What is One-to-one-Coaching?Dr. Juergen Bonath - Coaching

One-to-one coaching is an event-driven form of professional support which enables individual issues and learning arenas to be efficiently dealt with, while taking into consideration the factors of content, time and location constraints.

One-to-one coaching is therefore an option for everybody

  • who wishes to work on an individual issue and/or
  • for whom the classical seminar or training session is neither viable, feasible nor desired.

What form does the coaching take?

One feature of coaching is a limited number of one-to-one sessions between coach and coachee. 
Where and when the talks take place, and how long they will be is arranged to suit the individual's availability.

What are the topics to be dealt with in the coaching sessions?

„Classical“ grounds for having coaching are questions regarding personal professional development and orientation.  But also questions about management, co-operation, organisation and communication topics can be discussed. Very often we find ourselves hovering on the interface between the professional and the private, the function and the person.
 Generally it is valid to say that the coachee determines which issue is to be dealt with.

What is the role of the coach in this?

This is entirely dependent on the predetermined content and objectives of the sessions. As a rule the coaching can be considered to be the opportunity for self-reflection. But just how do you “reflect” on yourself? How can you hold the mirror up to yourself? This very task is often taken on by the coach: Developing, together with the coachee, new perspectives about themselves and their surroundings, perspectives which help to remedy issues at hand. With respect to other areas there is possibly
 a call for a consolidation of certain communicative competencies instead. In such cases the coach's role is more that of a “trainer“. In yet another context it is perhaps prudent to call in a neutral third party to observe and comment on an organisational problem, and in this case the coach becomes the “consultant”.