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Empowering you to unleash your full potential


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Empowering you to unleash your full potential


 

MISSION

Due to globalisation and unprecedented economic growth, the work-related and social challenges facing us are ever increasing. This is leading to to increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in your daily routine as well as increased pressure to perform. According to the Gallup Engagement Index 2015, only 15% of the work force in Switzerland are fully engaged at work, whereas 72% are non-committed and have reduced themselves to blindly following instructions ("Dienst nach Vorschrift"). A further 13% behave in a manner which is actually damaging to their company and have already inwardly resigned. Demotivated employees cost companies in Switzerland up to CHF 50 million per year (www.gallup.de).

I can work with you and your company to deal with these considerable challenges and empower you to unleash your full potential. With my coaching and problem-solving workshops I help you to solve seemingly unsolvable problems. My coaching programme and team workshops support you in developing your soft skills and leadership qualities. My diversity services help you to find a way of professionally dealing with gender equality and sexual orientation in your company.

 
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Services


Services


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Unsolvable situations

ISO certified coaching and problem-solving workshops for finding solutions for seemingly unsolvable situations.

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Soft skills for engineers

Coaching programmes and team workshops for the development of soft skills and leadership qualities for people with technical backgrounds.

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Diversity

ISO certified coaching especially for the topics of gender equality and LGBT as well as workshops for dealing with LGBT professionally in companies (LGBT = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender).

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Why mindspire?


Why mindspire?


I can help you to.....

.....become aware of your management style and to manage your staff confidently and competently - coaching / workshops.

.....improve your decision-making abilities and sense of judgement - coaching / workshops.

.....deal with change, conflicts and difficult team members / staff / superiors confidently and competently - coaching.

.....deal with LGBT topics professionally - workshops.

.....fulfill the particularly difficult expectations of technical and scientific fields - coaching.

.....reach your full potential and top performance - coaching / workshops.

.....achieve clarity and orientation in a situation and find out exactly what you and your staff actually want - coaching.

.....achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in your job and become clear about your role and tasks - coaching.

.....become aware of your strengths and weaknesses and apply them optimally - coaching / workshops.

.....present yourself more confidently and positively - coaching / workshops.

.....give yourself a more visible presence - coaching / workshops.

.....free your creativity and your positive energy - coaching / workshops.

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About me


About me


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I hold an M.Eng. (University of Cambridge) and a Ph.D. (University of Sheffield) in Mechanical Engineering and am a qualified Trigon and ISO certified coach with many years of international experience as a manager in research (ETH Zurich, Fraunhofer IWES), industrial (BKW FMB AG, Agile Wind Power) and teaching (ETH Zurich, University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven) environments. I speak fluent English (mother tongue), German and Swiss German and am an experienced and committed trumpet player.

I am here to make a difference. I aim to use my energy and expertise to help you to question the status quo and to think critically in order to be able to deal with difficult situations and taboo topics more effectively. Whether you are faced with challenges in your current situation or in a re-orientation phase - or you are aiming to achieve your goals more effectively - I can help you to achieve satisfaction, clarity, self-confidence and security. A key aspect for me is transparent and honest communication with a focus on personal contact and professionalism. I aim to deliver high quality, precise advice in an easy to understand way with flair, energy and passion.

My vision is a world in which every person is free to think critically, to communicate openly and to just be themselves, enabling them to unleash their full potential.


I also offer seminars and technical consulting in wind energy technology under my other brand windspire.

 
 
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My methods


My methods


My methods.....

.....are especially appropriate within technical and scientific contexts due to my technical and research background.

.....aim to treat you as an equal sparring partner.

.....promote result-oriented self-reflection and challenge you to act independently (helping you to help yourself).

.....are different, challenging and fresh but at the same time well-founded, professional and transparent.

.....take place in a familiar, confidential but open-minded environment.

.....can be delivered in English or German.

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Recommendations


Recommendations


During Sarah’s qualification as a Trigon Certified Coach, we got to know her as a lively, alert and highly professional person. In her practical coaching project and in the corresponding scientific report, she documented her progress and personal development excellently. As a coach, we experienced Sarah as an attentive listener with a good eye for the essentials and a good sense for lively and surprising inputs. Her field competence in technical areas, her management experience and her internationality were enriching for the coaching course - not forgetting her British humour! All this will without doubt be beneficial for her work as a coach. Good luck and our express recommendation!
— Johannes Narbeshuber, Partner, Trigon Entwicklungsberatung (Austria)
My coaching experience with Sarah was insightful and exciting. She was able to quickly create an atmosphere which allowed my to feel at ease, well-understood and supported. We identified my challenges quickly and uncovered hidden behavioural patterns through focused questioning, allowing us to develop solutions systematically. The coaching set many positive things into motion in many different areas of my life. I would like to thank Sarah for the professional support and for this great experience.
— Head of HR, early 30s, coaching topic: role clarity
I met with Sarah remotely. She is a great listener. She was able to support me in unravelling my life’s chaos to explore how i may reach my goals!
— Dr. Hopwood, Physician (Canada)
Sarah helped me to reflect my personal and professional situation. This allowed me to successfully prepare myself for career-relevant situations in a focused manner. Her professionalism and leadership experience came through during the coaching sessions. She was able to understand and assess my personality and my professional situation very quickly - enabling the coaching to be goal-oriented and productive at all times.
— Patricia Pollinger, Senior Online Learning Specialist, UPC GmbH (Switzerland)
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Contact


Contact


MINDSPIRE

Sarah Barber

c/o The Hub Zürich Association

Viaduktstrasse 93-95, CH-8005 Zurich

+41(0)76 390 80 87

sarah(at)mindspire.ch

 

CONTACT ME

Do you have any questions? Would you like to request a quotation or a first meeting - no obligations? Don't hesitate to get in touch!

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