In my coaching I will focus on an individual or team. I will be there just for you or your team. Without judgement, I will listen to your questions and needs. Respectful of your personal boundaries and limits, we will identify your goals and research the development process you wish to make. I will support your quest with my personal and working experiences and my education in a professional way that best fits your needs and your environment.
For every individual or team, I will prepare a personal and unique plan of action, based on the meetings we have, so it fits your exclusive needs and environment. During our sessions we will have thought exercises, fill out questionnaires, mirror and confront your opinions and assumptions. We will try new (behavioral) experiments to test self-insights or practice new behavior and you will learn to reflect on situations to help your development. Next to meetings in person, we can also include e-mail coaching and video coaching (Skype). In short, I will challenge you in many ways to discover yourself and to develop yourself towards the goals we agreed upon. This also means that during our sessions, we will explicitly look for ways to hold on to the knowledge you found during our sessions. I believe it is important that you know how to proceed with your development after we said goodbye.
During the coaching process your honesty is essential in order to find your potential and talents. This may make you feel vulnerable or shy. I believe it is crucial that we feel safe and comfortable in each other’s company. Therefore we will meet and get acquainted, before we decide together if I can be your coach and if we will proceed with other sessions. We will then establish your goals, the coaching process and other related issues in an agreement.
Coaching is one of many ways to support people in their personal development. Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’. Coaching helps individuals by finding their talents and refining their skills, so that they will achieve their goals.
A Coach helps individuals to improve their own performance by helping them to learn. Astoja Coaching believes that individuals always have the answer to their own problems but understands that they may need help to find the answer. Therefore the focus in a coaching process will be on creating awareness and stimulating self insight and autonomy. Personal development can be focused on dysfunctional behavior and patterns, but also on internal aspects like, for example: anxiety, low self-confidence and lack of motivation.
Personal coaching is not only effective in achieving ones personal goals in life, it is also effective in improving work performance. Therefore employers are also interested in hiring coaches to adress workrelated issues. It is already very common for employers to support employees to seek help from a coach and improve an employees work performance.
Coaching helps healthy and functioning people, who wish to develop themselves, but do not know how to handle a situation or how to break through a behavioral pattern by themselves. Sometimes there is reason to believe that a more serious condition can be the cause of these problems. In that case other professional help will be advised.