Coaching & Training

Working from the basis of authenticity

Coaching

Through coaching I accompany managers, employees and teams to contribute in their own authentic and uniquely valuable way. In self-confidence they listen to their own needs as well as those of others.

Coaching with horses as co-coach

Horses are highly sensitive to (dis)harmony between our behaviour, our thoughts and our feelings. They mirror our behaviour and provide profound insights.

Insights Discovery

Who are you ? Why do you do what you do ? Insights alerts to the inner you. To allow you to discover your ultimate strengths and identifty those of others.

Training & Workshops

Where authenticity and committed communication abound, individuals and teams grow and bloom. Blooming people at work.

Coaching

I believe in an open and transparent company culture where things can simply be said. Taking into consideration one’s own needs as well as those of others, protecting one’s own boundaries as well as respecting those of others.

Through individual and/or team coaching I collaborate with teams and organisations to discover each person’s valuable diversity and unique contribution to the team.

Based on the sound pillars of authenticity and committed communication, I coach managers and employees who want to work from the basis of authenticity and want to build strong, positive working relationships.

Coaching sessions can take place in English, French or Dutch.

 

Some specific examples of coaching programs are:

  • Leadership with respect for self and others
  • Committed communication
  • Conflicts and committed confrontation
  • Assertiveness and self-confidence
  • Increasing stress resistance, recognising & acknowledging emotions
  • Relationship patterns, including those at work
  • Respect for own boundaries and needs (and those of others)

Benefits of coaching for employees, teams and organisations:

  • Increased awareness of own talents and pitfalls
  • Insight into one’s own authenticity
  • Resilient employees who indicate their boundaries and needs in a constructive way
  • Dynamic, conflict-resistant teams that appreciate each person’s unique otherness
  • Positive and open work atmosphere where things can simply be said
Everyone struggles from time to time but for me it felt much more than that. Because of various circumstances in the past few years, I did not know where to find my energy anymore.

Thanks to Isabelle’s insights, questions, thoughts and analyses I gradually got my life back on track.

I realize I still have quite some miles to go, but with Isabelle’s support I am confident to succeed.

Coachee M.

If in life you come to a point when everything feels heavy and you keep turning in the same vicious circle, it is often very difficult to look for solutions and insights yourself. You get stuck in your own thoughts and you don’t see how to move forward.

And then there’s Isabelle. You are welcomed with a broad smile. You can land and find yourself again in a quiet, warm environment.

Isabelle attentively listens to your story, she brings you to the point where you need to be in a soft, yet clear way. She does this by means of targeted questioning. She keeps asking questions until you find your own answers. In addition, she has an eye for your body language and appearance.

She accompanies you to find out what you can do to let your life flow again, to take the first concrete steps.

After a session with Isabelle, I look at my story from a completely different perspective and I feel relieved and light-hearted.

Very grateful that Isabelle crossed my path!

Coachee A.

Throughout my coaching process with Isabelle, I became more self confident in what I am doing and saying. I improved on planning and preparing internal and external meetings. I also learnt to better understand other people’s behavior which allows me to (re)act more efficiently in my communication with them.
Coachee Z.

Coaching with horses as co-coach

Close to nature and in complete serenity, the horse’s presence rapidly reveals profound and clarifying insights, and exposes communication and/or other patterns.

Horses have heightened awareness of how you are feeling and continuously mirror your behaviour – or the dynamics during team coaching – that is primarily expressed unconsciously. The horse’s presence considerably accelerates the coachee’s growth process and creates awareness of one’s own behaviour, feelings and thoughts.

Furthermore horses are masters of clear and immediate feedback, without judgement. They bring us closer to nature and ourselves, focusing on the here and now. They teach us to take a step back from our compulsive doing to be able to, first and foremost, simply be.

Some specific examples of coaching programs and/or workshops are:

  • Team coaching for more effective collaboration/communication
  • Team coaching / Insights workshop
  • Leadership with respect for self and others
  • Committed communication
  • Conflicts and committed confrontation
  • Assertiveness and self-confidence
  • Increasing stress resistance, recognising & acknowledging emotions
  • Relationship patterns, including those at work
  • Respect for own boundaries and needs (and those of others)
  • Systemic coaching

Benefits of coaching for employees, teams and organisations:

  • Increased awareness of own talents and pitfalls
  • Insight into one’s own authenticity
  • Resilient employees who indicate their boundaries and needs in a constructive way
  • Dynamic, conflict-resistant teams that appreciate each person’s unique otherness
  • Positive and open work atmosphere where things can simply be said

Insights Discovery

Insights is a colourful tool that reveals strengths and pitfalls in interaction with others in a transparent manner. What is your and your team’s favourite colour ?

The success of any organisation stands or falls with the performance of its people. With Insights Discovery you invest in your employees and provide them with the tools to further develop their communicative and interpersonal skills, thus improving relationships as well as creating connection and communication on a deeper level.

The colour-based language Insights uses, is easy to understand and remember. As a result, people continue to use the terms and colours on a daily basis. The questionnaire to be filled in, takes around 20 minutes, is available in 40 languages and produces a basic profile consisting of around 20 pages.

I give Insights workshops (NL/ENG/FR), optionally in combination with team coaching with horses as co-coach. At the start of every coaching and/or training process, I like to work with the Insights profile as a solid basis for immediate insight into one’s own preferred behavior and communication style.

Benefits of working with the colourful Insights tool:

  • Teams cooperate more effectively
  • Leaders inspire, motivate and get the best out of their team members
  • People respond better to change
  • Employees are involved and feel a stronger connection to the culture and values of the organisation
  • Improved interaction with customers

Training and Workshops

Authenticity is the strength to remain true to oneself, anywhere, anytime. It brings inner peace and self-confidence and inspires others. It is the fuel that keeps your motor running, even more : that allows you to enjoy the ride.

With committed communication we simultaneously take care of :

    • ourselves, by honestly and without hesitation expressing how we feel about certain situations
    • the relationship with our interlocutor, by committing to listen attentively to his/her side of the story

I give workshops (2 to 4 hours) and training courses (1 to 2 days) on the different aspects of authenticity and committed communication:

  • First Aid toolkid for committed communication
  • The duality of leadership : consideration for self and others
  • Authenticity as fuel: enjoy the ride
  • The symbiosis between assertiveness and win-win situations
  • The power of committed feedback
  • Strong work relationships through sincere confrontation
  • Listening attentively
  • Self-confidence and respect for own boundaries and needs

The content of each workshop/training course is decided in consultation, based on the focal points and needs specified by each organisation.

Isabelle is a professional, enthusiastic trainer dedicated to the success of the client’s project. She is structured and flexible in her approach as well as relationship- and result-oriented. I am delighted about our collaboration!
Florence Pourtois

Managing Director Manacoach

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