I am Gerrit Pelzer, a coach supervisor and executive coach. Born and raised in Germany, I have spent a great deal of my life in Asia. I have been coaching executives full-time since 2010, and my focus is in helping leaders in multinational corporations create an environment in which people can be their best. I am somewhat obsessed with the idea of becoming the best coach I can be. I realized that ‘active listening’
and ‘asking powerful questions,’
as I learned in coaching school, rarely suffices to help clients get the results they desire. One of the ways that has helped me improve my coaching abilities significantly is coaching supervision.
I participate regularly in individual and group coaching supervision, and these very positive experiences prompted me to become a coach supervisor myself.
Having a background in natural science, I was looking for a more ‘scientific’ program to learn coaching supervision, not one that is just based on ‘personal experience’ or ‘opinion.’ After an extensive search, I decided for the ‘Professional Certificate of Advanced Study in Coaching Supervision’
at Oxford Brookes University with Prof. Tatiana Bachkirova and Dr. Peter Jackson.
Coaching supervision is for me not
about generating additional income. I have a genuine interest in contributing to our industry: coaching is not formally regulated like other professions, and I want to do my part to help coaching become better recognized as a profession. Also, providing supervision to coaches like you is enjoyable and rewarding: when working with professional coaches, we can often go very quickly to a much deeper level than we can duding coahcing sessions with our regular clients. I firmly believe that continuous education and personal development are essential for every professional coach, and that coaching supervision is necessary to help coaching becoming more widely recognized as a valued profession.
If you are interested in formal qualifications: coaching-wise I hold ICF PCC credentials, and I am a founding member and former Vice President of the ICF Bangkok Chapter. I have been coaching professionally
since 2010, and I have over twelve years of corporate experience in senior management roles in Europe and Asia. I have a doctoral degree in natural science and a master’s degree in chemistry from the Technical University Aachen, Germany. I am also an adjunct professor for leadership in the executive MBA program of Institute for Management, a business school in Salzburg. I started formally supervising other coaches in 2019.
My approach to executive coaching and coaching supervision is mainly based on applied neuroscience
. In other words: an understanding of how the brain impacts human behaviour and how we can use this knowledge to help people get rid of undesired behaviors and patterns and instead create more productive ones. My coaching and coaching supervision builds particularly on the works by Paul Brown, Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson
, and Joseph LeDoux.
I am happily married, tend to buy more books than I can ever read, and find balance by regularly lifting (rather light) weights in the gym. I also love to travel when I can. If you are interested in learning more about how coaching supervision can help you become a better coach, contact me now for a short complimentary consultation.