Explore all powerful tools
- combining coaching with portrait photography: a good portrait is like a mirror and reminder of the most beautiful facets of our character. It reminds us of moments where we felt well in our skin, where we felt appreciated, beautiful. Moments that carry the memory of a beautiful time. In that way they are powerful tools to help us keep in mind that we are wonderful human beings.
- appreciative inquiry is actually not just one tool, it’s a whole treasure box of tools and a mindset that helps us to always appreciate what is there. In all darkness there’s also the shimmer of hope and resilience. In delightful moments we can tank energy for the challenges that we might face in the future. Appreciative Inquiry with its principles and tools allows us to see the potential in each other and in every situation we encounter.
- the illustrated discovery journal is a tool that I learned from Sarah Bath Bernhard. Apart from the fact that I can highly recommend her books she developed for her coachees this tool that allows us to access unconscious patterns, verschüttete memories and thereby helps us with the meaning making.
- (in my former occupation at Prio.me we worked with a list of personality tests that can be used as a valuable first stepping stone in capturing the richness of traits and roles that every person carries in him- or herself, and used in a team context gives everyone a great overview of what the team has in store in terms of roles and characters. From there a whole discovery journey can be started to ignite the change that you want to see in your team.)
- (The gallup strength finder is a great tool that I didn’t invent but have used myself in the past)
- 16 personality again a tool that I didn’t develop but find very intriguing in how it’s designed and continuously developed further. It’s based on a similar algorithm as the MBTI which goes back to an approach by C.G. Jung who has been setting milestones in the field of psychoanalysis.
- I’m continuously enlarging my toolbox, so if nothing is here that speaks to you, ask me what else I have in store;)
- dance is a powerful metaphor for all facets of leadership. If you watch closely the follower and leader of e.g. tango, salsa or any ballroom dance you’ll discover the delicate and ever changing balance between stability and flexibility, back and forth, space and closeness. The more we can put ourselves into the shoes of both sides, the better we might become in leading our teams.