I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.
~ Howard Schultz
Our Mission at VOBA Development:
VOBA fosters sustainability and maximizes performance in managers and leaders of corporate organizations. Through our program, businesses will gain strong, passionate, and humane leadership who knows how to improve the efficiency of their subordinates and to support their team-members in positive ways.
VOBA Development is an international collaboration between Alexandra Roach and Guido Vogt.
Guido is located in Germany (greater Munich area), whereas Alexandra is based in the United States (greater Boston area). Guido creates and develops concepts and programs, from consulting up to coaching. Alexandra writes course curricula and coaches on personal development & life-transitions. Both, Alexandra and Guido, believe that an intensive and trustworthy collaboration between clientele and consultant is very important. Guido’s areas of expertise lies within the leadership and decision-making process. He counsels managers on how to make changes within the organization and guides personality development. Alexandra’s approach works from the inside-out, taking a look at the person as the center (physically & mentally).
At VOBA, we coach you through both.
The outside-in approach focuses directly on recognizing set thought patterns, for example how do you use language in your daily life, how do you reach a decision, how do you drive your car, how do you follow directions, etcetera. This subject-area also deals with reactions to environmental influences, such as societal, communal, or professional.
Together both approaches create a balanced, centered you.
VOBA supports individuals, teams, and organizations who wish to reach sustainable outcomes that bring not only success but also a genuine contentment, balance, and happiness to work & life.
For more information and detailed program description, please visit VOBA Development.
Everything we do has value.
Not always is that value an advantage to us though. We try to make our lives easier by using specific sets of thought patterns. These sequences allow us to function on ‘auto-pilot,’ without spending too much time on re-evaluating recurring situations.
For instance, a while ago, you have decided what you like to eat and what not. So when you go out for dinner you know exactly what you order. Or someone asks you about your socio-economic or political values; your pre-set patterns make it easy for you to answer those questions right away.
What happens though, if we try to expand our realm?
If we train ourselves to think past those set thought patterns? And if we become more broad-minded?
Research says that an open mindset has a positive effect on many areas in our lives. In the workplace, for example, we can foster creativity and team-spirit, increase productivity, and achieve a genuine happiness. “Positive emotions and related psychologic processes […] help people to not only cope with economic stress and upheaval, but also open their hearts and minds to become more receptive, productive, and creative (Fredrickson, B., 2009).
Our life is a journey.
As we grow up, we change; as we mature, we change; as we experience, we change… so when you feel deep inside that the thought patterns you are holding so dearly onto for many years are not working for you any longer – feel free to change!
These changes can happen in two different directions: inside-out and outside-in, as mentioned above.