Créer le puzzle de vie
My approach to work-life management
Life is like a puzzle and making all pieces of one’s life fit together in a harmonious puzzle is more complex than one may think. Individuals may have three ways to build their life puzzle: 1- pieces may be integrated and may overlap, 2-pieces may be separated and divided, or 3- pieces may get integrated and, at the same time, separated. But how is that working?
My research especially my thesis entitled: “Experiencing work/non-work – Theorising individuals’ process of integrating and segmenting work, family, social and private” offers an original frame, the “Individual’s Work/Non- Work Experiences Dashboard®” that put the human back at the centre of their life puzzling processes.
The dashboard reflects that segmenting AND integrating their 8 boundaries into their life puzzle for the harmony between one’s life domains namely one’s work, one’s family, one’s social and one’s private. The dashboard is entirely combined with my services to offer a systematic and holistic approach to personal and human development.
The dashboard enables individuals and organisations to think about:
- life domains without, a priori, considering solely work and family,
- work/non-work preferences as the combination of integration and segmentation of life domains,
- work/non-work strategies beyond traditional time and place management,
- leadership and self-leadership as resources to handle work/non-work strategies definition, implementation and maintenance
- work/non-work values and self-identity as engines work/non-work processes
Leadership et gestion de la vie professionnelle: une combinaison nécessaire pour la durabilité
Qu'est ce que le coaching?
What is coaching, work-life coaching and co-active coaching?
Coaching “unlocks a person’s potential to maximise their performance. Coaching helps them to learn rather than teaching them” (International Coaching Community)
This definition of coaching represents what I give to my coachee. Coaching is about “being with” the coachee to establish a learning environment to uncover one’s inner resources necessary to handle life positive and negative moments. As coach I do not solve problems. I accompany my coachee in their transformative journey along which they are going to disclose mostly to themselves their values, life purposes, life dreams, strengths, weaknesses, constraints, and possibilities that affect their actions forward.
Work-life coaching could be seen as one form of coaching where the focus is on the connections between working and living as part of so-called work-life balance so often mentioned in todays’ society. But are not any challenges affecting work-life balance? I believe that all we do is about making our life a whole even if each of us has a different picture of this “whole”. Therefore, work-life coaching is for me about focusing on how individuals diversely and uniquely integrate and segment their life domains, while living in their personal, organisational and societal contexts, to achieve sustainable work/non-work wellbeing.
Co-active coaching is a method utilising various tools for accompanying life changes while putting the coachee in center of the learning process. Co-active coaching focuses on renewing your access to your inner resources. One the one hand, co-active coaching sustains the development of a “connection/relationship” (co) with yourself through reflection and interactions with your coach. It is about BEING. On the other hand, co-active coaching sustains the necessity to take action, be forward, be intentional (active)” in making decisions to advance in your journey. It is about DOING. Last, co-active connects with the use of the hyphen (-), your being with your doing, so that you align who you are with your actions.
All in all, in individual coaching the coachee is at the epicenter of his/her transformative journey and the coach is just a support behind.