Klaus Johansen ~ Coaching for Change
I have had more than 25 years of experience working with people, improving sexual-, mental- and public-health in 3 different countries and in all sorts of organisations. Today I am Coaching for change and resilience by creating a safe, fun and caring environment for you to tackle the challenges and relations in your personal-life and at work.
Through my life I have lived experience as an expat, as a member of the LGBTQ community, as a health care worker and as a family member of individuals with mental health issues and alcoholism, and I have bereavement after someone close who chose to end their own life. I worked in charities, businesses, government and public health organisations in three different countries in Europe. I have also set up two businesses. This has given me the knowledge and experience to talk about a wide range of topics and very intimate and sometimes difficult issues, with people from all walks of life.
Together we can create an environment where you will find courage, resilience and inspiration to tackle the issues that are holding you back from reaching your potential and contentment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Group Coaching, ICF accredited CPD, Animas Centre for Coaching, London, England 2020
- Accredited Diploma in Transformational coaching, Animas Centre for Coaching, London, England 2018 -2019
- Master of Public Health, MPH, King´s College, London, England 2008 - 2010
- Designing Theory-based Interventions, Summerschool Maastricht University, The Netherlands 2004
- Nursing Diploma (Equivalent of BSc in Nursing), Diaconia College Centre, Oslo, Norway 1992 - 1995
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I often work with issues around confidence, expat living, sexuality (including LGBT and chemsex), boundaries, self esteem, assertiveness, values, motivation, choices and direction in life. I am also very interested in how to deal with digital overload, social media and other media so that we use it consciously and to your advantage instead of letting it take away our time, energy and confidence. Much of this work is inspired by Cal Newport and his book Digital minimalism.
I do again offer coaching in The House of St. Barnabas and in Victoria park with social distancing and measures put in place by the government and the venues.
Introductory session: 60 minutes, no charge. After a video call where we discuss what you want to use the coaching for and some of the practicalities, you can arrange an introductory session. This gives you a feeling of who I am and what coaching is going to be like. We can then decide if we shall work together.
Coaching via video call (Zoom): 60 minutes; £60,-. This is very handy as you can be anywhere in the world with a good internet connection and get your coaching from me. This works well for all kind of coaching, both the exploratory, emotional and the very goal and task orientated. As long as your internet is working well, the fact that we are not in the same room, does not change the way we work together.
Coaching while walking in the Victoria park: 60 minutes; £70,- . Some people find it easier to talk while walking. This can be particularly helpful for those who find it difficult to or are not used to talking about or expressing their feelings and for emotional and exploratory themes of coaching. I will provide hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes if we should use any equipment which you will touch during the sessions. Should you wish to use a face- mask or shield, you will provide this yourself. Contact me if you want to discuss how we can make these sessions as secure as possible.
Coaching in House of St. Barnabas: 60 minutes - £100,- The beautiful and airy rooms of this house from 1846 is a not for profit charity and run as a private membership club with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It's aim is to prevent homeless and it does so by providing training, work experience, mentoring and life skill classes. There are a number of very pleasant and quiet rooms where we can have a private conversation. There is a possibility to buy food and beverages here, but you are not expected to do so.
Longer and shorter sessions can be arranged when needed, for instance 45 minutes in your lunch break or some people prefer 1 1/2 or 2 hours.
If you buy a package of 10 sessions you will get a 10% discount.
NHS workers receive 10% discount on all services and 15% for a package of 10 sessions.
Kristian L, UK expat in Germany
`I highly recommend Klaus to anyone, he is highly personable whilst also being a coach who you can trust. This comes from his is hugely empathetic ways and Klaus has a softness about him which makes the calls/meetings very easy to settle in to. You feel comfortable no matter what the subject and I think anyone would agree that being comfortable in certain personal topics is a hard one to master, and he does that.
On top this he has the following attributes: Empathy, kind, caring, soft, understanding, knowledgeable, intelligent, thoughtful, authentic, compassionate, charm, honesty, leadership, observant, warmth and an excellent communicator.
Calls are left with a positive smile on your face whilst also reflecting on what you need to do moving forward.´
Matt F, manager England
`I would encourage anyone thinking of trying coaching sessions to absolutely do it and would strongly recommend Klaus Johansen. The development I have experienced personally and professionally has been invaluable. Klaus effortlessly facilitates sessions to allow you to feel comfortable and relaxed. His tone and manner mean you feel able to discuss things with him which you may struggle to with many others in your life.´
Louise G, manager England
`I found the coaching with Klaus to be an excellent tool for reflection and development both personally and professionally. The tailored coaching was a practical tool to look at myself in an honest and pragmatic way.
Klaus is extremely personable and makes you feel at ease straight away. He is thoroughly prepared for sessions. The depth of coaching is at your own pace and Klaus is very skilled and intuitive at working out what level to work at.´
I felt at ease right from the start. The coaching gave me an opportunity to vent or talk about sometimes-difficult things with a neutral party, and explore things that I might not otherwise have had time or opportunity to.´
Caroline B, manager England
Klaus was patient and kind and I was given plenty of space and time to think, talk and come to my own conclusions. Balanced with the appropriate amount of guidance this led me to greater insight into my own perceptions and attitudes and to a couple of ´epiphany moments and ideas that I can continue working with beyond the sessions. I would be keen to have further sessions in the future!'
If, after the first session, we agree to continue working together, I will ask you to commit to a minimum number of sessions (usually 4 or 6). You do not have to pay for all the sessions in advance, however, advance payment of six or more will entitle you to one of those sessions free of charge. You can stop at any time should you not be happy with the coaching. You can, of course, decide to continue on after these sessions as well, either straight away or after a break.
I ask clients to commit in advance as this often helps give both stability and drive to the sessions. We both have clarity around each others intentions to continue and it avoids any unnecessary pressure to cram too much in each session, so this often feels like a more generous and gentle session. Equally, we are both clear of the intended timescale and this helps create some positive impact in the sessions.