We offer our workshops, trainings and consulting remotely, in presence and in hybrid form.

AIMING HIGH: COACHING FOR TOP
EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS

Today, managers and top executives have to deliver more than ‘just’ professionalism in their areas of competence and an understanding as to how to motivate employees. In a dynamic world, they also need to be able to cope with and administer change, and this means being able to handle ambiguity and complexity. In addition, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a balance between day-to-day business, project work and keeping up with new professional developments.

TARGETED FURTHER DEVELOPMENT: 1:1 EXCHANGE AT EYE LEVEL

For managers and top executives in particular, understanding how things appear from the outside is an essential key to personal growth. The best way forward here is a coaching process with targeted sparring and appropriate interventions and impulses. This is primarily a matter of adopting new perspectives in order to find an optimized or new approach to challenges.

TYPICAL COACHING SCENARIOS – FROM STRESS MANAGEMENT TO PROFILE SHARPENING

There are numerous reasons and situations in which coaching and availing oneself of an external dimension of reflection is useful. Some examples:

  • Assumption of new tasks and areas of responsibility in the company
  • Initial experience of leadership responsibility
  • Working on concrete challenges and topics - e.g. new team constellations, dealing with stress and conflicts, problems with employees or colleagues, enhancing one’s personal presence or communication
  • Support within the context of change processes
  • Desire for exchange and reflection for personal development
  • Feeling of stress, defocusing and overload (danger of burnout)
  • Loss of motivation and performance levels
  • Desire for personal clarity and goals
  • Dissatisfaction with one’s own career or overall professional situation
  • Transformation of negative patterns and behaviour

CIDPARTNERS: COACHING FROM
EXPERIENCE AND ENTHUSIASM

Our experienced team consists of consultants, trainers, experts and coaches who are united by one common goal: to offer our clients the best support for their business at all times.

Our executive and management coaches have had intensive and comprehensive coaching training. In addition, they have many years and even decades of experience as coaches, in leadership development as well as personal managerial experience. Our mission is to be a good sparring and development partner for our clients – and especially to facilitate sustainable change and development in coaching. Individual coaching provides tangible benefits:

  • Significant effects can usually be achieved in a short time through 1:1 coaching.
  • We give our clients an unbiased view from the outside and thus new perspectives.
  • All coaches have comprehensive coaching training and many years of experience working with executives, top executives and companies.
  • We work together with our customers at eye level and on a basis of trust. We use our experience and know-how to enable our clients to achieve their coaching goals in an effective way.

Do you have questions about our coaching programmes or are you looking for a suitable coach? We look forward to hearing from you.

WHY INVESTING IN LEADERSHIP
IS IMPORTANT

A 2017 study by the Gallup market research institute shows that 70% of all employees surveyed do not feel loyalty to their company. They stated that they simply do what they are told. Disastrous findings, which according to the study are due to poor managers or poor management style and a lack of leadership competence on the part of their management.

This clearly highlights the importance of motivated and capable managers for the success of the company and makes targeted investment in good managers all the more crucial. On the one hand in order to develop as a company, achieve goals, implement strategies, and not least to retain good and motivated employees and also enable team development, because this can only happen on the basis of good management.

Qualification through training, seminars and workshops helps to build competence and know-how. On an individual, personal level, coaching is often the most efficient way to develop and positively modify one’s personality as it promotes comprehensive self-reflection and reveals new strengths and potential. This also applies to top executives, for reflecting on problems and challenges is often only possible in a protected environment. They also benefit from an unbiased and experienced view from outside.

CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD EXECUTIVE COACHING

A capable executive coach is a good listener who provides support by means of specific questions and interventions. The coach’s task is to enable the client to find the answers and solutions. The prerequisites for this are solid training, comprehensive experience as a coach and a high degree of empathy. A good coach is able to recognize relevant habits and behaviour patterns quickly and to reflect on them together with the coachee. Especially in executive coaching, it is advisable to choose a coach who knows what everyday life as a manager is like from personal experience.

COACHING RESULTS

The results of a coaching session are always individual and depend on the respective situation and the questions posed by the coachee. Some examples of the benefits and expected results of a management coaching:

SELF-REFLECTION

Reflection on leadership behaviour, one’s own patterns and ‘trigger points’ to increase personal flexibility

PERFORMANCE & EFFICIENCY

Identification of ‘energy guzzlers’ and inefficient behaviour, derivation of action strategies and concrete methods for improving performance

DEALING WITH CHALLENGES & CONFLICTS

New strategies for dealing constructively and confidently with challenges and conflicts as well as reflection on and adaptation of one’s own behaviour patterns

BOOSTING MOTIVATION

Encouraging inner motivation and personal drive

INNER CLARITY & FOCUS

Clarity regarding personal values, professional goals and one's own contribution to the success of the company, derivation of specific personal fields of action for the future and strategies for increasing one's own efficiency

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Improving self-organization and work structure, avoiding time wasters and procrastination (postponement of upcoming activities); also: finding a good balance between strategy and daily business as well as efficient approaches to strategic issues

STRESS REDUCTION

Concrete methods for successfully dealing with stress, inner tension and personal pressure

SALES AND CONSULTING

Recognizing and understanding customer behaviour patterns and using them specifically for sales success

In addition, executive coaching enables clients to reflect on current challenges, e.g. in conflict management when dealing with problems with superiors, employees or colleagues or in finding a new role. Good coaching helps to solve challenges while at the same time increasing personal resilience.

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Petra Sontheimer puts different perspectives in organizations into a business context in order to develop constructive solutions.

Petra Sontheimer

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