Organization and Methodology Coaching

Contrary to all the pages of my site, I am not going to extend myself at length here, it is not of interest.

Please note that this is "accompaniment" and not "pure" coaching unless you request it and I remain in a coaching posture, but I am also in a consulting or training posture.

I will explain myself more precisely. It is a coaching and my posture is different, because a coaching is based on your own resources, but within the framework of problems of organization or methodology, it is not a question of reinventing the wheel. These coaching sessions aim to give you the bases and tools to move forward, while seeking with you what will suit you best and what will allow you to be more comfortable and efficient, aiming of course at your autonomy. As a result, I will "suggest" certain "know-how" or methods, and perhaps sometimes advise you to implement certain techniques, if concrete elements allow me to think that this will allow you to be more efficient. My role is more like that of a trainer or advisor than a coach, even if we still remain in a coaching framework since it is, in my opinion, essential for your autonomy to remain in a dynamic of help in the search of (your) solutions.

I can help you in two or three sessions to find the organization which is appropriate for you in order not to scatter you any more and to regain in effectiveness.

Sometimes you can, or rather, need to be helped to find the methodology that suits you, as school rarely teaches schoolchildren and students to work intelligently, in the right conditions and with tips and tricks that allow them to store knowledge quickly and durably. I often keep myself up to date on this issue, which is very important to me, and I closely follow the research work of the teams from the world's leading universities, especially Harvard.

We all learn differently and at different speeds, not to mention the differences between intellectually precocious students and their particular functioning and other students, we do not all have the same way of working and do not all have the same memory qualities. The neighbor's methods or tips and tricks may not work for you. That said, it is always best to test what 95% of students are comfortable with first before finding other solutions.

The role of the coach is to present them or to encourage research so that the student can study them, test them and choose the one that seems to work best for him/her.

The main part of the work is to help him adapt them to his own functioning, to find what works for him, what is effective.

So it is not coaching as such, since it is not a questioning work based on the student's own resources, but rather an accompaniment since the student will discover methods and tools to learn and we are therefore more in the training business.

Methodological problems are often closely linked to organizational problems, and they can persist and become disabling only after a few years of higher education.

To take the example of the index card, one of the tools of learning in high school. Beyond the fact that some people still don't use them in their final year of high school and beyond, you have to learn to appropriate the tool, to evaluate the level of detail needed according to the subjects or your abilities, to define your own system, its codes/abbreviations/colors/shortcuts/formatting, etc.. That said, there are many tools available today, which are not necessarily suitable for everyone.

I have often noticed that even after one or two years of medical school, some students still have difficulties with methodology and organization, often because they did not take the time to build their tools, to look for "their method", the one that was the most efficient for them.

There is no miracle method that is valid for everyone and it is often necessary to adapt one of the existing methods to make it work for you, and it is in this research and this implementation that I can help you.

The question of organization is also an essential parameter to work efficiently and it is also necessary to reflect and adapt one's organization to one's functioning, one's work methods and one's objective of results. In general, the organization necessary to be effective throughout the year is rarely limited to the planning of one's personal work time over the week or month. I am not going to give you a series of "tricks" that can be used for everyone, that is not the goal, but to last several years with a high or even extreme work rate, as in preparatory classes or in medicine for example, a precise and adapted organization becomes essential.

It is not only your work that you have to manage, it is also your body and your mind. Like a sportsman...