Marielle Obels worked as an HR manager before she to study her second Bachelors degree, this one in Psychology. Her first BSc was in in Staff and Organisational behaviour! Currently she has been working in HR for over ten years in the legal, education and commerce industries.
Marielle has formal and hands on experience backed up by academic qualifications to administer methods that work for her clients. She is savvy, understanding and can quickly deduce the core criteria for developing her clients ‘best self’. It is the combination of Coach, psychology, work experience and people management that brings this coach to an admirable top tier in coaching.
A key mention on experience is Marielle’s ability to deep-dived into the subject of perception using Voice Dialogue techniques. She uses different chairs for the different perspectives and while moving from chair to chair her clients gain insight the different perspectives of everyone involved. This provides insight to the different goals of everyone, enabling clients to review their own decisions.
Among other methods in her acumen, by utilizing stages of change model of Prochaska & DiClemente she focuses on the readiness and willingness of the client towards the change he/she wants to make.
Clients are often not ready to move to the determination phase when she begins to speak to them, i.e. in the contemplation phase of change. In this phase of coaching, she utilises techniques of motivational interviewing
Showing the ambivalence in what her client’s say versus the things they wanted to achieve. And thus by using the confrontation matrix on what would happen if change was not taking place. This often helps clients move to the determination phase of change.
The combination of her unique profile “definitely resulted in progressing in personal and professional growth, with more efficiency and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, increasing the resilience of the people I work with.”
It is this type of thought process that ETIMY feels makes a formidable coaching session.
Have you every heard yourself or someone say:
“Well, everything would work better if management would make different decisions” and “ I cannot help it works this is the way things work over here.” It took me some time to realize I was the only one blocking my personal and professional growth, Marielle Obels explains and continues:
“Is this what I want from work or life?”
“While balancing between the expectations and demands in the working environment and private life they (her clients) are looking for guidance to make the right choices in their careers. Without getting over-stimulated or over-stressed. Everybody needs some encouragement that they are on the right track and can control their own path.”
“For as long as I can remember I have been interested in people and how they act, what is their motivation behind their behaviour and what is their perception of things.”
“Ending up in coaching is my life’s destiny, this is what I love to do most. Because, no matter where you go, your potential comes with you. Let’s find a way together how to use it.”
ETIMY Asked: “what is the most Important aspect that reflect you as a coach” and without hesitation Marielle Obels responded:
“Encouraging, supportive, operative and earthly-minded”