Petra Muller-Demary, Author at Solution
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Author: Petra Muller-Demary

Last week I spoke with a client who contacted me to solve some conflicts in his team and to improve the collaboration. When I proposed him to have a team coaching session his reaction was ‘No thank you, never again!’  His reaction surprised me first but when he told me his experience with team coaching I understood. It was a meeting where all the problems, everything that bothered about the colleagues and the company was put on the table and it ended in a lot of frustration and hurt feelings. It made things worse, not better. I am convinced it is

I don’t know – but I can help you find out! Choosing a coaching approach is like choosing a place to eat out. Sometimes you just want to get out of your own kitchen, don’t you? While ingredients are numerous to begin with, the ways to combine them are innumerable. As we speak, there is a cook somewhere giving a small twist to an old recipe and changing the experience of it for his customers. No matter how familiar or strange, all recipes that exist are delicious to some people and unpalatable to others. You can go to an Italian Pizzerian, an Argentinian

A manager asked yesterday, When you ask people for their best hopes of change don’t they sometimes say something which is totally unrealistic? Yes, of course! So what do you do with it? In  a  coaching session the client said his best hope would there would no longer be a boss. Me: So what difference would that make for you? Client: Oh, I would have time to do the things I am interested in. Me: So what would that be? I was curious to find out more about what he was enthusiastic about and he wanted to spend more time and energy on. And it was even something work