AtPresent simply refers to the present, to now. Right now you have a choice. You cannot change the past, you can't influence the future. But right now you can act, now you have room for manoeuvre: you can become more aware your capabilities, learn lessons from the past, experiment with new habits, and be inspired.
Call it professional honour or just job satisfaction: it matters to me whether coaching and training have an impact. That is why I pay a lot of attention to the actual use of new skills during and after a training and to converting insights into effective actions during coaching. We take a look at the ambitions of your company and of the participants, of you. If those ambitions coincide, each of you can 'fly'. We plan face-to-face or online meetings (and often a combination: 'blended') in such a way that there is sufficient time to translate new insights into different behaviour and to master this. We can bring about something beautiful together. Want to know more?
If you have a professional dilemma or a personal issue, I am happy to be your coach or sparring partner. Do you want to expand your potential, be more aware of habits and patterns and / or explore innovative perspectives? I can help you to get insights into what is going on and to develop new scenarios and achieve the desired results together with you, in a personal and business sense. That may have a farther reach than what you may have expected.
IT Consultancy Skills
Trusted Advisor rather than Supplier
With a Training Consultancy Skills AtPresent helps to bring your advisory skills to the same high standard as your substantive knowledge. This strengthens your position to become a sparring partner for your client, rather than just a supplier of services. It improves quality and customer satisfaction, increases commercial opportunities and gives you more satisfaction in your work. You can read more on trainingconsultancyskills.nl.
Enhance your presentation style
Presentation training where you learn to stand for what you say and build a lively contact with your audience. For presentation coach Marieke de Boer your personal expressiveness is key. She does not use a standard training program, but designs a personal approach together with you. More information on: presentationtraining.nl.
Below you see the description of clients that I typically see - however, you are welcome with any other question. Coaching is always tailor-made. I am happy to think along with you.
You work in a high-pressure environment and are responsible for complex organizational changes. You take far-reaching decisions that affect many people and processes. You enjoy being such a crucial player in the success of the organization. The eyes are on you and you get a lot of appreciation. Sometimes too much. You want to express own concerns every now and then. You are seeking a sparring partner who has no interests in your organization. What do you see when you look at the mirror? How do you set an example? How do you deal with power, influence and politics?
You are very strong in terms of subject matter. You see the effects of your advice reflected in the strategy and practice in your organization. Many decisions have been taken on the basis of your thorough research and substantiation. However, do colleagues and bosses realize what your contribution was? Too often you see that 'lesser gods' surpass you. They get appointed to positions where you yourself could and would like to be. How do you ensure that your share in the success becomes visible? How do you consciously climb to a position that suits you better and where you see new opportunities?
You stand out in the organization! You are given challenging jobs, have responsibility and have regular contact at the highest level. During or after your traineeship, you are developing rapidly, both professionally and personally. You get used to applause, making mistakes and moving on after reflection. Sometimes there are setbacks, major or unforeseen. Your impact on your new department seems to have shrunk to zero, you don't get a connection with a decision-maker or you work too hard with too little result. How can you "slow down and then accelerate again"? What new strategies or what personal or political insight do you need to move forward with enthusiasm?
Logistic Star You are a logistics star who in busy times gets a lot of credit for your decisiveness and concrete results. People can rely on you. You manage the seemingly hopeless work quickly and effectively - at all costs. The organization is driven by your can-do capacity. At other times you are told that you are too pushy and offend colleagues or customers. How can you reconcile that? And do colleagues realize that you too are sensitive to appreciation? How do you combine your pace and drive with a smoother relationship with colleagues and customers?
As a consultant you serve your customers successfully. Your advice is often followed and customers are happy to come back to you. On the job you have developed intuitive - and often effective - advisory skills. Because you have to deal with larger playing fields and more complex issues, you want to take your consultancy skills to the next level. How do you respond to stakeholders with different personalities, ambitions and levels? How do you increase your commercial insight and strength - with an eye for the interests of all parties? How do you develop your style in your role as a trusted advisor?
You will soon be giving a presentation that matters. You want to attract a customer, convince the management or facilitate an active online meeting for the first time. Whether you are an experienced speaker or a rookie, what do you need to take the stage and shine this time? What is fun and exciting or what is getting in the way? How do you stimulate your audience to actively think or act? How does your story stay 'top of mind'? While enjoying it at the same time!
During the intake we discuss your coaching question, the way of working and the frequency. If there is a mutual click, I will send you a short report and a proposal.
Your question and your practical situation are the starting point. Are you looking for quick wins, e.g. a difficult conversation tomorrow, or do you want to recognize and positively influence in-depth insight to be able to master your own behavioral patterns?
You of course are the pivot of the coaching. However, we also focus on the context in which you operate: your work with colleagues, customers and stakeholders, your home situation, the current market and 'the world'. Body language is regularly discussed. It is often key to better understand and influence yourself and your counterparts. We zoom in on several aspects to see connections, develop new scenarios and achieve results.
I always help you to find new perspectives or a new behavioral repertoire that will take you further. For now and for later.
Happy with the training and Marieke's quality
Sander van der Wijngaart
"It was a super training. We were very happy with the training and Marieke 's qualities and have positive feedback only. During the training, the added value becomes apparent immediately, such as in recognizing and assessing the personal and business needs of customers. This increases your sphere of influence. Actually practicing with the actor, for example the funnel form of the conversation structure, is educational and fun. The tools are applicable in practice immediately. It is useful for all-round consultants, but also for personal developments and a vision of other people. A special talent of Marieke is that she pulls people out of their comfort zone in a safe and respectful way and allows them to rise above themselves. "
Training and coaching
Marieke de Boer has a background in theater and drama, supplemented over the years with numerous training and education in the field of coaching, Gestalt, Quantum Psychology, (online) training, and change management.
Marieke works for small to large (international) companies, often in IT. Together with you, she knows how to achieve the desired results in an unconventional way. She puts a lot of emphasis on the conditions that optimize the results of the coaching and training: the 'climate' within an organization. After all: the more the ambitions of the individual participant (s) of coaching and training and the ambitions of the company overlap, the greater the effect.
Vrijwilliger bij Libre Foundation
Marieke de Boer provides leadership training for Libre Foundationin Tanzania, Uganda and on Zanzibar and Pemba. Libre is a professional training institute that provides training on a commercial basis in the Netherlands. With this we set up free leadership training worldwide for leaders of local social organizations.
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