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Coaching at EBS

“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 coaching programme of EBS Universität

The programme has two essential perspectives: on the one hand the students of EBS Universität - in other words the coachees, who have particular requirements and take advantage of coaching, as well as the training aspect for the coaches.

Prof. Dr. Backhausen: he was instrumental in designing the concept of the EBS Coaching Programme.

“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.”

The coaches are all experienced executives who have participated in the standard training as “Systemic Coach (EBS)”, and are thus familiarised with the philosophy of EBS Universität. In most cases they have an international background. This impressive spectrum ranges from investment bankers to management consultants, actors and opera singers.

Each EBS student - whether on a bachelor or a master course, foreign exchange or doctoral student - can benefit from personal coaching, which includes up to four sessions per semester. This involves an intensive and open dialogue between coachee and coach.

These coaching sessions, a facultative option, are intended to help the students to further develop their personalities. The coaching course is part of the academic education and is unique in the field of German higher education, and is not offered at any other university in German-speaking countries.

The programme is based on the realisation that the so-called “soft skills”, that is social and personal competence, together with intellectual abilities, are becoming increasingly important for study courses and pose challenges for future work activities.

Raising your awareness

The EBS Coaching Programme raises students’ awareness of issues critical to both their private and professional lives, and supports their personal development. Coachees use the coaching sessions to discuss the following topics with their coach:

  • 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?
  • Discussiong the POAV documents
    These are the interview comments every student goes through for admission to EBS Universität

Your benefit

You profit from coaching by learning to:

  • reflect on your own strengths, weaknesses, typical thought and behavioural patters, 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 own 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

Appointments for the coaching sessions

On fixed dates, the coaches come to the Campus Schloss in Oestrich-Winkel to meet our students at EBS Business School for the coaching sessions. The dates for 2018 can be found on our intranet my.ebs.

Coaching sessions for our students at EBS Law School are also held at Campus Atrium in Wiesbaden. These dates can also be found on my.ebs.

We are happy to offer all our students the opportunity to contact our coaching staff for urgent matters. We are also happy to arrange special appointments.

Please contact us!


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