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Coaching as driving change and engagement.

Interview with Alexandra Aster Akinbiyi   Your job title is Change & Engagement Manager. Can you give us an explanation of this role? It’s interesting you ask because even though this job has been around for many years, I do get the questions of what it is that I do quite a lot. And the funny part is that once you know what it is it seems so vital to every big organization. Change refers to adjustment, transformation, difference and this can relate to anything changing within the company – a change in organizational structure, a new vision or a new technology. Anything that differs from a current state and has a future state, is considered a change and for me considered a project I would get involved in and help drive. The engagement part of the role evolves around engaging audiences who are impacted by the change. This includes awareness, communication and the creation...

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Clinical coaching.

INTERVIEW WITH CINDY VAN DE KREKE-FREENS, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH AT VALIANT CLINIC   You work as a Personal and Professional Development Coach at Valiant Clinic. What is Valiant Clinic and what does your job entail? Valiant Clinic is the premium multi-specialty outpatient clinic in the UAE and the region, that offers world-class diagnostics, wellness and healthcare services with an emphasis on preventive care. Valiant Clinic is managed by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services (the international subsidiary of the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital located in Houston, Texas, USA) and powered by Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company. The clinic marks Meraas’ entry into the healthcare field in its efforts to support the Dubai healthcare sector in fulfilling UAE vision 2021. I am the Personal and Professional Development Coach at Valiant Clinic, and a part of the wellness department. My mandate includes working with internal and external clients, along with the other dedicated...

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Coaching crossing culture.

Interview with Eefke Bodt. Consultant, Trainer, Performance Coach.   You have a long carrier in human resource, and now you are in NetExpat, one the most important company in the world focused on assessment, training and coaching mobile employees and relocating their partners too. Could you explain deeper your function in the company? In NetExpat I help all the experts that are moving all around the world in the difficult issue to adapt to the country. For example if you come to Vietnam you find that the way local people think is so much different. I had a German lady who came to Vietnam with that straight way to act that a German has, and I had to train her about what she could do and how she had to adapt to the country. In Vietnam people will never say no. If you ask a question, and a person is not happy...

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Coaching a big company.

Interview to Almudena Haro, Certified Supply Chain Specialist Iberia Cluster Lead at DHL   What is your definition of coach? The coach is a person who interact with another one empowering her or him to access to their natural resources and their creativity. It’s a process made with that person to let him discover and gain self-awareness. Many clients come looking for advices about a particular situation and they want to know your point of view as a professional. My approach with them start asking the individual ‘what are your values’ , ‘what is your essence’ and ‘what is important for you in life’. It’s from there that they realize what really want to do or what they really don’t want to do. We can say that coaching is a 2 parts process: first really discovering the client, what is supposed to be his role in this world, and from there creating actions...

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