Case Studies / Results

Below we have compiled typical Case Studies and Results based on the Personal-Strategy-Profile for you.

Case Study: Reaching new horizons – creating your future

Starting from…
Time is running out. Our Client, an internationally successful IT-manager, has to choose between two highly attractive job offers. Either as project manager in a global company stretching from Europe to Asia. Or as CTO (Chief Technical Officer) in a medium-sized enterprise.  “I am a free spirit who loves to tackle new challenges! But now my wife and my two small kids need their Dad much more at home. How do I solve this dilemma?”

Personal-Strategy-Profile applied…
Review: Our client´s career history portrays a goal-oriented and innovative adventurer, who has worked his way up from starting as an engineering apprentice to the status of an internationally respected IT-expert. While his father had more of a traditional profession for him in mind, he just wanted to explore the world: “I never wanted to live my father´s life”. Internal Analysis: Given his almost insatiable thirst for knowledge together with an appetite for high risk, he has reached an outstanding international position over the years. But now his excessive travel duties and absences lead to ever increasing family conflicts. External Analysis: The new position in the global company is tempting him with greater prestige and a higher salary: “And I could handle even bigger projects!” On the other hand, the family-owned business would foster his leadership skills and implementation of his senior expertise. Skeptically he says: “But isn´t that going back to the start, being settled and stuck in just one place?” In our coaching sessions we go deep into the core of all pros and cons. Core Competencies: Ultimately we define his core competencies and biggest motivation as, “Never to stop and always to move on to something new.” He realizes that travelling might bring a lot of adventures, but that leading people in an organisation, based on strategy and innovation, might be an equally exciting challenge. Vision: Considering various future scenarios we explore the impact of each alternative on himself, on his professional role and family situation. “When I see myself through my children´s eyes, they are the happiest when I am there for them. Now it´s the best choice and adventure for me, to pass on my experiences and knowledge to my younger colleagues!” So finally he decides to accept the position as CTO.

Results achieved…
In the transition from one career phase to another it does make sense to review and newly define one’s own professional role. Our client realised that it was about time to change his more “impulsive cowboy mentality” into a more mature “senior attitude”: “Now it feels really good to let go of my old storm-and-stress years and to start a new path into my future!”