Individual Career Coaching

 

Here are a few examples for issues that we could solve together:

  • You are looking for a new job.
  • On the open job market, you have difficulty finding job offers that interest you, or you keep getting rejections.
  • You are confronted with a career decision and are not sure which way to go.
  • For instance, you may have doubts if the classical academic pathway is right for you.
  • Or there is a concrete issue in your current position that you would like to resolve. There may be a difficult situation to be mastered, or you would like to pursue a promotion or a better salary.
  • Or you are "just" plainly unsatisfied with your current job situation, but cannot put the finger on where this comes from.

 

What can you expect from career coaching with me?

 

Solid background and experience

 

You will be able to tap into my expert knowledge and experience with scientific careers and the job market for academics, in combination with solid career consultant training.

With my straightforward approach, I follow a strict no bullshit policy.

 

Rather, I will be your critical second brain, providing you with independent, well-dosed nudges to gain focus and clarity for your career issue.

 

Tried and tested methods that are also fun to use

 

The approaches, methods and tools that I use have been found valuable many times before. There is scientific and empirical evidence substantiating their effect, e.g., from the field of Positive Psychology.

 

In particular, I use a mix of systematic, quantitative and creative, qualitative approaches to tackle your issue from various angles.

 

Last but not least, my special preference is on methods that are also fun to use. It's my goal to make the positive effects begin right in the coaching sessions!

 

Sustainable effect that puts you into the driver's seat of your career

 

We will seek solutions that work on a long-term basis, delivering sustainable results. The goal is to put you into the driver's seat of your career.

 

To that end, we employ approaches that work independently from the job market, and which you will be able to use again and again over the course of your career.

 

In that process, I see myself as a catalyst, a kind of "Career Angel", who helps you start up your own career "business" to realize your individual goals, dreams and ambitions.

 

Minimal investment with maximal effect

 

Compared to a typical monthly salary of an academic, a typical coaching session will mean a minuscule investment. 

 

The decisions and effects that will arise from the coaching process, on the other hand, will often have paramount positive effects:

First, in terms of finances. Just think about how a promotion or a better job will pay off over the years.

Second, and maybe even more importantly, in terms of your personal well-being and fullfilment. Actually, that increase in your happiness index constitutes a large part of my personal "bonus" that I get from working with my clients.

 

Finally, absolute confidentiality is of course guaranteed.

 

 

Contact me now to discuss options!

 

If you are currently employed at a university or a company, there also be ways to have your employer contribute to the investment.

 

What if you do not live close to my base? (North Rhine Westfalia)

I do prefer to meet at least once in person during a coaching process. However, since I am travelling quite a bit, there may be a chance to arrange a personal visit at your location. Alternatively, we could meet at a place you go to for another purpose anyway (e.g. a conference or fair). Subsequent sessions can then be done remotely, e.g. by teleconferencing tools.

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