WHICH OF THESE FACES
REPRESENTS YOUR SITUATION?
As an airline pilot, I constantly experience how important clear and efficient communication in the cockpit as well as with the cabin crew, passengers, air traffic controllers and ground staff is.
I know how it feels to stand alone when having to make a decision.
I have experienced myself that perfectionism can be a trap. Not wanting to apply it everywhere anymore, allowed me to become more efficient, and yet, be more at ease.
I have often experienced that change can be an enrichment of life, especially when the time is right and even when it might have not been one’s own decision.
I am convinced that we carry the answers to our questions already within ourselves and I will gladly support you in finding your own.
When the cockpit doors could still be open, I saw quite a few passengers with tense or even frightened faces visiting us in the cockpit and after some explanations, or a brief conversation, return to their seat noticeably reassured.
As a captain, during fear of flight seminars, I quite often experienced that not every participant was finally able to embark for the flight. They obviously needed further support.
While coaching people for fear of flight, I also observed that for some, consciously experiencing certain so called dangerous situations in a flight simulator could eliminate the last shred of fear.
Depending on the cause, I would work with you with the respective method, so that you can feel more relaxed when flying. I offer this in groups, as well as single sessions, right up to and including a visit in an A320 flight simulator, which I am used to operate as a flight instructor.
I am ready to support you through personal coaching and also aftercare sessions even on the phone until you are confident to embark an airplane and enjoy the flight.
In conflict situations, very often the interest for a necessary agreement or regulation exists. However, to implement such is usually failing due to an insufficient or completely missing basis of discussion. An atmosphere already poisoned through misunderstanding, arguments and mutual accusations prevents the necessary cooperation to achieve a result that is satisfactory for everyone.
This is where mediation is an excellent method to accomplish a win-win-situation.
Intermediation and a structured setting are necessary to re-establish a working communication and to gain enough room for creating new possibilities.
As a registered mediator, I can support you specifically in such a process.
Married, two sons.
As I look back to my 32 years as an airline pilot, which naturally shaped me on many levels, I realise that I am obviously not a typical coach.
However, I was also a rather atypical pilot. From early on I was aware that besides the technical and operational challenges, the human component of my job was the more interesting one.
Very often I could perceive a direct correlation between the personal wellbeing of a team and their performance capability, especially in situations under high stress – and unsurprisingly – the effect of that basic mood on the passengers.
To give my full attention to that subject was a main concern of mine as a captain as well as a flight instructor, head of the critical incident stress-management team and in flight-fear seminars.
Again and again, it is exciting for me to recognise what both people around me and I need to perform well and what means can be used to reduce excessive and blocking pressure. The thereby liberated resources for the good and correct decision are then available at the right time.
I was always fascinated; in aviation the use of continuously improved effective methods and technics to liberate resources and potentials is part of the standard repertoire.
In 2012 my need for occupational reorientation was irresistible, to express more of what was always within me.More…