, the best references are positive feedback and recommendations.
Apart from my many individual and SME clients, here is a selection of companies, for whose managers and teams I have provided or am providing coaching services:
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Basler Versicherungen, Basler Kantonalbank, DSM Nutrinional Products, EBZ Erwachsenen-Bildung Zürich, FHNW Hochschule für Wirtschaft Basel, Genossenschaft Migros Aare, IKEA Supply AG, Mammut Store, Manor AG Basel, Marc Steiger AG, Panalpina Management Ltd., Procap (Schweiz), F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Solutionsurfers GmbH, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Die Schweizerische Post, Stiftung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi, Swisscom (Schweiz) AG, The Talk Company GmbH, USB Universitätsspital Basel, Universität Basel Ressort Chancengleichheit.