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Management Coaching & Sparring 

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Klaus Schmücker

As a personal sparring partner and certified coach, I support you in demanding change and decision-making situations as well as in your personal development and self-management. With over 15 years of experience in leading transformation processes I support you in successfully designing changes and implementing them effectively.

Approach

In intricate situations, the need for support often emerges - whether in decision-making, overcoming obstacles, or striving toward professional and personal objectives. Serving as a sparring partner, I provide structure and an open perspective to foster clarity and cultivate effective solutions. My clients value my emphasis on fundamental connections, my solution-oriented methodology, and the trust inherent in our interactions.

Main topics

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01

Leading
change

Effectively steering organizational change necessitates maintaining a holistic perspective on operational dynamics and skillfully communicating the overarching direction to inspire confidence and alignment.

Navigating changes introduces intricate human and professional challenges, demanding solutions that are both effective and emotionally intelligent. Drawing on my extensive transformation experience as a sparring partner, I collaborate with you to discover these answers, foster genuine motivation, and address resistance proactively.

Common topics

- Design change processes effectively - Understand resistance and respond appropriately - Reflect on the effects of the change on yourself - Understand the organization, its structure, culture and goals well - Emotionally intelligently recognizing and influencing personal motivators and resistance to change - Deal with uncertainty empathetically - Strengthen change management competence - Establish clear and transparent communication - Sparring for transformational leadership

Effect

- Trust through authentic leadership - A clear vision of the future for focus and progress in a complex and fast-moving environment - Understand causes in order to resolve obstacles and resistance - Inspire management and employees through a clear target image - Employee motivation through effective participation

02

Decisions and difficult situations

In intricate situations, the need for support often emerges - whether in decision-making, overcoming obstacles, or striving toward professional and personal objectives. Serving as a sparring partner, I provide structure and an open perspective to foster clarity and cultivate effective solutions. My clients value my emphasis on fundamental connections, my solution-oriented methodology, and the trust inherent in our interactions.

In moments where conflicting voices create inner turmoil, hindering clear decision-making, I, as a coach, provide support in untangling these inner narratives. Together, we work to separate these voices, uncover the underlying motivations, and establish a structured approach to problem-solving.

Common topics

- Structuring decision-making processes and problem solving - Better understand the causes of your own values, beliefs and priorities and use them in a targeted manner - Explore options for action in order to react more flexibly to challenging situations and identify alternative paths - Development of conflict resolution strategies - Manage stress and keep a clear head

Effect

- Make smart decisions - React more flexibly to challenging situations - Make decisions in accordance with personal goals - Stronger resilience - Communicate better in conflicts and achieve greater understanding and empathy - Make decisions in line with long-term ambitions - Increased self-confidence

03

Self-leadership

The clarity you possess about your personality, goals, and the meaning behind your actions directly influences your presence, the quality of your decisions, and the effectiveness of their implementation.

Effective leadership hinges on a profound understanding and adept management of oneself. In my role as a coach, I enhance your awareness of your intentions, behavioral patterns, and obstacles, along with your influence on others. This clarity serves as the foundation for authenticity and plays a crucial role in shaping your reputation.

Common topics

- Know yourself better and control yourself more consciously - Influence behavior patterns and automatic reactions - Make complex decisions wisely; understand your own ambivalence - Understand and use your own motivations and blockages - Sparring for self-reflection - Know the causes of emotions and impulses and react appropriately - Bring self-image and external image into harmony - Recover from setbacks and emerge stronger from challenges - Strengthen the ability to adapt to change and the ability to react flexibly to new challenges

Effect

- Clarity and authenticity when deciding, leading and acting - Effective decision making and prioritization - Self-confidence and self-assured composure - Cope better with stressors and be more resilient to stress - Clarity also about the unconscious sides of the personality - Fulfillment through pursuing personal values and goals

04

Leadership

effectiveness

Effective leadership today requires adaptability, empathy and cooperation in order to achieve high performance from teams and managers even in rapidly changing environments.

For a leader, comprehending how your influence shapes peak performance and the ensuing interactions within teams is crucial. In my coaching role, I foster your clarity regarding your impact and work collaboratively to develop solutions, empowering you to navigate your environment with even greater effectiveness.

Common topics

- Achieve clarity, unity and commitment to joint performance in the team - The first 100 days in a new role - Understand and effectively influence the motivations and resistance of team members - Strengthen interpersonal relationships and respond to the needs of employees - Adapt collaboration to changing requirements - Leadership in agile organizations - Resolve apparent consensus and implementation weaknesses - Lead successfully virtually or hybrid - Communicate effectively: share information openly, explain decisions, create an open communication culture - Resolve conflicts empathetically

Effect

- Develop high-performance leadership/employee teams, even in complex organizations - Lead authentically without having to pretend - Inspire and achieve motivation - Reputation and standing as a modern leader - Act reflectively and in accordance with your own beliefs

05

Professional and personal goals

Fulfillment arises when your ambitions, goals, and actions align harmoniously with your unique personality patterns.

In the role of a sparring partner, I assist you in identifying patterns in your behavior and thinking, clarifying your ambitions and priorities, overcoming obstacles, and developing a clear pathway to achieving your goals.

Commont topics

- Create clarity regarding personal and professional goals - Understand personality patterns that underlie your motivations and blockages - Develop strategies to overcome obstacles - Gain a deeper understanding of personal strengths, weaknesses and areas of development

Effect

- Inspirational goals - Clear priorities - Self-confidence and a resilient personality - Understand the effects of your own personality patterns and use them consciously - Strengthened resilience and stress management

Besprechung mit Chefin

Approach

  • The coaching process typically begins with an initial complimentary telephone meeting to discuss your concerns and familiarize you with my approach.

  • In the first formal session, we collaboratively define goals and establish the framework.

  • Scope: For well-defined questions, 2 to 3 coaching sessions may suffice. However, for more complex topics, a recommended time frame of 5 to 10 meetings ensures a comprehensive exploration and resolution.

  • Duration: Typically, each coaching session lasts between 1.5 and 2.5 hours.

  • Meetings can be conducted either virtually or in person.​

  • Each session concludes with a transfer process to integrate and apply the insights gained in everyday life.

  • I have conducted coaching sessions with diverse target groups, including founders, entrepreneurs, managing directors, upper and middle managers, as well as private individuals seeking personal or professional development.

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References

My clients work for:

Amazon 

Audi

BMW

Bosch

BSH

E.ON

Google

Motel One

Siemens

more...

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Klaus provided invaluable support during a complex decision-making scenario. His structured methodology and insightful questions led me to explore fresh solutions. Through our collaboration, I successfully broke free from limiting thought patterns, enabling me to reflect on and realign my behavior. The overall experience was inspiring and had a profound impact on my approach to the situation.

Marcus G.

Profile

In my capacity as a certified systemic coach and seasoned change process manager with over 15 years of experience, I assist you in gaining clarity on your concerns, developing solution options, and effectively implementing them.

Leveraging my acute understanding of complex relationships and a methodical approach, I assist you in systematically addressing your concerns. As a dependable partner, I guide you through every phase of the process, aiming for immediate progress and fostering enduring changes. Our collaborative exploration goes beyond the cognitive surface, creating a trusting atmosphere to delve into deeper behavioral patterns, offering new and sometimes surprising insights into root causes and connections.

My coaching style is shaped by a comprehensive background and qualifications:

 

  • Systemic coach certified by Dietz Coaching (German Federal Coaching Association DBVC, International Organization for Business Coaching IOBC), trained in the psychology of change

  • I bring leadership experience garnered in disruptive, fast-paced, and change-driven environments.

  • A consulting background in strategy and organizational development further enriches my approach.

  • I am well-versed in diverse organizational and leadership forms, including agile, hybrid, virtual, global, multi-matrix, hierarchical, and decentralized/flat structures.

I am:

  • Structured

  • Open

  • Interested

  • Profound

  • Reliable

  • Independent

  • And keep track, always

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