My own goal: really knowing myself and being able to change if I want to.
Working as a coach and mediator, I deploy my cognitive and emotional resources in your best interest. An essential one of these resources became clearer to me when I first read Robert Musil’s definition of the sense of possibility:
Whoever has it does not say, for instance: Here this or that has happened, will happen, must happen; but he invents:
Here this or that might, could, or ought to happen. If he is told that something is the way it is, he will think:
Well, it could probably just as well be otherwise.
So the sense of possibility could be defined outright as the ability to conceive of everything there might be just as well, and to attach no more importance to what is than to what is not.
According to Ernest Becker, depression is the result of mentally repressed alternatives. In our sessions we will work on providing you with a variety of cognitive, emotional and practical alternatives, so you will have a wealth of possibilities to choose from in any situation.
After successfully completing a social science degree, I worked as a consultant in communication agencies. I liked to work strategically and put these skills to work for the public relations of a web-based social business later on.
It was only when I studied the innovation and problem solving method design thinking for one year at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam that a new range of vocational possibilities unfolded in front of me. In the same way as coaching, Design Thinking requires you to develop empathy for people’s actual needs and to facilitate change without considering your own solution impulses the measure of all things.
Beyond these experiences, my work is based on the solid foundation of a study certificate in mediation and coaching supervised by the Institute for Mediative Communication and Diversity Competence of the Freie Universität Berlin.
As a coach and mediator my work is led by ethical principles which are outlined – together with organizational aspects – in a coaching (i.e. mediation) contract.
They include an impartial but appreciative basic attitude, a transparent way of working and, of course, confidentiality.
Also part of being a responsible coach and mediator is that I have a comprehensive repertoire of methods available which I adapt to my clients’ individual needs. I am continuously furthering my professional education and I am putting special emphasis on including neuroscientific findings.
I try to work as resource-efficient as possible and to foster social balance by offering appropriate discounts.
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