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How I coach

 

Learning and to transfer knowledge into practical solutions has always interested me. While this was mainly limited to horses, equestrian communication and animal training in early childhood, it later extended to training methods and innovative approaches in general.

 

Since 1987 I was involved in different training areas. In 1991 I qualified as an instructor and was appointed to the Board of Examiners of the German Chamber of Commerce in 1992. For almost 30 years now I am professionally engaged in  education and training of adults. The continuous professional trainings I received myself came from many sources. Some of my best teachers have not even been professional trainers.  

 

I learned a lot from horses - the masters of nonverbal communication. Horses are prey animals. In order to survive, they are dependent on their herd. Unlike humans which were able to hide in caves, horses needed to flee enemies. They have developed a fine and profound communication system which manages mainly without linguistic means. 

 

We can learn a lot from horses, because they reflect humans perfectly. To understand others better - no matter if horse or human - "whispering" as promoted in the movie „Horse Whisperer“ is not the key. Listening is. Coaching is about listening and observing. This includes to get out of your own focus point. This is about looking at the world through the eyes of others, and to feel what they feel.

 

Of course my various coaching courses and classroom seminars helped as well as my professional journalistic and communication trainings. There I learned to listen and ask the right questions. I learned to bring complex issues to the point and use certain tools and techniques. Teaching up to university level was affording. It made me even more to reflect myself and question anything which seemed to be proofed certain. Activities in international university teams, research and case studies encouraged the search for innovative learning approaches.

 

As a manager, I coached and motivated my employees to become and remain top performers. Without listening properly, nothing would have worked out. Lack of recognition is demotivating and damaging to the overall system. Every single one of us is equally important and every one could be effective once he gets a chance to personally grow. Sometimes it simply requires small changes to make a big difference.

 

Coaching is a win-win to both, the client and the coach. Everything we do for or with others has an impact on ourselves and also on the whole system. Contrary to other approaches I do not believe in client retention. I believe in client potential. What does it say about the coach, if he would make his clients to come again and again, probably for the same purpose? Client retention is marketing not coaching. It is about making money not about giving the best value to the client. 

 

The best value a coach can give to his client is to make him independent - independent from himself and others. He enables the client to trust his wits and intuition and use his own inner sources to help himself. To let go is a big issue of our today’s world. We are constantly changing, without realizing it. Body cells die and new ones form without us being consciously involved. Our thoughts and feelings change. But we still hang on old habits. 

 

We take our systems - like marketing and customer retention - for granted like we do with our believe system. If there is no need, we rarely question it. Change is development. Coaching is changing with awareness. Change is everywhere. Our personality is in constant change. To go with the change is to let it flow - let some things go. If we rigidly stand the change, we slow down the natural power and create imbalances.

 

Coaching is about keeping balance in different areas of life, but also between body, mind and soul. Coaches enable their clients to balance themselves. We question them in order to make them find their own solutions. Much more important than tools and techniques is the attitude towards life, the experience and personality of the coach. A coach does not need to hold on to needless practices in order to make his living. He does not need to because he flows with the change and devotes himself to other challenges he gets promoted to by satisfied clients and his own inner drive. 

 

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Bianca Bell-Chambers was able to help many people in desperate situations. She survived life-threatening situations through focus and concentration. Besides she was able to regain top performances and excellent results. She proves more than once that everything is possible if we unlimited our inner powers.