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Coaching@EBS

The coaching programme of EBS Universität

“We have developed this programme because coaching is one of the most effective and innovative instruments in personal development, particularly for executives. With this, the students are able not only to learn about this instrument at an early stage of their course but, at the same time, to see for themselves how valuable it can be.” – Prof. Dr Backhausen (he was instrumental in designing the concept of the EBS Coaching Programme)


Coaching offer for students

The coaching offer is part of the academic training and is unique in the German university landscape. It is not offered in this form at any other university in the German-speaking world. The programme is based on the realisation that the so-called “soft skills” – i.e. social and personal competencies – are increasingly important success factors for studies and later professional activities and challenges, in addition to intellectual abilities. Upon request, all EBS students receive personal coaching with up to four meetings per semester.

But how qualified are our coaches? All coaches are experienced executives from the field who undergo uniform training at EBS Universität to become a “Systemic Coach (EBS)” and are thus trained according to our in-house philosophy. Most of them have an international background. The spectrum is impressive and ranges from investment bankers and management consultants to actors and opera singers.

We raise your awareness

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain

The EBS Coaching Programme raises awareness of life issues in our students’ private and professional lives and supports them in their personal development. In intensive and open coaching conversations, coachees talk about the following topics with their coach, among others:

  • Self-reflection – e.g. “What are my strengths and weaknesses?”

  • Career planning and clarification of goals – e.g. “How can I achieve my goals?”

  • Performance – e.g. “How do I cope with stress and high performance?”

  • Change management – e.g. “How do I deal with changes and challenges?”

Your benefit

You profit from coaching by learning to:

  • reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, typical thought and behavioural patterns, attitudes and values
  • develop new perspectives and possible actions
  • improve self-organisation and time management
  • deal with stress and time pressure
  • handle exam nerves, blockages, motivation issues
  • determine your position: where am I now - where do I want to go?
  • clarify objectives and develop strategies to achieve goals
  • develop a realistic perception of possible career paths

Online Coaching

When we have to deal with absolutely unplannable and unforeseen issues in this extraordinary time, we all have to overcome and face new challenges. First of all, reflecting on oneself and one’s thoughts and fears, often centred around the threat to our very existence. But also reflecting on interpersonal relationships and reorganising oneself after the crisis are topics that will occupy us more than ever in the coming months.

We, as a university, are delighted to help you in any way we can and have selected several professional and experienced coaches who can hold coaching sessions with you free of charge! For the time being, we no longer offer coaching sessions at our locations in Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel.

Please get in touch with us if we can arrange such a meeting for you. We are looking forward to your inquiry!