As a coach, I understand myself as a conversation partner for my clients. I see my clients as partners. In our conversations, I aim to create an atmosphere where we see eye to eye. My role can sometimes be challenging, occasionally comforting, whatever serves my client’s goal best.
“Making Your Voice Matter” is the motto of my coaching work. This goes back to my background as an opera singer and later as a C-level executive of tech companies. Over the years, I have realized that so much of our success and our happiness and fulfillment are linked with our voice.
When we are well, when we have both feet on the ground, but a vision in front of us, our voice will sound grounded and projected. We will be able to inspire many people. To get there, we need to know ourselves, appreciate ourselves, understand the ecosystem we are working and living in, have the freedom to create a vision, and more. And that is where a good coach can assist you.
Some question why an outsider is helpful in such a process. I like to go back to the Johari Window developed by the psychologists Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955. They identified four quadrants of our consciousness – the Arena, the Facade, the Blind Spot, and the Unknown. The quadrants are defined by what we know about ourselves and what others know about us. To grow, develop, and learn, we need to enlarge what we know about ourselves. One cannot achieve that alone but requires the active involvement of an outsider.
I invite you to try the experience out – with me or any of my coaching colleagues. See for yourself what impact coaching can have on you, your life, and your career.
Learning from the high performance world in music, Bernhard works with C-level executives on leadership and performance.
With his broad experience, Bernhard accompanies people in career transitions and in entrepreneurship journies.
Based on his book “Be Your Own Manager”, Bernhard coaches musicians and ensembles through the non-musical sides of their careers.
I offer coaching sessions in person in Vienna, Austria, or at other places when I am traveling. Furthermore I do coaching sessions also via video conference for my clients from around the world.