Coaching is a resource-oriented option to seek out for support when personal deliberations and conversations with peers have reached their limits.
Potential occasions could be:
- writer’s block
- self motivational issues
- challenges concerning your thesis defense
- difficulties within your research team
- constant work overload
- challenges for your personal situation during the doctorate/postdoc
- difficulties and challenges while supervising your team, potentially supervising for the first time
- cultural challenges as an international student/expatriate in Germany
During your coaching period, your coach is available to you in the role of a professional sparring partner. Together you focus on what you yourself can influence. By doing so, the goal is to help you utilize your personal resources to their full extent. Once you know your options for action and can mobilize your potential for finding solutions, you will have the tools to create your own alternatives to deal with the situations that bother you. You make your own, individual decisions. During this process, your coach nudges you to think about questions and viewpoints from an external perspective, helping you see the full unbiased picture.
The coaching process is never the same and always personalized. It consists of 3 to 5 sessions that last for 60 or 90 minutes each and covers a timespan of 3 to 6 months.
Coaching sessions are conducted by Edeltraud Eller. She is a systemic coach who has worked as an independent counselor with executives from a variety of commercial sectors and with academics since 2003.
Currently, this offer is accessible for ADA Mentees.
ADA Mentees are invited to ask for scheduling options.