Philosophy, Methods, Certifications

Volker Dammann –
My Coaching Approach

Clockwork, symbol for Executive Coaching Methodology

In modern organisations, high personal effectiveness, adaptive leadership and innovative thinking are required. Individual success is deeply connected to realising personal growth and development. By combining my own leadership experience and the principles of executive coaching with proven psychotherapeutic techniques, I provide holistic and transformative coaching that goes beyond conventional approaches.

My Positioning as Executive and Business Coach

As a systemic coach and consultant I support high performers in making their life first priority. This includes setting objectives, clearing roadblocks and conflicts and pursue goals efficiently.

My coaching serves the specific purpose to provide measurable results over a short timeframe.

My Coaching Vision

  • Priority for you and your goals
  • Orientation towards results
  • Activation of your competencies and resources
  • New orientation towards decision and action

Process & Objectives

  • Integration of mind and emotions
  • Integration of body and spirit
  • Integration of the individual with social relationships as well as private and professional roles
  • Practical problem solving

My Coaching Concept

Coaching is supporting your individual needs and pursuits. Coaching is assisting you to take care of yourself and supports you so that you can act decisively and efficiently.  

Coaching can enhance and optimize your performance or remove blockages and problems. Often a combination of different approaches and methods is most effective.

Your Objectives Determine My Work

Starting point for each coaching session are your objectives.  You want a solution for your topics. – My goal is to help you efficiently and effectively.  In this way you can solve your situation swiftly, achieve your goals and shape your own future.

Adding Value to Your Personal Evolution

You find in me a personal sparring partner, who can trigger and support your personal change and growth process, someone who helps you transforming crisis into sustainable success and fulfilment for you and your family.

I combine business acumen and my long lasting experience as an advisor of top executives and board members with my knowledge in people management and specific coaching knowledge.

Powerful Methods for Your Development

Based on personal trust and deep understanding of your challenges, I work pragmatically, goal oriented and provocatively. Coaching interventions will be tailored to your needs and topics.

I use the following coaching and consulting methods:

  • Solution-oriented coaching
  • Systemic-constructivist coaching 
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Systemic constellations
  • Family constellations 
  • Work with inner parts
  • Inner child work (M. Paul)
  • Provocative interventions
  • Imagination work
  • Behavioural training / tasking
  • Focusing (E. Gendlin / A. Weiser Cornell)
  • Somatic Experiencing® (Peter Levine)
  • Body Psychotherapy (Bodynamic®)
  • Character Structure Development (Bodynamic®)
  • Ego-Function Development (Bodynamic®)

In addition, I use the following approaches to explore deeper layers of meaning, sense of direction and motivation:

  • Identity Development & Core Decisions (Bodynamic® / R. Kegan / E. Erikson)
  • Analysis and alignment of personal value systems (NLP)
  • Analysis and change of limiting believes (R.B. Dilts / K. Grochowiak / NLP)
  • Analysis of unconscious life scripts (E. Berne)
  • Spiral Dynamics™ (C. Graves, D. Beck, C. Cowan)
  • Integral coaching (K. Wilber)
  • Post traumatic growth (Bodynamic®)
  • Archetypes of the collective unconscious C. G. Jung, R. Moore, J. B. Peterson)

Furthermore, I work with the Big Five Schema of personality and Jungian Personality Types:

  • Team development and personality assessment with Lumina Learning® – Lumina Spark
  • Team development based on preference profiles (Insights Discovery®)
  • Individual personality types according to C. G. Jung (Insights Discovery®)
  • Personality dimensions according to the Big Five Aspects Scale (R. R. McCrae & P. T. Costa, C. G. DeYoung).

Coaching Offers for Expatriates and International Executives

I studied in the USA and worked for international companies in London for more than 15 years. In addition, I have extensive coaching experience with expatriates and executives from other European countries. All offers – coaching, training, workshops, systems constellations etc. – are available in German and English.