Seized by Education

This talk was over ten years ago, every word is still true today.

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

I’m committed to working with youth for them to discover their vocation and life vision; supporting mastery in the interplay of the physical, emotional and rational mind for a purposeful, fulfilled life and a creative, productive community.

Participating as a coach and offering pro-bono sessions in the program ‘Chance to Choose’ run by S.U.C.C.E.S.S is one way of doing this.

We all deserve to know how to change how we feel about our personal history, to learn how to look at things differently and develop solutions.

I believe that coaching should be part of a teacher’s training and part of any secondary school curriculum. The benefits range from fostering confidence, awareness, focus and improve overall health, communication and teamwork. That leads to a state of productivity and balance, from which not only the individual profits but also their families, friends and work colleagues. Also, it leads youth to choose a career/profession that truly is in line with their values and their ways, rather than pursuing a path because of an external belief or social pressure.

Feeling very passionate about this, I have developed a youth program myself that I call ‘360 Degree Life’. It guides participants through seven modules, with the goals of increasing life skills and creating a long-term mindset of resourcefulness. This is achieved by passing on and applying techniques from the area of coaching, neuro-linguistic programming and the performing arts.

Research has shown that we don’t even know today what sort of professions will be part of our lives in the future. What we do know is that a creative, resourceful, confident human being is more likely to succeed and thrive in any given new, potentially challenging situation. Isn’t this the mandate of education and what we want for our youth; to be safe, succeed and be happy?

Get in touch if this struck a chord, and you like to discuss potential cooperation. I’m curious to hear your input.

‘It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.’
e.e.cummings

Giving Back & Forward

How are you giving back and forward? I’ve had everything growing up, including a loving family and an exceptional education. I support others either by working for free or by giving donations. I believe in initiatives that enable people to develop and help themselves. Creating a balance between the rational and the creative, which allows us, humans, to thrive. Therefore,  I’ve joined initiatives that help people through coaching, education, or that support artist and bring art to the community.

Find out more about the organizations I’ve chosen:

Room to Read – Vancouver Chapter
A global charity organization for literacy and girls’ education.

Malaspina Printmakers
Vancouver based not-for-profit artist-led organization to preserve traditional printmaking methods applying them in a contemporary way.

Kiva
Global not-for-profit for micro-credits for small entrepreneurs.

If you’re interested in getting involved on a personal or company level, let’s talk about that!

The Benefits

You are becoming aware of your patterns, way of working, motivations and beliefs. Also, you will learn how to work with emotions productively, rather than be run by them. You become and stay productive on all levels (physical, emotional, intellectual) in any given situation.

The fact is that people in transition are at risk of being not their most productive selves.  A transition might be a change of career, setting up a business, taking on a new role etc. With it comes uncertainty and fears. Fear in a person can result in the most unproductive behaviour for the business and themselves.

I support people in a transition, not because I think they cannot make it themselves. I work with them because I believe they will make it through faster, more successful and even have some fun. Humans operating at maximum productivity live in a state of personal confidence, contentment and motivation.

Combined with the structural elements of a solid administration it is a major key to business success. It ensures operational efficiency, which leaves time to focus on business development.

My coaching and training techniques will help pull your many skills, abilities and experience together to create a plan to achieve both personal and professional goals, consistent with your deepest beliefs and values.

Big Picture

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What is coaching: Coaching is a creative partnership to focus, design and implement specific, meaningful, personal, professional or organizational goals through the exploration of ideas and candid dialogue with a confidential and unbiased thinking partner. The goal is to support the client in developing a sustainable resourceful mindset.

Coaching benefits: raising self-awareness concerning behaviour patterns and beliefs; being able to change them if wanted. building confidence, authenticity and peace of mind. tools and techniques to prepare, create a mindset before a meeting/conversation/negotiation. dealing with pressure and stress in a resourceful way. 

Professional coaching, client testimonial, coach bee, value fun. At your service, if you like to, be inspired, dedicated, organized, successful. Put it all together. Management consultant, strategy consultant, Administration consultant. coaching benefits. I support professionals successfully moving through career transitions by creating a sustainable resourceful mindset, confidence and stronger communication.

 

Principles: Client Centered: honoring your inner resources, skills, agenda and outcomes. Solution-Focused: moving towards a desired future outcome. Action Oriented: pursuing change in specific, inspired steps that lead to fundamental shifts in attitude, beliefs, behavior and habit formation. Systematic: understanding your holistic nature, seeing how change can fit into your life.

Process: As your coach, I sponsor you towards the ownership of skill-sets that encourage and support you to increase creativity, productiveness and effectiveness. In private, confidential sessions in person or over the phone, we will: Identify Topics/Areas: I will help you define what you want to accomplish in the areas of your life. Explore Ideas & Elicit Values: I will probe, challenge, listen and question until you have developed a clear and compelling vision and goal to move towards. Refine & Reflect: I will support and motivate you through the process to review aims, set direction towards the achievement of your goals according to your values. Set Actions: I will help you develop a clear action plan to move your goals forward Remove Barriers: we will identify barriers and discover points of leverage, that you understand your emotional reactions and learn how to work with them on a choice basis. Change can produce stress. I am here to assist you to stay relaxed and productive in times of challenge. When you commit to work with a personal coach you learn how to focus on your ability sets and even have fun in the process!

“You are the captain on your ship deciding on the route and destination. I am the navigator next to you holding the map.”

Why I Do It

I believe that everybody deserves to know how to change and help themselves.

I have had the chance to work with incredibly successful companies and people around the world. It has always fascinated me to analyze what ‘made’ them. Here are the two pillars it always came down to:

  1. Understanding and capitalizing on the human potential.  Leaders in these organizations create and nurture a culture that resonates with employees.  They successfully identify and hire people that fit a certain role from a skill set, characteristics and way of working point of view. Everyone in the organization is conscious of working according to their beliefs and values while reaching common goals and share the overall vision.
  2. Creating an administrative infrastructure. It includes a code of conduct, standards, procedures and processes. Capturing these in a user-friendly format and keep them updated. It means a focus on communication, training, implementation/transition periods and review them with team members.

If you think about it, it’s logical. It means when the human side is not delivering (for whatever reason), you actually have a back-up. I’ve seen over the years, start-ups, teams, projects, initiatives not working out, because one or the other pillar was not sufficiently in place.

Professionals and entrepreneurs like yourself need a way to harness fabulous ideas, exceptional education, a variety of skills and talents.  To become great leaders, to build a productive team or to create efficient and adequate standards and procedures.

I want you, your team, your business to succeed; I will help you become a person or an organization in sync with values and beliefs. Being part of your journey fulfills my own personal vision and mission. And of course, it’s what gets me into a flow state: It’s fun and I love it. For me, there is nothing more motivating than helping others identify and achieve their state of productivity and success.

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How You Benefit

You are…

+ becoming aware of your patterns, way of working,
motivations and beliefs.
+ developing the skills to adapt the above to your benefit.
+ discovering how to work with emotions productively,

rather than be run by them.
+ learning how to create and sustain a resourceful state of mind.
+ advancing your creative thinking and triggering it in others.
+ boosting your productivity on all levels in a balanced way.
+ enhancing your communication and relationships with others.
+ reconnecting with your own goals and vision.
+ transforming a vision into reality; step by step while having fun.

My coaching and training techniques will help pull your many skills, capabilities, potential and experience together to create a plan to achieve both personal and professional goals, consistent with your deepest beliefs and values.

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What I Do

Depending on your needs, I can offer individual or group sessions in English or German.

Coaching

Any topic you want to bring to the table (& I truly mean ANY topic), like
+ Flow State & Leadership
+ Behavioral and Belief Patterns
+ Expectations, Stress & Pressure
+ Intellectual & Emotional Mind
+ Team Development

Consulting & Training
+ Interviewing & Hiring
+ Standards & Procedures
+ Debating, Speaking & Presenting
+ Event Management

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Leadership EQ Coach & Facilitator

At your service, if you want to up your game to become the leader the world needs today;
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Brigit / Bee (Exec. MA, PCC) is passionate about supporting female leaders in high-pressure roles being successful in facing adaptive challenges, moving through transition and creating a sustainable resourceful mindset.