Why go for coaching?
Have you just accepted a postdoctoral position, but are unsure whether you want to remain in research in the long term? Have you become a team leader for the first time, and are not sure how to cope with your management role, or how best to develop your own style of management? You are sure that you want to work towards becoming a professor, but you are not sure which strategy you would be best advised to take to get there? Are you faced with having to decide between various options, and you’re not sure which is the best path to take?
If you are faced with questions such as these you may find coaching helpful.
We offer coaching in-house. It is carried out by the head of the Office of Research Career Development and Graduate Centre We could not find any entry with the given search term 1191136. herself. She has been certified by the German Association for Coaching and Training (dvct) and has many years’ experience in advising and coaching young researchers.
If you are interested in coaching during your postdoctoral or habilitation phase, please feel free to arrange an appointment directly by e-mail.
- Advice aimed at answering specific questions.
- Training aimed at teaching specific skills or knowledge or meeting specific learning outcomes.
- Psychiatric therapy of any nature aimed at treating psychiatric issues, disorders or illnesses. In these instances, the person seeking help is not usually in a position to use their own resources to help themselves. The first port of call in such an instance would usually be, for example, the psychotherapy outpatients’ clinic or the University counselling service
Coaching, however, is aimed at encouraging you to find personal answers to complex individual questions arising during your qualification phase. The coach does not provide you with ready-made answers. They are there to help and act as a sounding board, but at the end of the day it is up to you to work out which solution suits you best. The focus is on you – not the factual knowledge of the coach.
- General career development
- Academic career development and planning
- Developing other career options after completing your doctoral degree or postdoctoral phase
- Challenges faced by young researchers when balancing family and career
All documents and information relating to the coaching process are strictly confidential, as is everything discussed during sessions.