Clear coaching goals
I first met Eva Wathén from Bravemotion at an event organized by the Finnish Family Business Network (Perheyritystenliitto). This was a couple of years ago. We got along well from the very beginning, and Eva thought I could benefit from executive coaching. We scheduled a demo meeting and got to know each other better. After the first coaching session, our cooperation has continued for several years, and it has given me a lot!
My need for coaching was personal, but our companies have given their full support. With Eva, we started to look for solutions to issues that had risen during the succession process.
I wanted to clarify the roles of family members that are active in the company, but also how to cooperate and communicate together. We aimed also to build my resilience, time management and leadership skills.
Towards better communication
During the coaching process, I have learned to recognize my own working methods and communication style but also how to set boundaries with other people. It has been wonderful and joyful to notice that the communication in our family has improved. That has given me concrete feelings of success.
I have also understood the benefits of my somewhat unconventional background: as an outsider, I can see things “out of the box”.
The most meaningful things have happened between the coaching sessions when I have put the things I have learned into practice. We have discussed these matters in the following sessions when the coach has helped me to recall them.