Marie Kaufmann

A few words on Coaching

For Peter Spnag his entire carreer has focused on coaching, from being a tennis professional to a coaching professional for both individuals and groups.

”Good and talented people want to be coached not managed. 

I was told by a professor that the term manager has a connection to the shepherd, whose job it is to keep the sheep in order. The more intelligent people are, the less they want to be managed in the old style, being told what to do.

They want to be led through conversations on eye-level, with empathy and a space to think for themselves. Conversations, through which they can move their own agenda forward and through which they can unlock their inate potential.

Those conversations have many elements of a professional Coaching Conversation. Goal setting, Reality Check, Possibility Generation and clarity about the Way Forward. And all of that within a good and trustful human relationship. A coaching relationship.”

Peter Spang is one of the owners and senior consultant at Next Stop You. Peter’s way of coaching focuses on qualities like presence, responsibility, awareness, shifts of perspectives, personal development through real challenges, passion and flow.



Peter is the author of the book  Zennis. If you would like to know more about his coaching approach – or becoming a better tennis player you can buy it here: