My work is my passion and my goal is to help my clients find that same fulfilment.

Manu Henrard - founder of NineDots

 

Reimagining your professional future

Aligning your career with the person you want to be

Sometimes you need to slow down and ask yourself some important questions. What do you want your future to be? What do you really care about? Is this enough for you? These questions are not always easy to answer and you may need a clear, impartial voice to help you figure things out.

I work with clients to help them see new possibilities, consider new paths, and allow their growing awareness to lead them into making meaningful career decisions. And most importantly, I help them to embody their new choices so that they can transform the way they work and live.

One-on-One Career Coaching Programme for Executives

I offer a customised 3-4-month career coaching programme that will increase clarity around your career and support you in taking the actions needed to transition to your next executive career step. The programme may include 6-8 sessions of 1.5 hours and can incorporate executive recruitment advice, if required.

My methodology combines value and self-exploration work, where we identify what you care about, with practical somatic techniques, which help you learn to change behavioural patterns that are preventing you from achieving you career goals.

Manu is a gifted coach with the ability to ask powerful questions that bring out the best outcomes for his clients.

Mahesh Menon, PMO Stream Lead, Asia Retail & Wealth Divestment

Programme details

The programme may include the following components:

Executive career coaching programme

1 · BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP

A good relationship with your coach is essential. After all, we can only make positive progress if we trust each other and if our expectations are well matched. In this first stage of your coaching, we make a commitment to the process, defining objectives and conditions of success and agreeing timelines and logistical details.

2 · EXPLORING YOUR SELF

Now we slow down enough to reflect on your underlying mind-set and to build self-awareness so that you gain the freedom to make more effective choices. We explore your values so that we can reach a better understanding of how you want to live your life. And you allow new behaviours to emerge naturally so that you can build a more meaningful career.

3 · TAKING A STAND

We develop and verbalise a vision for a meaningful career. We deepen your self-exploration by examining the drivers that play a role in different domains of your life (particularly your career). Through somatic practices, you also learn to listen more deeply to yourself and to stay connected to what matters to you.

4 · FACING YOUR FEARS

It’s time to commit yourself wholeheartedly to the process, increasing your awareness of potential obstacles or fears that have held you back and developing strategies to move past them towards a more meaningful life.

5 · ACHIEVING SUCCESS THROUGH PRAGMATIC ACTIONS

We develop a practical action plan that can help you achieve your objectives. This may include steps such as building your professional network, reviewing your personal branding and upgrading your CV. You make a commitment to practicing these actions so you can become the leader you want to be.

ONGOING FOLLOW-UP

The programme may finish here or it may be extended at your discretion if you feel the need to fine-tune your new skills, maintain your energy or request additional support. Remember, this is just the start of a lifelong journey.

The benefits

For the coachee

Career coaching can have significant benefits in both your personal and professional life, including:

  • Exploring who you are, who you want to become and how to achieve a more meaningful professional life
  • Increasing your energy level by aligning your career goals with your personal values
  • Learning to manage behaviours that may be holding you back
  • Developing practices that support your journey towards a meaningful career and life
  • Opening yourself to new ways of being to increase your options
  • Embracing a deeper approach to learning by integrating your body, emotions and brain as equal sources of information.

For the company

Studies have shown that clarity about what they care about and how they want to live their lives is the first and most important criteria for increasing employee commitment to an organisation. A more committed work force leads to higher productivity, increased effectiveness and greater profitability.

The combination of "aha!" moments and feasible practices initiated a real change in my life.

Caroline Barbieux, HR Director, Schweppes

Participant profile

My career coaching programme is designed for senior executives, senior managers and entrepreneurs.

They may be eager to progress in their current organisation and want to prepare themselves for a new role or promotion. They may be starting their own business and looking to create a firm grounding on which to build. Alternatively they may be considering a change of career or organisation and want to begin their job search. Potential clients may also be entering or leaving the job market and want to do so in an effective way.

What all my clients have is common is that they want to reach their full potential, in both their professional and personal lives and they see coaching as a way to achieve this.

Why me?

For more than 10 years, C-level executives have trusted me to help them improve their performance and find inner peace. And they have appreciated the results.

My somatic approach to executive coaching integrates the mind, body and emotions. It delivers measurable results and can be tailored to your needs.

My background as a senior executive recruiter has given me an understanding of the complexity of senior executives’ work and the pressures they face.

I am certified by some of the leading coaching institutes in the world and hold Master's qualifications in business engineering and international management.

My methods are grounded in my own experiences in coaching and business and influenced by my joyful journey of personal and spiritual growth.

How to get started

The right partnership

I like to meet my clients for an introductory session before we commit to the coaching programme. It allows us both to ensure that our personalities and our attitudes to the coaching process are compatible before we begin.

Manu is a committed and true professional. He has recently been a strong source of inspiration to me. Anybody considering coaching should read Manu's posts. If triggered, quickly book a session. You will like it!

Jean Charles Malherbe, CEO, Produpress

Practical information

I am based in Tervuren (10 minutes away from Brussels). My office address is: Arboretumlaan 46, 3080 Tervuren.

Most of my clients come to see me in person, which I recommend as I believe a physical distance from the client’s usual place of work during coaching sessions is helpful.

I can also travel to see clients, if required and am available to work by video conferencing.

Want to know more?

Executive
coaching

It’s practical, results-driven and helps you develop yourself as an exemplary leader.

About
Manu

Learn more about my background, my training and credentials and how executive coaching changed my life.

FAQ's

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Let's talk

info@ninedots.be

+32 2 768 02 00

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