“My aim as a coach is to increase leaders awareness and help get them unstuck so that they can increase the overall health and wellbeing of the system.” EERO SIKKA
Want to reach your full potential? Need more meaning in your life? Going through a big transition? Are you stuck?
As a coach I help facilitate a creative process that inspires you to maximize you personal and professional potential. During individual coaching processes I work together with you for a series of sessions to achieve specific goals that are agreed on at the beginning of the coaching relationship.
How does coaching help?
Coaching offers a good development tool to achieve challenging goals at important stages of your professional and personal life. As an example, I can help you redefine your career or life, help you improve your skill set, overcome obstacles, help you clarify and take difficult decisions, grow as a leader and increase self-knowledge and self-awareness.
A standard coaching process goes through three phases to reach your goals:
- Stop, raise awareness and develop consciousness
- Take conscious decisions
- Put decisions into action
In interactive conversations, you will dive for answers to some fundamental questions related to your goals during the first stage of the coaching process: as examples, you might face questions such as What do you really want?, what are your most important personal values?, what unconscious processes impede your attempts to achieve your goal? or which beliefs and behaviors detract you from getting where you want to go?.
With a new self-consciousness in place, coachee – this is what coaching clients are called – and coach explore different options to achieve desired outcomes. As a final step, the coaching helps the client to chose the preferred alternative and take corresponding actions to make this alternative happen.
According to an International Coaching Federation survey among 27.000 respondents from 2017, coaching especially helps participants increase self-esteem, improve communication skills, increase productivity, optimize individual and team performance, and improve work/life balance.
Who needs a coach?
Generally speaking, any person can benefit from a coaching process. Even famous business leaders such as Bill Gates or Eric Schmidt publicly recommended to work with a coach. According to Schmidt, “every famous athlete, every famous performer has somebody who’s a coach. Somebody who can watch what they’re doing and say, ‘Is that what you really meant? Did you really do that?’ They can give them perspective. The one thing people are never good at is seeing as others see them”.
What does the coaching process look like?
- Planning. We will hold an introductory conversation during which we will decide if we will work together. Then we agree a time for our first coaching meeting. Both coach and coachee independently reflect on their roles and approach and what they want to achieve through the relationship.
- Contracting. The objective of this phase is to establish an agreed foundation from which to develop a productive and successful relationship. We agree on: roles and approach to coaching, confidentiality arrangements, goals and desired outcomes for the relationship, a timeframe in which to reflect on and evaluate the coaching relationship.
- Coaching. I support you through a series of coaching conversations using a range of questioning techniques which help to refine needs and goals, explore responses and solutions to issues and allow reflection on specific events. An action plan aligned to your goals is developed. We regularly review the relationship against the goals and desired outcomes to ensure they remain focused on your identified development needs.
- Evaluating. Evaluation involves reflection on the coaching relationship, reviewing progress against goals and desired outcomes and acknowledging progress and gains. At the end of the coaching cycle, we will agree on how to transition the relationship and any follow up required. Where agreed between coach and coachee, this may involve moving to a new phase or cycle of coaching, addressing different goals or building on the original goal.
How long is the coaching process?
Each coaching process is very individual, which means that there is no fixed rule to how long a coaching process usually takes. However, practice shows, that six 90-minute sessions are usually enough to make a change. The coach and coachee usually meet monthly, so the on average the process lasts for 6 months.
“If you see that your desired organisational changes are not happening as they should, call Eero for help!”
Igor Rõtov, Äripäev CEO
“If you’re looking for more organisational clarity and execution speed in what matters most, then I recommend Eero for help. In collaboration with Eero the bottom-line results really do start improving, but it requires that you yourself as a leader are up for the challenge.”
Valdur Laid, UG Investments CEO
If you feel you need change, I recommend Eero to accompany you on that journey. Every session ends with a specific resolution that you will work personally on until the next meeting.
Roger Niitmäe, Bigbank Group CMO
As a coach Eero helps to understand how to focus on what is truly important and through self analysis turn obstacles into opportunities.
Rain Nõmmik, Head of Telia Key Accounts