Teams, working environments, working collaborations and companies as a whole, are all systems. Systems have their own dynamic and personality and are made up of individuals, each bringing their own communication styles, assumptions, expectations, language and cultural influence. These differences may well create some challenges in working together.
I support the interface function of a ‘system administrator’ or internal coach, focusing on their ability to work with the smallest part of the structure, which is known as the individual.
A system only works well if the subsystems or single individuals are not struggling with their own difficulties. So, let’s first attend to the subsystems, single individuals and ensure they are working fine. We maintain cars, trucks, machines, computer and hairstyles to name a few. We monitor them on a regular basis. We apply changes and upgrades. We participate in sport for our physical health to make sure we look the way we want to look and that we are healthy. Coaching is exactly that – maintenance for mind and soul. Without food and water our body will not survive. Coaching is the food and water for our healthy mind and soul.
I support and work with teams & partnerships through:
- group coaching
- crisis management
- peacekeeping and monitoring
to make sure that every individual is able to perform his or her important part of that group/system.
I may not be the perfect coach for all situations, so while I may be the main coach, I may call in external experts to support me in the system. If the system is larger, it’s highly recommended to have more than one coach that individuals can speak to. I am therefore able to draw in other coaches from my network to support the individuals and myself.
The coach’s job is not to mentor, teach or advise the client.
Collectively with the client, the coach is there to discover the client’s needs, in order to achieve a goal and maximize their potential.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. I’m fascinated by the dynamic of systems. Please contact me to discuss your situation and we can work out a solution as to how I could support you.
I am a member of ICF (International Coaching Federation) and accredited as an Associate Certified Coach.