Subjects for coaching differ for each individual. What they have in common is that they are about personal development and a professional attitude.They concern issues that appear in the interaction with others.

The characteristic feature is that they are skills or qualities of which you as an employee are well aware that they are not part of your strengths. However, you have come a long way with them. But since work has become increasingly demanding and other things become important, you notice that your usual approach is not sufficient to deal with these issues. This prevents you from actually putting forward the results which you really want. And it is very evident for you that this will continue to play a role in the future.

Coaching can help you with this. What it will gain you, is that you will be able to function more effectively in some points which are crucial to you, and to develop a new professional attitude.

Coaching usually comprises 6 sessions of approx. 1,5 hours.

The duration is 6 to 12 months, with high intensity at the start, and longer intervals towards the end.
The first step is always an intake meeting, in which the coaching objectives and method of working will be jointly determined.

Your employer will receive concise progress reports in order to be able to follow the process.

If relevant, the sandwich model can be applied. This means that one or several meetings will be held together with your supervisor, so that he or she will become a part of the coaching process and follow-up can be assured during P&D interviews after the coaching sessions have ended.

“Dear Carolien, thank you very much indeed! The coaching sessions have helped me to communicate more effectively with my supervisors and colleagues. I realized that expressing my opinion is crucial for my personal and professional development.”

José, postdoc

“It was a great experience and beyond expectations. It was exactly what I needed at that moment in my life. It enabled me to take the lead, not only at work, but also in my life.”

M., PhD.

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