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What is happening until end of 2020 at time2unfold coaching, Brigitta Brain?

  • 1+1 individual coaching on offer for 20€ instead of regular 70€ until end of the year - online until 6th December in order to reduce social contact!
  • stop.reflect.change group coaching offline/online in German 08.12.20 @17:30-19:30 (more information here)
  • 3 ways to unfold your strengths online in German, 15.12.20 @18:00 - 19:30 (more information here)
  • stop.reflect.change course in November: a self-reflection journey in 4 weeks starting 17.11.20 (more information below)

Welcome to time2unfold coaching with Brigitta Brain - make time for yourself and for your changes in life or as The Dalai Lama said: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.” It is time to unfold your inner strength and become who you truly are.

I came to coaching early on in my career. I had my first proper job and I wanted to give my best, shine, be seen to make a career as a young professional. It wasn't easy so I seeked the support of a coach. I was fascinated and I knew this is what I need to do in my life as well. Help others take a step back from a difficult situation, untangle emotions from the situation and through this unfold what really matters to you.

I am coach/ supervisor and member of the Austrian Coaching and Supervisions Chamber (Österreichische Vereinigung für Coaching und Supervision - ÖVS) with years of experience in the international business as well as psycho-social sector. I offer coaching in different settings like 1+1 Individual coaching, group coaching in person, online break time coaching as well as impulse webinars on various topics, e.g. the double role of a coach and friend, systemic view on impacts. Everyone is very welcome, professionals, students, job seakers and expats. I also support organisationals in their change process from developing strategies till after care. I hope you find some input here and if you have any queries or want to make an appointment, please do get in touch.

Find out more about my coaching offers and what I can help you with:

1+1 Coaching

2+ Coaching, workshops and webinars

Expat Coaching

Student Coaching

Organisational Development

1+1 Coaching

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What is 1+1 coaching?

Coaching for individuals is a short term setting in which you and I shine light on your current situation in which you want to make a change. Unlike therapy or counselling, coaching needs a purpose and a specific target and mostly runs over 5 sessions for a topic. The first session is focused on finding out what your target is and what you would like to change. Sometimes knowing what you want to change is already halfway there. Also that is a purpose.

When is coaching useful

Coaching becomes a useful help in life when things get complex, irritating and one loses sight of what he/she wants to achieve. Sometimes our behaviour and mind set doesn’t work for a specific or new situation and we feel stuck and can’t see the tree in front of the forest. Using coaching tools and methods as well as myself as a mirroring partner I will help you understand the reasons behind the struggle as well as move your life into the direction you strive.

Here are some possible topics:
  • Difficulties in your studies
  • First job after school/studies
  • Conflicts at your workplace
  • Too much work
  • Desire to change career
  • Expatriation or repatriation
  • Back to work
  • My job as a mother

My coaching approach

My competencies in coaching are based on the systemic approach, meaning I see life from different angles and that we are influenced by our surroundings. We all walk in a world that is connected through our families we are born into, our partners we decide to live with and the colleagues, clients, managers or suppliers we work with. Understanding what influences us from outside can be a big part of coaching.

I see myself as an equal partner to you in the coaching process. I won’t tell you what to do, I primarily help you define your actions and next steps. As a neutral, open hearted and open minded coach I listen carefully to what you have to say and give my best to unfold your inner potential.

Confidentiality and trust

The most important basis for working with each other is that you find trust in me. I treat every discussion as strictly confidential. Unfolding strength and your potential can only truly happen if you feel safe and content with me being your coach. So we start easy with a first get to know each other session and by discussing your personal needs for your journey. Then take it from there. You can decide how much support you require and what topics are important for you right now.

The setting

One coaching session is set for 50 minutes and we decide together about the length and regularity of your coaching sessions depending on your personal needs and requirements. I am offering reduced sessions until end of 2020 for 20€. After that, one session costs 70€. Alternatively you can purchase a block of 4 sessions for 240€ which can be spread over 6 months.

2+ Coaching, Workshops & Webinars

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What is 2+ Coaching?

Is there anything you feel stuck with, something you can’t seem to get your teeth into, something that’s bothering you on a personal and emotional level in a project, process or work topic? Speak it out loud and see your own solution through the help of others.

Group coaching sessions are a way of sharing your situation, difficulties and urges to make a change with me and other people that are in a similar situation to you. We all reflect on your circumstances, give feedback and accompany you on your path of unfolding your potential. I offer a safe environment for all participants and encourage everyone to respect each other and appreciate everyone’s individuality. The participants in a group coaching session benefit from each other’s experiences and way of dealing with life’s challenges. Together we dare to look at the changes ahead, the new beginning and the unfolding of each one.

stop.reflect.change workshops and courses in person continuing in January 2021

Change does take time and continuous encouragement and reflection. Come and join us to connect with like minded people, learn about systemic group coaching methods and practice unfolding issues every time. There will be different topics every time, e.g. strengthen your strengths, your resources, your concerns, your future, your practice.

What is this activity for? Is there anything you feel stuck with, something you can’t seem to get your teeth into, something that’s bothering you on a personal and emotional level? Speak it out loud and see your own solution through the help of others. We always integrate meditation in our sessions in order to practise calmness and awareness. We also take time to get to know each other and use systemic coaching methods to unfold our inner barriers. You can come to practise, participate, listen, speak, ask questions or observe. Bring yourself in as you are, meet new people, connect and have fun. There are no requirements for this group.

If you are interested in regular group coaching sessions, please register your interest with Brigitta Brain and you will receive more information.

stop.reflect.change course in November

NOTE: Due to new covid19 regulations in Austria this event will be online. A hybrid course will start in January.

This course is designed to identify issues that are holding you back, to unfold potential within you and to utilise your strength to make that change happen in your life. We are supporting each other on this journey while we are meeting over the course of 4 weeks, every week. You will have time to share your thoughts, emotions and desires, benefit from the creative ideas from others and practice self-reflection and awareness every time.

The course consists of 4 phases and we will deal with one each time.

Phase 1: At present: what is your current situation, what makes you uneasy?
Phase 2: Strength: what have I managed so far?
Phase 3: Blockages: who or what is holding me back?
Phase 4: Planning: what else do I need? What are my next steps?

Dates in November

Group starting Tue 17.11.20 @18:00 - 20:30; Wed 25.11. @18:30 - 20:00, Wed 02.12. @18:30 - 20:00, Wed 09.12.20 @18:00 - 20:30

Break-time group coaching - online

Take a break, breath and reflect. Join me for 1 hour of lean break coaching session during your busy day of work. Is there anything you are stuck with at work, a project or thought process and you would like to speak it out loud and receive impulses from a group of people?

  • 1. Write down what you want to talk about today, what is affecting you at work or at home
  • 2. We vote together on the topics of your interest that we will discuss
  • 3. We have 10 minutes each to discuss the topics of our choices
  • 4. After each round we decide if we want to continue for another 5 minutes or move on to the next topic.
  • 5. Short meditation to close our meeting together and take some calmness into the rest of the day

  • Tuesdays @12:00-13:00
  • 5-10 participants
  • Venue: online - I will send you the zoom link after registration
  • Costs: 7,50 Euro special offer until end of 2020
  • Language: English or German depending on the group
  • Registration: Please get in touch with Brigitta Brain

Webinars

I am holding regular webinars in the coming months, e.g. Doppelrolle Coach und FreundIn, Systemic view on impacts. Have a look at my meetup Vienna Self-reflection and awareness group, register for free and receive all upcoming events.

Vienna Expat Coaching & Support

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If you are on this page, you may be in the process of relocating to Vienna or have come to Vienna as an Expat. Either way, welcome!

Here you find my thoughts about the life changing process of moving to a new country, some tips and my service for coaching and relocation support throughout your move to Vienna and settling in phase.

Moving country is a strain on our emotions

Going through an international move can be a life changing event for not only the newly recruited expert but for the whole family. It is not only the career perspective that determines our happiness, it is the society, the culture and how well integrated we feel. If we feel lonely, isolated and helpless over a long period of time, this can lead to serious depression and anxiety. Many highly qualified experts have to go back home because the challenge and pressure on the whole family is too much.

I have been in this situation of being new somewhere many times in my life, including moving to Vienna twice, once with and once without children. I know the ups and downs of a multicultural journey as a single person and as a mother. We experience different feelings along this journey in our lives. From excitement and joy to overwhelming sadness and anger and sometimes on the same day. We have the whole range of emotions that come crashing down on us and we are not always prepared to handle them.

Relocating is highly demanding on our brain power and might leave us feeling exhausted. Sometimes we don’t have the strength to discuss these matters with our partner, maybe wanting to protect him or her and putting on a brave face. We may feel that we want to go back home, pack it in or just sit through the time abroad in silence until we can go back home. Is this what you want from your life though? People say that it just takes time to adjust. Surely it does, but you don’t need to suffer on the way. You don’t need to feel isolated and lonely, you have the power to create your life - also abroad.

What does Expat Coaching look like?

I have gone through many moves in life and as a fully qualified coach, I can support you along the way. I can appreciate what you are going through and I have also the necessary qualifications to coach you through the process. Yet the most important basis for working with each other is that we click. Unfolding strength and your potential can only truly happen if you feel safe and happy with me being your coach. So we start easy with a first get to know each other session and by discussing your personal needs for your journey. Then take it from there. You can decide what support you require and what topics are important for you right now. Possible topics could be: review and unfold your career prospects here in Vienna, find new coping strategies in an unfamiliar surrounding, get advice on how to deal with language issues or turn a stressful moving experience into your new positive life. I offer 1+1 coaching and group coaching (2+ Coaching) for those that feel they want to share their experiences, network and go through this with others.

Expat Training Program

The Expat Training Program offers you 1+1 Coaching, 2+ Coaching tailored to Expat needs as well as special workshop events. Look out for the activities!

Read more about my offers in this presentation or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Dos and Dont's

Dos

  • Be kind to yourself
  • Appreciate you are doing enough
  • Check in with your children to see how they are feeling
  • Tell your partner how you are feeling and ask him/her too
  • Accept grief of leaving your old home behind
  • Plan a goodbye ritual with your family (e.g. all cleaning the old home together, packing some items together, have a party, plan your last trip)
  • Unpack in your own time
  • Accept the time you need for settling in
  • Take time off and discover the area together
  • Ask as many questions as you need
  • If you get stressed or frustrated, know everybody does
  • If you get home sick, understand it is normal

Dont's

  • Don’t expect the move will go smoothly
  • Don’t expect everyone will be happy all the time
  • Don’t forget to take care of yourself in between
  • Don’t argue about little things, they are not worth it
  • Don’t compare to your previous home

Please feel free to contact me or call me on 0681/811 43355 to see if I can help.

Coaching for students

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It can be a tough time being a student, especially when you are away from home the first time. There are new responsibilities to look after yourself, plan your time, choose what you want to study and make plans what to do after your studies. These can be many things at once that could cause stress, anxiety or even lead to depression. I accompany you with coaching to approach your career, set out a plan and walk the first steps into your professional life. I also offer coaching for job interviews.

You can choose between individual and group coaching. Feel free to approach me for more details.

Organisational Development

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During my professional career within organisations I have given workshops, training and team development sessions, mostly in English. I am confident and near native in English and therefore offer workshops to multilingual teams and organisations. I can offer the following topics:

  • Workshops to clarify the current status (Strength and weakness analysis)
  • Workshops to identify the future status
  • Ongoing coaching of the project leader and teams until integration
  • Team building and development through workshops and ongoing group coaching

Please approach me or call me under 0681/81143355 to discuss your requirements.