You observe your employees struggling with their daily job and you let them regularly vent their worries to you. It is part of your job, but frustrating nevertheless as you would like to support them better. You are wondering: are they really busy or do they feel busy? Some of your team members are heading towards a burnout, for others you suspect a bore-out.
Vitality and work-life balance are completely in focus for your organization, how to give substance to these subjects and implement them for performance and results? Productivity coaching combines both vitality and performance growth, because I coach your employees to take their work and personal life into their own hands.
My approach is pragmatic: I organise your employees’ e-mail and work desk, I create space in their calendar, I coach them to cut projects into actionable pieces. During on-the-job training I coach them to adjust day-to-day behaviour, especially to increase their circle of influence. Only behavioural change enables long term effectiveness and personal growth.
Do you want effective support for your team?
I coach by doing: I identify your employee’s biggest bottleneck and we immediately start organising. I train simple but effective processes that your employee can maintain in the long run. More importantly, they can pick up easily after they slacked during a particularly busy week. I coach them to increase their focus, every day a bit more.
Even more effective are team productivity programmes. I train the team in the most important time management concepts and facilitate discussing their current experience at work. Individual coaching of each employee follows after this training and at the end of the programme all employees have organised their e-mail, calendar and to-do list. The shared training and individual coaching offer the best of both worlds and can turnaround the spirit and effectiveness of a team completely within weeks.
Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant – Steven Covey, first things first
Mieneke is a great coach with great energy and communication skills, she listened to my needs and found ways that worked for me. The time investment wasn’t always easy to fit in, but I benefitted in the short term already: better work through less distraction. The best result of her coaching is that I can now finish the week with the peace of mind that all things urgent and not urgent are in a good state.
I thrive when I work with multiple deadlines; if I lack hard deadlines, I fall almost still and struggle to motivate myself. During one of these quiet times, I started working with Mieneke, however after starting the programme my work became extremely busy. Thankfully Mieneke was very flexible and considerate. More importantly, I benefitted immediately from the programme’s practical approach during these high-pressure times at work.
My email is now better organised and I clear my inbox fast, even after a particularly busy period. As a result of the programme, I use outlook actively to support me with my work. A bonus is that I gained insight in which tasks energise me, which tasks drain my energy, and what I can do to improve this balance.
I started working with Mieneke because I was looking for a well-functioning system - tailored to my needs - for my tasks, my calendar and my mailbox to keep a clear head. I did hesitate about the time investment, especially when work got more hectic by the day. It was well worth the investment: I process my email more efficiently and I retrieve emails and information much faster.
None of my tasks escape my attention now, and I have much more control over the tasks I delegate to others or for which I am dependent on others. In short: more control, more clarity and peace of mind.