WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE?
Coaching is an effective tool to further your professional and personal development. It can help you:
- clarify your personal and professional goals
- land a job that matches your potential and your values
- learn how to better care for your own needs
- resolve conflicts
- identify your next steps and put them into action
- find orientation in the vast landscape of possibilities
- get feedback from a trained coach who is not part of your ecosystem
- move out of a state of “stuckness”
- improve your leadership and communication skills
- improve your self-confidence
- and much more
WHAT ARE THE STEPS?
- You book a first time slot with me directly via Calendly to find out if you want to work with me. Our first meeting (ca. 30 minutes) is online and free.
- We both agree to enter a coaching partnership and I send you a document detailing our agreements. You can preview the Agreement here.
- Depending on your objective, we set up a schedule designed to meet your needs and the coaching process begins.
- At the end of the coaching, I send you a bill covering all our sessions.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
My standard rate is 120,- EUR per hour. Individuals pay an average of 720,- EUR, i.e. they have an average of 6 hours of coaching with me. Different rates apply to institutional coaching.
I reserve up to 10 hours of coaching per month at two solidarity rates of either 10,- EUR or 60,- EUR per hour for people who want to work with me but cannot afford my standard rate. If this is you, please don’t hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE OR OFFLINE?
Online coaching will be via Zoom. You will receive the link via email. If you prefer onsite coaching, I will book us a beautiful coaching room at this coaching institute in Berlin Kreuzberg, at an extra fee of 20,- EUR per hour.
CAUSES I CARE ABOUT AND WANT TO SUPPORT WITH MY WORK
- solidarity with politically displaced people
- true diversity in organisations, especially in leadership roles
- activism and research for climate protection
- the establishment of healthier structures for young researchers
FEEDBACK FROM PAST CLIENTS
We finished our coaching almost one year ago and I just wanted to tell you how my path continued. After the coaching, I started training for UX designer with Cimdata. The jobcenter paid for this 5-months-training. In October, I found a job and in November I started as Junior Conversion Analyst with a big marketing agency in Berlin. So I work in the UX/conversion field as strategic consultant for big companies. The job is super fun! Most of my colleagues have a background in psychology or business administration and I am really glad that although (or because?) I have studied something else I feel like I belong there and can contribute my specific expertise. I wanted to use this opportunity to thank you again, dear Ulrike! You really helped me find orientation with my career planning and opened a perspective to me that I would never have thought of without you.
Most of all, this coaching gave me self-confidence! Specific aspects that helped me:
- Working on an answer to the question why my previous position ended
- Being able to talk to my future employers at eye level by asking questions
- Being better able to formulate my own requests
I got particularly positive feedback on my self-presentation from the people who interviewed me for my new position. I was able to enforce my wish for an 80% position. Regarding the salary, I got only slightly more than my last salary, but negotiated a bonus if my employers are satisfied with my performance at the end of the year. The firm is very small and still in the startup phase and I am their most expensive colleague.
I have tried out your suggestions of prototyping conversations and saw the conversations I had been planning more as a way to test my hypotheses. The meeting at the start-up was refreshingly positive. I had more of an impression that I might fit to the team and their environment than during my visit of the corporate enterprise – and, more importantly, that the people their actually enjoyed their work. In addition, I skyped with an alumnus of my group who went back to Canada and is now working with a start-up in a similar field. He was able to dissolve some of my doubts, as he seemed much happier than during his postdoc time here in Germany. At the end, I decided to go for the job at the start-up and signed their contract around Easter, since I had this one offer that seemed interesting to me (and the idea to call it off and to apply for postdocs anywhere seemed not attractive enough in comparison). I will start my new job in July.