Facilitation is key to the development of an individual, a group or an organization. Sustainable change needs to come from within, bottom up. But sometimes one is stuck; whether this is with ourselves, in marriage, in our family relations, or in the work setting. In these situations a neutral, external actor can make the difference to coach you and your team or facilitate the workshop or meeting. This means I will take care of the process so you can focus on the content.
With my ability to create a safe space without judgement, and with my understanding of ‘being stuck’, whether on an individual, group or organizational level, I can support you to move into the direction you choose. Throughout my career I have successfully facilitated a broad range of processes (conferences, workshops, annual planning sessions) and coached individual clients and teams in multi-cultural settings. Facilitating and coaching is my second nature. Listening, asking questions, practicing non-attachment are foundations of my work. If you are interested, Mindfulness elements can be incorporated, such as this stillness meditation.
I love this type of work. And I believe it actually is a concrete way to create change. Creating an enabling environment in which an individual, group or organization can reach its own potential. Since 2019 I am an accredited coach through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). I have coached people from different backgrounds and on various topics – e.g. purpose in life, job performance, marriage, job search, expat life leadership and how to transform suffering. You will always be behind the steering wheel and will decide what is discussed.
Interested in coaching? Drop me a line. The first session is free of charge.
“Karin has the talent to listen without judgement. During our coaching sessions she encouraged me to look at myself honestly and place myself in the shoes of the other person. This resulted in me having more understanding, more patience and more insight.”
“The coaching sessions with Karin exceeded my expectations. I had thought that I would have nothing to talk about but I actually had a lot bottled in and Karin helped me to sort it out. I was continuously amazed by her capacity of not only listening to my words, but also the emotions and deeper meanings behind them. This coaching journey has made me more introspective and also gave me the strength and character to forgive myself for mistakes and the ability to learn from them.”
“Karin coached me on presenting myself better during job interviews. She did this in a very pleasant, positive and motivating way. She stimulated me to think about what the company might be looking for and what my added value could be. She motivated me to identify my strengths and provided support so that I was able to articulate them well. These coaching sessions contributed to me finding a full-time job. Thank you Karin!”
The workshop on team work and communication organized and facilitated by Karin.. ‘..was impressive’ ‘..was engaging and fun and at the same time I learned a lot’ ‘..was fantastic, simple and educative.’
The team building workshop organized by Karin and her Ethiopian colleague was.. ‘.. very impressive’ ‘.. thought –provoking’ ‘..fun with a lot of content’ ‘.. beyond expectations’ ‘..inspiring.’
The three-day workshop on Theories of Change (ToC) organized by Karin was.. ‘.. fruitful with lots of opportunities to interact and learn from each other’ ‘.. very interactive, engaging and participatory’ ‘.. very informative and enabled me to write my part of the strategy with sufficient information’
“I happen to be a lucky person to share with Karin about my situation of often being in stress. She helped through personal coaching – one hour each for 5 days; and regular homework. I greatly benefited from the coaching, becoming able to better manage my stress. I found her approach well-structured and very professional with all the right tools, techniques, passion and energy. Though meditation is not new to me, I got a different meaning of it, after she taught me about “mindfulness”. Very practical and useful. So grateful to Karin!”
“She has excellent facilitation skills. She is capable in finding those people who want to change and facilitates them in the direction they choose to go into.”
“Talking to Karin helped me enormously and enabled me to make a plan and take action, instead of feeling a helpless victim of the situation. As a coach, Karin is very good at holding up a mirror to someone and moving this person towards constructive action.”
“The coaching sessions with Karin completely shifted how I view coaching and has opened the possibility where I can be my own solution.”
“Karin and [her Ethiopian colleague] Ayni are a great duo to facilitate cross-cultural teamwork sessions in Ethiopia. I highly recommend trusting your team to them and to facilitate a productive, safe and learning environment.”
“As Manager of the Development Programs Department she coached four Program Advisors and was able to create a team spirit amongst them. She has the ability to get the best out of people she works with.”
“Although the coaching journey with Karin was quite brief, it held interesting and sometimes key insights that allowed me to break through barriers I had. Karin’s coaching strengths are here ability to key into feelings and emotions that I was unable to express at the time, as well as reframe certain challenges in a meaningful way.”
“Karin has excellent skills to bring all participants on the same page. The [Theory of Change] workshop met its initial goal very well.”
“I would like to recommend Karin’s superb coaching skills ! She has done an excellent job of supporting me one-on-one through the weird, wonderful and frequently scary process of launching my new training consultancy. This has involved immense patience and mindful listening on her part – particularly with the technical aspects of putting together a website. I received kind but clear guidance on how to promote myself and my business so that I now have a professional product I can be proud of.
An intuitive facilitator, Karin knew just when to elicit/encourage and just when to make suggestions or have me look at things from a different perspective. This means I now have a product that is well-crafted and authentic. Thank you Karin.”
“Karin gave us her full heart to understand us. When coaching us, I admired the way she handled us as a team.” …. “I’m impressed by the listening skills of Karin, and the way she rephrased the exact idea of the team during the coaching sessions.”
“The coaching journey with Karin was very enlightening and empowering. There was a flow to it in which each session had its own value and meaning. Karin has the ability to provide and ask questions that helped me see things in different perspectives.”