Martin Buber, Jewish PhilosopherI have no doctrine, I carry on a dialogue.
I have to tell it again and again: I have no doctrine. I only point out something. I point out reality, I point out something in reality which has not or too little been seen. I take him who listens to me at his hand and lead him to the window. I push open the window and point outside.
Me? I did not live in my strengths and talents. I did not know my potential. It was as if I was not living my own life.
Now, I am coaching individuals and couples helping them get to know themselves better, helping managers and pastors to discover their potential, build their businesses, teams and churches to work better with their teams and communities.
Wo am I?
I use my own tools to give you an idea of who I am. Let me start with my top 10 CliftonStrengths:
Ideation: I live, breathe, and emit ideas. I connect what does not belong for others and thus create unconventional solutions.
Learner: Life long learning was mine before it became a buzzword. I love the environment of learning, the challenge of the unknown soon to be known, the exchange with smart people.
Deliberative: Before executing on something, I assess all the risks so I know what to look for and how to prevent disaster. Maybe I am a slow starter because of that, but overall, good planing pays off.
Intellection: The world inside of my head is bigger, more colourful, more fascinating than what others call the real world. My most beloved place is a library inside my mind, filled with books and infinite in size.
Futuristic: I live about 10 to 50 years in the future, and the future is bright. Much of what I have seen decades ago now comes into fruition.
Connectedness: All is connected. Cause and effect is too small a concept. Systemic thinking, modelling, patterns, principles, ontologies, order and chaos.
Strategic: Of course I see all those solutions!
Analytical: Don’t forget the patterns in the data.
Input: The data I gather wherever possible.
Self-Assurance: And finally, I know that I am right. Well, I would be, if I believed in such dualistic categories as right and wrong.
But I see it more like this:
I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as you.George Bernard Shaw
I am an intuitive thinker pointing ahead.
How do I see the World?
Let’s now look at my Spiral Dynamics value profile.
I see the world as a mesh of divergent individuals and cultures with increasingly complex dynamics. In this world, the human being is a deep mystery. I fulfil the functions necessary to meet the needs of the situation, and that works for me.
My dominant worldview has the following features: I adopt an overarching view of complex dynamic systems and can clearly understand and explain their essential operation. In seeking synergy, I am able to make my specific contribution in a manner that coheres with other people’s contributions. I can let time work to my advantage and am capable of unconventional interventions and of actions that transcend my personal interests.
Some words that apply to me: flexible, unorthodox, an eye for how things interrelate, able to deal with uncertainties, able to find my way in complex and confusing situations, unafraid to exit situations in which I have no more contributions to make.
And from here on?
I build the future, but I need you to help.
As a Gallup certified CliftonStrengths coach I help you focus on your strengths and learn to trust them. As a Spiral Dynamics practitioner certified through ValueMatch and Don Beck I help you understand your own and others’ worldview.
Usually, I provide my clients with the necessary codes to do the respective online assessments and at least 2 coaching hours as a starter into self-awareness work. We do this at our place, your place, or through Skype or FaceTime.
We also offer intense half-day coaching for up to two people including a meal – that takes place at our home in Switzerland, so sorry if you live abroad–that offer is not quit the same via Skype or FaceTime.
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