“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” poet John Donne
According to a 2015 study in the National Bureau of Economic Research, social skills have a growing importance in the labor market. In order to succeed at work, experts need to keep on developing both their technical skills and “foundational skills”, like empathy and creativity.
The work place is a space of co-creation and collaboration with others. The more we learn how to communicate and behave with our co-workers, the better we’ll be able to divide tasks quickly and effectively between team members. People feel happier being part of a more productive team.
As part of the main, we need to be aware of the great value we could individually bring to the group. The more motivated, inspired and passionate we are about our individual work, the more valuable the outcome.
The main themes discussed during business coaching sessions are personal and interpersonal skills, such as leadership skills, communication skills, team collaboration skills, and creativity. In addition, we can discuss any other work related topics in areas where you might have dilemmas or the desire to grow your potential.
Do any of these themes resonate with you?
What coaching is
Coaching is a self-directed learning experience. Neuroscience has shown that no two brains are alike. Each brain looks like a unique map of a city. That’s why offering advice to you may not be an efficient way to helping you.
Instead, my role as a coach is to ask solution-focused questions to help you make your own connections in the brain and create new wiring. The solution focus creates a positive emotional state, which as neuroscience shows, is the best state for learning.
Some questions will be challenging and stretching you but we’ll decide together how much stretching you are willing to take in order to develop new habits.
Why I coach
The reason I coach is that I love supporting people to find their sense of fulfilment, at work.
My experience with coaching
I have been coaching for over 2 years now. In March 2017, I completed the second coaching training, provided by the NeuroLeadership Institute in Helsinki. The coaching methodology is based on the findings from neuroscience about how the brain can work best.
The corporate training is aimed for teams to enhance their interpersonal communication and collaboration skills. The ideal size of the team is between 5 to 10 members.
Communicating with empathy
Being able to feel what other team members feel could be extremely useful in order to avoid conflicts that can escalate in time and may lead to lower team performance. Taking the perspective of others in the team can lead to new ideas that can result in creative and innovative solutions.
The human brain is wired for empathy, and we can develop our empathic muscle if we chose to. In this workshop, we’ll discuss what empathy is, the two components of empathy and what empathetic habits you could develop.
Your creative team culture
When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature. He becomes interesting to other people. – Robert Henri, American Painter
How important is creative thinking in your work? How important it is to have an encouraging work environment for your creativity? In this workshop, we’ll aim at identifying the suitable team culture that you and your team need so the creativity comes to life. To this view, we’ll play with different creative processes, from generating new ideas to expanding out the ideas with the entire team, to critical reflection and taking distance from one’s ideas.
Self-compassion at work
Most often, the harshest critique we have is ourselves. This workshop aims at increasing your awareness about the inner critique in you and finding what self-compassion techniques work best for you. By learning to be kind to yourself, you’ll increase the trust in yourself that you are great the way you are and you can learn to be greater.
Gratitude in the team
Gratitude, the feeling of appreciation for what life offers to us, is not naturally experienced too often. And when we do feel gratitude, we may not be aware of it, being focused on things that don’t go they way we would want them to go.
In this seminar, we will clarify what gratitude is and what gratitude is not. We will elaborate why it is important to grow gratitude. We will further discuss the strategies we can embrace so that gratitude can become more than a random feeling, but also a state of being that promotes healthier work related thoughts.