Client Voices

Why did you start the coaching?

To evaluate the company after five years of self employment.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Analysis of profit and loss and how to sensibly increase profit and personell.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

My aim was to cut down to a four-day-week. Today I only work weekends in emergencies and I can sometimes work a four-day-week. Together with my coach I regularly analyze my figures. Being a critical mirror she helps me to set new aims. Understanding and accepting my figures. Increasing profits. Effectively utilising personell.

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Why did you start the coaching?

I wanted to define my position after leaving a decades long life of an employee. My aim was to test ideas for self employment or totally other options and to get clarity.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Coaching has strengthened me and made me more assured in my decisions. Together with Sonia Flöckemeier I worked through barriers in an authentic and open atmosphere and developed new ideas.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

Coaching has given me courage and strength to find my way, to accept that change processes need time and to understand failure as a part of the learning process.

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Why did you start the coaching?

I wanted to work together with experienced experts to minimize my risk in important decision making.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Coaching allowed me to build up the basic structure of my company.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

Internationalization of my company.

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Why did you start the coaching?

Being an owner of a gourmet food shop and restaurant I looked for a business coach with practical experience in gastronomy.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Coaching helped me to separate my issues and to get an overview of my company. Through price calculation and controlling I now have my figures in view.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

I feel secure as a business owner and have a clear decision basis because Sonia Flöckemeier gives me feedback and input with her expertise.

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Why did you start the coaching?

I was very dissatisfied with my job and didn’t want to continue working in it, but I didn’t know any alternative. Assuming that I could have found it: what would I do with it? I had simply lost the central theme and active control over my professional career. Through coaching I wished to find the leitmotif again and work out where to go. Building my career was my central issue.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

From the first moment on I felt very good with Sonia Flöckemeier, which was an important requirement for elaborating my strengths and aims openly and honestly.

Coaching strongly confirmed my decision to change my career and my new development. On the basis of my strengths and expectations I know how to apply for a new job in the new field. I now have clear strategies instead of a confusing identity crisis.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

Soon I will start new studies in a field I should have chosen from the beginning of my training. I will start my studies with the security to go the right way, to love the work that I’m doing and to perform a fulfilling job.

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Why did you start the coaching?

In the beginning of 2015 the weather museum in Lindenberg/Tauche will open a new visitor’s center to show the exhibition of the past and present of meteorology and aerology. We will also open a bistro and have had to design our offers and processes.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

In coaching we analyzed our target groups and worked out an action plan to increase the number of visitors to our museum. Additionally we established a financial concept and optimized marketing.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

Sonia Flöckemeier gave us important suggestions and sympathatic, critical feedback based on her extensive experience. We now have security in dealing with our figures. We created a precise concept that we will implement after opening the new visitor’s center.

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Why did you start the coaching?

Our problem was the lack of experience and knowledge concerning finances in a situation of expansion. We needed professional support to grow and to explore our long-term strategy.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Coaching fundamentally helped us to lift our business to a more professional level and to expand. Sonia Flöckemeier’s work, especially the competent communication with banks, public authorities and tax advisers, was of invaluable benefit for us.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

First the IBB granted a micro credit and later the bank conceded a higher credit to expand our business. With this financial means we realized important steps in the growth of our company.

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Why did you start the coaching?

I started coaching because I was unsure if I was on the right path. I had lots of good ideas but I had no knowledge of economics. I needed feedback and structure.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Sonia Flöckemeier’s coaching helped me to structure my ideas and to create a framework. During our meetings I have got more clarity and target orientation. Her feedback has strengthened my actions.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

My courses are popular and almost always over-subscribed. Coaching helped me to realize many of my ideas and to create a good network. I’m very thankful for her competent supervision (even during the difficult times).

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Why did you start the coaching?

Immediately after we received our diplomas in fashion design and founded our company, our focus lay in creating drafts and implementing our ideas. But when we saw the final product we had many entrepreneurial questions that hadn’t been discussed during our studies. Business consulting was a great chance fot us to clarify, to set priorities and to find solutions.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Coaching supported us to strengthen our entrepreneurial self confidence and to stand by our product and it’s price. We got help in calculating prices, advice in finding different distribution channels and information concerning financial aid. Through regular meetings we learned how to structure our work and to set schedules and priorities. In general we can say that our label has become much more professional since coaching.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

Our sales figures have multiplied and in the meantime we have been supplying customers worldwide. We present our collections not only at fairs in Germany but also in Paris and soon in Kopenhagen. We will soon have an employee to support production.

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Why did you start the coaching?

I started coaching to plan my move to self-employment and to find someone to accompany me in participating the Businessplan Wettbewerb. Sonia Flöckemeier’s profile to me has been affecting, sympathetic and convincing.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Coaching helped me to finish my business plan and to reconsider special aspects. Sonia Flöckemeier’s coaching made me reflect and optimize my strategy. I felt self assured in my way to self employment.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

My shop kultpur has expanded and after a period of 4,5 years I argue that we are well established – thank to the stable basis created in coaching, which is fundamental for being self employed.

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Why did you start the coaching?

My business had existed for more than two years when I started coaching. My aim was to create more turnover and to strengthen my personality as an entrepreneur.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Sonia Flöckemeier’s unerring and appreciationg attitude, her honest sympathy and her trustful commitment to me and my business helped me to have faith, to accept support and to take the next steps.

My deepest feeling was that SF believed in me in her heart; a feeling I have never had with a coach before. I experienced that we both, coach and coachee, had a spiritual relationship. Coaching with you, Sonia Flöckemeier, was intensive, productive, sucessful and fun. What a great experience!

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

In the nine months of coaching I nearly doubled my turnover and profit. I expanded my offers, otimized my homepage and strengthened myself as a company holder.

I highly recommend SF especially for entrepreneurs who pursue their business with heart and brain – like you do!

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Why did you start the coaching?

In developing a culture project, we needed support in finding an entrepreneurial perspective. We had to develop a practical and sustainable business model including the two parts: culture café and art pedagogical centre. Our core team consists of freelance artists without any economical practice.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

Coaching supported us to fix targets, to gain economic skills and to evaluate and reflect current processes. Best practice examples in similar fields illustrated our possible activities. SWOT analysis and questions concerning motivation, status and perspectives have been useful for the team.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

Increasing competence in controlling and reflecting our project. We have a better overview of economic project planning and evaluation.

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Why did you start the coaching?

I got to know and learned to appreciate you during a coaching for start-ups. I very well remember your coaching which was free of valuating me – especially when I was confronted with the decision whether to continue as a sucessful founder or to go back in an employment.

Three years later I continued coaching because of a conflict with my superior. I appreciate your hands on consulting and your broad expert knowledge. Your target-oriented and professional nature supported me in analyzing my problem.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

In the end I couldn’t answer the question whether to be self employed or employed clearly. In fact I can do both of them. In this situation I value the quality of your coaching to accept open questions and to leave the last decision on my own liability. This makes your coaching successful.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

The greatest success was to make a clear decision and to understand the reasons behind. Additionally there is your empathatic/human and at the same time objective consulting which concretely and prompt supported me in crisis situations. During the coaching process we explored my strengths and skills which I can realise and use from now on in the future.

Thank you very much. Whenever I will have further need for coaching I will contact you and will warmly recommend you!

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Why did you start the coaching?

I was unlucky in my professional situation and I was not clear about what to change and what my strengths or preferences were.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

With the help of coaching I found out where my personal strengths lay and what kind of employment would be suited to these strengths.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

I have found a new job position that corresponds much better to my profile. In the job interview I was self confident because I was aware of my skills and I felt on par with my interviewer.

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Why did you start the coaching?

To realize our business concept we looked for help in creating a business plan and developing a profit and loss planning. Additionally we needed information concerning financial aid and professional support in preparing for the appointment with the bank to apply for credit.

How did coaching support you to change and develop your business?

We saw very quickly where the profit chances and risks lay. We illustrated different scenarios and developed our business concept.

What successes have you seen since the coaching?

With Sonia Flöckemeier’s help we now have financial support of our house bank and the KfW. As well as being a successful consultant we appreciate Sonia Flöckemeier as a strong motivator.

Thank you very much for the brilliant cooperation.

You are simply an incredibly amazing coach. With face to face communication you strongly support your clients in their career change and stay with them from the beginning to successful end of a project.

I always feel at ease with you.