If you’re learning to swim, at some point you’ll have to jump into the water. That’s why remote coaching is the best, and most intensive, way to master the tools of successful leadership and the opportunities they present from a distance.

Remote coaching

Fitting in with your professional life

Not keen to put your day-to-day work on hold because a deadline is looming? Or to perhaps wait for weeks on end for your coach’s next free slot to discuss pressing issues face to face? Or to conduct a coaching session in an airport lounge or another neutral location where the current topics seem like a million miles away – in more ways than one? If you’re someone who’s constantly on the move and often strapped for time, you might find personal coaching sessions to be more of a bind than a boon. My tried-and-tested structured remote coaching package might be just what you’re looking for. After kicking off with a live, face-to-face session – that’s crucial – to get to know each other and stake out the coaching perimeter, we’ll arrange to phone or hold webcam meetings. That lets us arrange very intense, focused sessions at short notice. Because you can only take a brief downtime from your busy daily schedule, we can make even more hay while the sun shines, since our sessions will be highly detailed and, if need be, very frequent. Almost as an aside, you will lose any inhibitions you might have had about using this form of communication and come to value how remote coaching can help you excel in your leadership role.

If you’re learning to swim, at some point you’ll have to jump into the water. That’s why remote coaching is the best, and most intensive, way to master the tools of successful leadership and the opportunities they present from a distance.

Remote coaching

Fitting in with your professional life

Not keen to put your day-to-day work on hold because a deadline is looming? Or to perhaps wait for weeks on end for your coach’s next free slot to discuss pressing issues face to face? Or to conduct a coaching session in an airport lounge or another neutral location where the current topics seem like a million miles away – in more ways than one? If you’re someone who’s constantly on the move and often strapped for time, you might find personal coaching sessions to be more of a bind than a boon. My tried-and-tested structured remote coaching package might be just what you’re looking for. After kicking off with a live, face-to-face session – that’s crucial – to get to know each other and stake out the coaching perimeter, we’ll arrange to phone or hold webcam meetings. That lets us arrange very intense, focused sessions at short notice. Because you can only take a brief downtime from your busy daily schedule, we can make even more hay while the sun shines, since our sessions will be highly detailed and, if need be, very frequent. Almost as an aside, you will lose any inhibitions you might have had about using this form of communication and come to value how remote coaching can help you excel in your leadership role.

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My offer for LOD-Officers (Learning and Organisational Development)

My proposition for personnel development teams and coaching clients: delivering efficient, targeted and long-lasting solutions as an authoritative and trustworthy coaching provider.

For years now, I have been designing international leadership development programmes for some of the world’s top business players. During this time, I have come to appreciate that leadership development schemes as complex as these are the work not of a single architect, but of a roster of contributors from both within and outside the company. Let me help you make coaching another area where you get the best outcomes for your leaders. Good coordination is key here, as is a trusting working relationship, and a shared interest in creating value for your business.

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My offer for LOD-Officers (Learning and Organisational Development)

My proposition for personnel development teams and coaching clients: delivering efficient, targeted and long-lasting solutions as an authoritative and trustworthy coaching provider.

For years now, I have been designing international leadership development programmes for some of the world’s top business players. During this time, I have come to appreciate that leadership development schemes as complex as these are the work not of a single architect, but of a roster of contributors from both within and outside the company. Let me help you make coaching another area where you get the best outcomes for your leaders. Good coordination is key here, as is a trusting working relationship, and a shared interest in creating value for your business.[ebs_separator margin=”30″][/ebs_separator][ebs_button style=”btn-primary btn-xs” icon=”fa-long-arrow-right” icontype=”fa” align=”right” iconcolor=”#004a9a” type=”link” target=”true” title=”Back” link=”#scroll”]

Forging visions, crafting strategies, leading leaders: how you can take that step to the next level.

Leading leaders

Through a combination of talent, sheer hard work and a winning personality, you’ve made it to the top of your department, business unit, or perhaps even the company itself. Congratulations, you’ve earned it. But now what? How do you keep on riding that wave of success when the surf’s up? For many leaders with a career path like yours, success comes as a shock at first. They notice that the working methods they’ve picked up along the way just don’t bite like they used to, that there’s no beginning or end to the tasks and targets they now deal with, and that outcomes can’t be measured against specific individual benchmarks. In short, they lose their balance and first need to regain their footing. Leading leaders is a discipline in its own right. The coaching services I offer in this field help you pinpoint the demands which your new post places on you and support you in developing and professionalising the skillset you need. Forging visions for your area of responsibility and moulding them into actionable strategies are just as crucial here as the ability to delegate decisions, communicate clearly and inspirationally, and get leaders at every tier of change processes on your side. Last but not least, we will work on making the personal burden that comes with your new responsibilities bearable – leaving you feeling balanced and on top of the situation.

Forging visions, crafting strategies, leading leaders: how you can take that step to the next level.

Leading leaders

Through a combination of talent, sheer hard work and a winning personality, you’ve made it to the top of your department, business unit, or perhaps even the company itself. Congratulations, you’ve earned it. But now what? How do you keep on riding that wave of success when the surf’s up? For many leaders with a career path like yours, success comes as a shock at first. They notice that the working methods they’ve picked up along the way just don’t bite like they used to, that there’s no beginning or end to the tasks and targets they now deal with, and that outcomes can’t be measured against specific individual benchmarks. In short, they lose their balance and first need to regain their footing. Leading leaders is a discipline in its own right. The coaching services I offer in this field help you pinpoint the demands which your new post places on you and support you in developing and professionalising the skillset you need. Forging visions for your area of responsibility and moulding them into actionable strategies are just as crucial here as the ability to delegate decisions, communicate clearly and inspirationally, and get leaders at every tier of change processes on your side. Last but not least, we will work on making the personal burden that comes with your new responsibilities bearable – leaving you feeling balanced and on top of the situation.

Being a successful leader is not so much a technique as a process of discovering and harnessing your own inherent potential. After all, you’ve got more to offer than anyone can ever teach you. Let me guide you on the path towards becoming an accomplished leader.

Leadership coaching

Care to spar a few rounds? We’ll open up new growth vistas, not patch over the odd deficit

You wouldn’t be where you are today if you didn’t already have what it takes to be a successful leader. That’s taken as given, and runs like a thread through all our work together. Instead of drifting off into the realm of psychology or even therapy to patch over your supposed deficits, we put our heads together to bolster your strengths and optimise the firepower of your personal arsenal. In this process, I operate more as a sparring partner than a mentor – I’ll ask questions, listen attentively, pitch alternative growth vistas, and encourage you to take those all-important steps forward. All this brings us closer to our common goal – which is to nurture your growth from a technocratic manager chasing targets into an accomplished and successful leader. Incidentally, this also means being humble about past achievements and treating the potential your team has to offer with gratitude and respect. But more than anything else, it means being relentless in your desire to press ahead with change. The first and most important step is evolving yourself and your mindset.

Being a successful leader is not so much a technique as a process of discovering and harnessing your own inherent potential. After all, you’ve got more to offer than anyone can ever teach you. Let me guide you on the path towards becoming an accomplished leader.

Leadership coaching

Care to spar a few rounds? We’ll open up new growth vistas, not patch over the odd deficit

You wouldn’t be where you are today if you didn’t already have what it takes to be a successful leader. That’s taken as given, and runs like a thread through all our work together. Instead of drifting off into the realm of psychology or even therapy to patch over your supposed deficits, we put our heads together to bolster your strengths and optimise the firepower of your personal arsenal. In this process, I operate more as a sparring partner than a mentor – I’ll ask questions, listen attentively, pitch alternative growth vistas, and encourage you to take those all-important steps forward. All this brings us closer to our common goal – which is to nurture your growth from a technocratic manager chasing targets into an accomplished and successful leader. Incidentally, this also means being humble about past achievements and treating the potential your team has to offer with gratitude and respect. But more than anything else, it means being relentless in your desire to press ahead with change. The first and most important step is evolving yourself and your mindset.

Leading from afar – working in global teams with culturally diverse co-workers. Can that work? It can indeed, if you do it right.

Remote leadership – the world isn’t an open-plan office

What’s the key to guiding global teams busy at work on extensive projects to efficient outcomes? Crazy as it might seem, the answer is to keep everyone “close at hand”. Not physically, but in the sense of rallying around a common goal, of committing to the collective effort. That’s far more valuable than any one working contribution, and more inspirational than personal ambition. Forging this sense of common purpose and keeping team members connected, no matter what regional and cultural borders divide them, is what our coaching in this area is all about. We’ll also touch upon the tools you’ll need to work globally, but far more of our attention will be devoted to other, more crucial factors. Like your ability to foster unity and team spirit from a distance – the way you reach out to your colleagues, understand what they’re working on, and encourage them to also connect with you and the rest of the team at their various locations. You will relinquish a degree of control, and your team will trust you and each other – even if you’re not sitting in an open-plan office together.

Leading from afar – working in global teams with culturally diverse co-workers. Can that work? It can indeed, if you do it right.

Remote leadership – the world isn’t an open-plan office

What’s the key to guiding global teams busy at work on extensive projects to efficient outcomes? Crazy as it might seem, the answer is to keep everyone “close at hand”. Not physically, but in the sense of rallying around a common goal, of committing to the collective effort. That’s far more valuable than any one working contribution, and more inspirational than personal ambition. Forging this sense of common purpose and keeping team members connected, no matter what regional and cultural borders divide them, is what our coaching in this area is all about. We’ll also touch upon the tools you’ll need to work globally, but far more of our attention will be devoted to other, more crucial factors. Like your ability to foster unity and team spirit from a distance – the way you reach out to your colleagues, understand what they’re working on, and encourage them to also connect with you and the rest of the team at their various locations. You will relinquish a degree of control, and your team will trust you and each other – even if you’re not sitting in an open-plan office together.

A clear process bookended by a fixed start and finish. That’s how our work together will be structured. All our sessions take place in a frank and relaxed atmosphere, whether they’re face to face or online.

The coaching process

Coaching process – highly efficient and work-intensive, and with actionable, no-nonsense results

No two coaching backstories are the same, and no less unique is the way we approach our work together in the coaching process. All the more important, then, that we establish an organisational and contractual framework that lets us focus on achieving the best results within the shortest space of time. For me, delivering recognisable quality and outcomes that stand up to scrutiny is key, which is why I follow the strict standards of the International Coach Federation. The process we agree upon will include the following major components:[ebs_separator margin="11"][/ebs_separator]

  • A personal “chemistry meeting” to get to know each other.
  • A fixed time frame that is realistic for the task in hand, with a fixed budget.
  • A clear catalogue of topics and questions outlining the substance and objectives of our work – not just for the entire process but for each individual session, too.
  • Confidential written records of each session taken by the coach, with homework assignments.
  • Last, but by no means least, a clear commitment on the part of the client to actively contribute to the coaching sessions – the coach is there to structure, guide and facilitate, but only you, the client, can grow as an individual.

At every stage of our cooperation, I guarantee the client that I will not under any circumstances divulge any information to the public or the company. E-mail correspondence will be sent exclusively to the client’s private e-mail address. Third-party stakeholders, such as personnel development teams or superiors, will only be brought in with the client’s express prior consent, and only to the extent agreed upon.

A clear process bookended by a fixed start and finish. That’s how our work together will be structured. All our sessions take place in a frank and relaxed atmosphere, whether they’re face to face or online.

The coaching process

Coaching process – highly efficient and work-intensive, and with actionable, no-nonsense results

No two coaching backstories are the same, and no less unique is the way we approach our work together in the coaching process. All the more important, then, that we establish an organisational and contractual framework that lets us focus on achieving the best results within the shortest space of time. For me, delivering recognisable quality and outcomes that stand up to scrutiny is key, which is why I follow the strict standards of the International Coach Federation. The process we agree upon will include the following major components:[ebs_separator margin="11"][/ebs_separator]

  • A personal “chemistry meeting” to get to know each other.
  • A fixed time frame that is realistic for the task in hand, with a fixed budget.
  • A clear catalogue of topics and questions outlining the substance and objectives of our work – not just for the entire process but for each individual session, too.
  • Confidential written records of each session taken by the coach, with homework assignments.
  • Last, but by no means least, a clear commitment on the part of the client to actively contribute to the coaching sessions – the coach is there to structure, guide and facilitate, but only you, the client, can grow as an individual.

At every stage of our cooperation, I guarantee the client that I will not under any circumstances divulge any information to the public or the company. E-mail correspondence will be sent exclusively to the client’s private e-mail address. Third-party stakeholders, such as personnel development teams or superiors, will only be brought in with the client’s express prior consent, and only to the extent agreed upon.

Stepping up from just managing people and business to becoming an inspiring leader can turn out to be the most exciting part of your personal development.

Developing leadership

I’ve done enough learning – now it’s time to grow

You’ve been to all the right leadership seminars, perhaps even ones where I was the trainer, and perhaps even identified and rectified the odd deficit. So you’ve reached the end of your development, right? Far from it – this is when things get really exciting! On your journey, your ability to learn and apply techniques, structures and processes will take a back seat. Now it’s more about identifying and nurturing your personal strengths. In a nutshell: learning to be a leader. Together, we will work on helping you recognise your resources and stay focused on growing them. Behaviour is the watchword now, not skills. Take that to heart at every stage of your development journey and you will become more adept at leading even heterogeneous teams and especially talented, though sometimes “difficult”, employees through this process. Crucially, you’ll need to let go of the idea that leadership is nothing more than trouble-shooting, and instead recognise and accept the individual and collective strengths of your team. You’ll appreciate that it’s better to show your employees the summit than to point out which path they need to take. That it’s more rewarding to fire up their motivation than to laboriously drag them along behind you. That complex challenges and change processes are better accomplished when you break them down into bite-sized, clearly formulated tasks. Together, we can hone your ability to lead your team to excellence.

Stepping up from just managing people and business to becoming an inspiring leader can turn out to be the most exciting part of your personal development.

Developing leadership

I’ve done enough learning – now it’s time to grow

You’ve been to all the right leadership seminars, perhaps even ones where I was the trainer, and perhaps even identified and rectified the odd deficit. So you’ve reached the end of your development, right? Far from it – this is when things get really exciting! On your journey, your ability to learn and apply techniques, structures and processes will take a back seat. Now it’s more about identifying and nurturing your personal strengths. In a nutshell: learning to be a leader. Together, we will work on helping you recognise your resources and stay focused on growing them. Behaviour is the watchword now, not skills. Take that to heart at every stage of your development journey and you will become more adept at leading even heterogeneous teams and especially talented, though sometimes “difficult”, employees through this process. Crucially, you’ll need to let go of the idea that leadership is nothing more than trouble-shooting, and instead recognise and accept the individual and collective strengths of your team. You’ll appreciate that it’s better to show your employees the summit than to point out which path they need to take. That it’s more rewarding to fire up their motivation than to laboriously drag them along behind you. That complex challenges and change processes are better accomplished when you break them down into bite-sized, clearly formulated tasks. Together, we can hone your ability to lead your team to excellence.

Business graduate and sociologist with a PhD, seasoned manager at international businesses, bridge-builder and self-employed coach

Peter Belker

So why Peter Belker, exactly?

Before I began coaching managers facing personal development and change processes in intercultural business settings, I experienced for myself the developments which bring clients to my door today. As a manager and consultant at a variety of mid-sized and large corporates, I spent a number of years working in London, Madrid and various German cities, where my track record included successfully managing global projects generating up to €360 million in savings. It was my doctorate on the topic of change management that first piqued what has become an enduring interest in shaping leadership in complex change processes. I steadily added to my skillset by successfully completing an array of training courses alongside my role as a management consultant and coach. I coach to a professional level in English, Spanish and German.

Business graduate and sociologist with a PhD, seasoned manager at international businesses, bridge-builder and self-employed coach

Peter Belker

So why Peter Belker, exactly?

Before I began coaching managers facing personal development and change processes in intercultural business settings, I experienced for myself the developments which bring clients to my door today. As a manager and consultant at a variety of mid-sized and large corporates, I spent a number of years working in London, Madrid and various German cities, where my track record included successfully managing global projects generating up to €360 million in savings. It was my doctorate on the topic of change management that first piqued what has become an enduring interest in shaping leadership in complex change processes. I steadily added to my skillset by successfully completing an array of training courses alongside my role as a management consultant and coach. I coach to a professional level in English, Spanish and German.

Prefer the speed read? Here you go:

  • ICF (International Coach Federation) PCC (Professional Certified Coach) (pending)
  • Coaching-Ausbildung, Institut Elverfeldt, Frankfurt, 2005
  • Action-Learning, CALF, UK, 2013
  • Doctoral thesis on change management
  • Training courses on transaction analysis (TA), theme-centred interaction (TCI), coaching for development, coaching for improvement, coaching for success, SHL occupational personality questionnaire OPQ32, SHL leadership report, SHL motivational questionnaire and analytic test, Gdur rating analyst
  • Since 2005: self-employed trainer, consultant and coach, 3B Consulting Managementberatung, Bad Vilbel
  • Head of Consultancy business unit, CONTUR Training und Coaching, Frankfurt am Main (4 years)
  • People Solutions Director, Proudfoot Consulting, London (2½ years)
  • Senior Consultant, Böning-Consult, management consultancy, Frankfurt am Main (3 years)
  • Head of Market Consultancy, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madrid (4 years)
  • Research assistant, enterprise management, TU Dresden (3 years)
  • Associate Consultant, Bain & Co, strategy consultants, London (2 years)
  • Automotive supplier, >200,000 employees, international development programme; conducted 27 times as lead trainer
  • Automotive supplier, >50,000 employees, 5 leadership programmes for global key accounts and sales
  • Steel group, >20,000 employees, international development programme, conducted 6 times
  • Automotive OEM, change project, 4 years
  • FMCG, >300,000 employees, various coaching processes
  • German hidden champion, leadership programme on three levels
  • Air traffic, various coaching processes
  • Central bank, structured interviews as part of career aptitude diagnostics in more than 60 instances
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish