The aim of our coaching is to guide candidates in (career) change processes. The objective of a course will be to find out what the most energizing career choice appears to be - sometimes there will be more than one – and to work out the way beyond. Guiding the candidate towards self-management and taking responsibility (again) for his/her own life and making his/her own choices are the prime factors. Above all, the coaching is focused on the candidate “going into action” again and wanting to “have a go”. With candidates who have not yet reached this stage, or are found not yet to be ready for this, coaching or treatment by another professional will be discussed.
Central to a coaching course is that the candidate will gain more insight into his/her own choices, wishes, dreams and ideals and also into his/her own qualities, bringing forth a (new) focus on the future. Possible hindrances and/or convictions will be mapped out and further examined so that a (realistic) career path can be outlined. The candidate will be given exercises by his/her coach to do at home or specifically outside the home.
The coaching will take place by means of individual discussions with a career coach. The coach serves as a sounding board, will reflect, stimulate, challenge, sometimes be critical and keep on asking questions. The coaches make use of various discussion techniques and methods, and various tests and studies may be introduced. This serves only as a means, however, never as an end. It is only intended to make the candidate step outside his/her own comfort zone and to help him or her to think “out of the box”, and in so doing to gain new perspectives.
The discussions will be held in a “safe” environment in which confidentiality and privacy are guaranteed. It is important that the candidate is willing, and able, to be “open” to his/her coach, and a “click” and confidence in the person is therefore very important. This applies to both client and coach. This is why a getting-to-know-each-other discussion, which is free of charge, always takes place before a coaching course is embarked upon.
The coaches are respectful and without prejudice towards the person and his/her choices. The coaches do not give answers, and will not push or pull or give their own opinion: the answers lie fully and solely within the candidate him/herself.