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Coaching for Postdocs

In the postdoc coaching program, postdoctoral researchers will be professionally advised, supported, and supervised. Together with professional coaches you reflect on your career development options and important decisions as well as on questions surrounding your work/life balance. It is the objective of any coaching to support you in seeking out possible answers and solutions to these questions.

Possible Topics:

Dealing with Challenges

  • Clarifying and strengthening your professional identity
  • Stress management, preventing burnout
  • Conflict management

 

Strengthening Leadership Skills

  • Leadership role, leadership style, and self-image

 

If you are interested in any of these topics, you are welcome to apply for funding for individual coaching sessions. Upon confirmation, you can arrange individual appointments with your coach. We will cover a large part of the costs for 4.5 hours of coaching and ask you to contribute 20 € per session that will be directly paid to the coach.

Target group: Coaching sessions are open to postdoctoral researchers at the University of Freiburg.

 

Basic Conditions

  • Confidentiality: The names of coachees and the content of the coaching sessions will be treated confidentially. We do not share any information with a third party.
  • Quality Management: We will send you a questionnaire at the end of the coaching, which we will ask you to fill in. That way we want to ensure that the program and the coaches are meeting your demands.
 

Requirements for Funding:

  • Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Freiburg
  • Financial contribution of 20€ per coaching session
  • Evaluation of the coaching

 

Contact:

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Dr. Ramona Wurst via phone (+49 761 203-6815) or

 

Registration

We kindly ask you to fill in the registration form and send it to . You will receive a timely response to your request.

 

Choice of Coaches

 

Dr. Marieke Abram

(www.hypatia-freiburg.de)

Coaching Foci

  • Personality development, career development, strategic development
  • Conflict management, interaction with difficult personalities
  • Time-management
  • Authentic self-marketing
  • Philosophical questions about life

 

Coaching Methodology

  • (Hypno-)Systemic coaching
  • Change management
  • Mediation
  • Philosophical counseling

 

Training

  • Hypnosystemic Communication (Milton H. Erickson Institut, Rottweil)
  • Systemic Coaching and Change Management (INeKO - Institut an der Universität zu Köln)
  • Mediation (VWA Freiburg)
  • Academic Change Management (DAAD)
  • PhD in history of philosophy (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
  • Study of philosophy (Radboud Universität Nijmegen, NL)

 

Experience

Professional experience:

  • 2018-2021, Deutsches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg: Postdoc
  • 2017-2022, Limberger+Dilger: trainee, senior partner, and finally managing director, active in the areas of coaching, change management, moderation, and mediation
  • Since 2014, Hypatia CMP (owner): (Hypno-)systemic coach, change-manager, mediator, moderator, and philosophical counselor
  • 2010-2017, Philosophisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg: PhD, scientific staff member in various projects

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Career and life coaching
  • Team coaching
  • Executive coaching
  • Change management
  • Moderation
  • Mediation

 

International experience:

  • School visit (Italy)
  • Academic study (Australia, Netherlands)
  • Research visits (Netherlands, Italy, Great Britain)

 

Languages

  • German, Dutch, English, and Italian

 

 

Dr. Dorothee Kaiser

(www.dorotheekaiser.com)

Coaching Foci

  • Personal growth and career coaching
  • Decision-making and overcoming personal and professional crises
  • Coaching in intercultural challenging contexts
  • Time management and balance of family and professional life

 

Methods

  • Dynamic coaching approach of Co-Active-Coaching: co-creating new perspectives and solutions with the client (tools such as: visualization, creative methods, change of perspectives, embodiment)
  • The “resource model of Zürich” (Zürcher Ressourcenmodell): Rediscovery of forgotten resources, reactivating the power of previous successes for empowering self-confidence
  • Work with the “inner team” and the “inner criticizer” for minimizing fears, blockades and exaggerated perfectionism

 

Education

  • 2017-2018: Formation of Leadership Development of the Coach Training Institute (CTI), Barcelona
  • Since 2017: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • 2012-2013: Coaching Formation by CTI in Fürth, Certification as a Co-Active Professional Certified Coach (CPCC)
  • Member of ICF Global and ICF Germany
  • 2002: PHD in Spanish Linguistics, Tübingen University, Germany

 

Professional Experience

  • Since 2013: Coaching for researchers and executives in national and international contexts, expats and expat-families
  • Since 2007: Trainer for Intercultural competence at universities and companies; lecturer at Reutlingen University for Intercultural Management
  • 1998-2004: Research Assistant in Romance Philology at Tübingen University
  • 1994-1998 DAAD-Representative and guest lecturer in Caracas, Venezuela

 

Languages

German, English, Spanish and French

 

Please note: A majority of the coaching sessions will be conducted virtually or via phone.

 

Dr. Sarah Francesca Löw

(https://www.therapie.de/profil/sarah.loew/)

Coaching Focus

  • Work-life balance (loneliness, single life, partnership, desire for children, difficulties in pregnancy, parenthood, emotional coping and adjustment difficulties, competitive situations)
  • Stress management, relaxation techniques, self-efficacy and resilience beyond the compulsion to self-optimization 
  • Acute crises

  • "Is that normal in this job or am I ill?" Differential diagnosis of work-related stress and clinical symptoms

 

Methods

  • Depth psychological techniques

  • Resource activation

  • Solution-oriented coaching

  • Biography work

     

Education

  • 2022: State examination as Psychological Psychotherapist

  • 2020: Trauma therapy (University of Ulm & Bielefeld)

  • 2017-2022: Training as Psychological Psychotherapist (depth psychology)

  • 2017: PhD in psychology (dissertation research on resources and resilience)

  • 2015: Psycho-oncologist (German Cancer Society)

  • 2008-2014: Bachelor & Master of Science in Psychology (University of Trier)

 

Professional Experiences

  • Since 2023: Psychological psychotherapist and coach (with focus on mental health) in my private practice

  • Since 2022: Lecturer at the International University (Medical School GmbH): Psychotherapeutic methods and interventions, psychotherapy research

  • 2020-2022: Psychological psychotherapist in education at Mutterhaus Trier

  • 2018: Guest lecturer in philosophy on the subject of sexual violence (University of Trier)

  • 2017: Training on burnout & prevention (University Hospital Regensburg)

  • 2015-2018: Research associate at University Hospital Regensburg

 

Languages

English, German

 

Prof. Dr. Christine Lohmeier

(http://www.christinelohmeier.com/)

Coaching Foci

  • Overcoming doubt and overwhelm
  • Time management
  • The application process
  • Preparing for job interviews and hearings

 

Methods

  • CTFAR-Model
  • Holding space
  • Tools derived from cognitive and positive psychology research

 

Education

  • Certified as a coach with the Life Coach School
  • Certified as a yoga and mediation instructor with the Hridaya School, Munich

 

Professional Experiences

  • University professor
  • PhD and postdoc supervisor
  • In-depth knowledge of selection committees (including as an applicant, a member, head of the selection committee and external examiner)
  • Worked in different international contexts

 

Languages

English, German

 

Please note: All coaching sessions will be conducted virtually or via phone.

Dr. Mirja Michalscheck

(https://www.lemon3coaching.com/)

Coaching Foci

  • Good decision making: explore, prioritize, achieve your goals
  • Overcoming crises, consolidate your strengths
  • Time management
  • Structuring and visualizing complex thoughts or situations

 

Methods

Systemic-solution oriented coaching, i.a. using:

  • NLP Timeline: your life, your resources and your trajectory
  • Affect balance: intuitive prioritization
  • Tests: explore your personality, values and drivers
  • The 5/5/5-model: 5 days, 5 months, 5 years projections
  • Picture cards: visual summary of thoughts and feelings

 

Education

 

Professional Experiences

  • Individual coaching sessions
  • Post Graduate course (transferable skills) on ‘intuitive decision making’ (University of Basel)
  • Systemic analysis of research group (Wageningen University & Research)
  • Senior consultant and project manager (7+ years) for international institutions and governments (i.a. UN FAO, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, GIZ, GIGA, USAID, CIMMYT, Mercy Corps)

 

Languages

English, German

 

apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Orth

(www.karin-orth.de)

 

Coaching Foci

  • individual coaching sessions with researchers
  • research supervision in the humanities, cultural and social studies
  • crises in the research process and how to overcome them
  • biographical and professional stock-taking
  • balance of skills

 

Methods

  • central to my work as coach is the individual with their concerns. The method is therefore adjusted to the coachees and their topic, as well as to their individual situation.
  • trained according to the principles of “Pedaktik” in the tradition of humanist psychology and a person-centred dialogical approach
  • dialogue (with the elements of listening, questions, understanding, visualising) is central to my work
  • frequent use of instruments form systemic coaching, psycho drama (e.g. role play, work with constellations), biographical work (e.g. life profiles, genograms)
  • questions concerning career planning and decision-making processes: use of balance of skills according to Lang-von Wins/Triebel

 

Education

  • certified postgraduate studies “coaching and consultation” at the Akademie für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung der Freiburger Hochschulen according to the principles of Pedaktik® (didactics of personality development for managers)
  • certified balance of-skills coach at PerformPartner Munich
  • certified Guided Autobiography Instructor at the University of Southern California; certified as crisis companion at the professional association for prevention and rehabilitation at the Erzdiözese Freiburg
  • further training in person-centred dialogic communication and psycho drama
  • teaching appointments for coaching, biography work at the University of Stuttgart, the Freiburger Akademie für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung, the PH Freiburg
  • founder of the institute for biography work and biographical studies, _ifbas (http://www.ifbas.de/index.html)
  • member of the CoachingnetzWissenschaft e.V (www.coachingnetz-wissenschaft.de)
  • lecturer (with a habilitation) for modern and contemporary history at the university of Freiburg, more than 25 years of professional experience in research and teaching (research interests: history of science, research funding and research policy, national socialism and the history of violence during the 20th century, biographical research, "war children", social history of the 19th century, oral history)

 

Professional Experience

  • since 1991: historian in research and research management
  • since 1997: consultation and supervision of students and young academics in history
  • 2003 – 2009: voluntary engagement as companion to people in crises
  • since 2009: coach for researchers, work with academics (among them PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, assistant professors, full professors in Freiburg, at the graduate school GRADE at the university of Frankfurt, and for Scimento)

 

Languages

German, English

Dr. Sebastian Philipp

(www.ph-coaching.org)

 

Coachig Foci

  • professional or private conflicts and crisis
  • time- and stressmanagement, work/life-balance
  • decision-making and orientation
  • improving self-confidence, coping with fears and pressure to perform

 

Methods

  • systemic work
  • gestalt therapy
  • working with inner parts
  • mindfulness-based techniques

 

Education

  • gestalt therapy
  • systemic family constellations
  • Phd in systemic neuroscience (focus on: learning, neural plasticity and meditation)
  • zen-training (line: „Leere Wolke“ )

 

Professional Experience

  • coaching for adults and students since 2013
  • hosting of meditation groups and workshops since 2010 (authorization by zen-master Gisela Drescher to lead zen-groups)
  • postdoc in different universities, clinics and facilities from 2013 to 2017

 

Languages

German, English

 

Dr. Ulrike Schneeberg

(https://deinemonster.de/de/start-2/)

 

Coachig Focus

  • Career paths after/outside of academia
  • Personal Development
  • Communication, Leadership, Power
  • Mental Health and Selfcare

 

Methods

  • Solution Focused Coaching
  • Nonviolent Communication 
  • Systemic Coaching

 

Experience

  • Since 2018: Coaching for researchers
  • Since 2018: Trainer mostly in academic and research settings: career decisions and orientation, mental health & resilience, communication for better collaboration (feedback, conflict, (self-)leadership) based on Nonviolent Communication
  • Author of the book „Monster zähmen – Ein Übungs- und Unterhaltungsbuch für Geisteswissenschaftler*innen auf Jobsuche (Martapress: 2017)
  • Marketing and fundraising in two startups, managing and assisting in trainings and workshops for an organisational consultancy

 

Qualifications

  • Since 2022: PCC (Professional Certified Coach) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Since 2021: Trainer Nonviolent Communication (Gabriele Seils – certified by the CNVC)
  • Since 2020: certified systemic business coach (DVCT-certified training)
  • Since 2019: systemic business trainer (DVCT-certified training)
  • 2010-2015: PhD in American Culture (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • 2007-2009: M.A. in Comparative Literature (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • 2003-2007: B.A. in Modern and Medieval Languages (University of Cambridge and Université de Montréal)

 

Languages

German, English

 

PD Dr. Angelina Topan

(www.topan-personalentwicklung.de)

 

Coaching Foci

  • professorial appointment procedures and negotiation
  • preparation for applications and interviews
  • conducting successful negotiations
  • career planning inside and outside of academia
  • strategic considerations
  • leadership and team development
  • self-management
  • Work-Life Balance

 

Methods

  • systemic solution-oriented coaching method
  • creative techniques
  • Edgar Schein’s career anchors

 

Education

  • certified as systemic-goal-oriented coach (DBVC-zertifiziert) at the Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
  • psychological diagnostics in coaching (Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg)
  • training and certification: „key qualifications in teaching“ at the Hamburg University for economics and politics; areas: presentation, Moderation, conversation techniques, conflict management, team development, project management (160h of courses including supervision; conducted by Prof. Claus Nowak)
  • certified postgraduate studies: „teaching qualification for research and further training at the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik, Universität Hamburg; (Prof. F. Schulz von Thun)
  • habilitation in political studies
  • PhD in political studies

 

Professional Experience

  • since 2004 foundation of the Institute for Personnel Development and Coaching

  • many years of experience in scientific careers as a research assistant and staff member (1996-2004) and since 1999 as a trainer and coach

  • since 2009 coaching for international and national scientists and executives in research organizations

 

Languages

German, English

Dr. Thomas C. Uhlendahl

(http://www.memo-u.de/)

 

Coaching Foci

  • managers and teams from private and public sectors, research and young academics

 

Methods

  • systemic, resource-based, oriented towards solutions
  • conflict coaching

 

Education

  • 2006: certified mediator (according to BM-guidelines)
  • 2012: certified systemic business coach ( Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg, similar to DBVC)

 

Professional Experience

  • conflict-, team-, leadership-coaching in various sectors and with several status groups

 

Languages

German, English

 

Evaluation by Coachees

  • Recommendations, speeches, suggested steps, everything was very sincere.
  • [My coach] encouraged me, helped me and made me confident during my job application process, which ended up being successful in a short amount of time.