GROUP COACHING

Areas of focus & programmes

I tend to run group coaching sessions around the following themes:

    • Career transitions
    • Coaching skills for managers
    • Burnout
    • Loss/grief
    • Search for Meaning

Group coaching sessions may follow one of two formats:

    1. A one-off online workshop, typically of 4 hours, which tackles a particular subject. Participants meet up once, and no other group follow-ups are done. An individual follow-up coaching session with me, your coach, could be organised if need be.
    2. An online program of 3-6 sessions, whereby a stable group meets at a regular interval to follow-up on each other’s progress, successes and learnings over the course of 4 to 6 months. An individual follow-up coaching session with me, your coach, is usually included as well.

Current workshops and programmes are listed below.

If you have a particular topic that interests you which is not listed, please write me via the “Contact me” form below and I will be happy to look into it.

TEAM COACHING

Areas of focus & process

I specialise in Strengths-based Team Development Coaching and work with organisational project, cross-functional and intact teams.

My team strengths coaching offerings are always bespoke, and tailored to fit your team’s specific situation and needs. Having said that, I am often asked about what a “possible scenario” could look like – so here it is.

Possible scenario / Strengths-based Team Development Coaching:

    1. The process always starts with a briefing with the team leader, and if needed the sponsor, to understand the team’s context and goal of coaching intervention. This is also when we assess if a strengths-based team coaching is the right intervention for the team.
    2. Based on the briefing, a bespoke coaching package proposal is made for the leader to review and share with his/her team members to get buy-in from them that they are willing to take that journey. If need be, the coach may be invited to a team session, to answer any questions or concerns the team may have.
    3. Every team member, including leader, take the CliftonStrengths assessment online.
    4. In an ideal world, this is followed by a 1:1 coaching session for each team member, incl. leader, where we explore the person’s individual report in depth, to make sure they fully understand and own the results of their report. This is a crucial step in my view to ensure psychological safety and a smooth running of the team workshops later on.
    5.  If, for some reason, 1:1 sessions are not possible, we would hold group Q&A sessions instead where members can ask questions about their themes and test results. 
    6. Once the 1:1 / Q&A sessions have taken place, the team workshops can take place. The length, frequency and specific content of these is always very different depending on the team’s size, context and goals.

If you wish to learn more about my strengths team coaching work and if I’m the right coach for you, please write me via the “Contact me” form below. I look forward to connecting with you.

What is the difference between Group & Team Coaching?

In both group and team coaching, the focus is on creating a safe and confidential space for participants to open up and share their thoughts, feelings and ideas with one another. Within this dynamic of mutual trust and sharing, new awareness, insights and experiences are made that can aid in the participants’ onward journey.

While some facilitation and mentoring or training may be involved, the bulk of the session is focused on coaching the group/team – whereby I hold the space for the group to have the conversation it needs to have to be able to move each other and themselves forward.

In group coaching,

we explore a pre-defined theme within a small group over a set period of time. Participants typically do not know each other, but all share an interest in exploring and exchanging around the theme at hand. Themes may include: Career transitions, Coaching skills for managers, Burnout, Loss/grief, Search for meaning.

In team coaching,

I work with organisational project, cross-functional and/or intact teams. Using CliftonStrengths assessment tool, I specialise in Strengths-based Team Development Coaching, so that teams recognise, own, and leverage the diverse strengths within their team for the benefit of their own team’s performance and wider organisational impact. Team sessions are always bespoke to fit your team’s specific situation and needs.

 

How Do I Get Started?

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Free 35 min. chat

Contact me through the Contact Me form below or via e-mail for a free 35 minute chat. Just a relaxed conversation to find out more about each other, the programme you are interested in, and what working together could look like. No strings attached.

Sign-up

For group coaching, simply sign-up online on the desired programme listed below. Don’t see your desired programme listed? Just e-mail me.

For team coaching, I’ll send you a bespoke offer based on your needs and brief. Once signed, we can plan the logistics of it all.

1st session!

You’re all set! We can now have our first session and take it from there.

Current Group Coaching Events & Programmes

09

February

Time for a career change. Now what?

Online // 08.30 – 12.30 CET
CHF 200.- (individuals) // CHF 350.- (organisations) per person

Are you in the midst of a career change?

Maybe you find yourself having to look for a new role? Or maybe you feel in a rut and are looking for a new challenge? Or maybe you see your current company’s transformation as an opportunity to do what you always dreamt to do?

Join me and your fellow participants (max. 12) during this 4-hour interactive workshop, as we explore together your interests, strengths & hopes. You will leave with a renewed sense of hope, motivation to take the next step(s), new connections, and hopefully some concrete insights and outputs. 

See Flyer for more details (coming soon)

13

February

Coaching skills 101 for managers

Online // 08.30 – 12.30 CET
CHF 200.- (individuals) // CHF 350.- (organisations) per person

Wondering what it means to use coaching skills as a manager? Looking for a safe space where you can practice your coaching skills and get feedback? Look no more! 🙂

This half-day workshop will provide you with coaching foundations you can immediately put to practice in your workplace (and private life).

See Flyer for more details (coming soon)

6

march

programme start date

“Man’s search for meaning”: a 4 months programme

Online // schedule tbc
CHF 1’800.- (individuals) // CHF 3’150.- (organisations) per person

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself” – Viktor Frankl, Man’s search for meaning, page 12.

Over the next 4 months, we will dive into what it means for you to lead a meaningful life, and what steps you may wish to take to get there.

The programme will include:

  • 6 live online sessions (3 hours each)
  • 3 individual coaching sessions (60 minutes each)
  • A maximum of 12 participants per cohort
  • Handouts and reading materials

Our search for meaning is a life-long endeavour, and I hope that this programme can be a guide to you and a companion as you set out on your journey.

See Flyer for more details (coming soon)

"Dina is an absolutely outstanding coach and collaborator. I had the pleasure of working with Dina over several months when she served as a StrenghtFinder coach to my team. Her thoughtful guidance, support, and insights where instrumental for our growth as a newly formed team. Because of Dina's work, we were able to make great strides in increasing connectedness and maximizing the impact of our collective efforts. After assessing our needs, Dina went above and beyond to build tailored individual and group sessions that were incredibly effective for achieving our goals. In addition to her deep knowledge, Dina's warmth and joyful demeanor make her an absolute delight to work with. She's truly one of the best team coaches I've worked with over the past ten years. I whole-heartedly recommend Dina, and can't wait for the opportunity to collaborate with her again."

Eydith Comenenzia Ortiz – Founder & CEO, CONECTA Partners – Team Strengths Coaching

"Dina is an inspirational and amazing coach - she helped our dynamic and complex team with strengthfinder workshops - customized for each chapter with great detail and diligence. Dina actively listens to her clients and tailors the programs to create the best value and impact for the team. Her sessions helped us to be a stronger team - and we continued to keep her as our coach as she showed great value. Also, Dina has a great talent in connecting with people and maintaining relationships. I can only highly recommend Dina and believe she will be a great asset to any team."

Aysem Oznel – Patient Partnership Director, F. Hoffmann-La Roche – Team Strengths Coaching

"Dina helped to shape a "strength finder" workshop to carve out individual and collective strengths of our team. Dina offered 1:1 coaching sessions and was a creative partner in designing a fit-for-purpose workshop. Dina was a creative partner looking for the best solution for our setting, the workshop was very well received and had a lasting impact on our team."

Dr. Andreas Weinzierl – Head of Marketing, Roche Switzerland – Team Strengths Coaching

"Very effective facilitation and very well organized contents. I feel Dina truly cared about providing useful tips for us and her authenticity is very much appreciated. This led to a mutual-trust atmosphere which everyone benefited. Thank you!"

A.F. – Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"Thank you Dina - you were really amazing. Really appreciate all your insights and input and thoughts as well as your positive can do attitude. Great coaching and listening skills. "

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"In large parts, the workshop felt - in a positive way - like group therapy. Meeting like-minded people who face similar challenges like my own was a true eye-opener to me. Not only did I get useful tips out of the conversations, the entire setup of the group helped me to realise that other people faced similar struggles, insecurities and motivations along their individual paths towards career-change and personal re-invention. In addition, my own contributions to the group might've even been helpful to some of the others as well. I left with my mind in a somewhat calmed state of contentment and a positive attitude towards my future, together with a number of additional contacts of interesting people I would otherwise have never met."

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"Dina was a great facilitator! Authentic, helpful and lots of expertise and experience to share with the participants - many thanks for this workshop offering!"

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"Even if I did not know you before I can say you are a very special person, I love your voice and the way you speak and the positive spirit that shines through you. Wow I am always inspired by people like you and after meeting this kind of people I have a smile on my face that last the whole day. I wish you all the best for the future! Stay as you are because you have a true impact on people."

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

Contact Me

You can contact me using the form below or you can e-mail me directly at info@agapeheartandsoul.com. I look forward to connecting with you.

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