Communication Coaching – Practice and Participation

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Mastering a Skill

In order turn things around and make a difference.

 

It's about your space

Some things require personal initiative

 

It's about your own voice

And about finding that voice in community.


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Stopping and Re-Starting

Still learning?

One of the things I've discovered over the past month is that stopping and re-starting is really hard.

It's relatively "easy" to keep going in systems that "work" in some way. Maybe they're just patterns and habits we've developed. Maybe they are systems that are set up by someone else – sometimes to simplify things for themselves. We use them as long as they work, but when that breaks down it becomes a nightmare.

Case in point. I'm having a lot of issues trying to get my health insurance cancelled in Germany and get signed up for health insurance in California. The systems are totally different – among other things, different deadlines for starting and stopping, different documents needed and different costs and eligibility. So I'm still working on it and as of today it looks like it will still be a few weeks before it's sorted out.


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#allnamesmatter

Getting started in a new location with a new primary language – switching from using German every day to using and hearing almost only English in California. 

What's been the biggest, consistent problem?

Pronouncing the name of the woman we've been working with in finding new housing: Danielle.

Looks easy enough, but the pronunciation in California is VERY different from the pronunciation for Daniel or Daniela in German. You try to figure out the difference! I stumble over it every time.

And getting names right is important! I'm trying.

So if your name is Daniel or Daniela and we have English sessions via Skype or Zoom or Circuit now, please excuse me, if I give your name a California twist. I'll try to get it right.

 

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Denouement Coaching Group

You Found It !

Rod Zook heads up Denouement Coaching Group and has spent his adult life in Canada, California and Germany. He brings a graduate degree in theology and undergraduate work in English and theater to his perspective as a trainer and coach. He is a certified systemic coach and coaches in German and English.

Rod Zook leitet die Denouement Coaching Group und hat in Kanada, Kalifornien und Deutschland studiert und gearbeitet. Einen Abschluss in Theologie und Bachelor-Arbeiten in Englisch und Theater, sowie vielen Jahren in Erwachsenenbildung in München, informieren seine Perspektive als Trainer und Coach. Er ist zertifizierter systemischer Coach und Trainer in Deutsch und Englisch.
In den letzten fünfzehn Jahren hat er u.A. Aufträge in München bei UniCredit und HypoVereinsbank, Deloitte Consulting GmbH und Siemens AG durchgeführt.

Comments or questions are welcome.

From There to Here

Seit Wochen gibt es eine große Änderung im Leben von Rod Zook. Was jahrelang in München stattfand, findet seit den 08 Dezember vorallem in Kalifornien und virtuell statt. Dort heißt jetzt "hier" und "hier" heißt jetzt überall, wo man sich befindet. 


The past several weeks have ushered in a major shift in the life of Rod Zook and Denouement Coaching Group (DCGP). 

From Here to There

Im übertragenen Sinn heißt "hier" eben auch Deinen Startpunkt – DCGP holt Dich jetzt ab, wo Du Dich befindest und wir zielen gemeinsam auf Deine Ziele und berufliche bzw. persönliche Vorstellungen. Dein "hier" wandelt sich in das "dort", wo man hin will. 
Take a few moments to check my schedule by clicking the Contact button below. You'll be able to schedule a free 20 minute session via Skype or telephone. 
If you are a current client, you can schedule and re-schedule our sessions there and I will receive notice of the appointment and/or change.

CONTACT US: 

rz@dcgp.co

 

Stopping and Re-Starting

Still learning?

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#allnamesmatter

Getting started in a new location with a new primary language – switching from using German every day to using and hearing almost only English in California. 

What's been the biggest, consistent problem?

Pronouncing the name of the woman we've been working with in finding new housing: Danielle.

Looks easy enough, but the pronunciation in California is VERY different from the pronunciation for Daniel or Daniela in German. You try to figure out the difference! I stumble over it every time.

And getting names right is important! I'm trying.

So if your name is Daniel or Daniela and we have English sessions via Skype or Zoom or Circuit now, please excuse me, if I give your name a California twist. I'll try to get it right.

 

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