My name is Bettina Röhricht and I provide coaching for translators. As a coach, I aim to help you achieve greater professional success and satisfaction – and thus lead a happier, more fulfilled life.
If you’re a freelance translator, you might have answered yes to one or more of these questions, though you may equally have different concerns altogether. After all, there’s no one single recipe for success and no one way of getting job satisfaction. That’s why identifying what success and satisfaction mean to you personally is such an important part of my coaching. Once we’ve done that, I’ll help you take active steps to achieve the freelance life you want, providing diligent, patient and sympathetic support throughout.
I look forward to working with you.
My philosophy and approach
What I do
My training is in what’s known as “systemic coaching”. What that means is that, instead of simply doling out advice, I ask carefully targeted questions that help you to help yourself. After all, you know your situation, business and indeed life better than anyone else.
This approach allows you to find out what you really want and why, to discover what your goals are and how you can achieve them.
My role is to provide considered, proactive support throughout that process. And should you occasionally require specific advice, then I am, of course, happy to provide that too, drawing not only on my training as a coach but also on my 21 years of experience as a freelance professional and on my personal life experience.
What I Don’t Do
I’m not a performance coach, someone who aims to drive their clients on to ever higher levels of achievement. I only give advice when expressly asked, I don’t judge or criticise. If you’re feeling a bit stuck, I can help you work out where you want to go, what gives you satisfaction and what practical steps are most suitable for you.
No matter how modest or lofty your ambitions, how long or short the journey, I’ll help you achieve your goals at your speed – via energetic and empathetic support that’s tailored to your personal needs.
(Incidentally: when you start to analyse your own situation in depth, you sometimes find the change that would give you most satisfaction isn’t work-related at all. It might actually be more time to spend on your favourite hobby, for instance, or a major change in your personal circumstances. If so, I can help you put that into practice too.)