“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!”

H. Keller

Business coaching

Employees are a company’s most important asset. They bring expertise and experience, carry out the work and in the end make the difference. A well-performing team is therefore of great value to companies. Through collaboration, team members can perform on a much higher level than they could individually. Unfortunately, the collaboration within the teams is not always as effective as it can be. Aside from corporate interests, individual and team interests also play a part. Furthermore, everyone is different to start with. Below the surface everyone has his unuttered opinions, motivations and contradictions. Team members may block each other (unwillingly) and thus keep their (mutual) issues in place.

Research has proven that coaching is the most effective instrument to fix this. Companies benefit from investing in their employees. Through coaching they give them the motivation and strength needed to do their jobs. Coaching can be used for employees and/or managers when the need for professional and personal development arises.

In my job as a business coach, I help employees, managers and teams to open the discussion in a constructive, focussed and result-oriented manner. I help them become conscious of both their effective and ineffective behaviour and help them achieve their (combined) potential.

Through the use of open communication, by recognising and addressing each other’s qualities, skills and differences, team members can be united into one powerful and effective team.

Sometimes it only takes a few small changes to form a high-performance team. Together we will find out what I can contribute to you and your company.

Katrin Ellmann

My 1-on-1 coaching approach can help you with:

  • More insight in your own performance and capacities
  • The development of leadership qualities
  • Work more productively on your goals
  • More self-confidence and self-knowledge
  • The prevention of or recovery from a burn-out
  • Less stress-related issues and a better way to cope with them
  • Advice on teambuilding and how to improve teamwork

Team coaching

How would you build a high performing team? It implies a lot more than just putting together a group of people. To make a team really effective, it is important to have a vision that is accepted and acknowledged by all members. Team members need to be motivated to bring your vision to life. To achieve that, they need collective goals, and everyone must be accountable for their part in reaching these goals.

An effective team needs to:

  • Make and stick to clear agreements (what is our vision and what is our team mission?)
  • Have a good team structure
  • Set clear targets
  • Manage expectations
  • Offer supervision and review
  • Celebrate their successes!

However, this is only the foundation. At the same time, it is important to be aware of what can make a team ineffective.

P. Lencione describes these in his book ‘The five dysfunctions of a team’. These are:

  1. Absence of trust
  2. Angst voor conflict
  3. Fear of conflict
  4. Avoidance of accountability
  5. Inattention to results

This can result in, for instance:

  • Poor communication: team members do not communicate in an open and honest way
  • Conflicts that can cause frustrations and block collaboration
  • Team members not respecting agreements
  • Clashing characters
  • An unsafe environment either within the organisation or the team

My team coaching approach results in:

  • Team members learn how to give open and honest feedback
  • Create a safe and stable environment
  • Increase motivation and commitment of the individual team members
  • Bring satisfaction, appreciation, and acknowledgement to people
  • Create a way for team members to develop their talents