Systemic coaching… What is it ?

Systemic coaching sees the client and the issues he or she raises as an integral part of a whole, of a system.

Let’s take an example of a poem. Taken separately, each letter of each word does have a meaning (the sound it represents). But the sense of these letters will only be given if they are ordered in a particular sequence to form a word, a paragraph, a text. The whole is a “system” which is ordered through the interaction of its elements: letters, sentences, text, poem.

Systemic coaching takes into account the client’s entire “system”, i.e. the environment in which the evolves and the interactions he or she has with this environment: family life, professional life, colleagues, superiors, corporate culture, leisure activities, etc. The coach is himself or herself integrated into this dynamic system. Thanks to this systemic, or hollistic, approach, solutions can emerge in an optimal way.

To return to the poem example, it would have no meaning if there was no author to write it and no reader to understand it.

But the coaching process is not limited to the sessions. Between sessions, the client will also distil and digest what he or she has experienced significant and profound during the coaching sessions, so as to progress faster and provide new avenues for the next session.

For his part, the coach will adjust his tools from one session to the next based on this feedback. This way, systemic coaching favors a permanent mutual exchange and an extremely fruitful co-creativity.

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Coaching… it’s all about supporting you

Being supported by a coach is a great way to explore the potential buried deep in ourselves and to raise it to its optimal performance level, to discover who we really are and to be able to exceed the limits we impose on ourselves, often out of habit. The coach takes his client in a righteous spiral, with the client’s agreement and active participation.
Coaching addresses the whole range of issues that we encounter in our everyday life, whether in our private or professional life. It is a kind of ideas incubator, energy carriers, solution oriented. Neither therapy nor mentoring, coaching is aimed at finding optimal and personalized solutions, focused on the objectives set by yourself!
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Systemic coaching… For whom ?

Specialising in the support of transition processes, be it in one’s private life or in a career transition – both of which frequently involve each other – my clients usually already benefit from an valuable life experience.

Executives, managers, entrepreneurs reaching a turning point in their lives, often related to the fulfillment of their initial professional or family goals, these women as well as men have a deep and sincere need to take a break, to reorient their future, to gain a new impulse and to recover control of their future.

  • what’s most important to me, now and here ?
  • what are my true values today ?
  • what do I need to change or adapt in my life ?
  • how will I get there ?
  • what does this choice imply ?
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Transition coaching… For what ?

A career transition, or a break-up process, does not mean rejecting what has been accomplished, often at the cost of countless sacrifices. It is rather a matter of building on what has been achieved in order to develop a new perspective

Whether you want to adapt your environment, start a transition project or initiate a break-up process, the choice is vast and will depend on your real capacities and needs.

The reasons most commonly given for undertaking a life or career transition project :

  • To be in adequacy with our values, to blossom and find a meaning to our professional activity, to find a work-life balance
  • Adapting to new personal or family constraints – divorce, getting remarried, children leaving home
  • Returning to work after a parental leave
  • The need to renew ourselves, to explore new challenges and new professional opportunities, to fight boreout
  • To correct a “mistake” in our path, often due to unavoidable obstacles at the time
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Coaching… How ?

The coaching is done through one to one discussions lasting from one hour to one hour and a half. These interviews can be conducted both face-to-face and via videoconferences (Skype, Zoom…).

The number of sessions is generally defined by mutual agreement during the first session, after having agreed on the objectives. It usually takes between 3 and 5 sessions to clarify a situation, make an informed decision or overcome an obstacle. 5 to 12 sessions are usually needed for larger situations that require more work and where the desired impact will affect decisive way on your way of life.

If new elements appear, their relevance will be reviewed together and any sessions reorganization will be agreed together.

These interviews are carried out thanks to a framework and tools of powerful questioning mastered by the coach, which allow you to discover, in you, your unsuspected resources.

You can interrupt the sessions at any time. You are under no obligation to continue if you decide that this does not suit you.

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Coaching… Where ?

The best is, for mental preparation reasons, that coachees attend one of our coaching practices. This gives coachees time to clear their mind from various business problems “clogging”.

Remote sessions (Skype, Zoom) are also a possibilities, especially when traveling time is a key issue, typically in case of an expatriation situation. Phone calls in some specific cases, like urgent situations, are also possible.

If necessary, it is also possible to perform the sessions on professional premises, provided a closed, quiet and secluded environment is available.

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The Coach… His mission

The coach performs a pro-active and time limited support. Its goal is the success, in autonomy, of the coachee’s projects.

The coach is in charge of the process, the coachee is responsible for the subject matter.

The coach works in accordance with the profession professional ethics, as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Coach in Lausanne, Switzerland & online Skype or Zoom. Professional and life transitions. Rupture processes coaching. Professional certified coach, member of the International Coach Federation ICF.
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