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Coaching and Mentoring                  


Moving up the career ladder also means that executives are becoming more and more cut off from honest feedback from their subordinates. Colleagues and Friends are - rightly or wrongly - seen more often as tools to advance one's own career, and your spouse has heard enough.

Fighting off competitors - internal and external ones - for the next rung up the ladder becomes more important than fostering cordial relationship with former peers.

This dilemma is exacerbated by pressure from one's superiors and this relentless two-sided pressure makes the job more and more lonely the higher one advances in an organisation. The dreaded 'Peter Principle' adds to this negative syndrome.

Many senior - or top - managers consider it unnecessary (or are just too proud) to have a discreet and experienced outside professional who can be a competent sounding board. But this 'Consigliere' may well be helpful when a professional struggles to clear his/her mind about some niggling problem he or she faces at work or with respect to his/her own career path.

I want to give you support in your career using my 50 years of professional experiences in the in the financial markets as well as in International Human Resource Consulting.

Why make things complicated? Just talk to someone who has seen it all!

Charges on an hourly basis are comparable to the fees charged by professionals in the medical or legal fields.

A quick and free introductory chat on the telephone may well be the best few minutes you spent during your career!

Heinz Geyer


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Some examples of where a Thought Partner may help you

Have an experienced sounding board

Separate the noise out of difficult decisions
Definition of career goals
Thinking about a career change
Navigating internal politics
Planning the next move: stay or leave?

Getting started in a new role
Performance reviews
Compensation negotiations
Avoid blockages in thinking and action
Make decisions faster and more securely
How to handle work stress, avoid burn-out
Avoid difficult situations with colleagues
Have a better work-life balance



A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment
" (John Wooden)

 

The Kindness of Strangers
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As senior executives rise through the ranks, fewer and fewer people are willing to be frank with them" states Peninah Thompson from the Mentoring Foundation in the Financial Times (The kindness of strangers, January 8, 2014). While the article profiles a situation where a senior manager coaches one that is rising in another industry the value of receiving coaching by a senior professional who is not part of your company (or has another conflict of interest) cannot be overstated.



Hector Sants, Antonio Hecta-Osorio - maybe they would have benefited from some Coaching

Reports that another senior finance professional - this time Hector Sants, Barclays Bank's Head of compliance - needs to take time off to avoid burn-out, highlights the pressure that staff at all levels are facing these days. This burden gets progressively stronger the more an executive moves up the ranks of the organisation.
16-October-2013
 


 
 

   
 

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