What type of person needs to get in touch to make me cheer with excitement as a coach?
It’s the type of person whose profession requires considerable professional expertise and who later, thanks to their expertise, is promoted to a managerial position.
I, affectionately, call them “nerds.” Because they have often more or less grown up with their field of expertise and throw themselves devotedly into their projects.
They prefer only to come up for air when a colleague or manager needs their expert advice. As a pool of knowledge, these experts are an invaluable resource for the company.
“But as managers, ‘nerds’ have entirely new challenges to face. From one day to the next, they are expected to successfully lead entire teams or departments without any training whatsoever.”
They are required to win the approval of people who work completely differently from the machines and calculations they are so intimately familiar with. And, if we are honest, people often work much more irrationally...
The fact that these immensely demanding personnel-related tasks can overwhelm them is hardly surprising. Practically no one is a born manager, least of all thoughtful, detail-loving “nerds”.
Unfortunately, without the right coaching, it often comes to a point where they are forced to part with their beloved specialist tasks…
But it doesn’t have to get that far!
From my own experience, I know that it is possible to live your specialism to the fullest and still be an excellent manager…
From decades of management coaching, but also from first-hand experience, I promise you that you can master this balancing act. After all, as an engineer I myself once moved into sales and then into a managerial position.
As a passionate engineer, former manager, and coach...
... I grew up with fishertechnik and Commodore 64,
... I was socialised by the Starship Enterprise and Bart Simpson,
... I always want to know exactly how things around me work.
... I am convinced that the necessary personal and communication skills can be more quickly and successfully developed for all stakeholders through coaching.
There are currently 3 ways to work with me. I offer all coaching sessions and workshops online and offline:
Find out in a free initial consultation how we can work together, and which approach is best to tackle your concerns.