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When is coaching right for you?

These are 10 good reasons for you to consider coaching:

  1. You will take on a new position in the company, and that is exactly what you want!
  2. You will get more responsibility, want to help shape the rules of the game and at the same time drive new things forward.
  3. After changing your role (e.g. from colleague to manager), you want more clarity about your understanding of your role and motivation
  4. Your behavior, your soft skills have helped you be successful so far. You want to stay that way, even if those you speak to now are different.
  5. Motivation is an important topic for you and your team.
  6. You know the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication. And want to work with it and on it very consciously and practically.
  7. No one can meet your high expectations. Not even you.
  8. Now you are “so far up the ladder” so that no one gives you feedback any more without wanting something from you. Or because they are afraid
  9. You have to deal with conflicts more often than you like
  10. You want to make progress, you have big plans, you need new impulses for your work and your goals.

 

Foto: Susan Schmitz@Shutterstock 794480062
Foto: Susan Schmitz@Shutterstock 794480062

 

“Sorry, no time for that”

I often hear from managers who come to me: “I would like to have employees who are more independent and motivated. They should take on more ‘ownership’, show more initiative and contribute more ideas.”

Does that sound familiar to you?

Than may be it makes sense to ask yourself the following questions as a leader:

  • How do you speak to your employees?
  • how do you invite your people to think creative?
  • Is space and time provided to bring new things into the world and to siphon off fresh ideas from everyone?
  • How do you conduct meetings? How do you manage frequent speakers? Or are you one yourself?
  • How do you react to annoyed faces in meetings?
  • How do you praise and criticize? With which tone do you set limits?
  • Are you physically present or do you only run digitally?

“I just don’t have time for everyone” I hear a lot.

Leaders’ working hours are precious and expensive. However, it becomes more expensive to have overwhelmed or not challenged or unmotivated employees in projects.

 

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Photo: Opolja@shutterstock 708961348

 

Feedback of the month

When we did the leadership workshop with Mona, it was very important to assure that we could take the insights we’d gained and implement them in our daily business.

Mona asked us about what we wanted to know and accomplish before we started and specifically took our ideas into account during the workshop.

We have already been able to integrate what we’ve learned into our daily business.

We consider the day we spent with her a real success and can’t wait to get more.”

Yacine Coco, CEO TalentRocket

Photo: Markus Dreyer for Yacine Coco

Feedback of the month

IT-professionals often have a lack of soft-/communication-skills? I can’t go with that. My experience in coaching of IT-Leaders: Their daily business is in front of a screen. May be. But in the play-and-game-mode they act couragesly and are unbeatable…

“Mona’s approach to coaching is very unusual:

her acting ability allows her to simulate situations, behaviors and characters.

This gave me the opportunity to practice what I had just learned and new skills and try them out on a practical level.

The sessions were tailored exactly to meet my needs, were very ambitious and effective.

The result of our work has positively changed my life and attitudes.”

IT – Professional/-Executive

 

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Feedback of the month

To be honest … I wasn’t sure, if I’d join your Workshop at all, I was so tired by the information-overkill and to many powerpoint-presentations before.

Why I stayed?

  • Your fresh and authentic way I really liked and motivated me.
  • From the start it was clear: it is not a one way communication.
  • Pretty fast I got the impression: “There is really something in for you”.

Summing up:  The workshop really was worth it! And by the way: not only for business-cases.

Heinz Löwer, Director
(about my speech about “Respect” on a 2-days-directors-meeting, 2017)

 

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Feedback of the month

After I had spent several years in research, I founded a high-tech company together with three partners where I am now working as CTO.

Mona Klare’s guidance in my transition from scientist to manager was invaluable. She supported me in identifying and executing the appropriate next steps. Not only, but also because of her using methods and tools derived from her career as an actress to go through concrete and real-life situations.

Her approach is efficient and goal-oriented, giving us the opportunity to cover a lot of crucial questions.

I am extremely thankful for her support and I am looking forward to continue to work with Mona Klare.

Dr. Tina Klüwer (CTO parlamind)

Blog-Photo: Viktor Gladkov @ shutterstock_530414698.jpg

Feedback of the month

Your talk was like a dance.”

More than 1000 specialists and executives at WoMenPower 2017.
50 of them in my interactive speech “Respect”.
As always with a lot of physical interaction and the fun inlearning together.

Thank you for this wonderful feedback from a participant.
See you again at the WoMenPower 2018.

 

Photo: Pablo Serrano Huguet, shutterstock_314138225
Photo: Pablo Serrano Huguet, shutterstock_314138225

Feedback of the month

This made my day:

Even after several years in a top management position some things are tough:

Speaking to a 100 of my fellow colleagues about this subject: I’ve done well…even though this moment combined all things which are tough for me.

Thanks for the support. I would have never come up with how to do this on my own. But now I’ve done it alone, which is a great experience.

(Head of Customer Service, 44J.)

Photo: rickyd @ shutterstock_276093653
Photo: rickyd @ shutterstock_276093653