Ginkoe’s mission is to provide its clients with coaching and assistance in support of employees who have lived through serious illness and are returning to work or employees working with chronic disease.
The generic term for the service is “recovery coaching”.
It’s a specialised coaching service, whose focus is the return to productive employment of people who have lived through a serious illness crisis, or have to adjust to longer term chronic care.
The coaching is built around the common needs of the corporation and the employee, with the objective of assisting the employee to stability and regain the ability to contribute and invest in his work.
The coaching takes into account whatever limits the employee’s health management requires, optimizing what can be achieved in terms of career development, and integrating the motivation of the individual.
Assistance to the team as a whole can be part of the coaching, to enable mutual understanding and adaptations.
As a result, this coaching approach rebuilds mutual confidence, reduces absences of the returning employee and can enhance the work ethic of the whole team. And beyond, as it reflects on the ethical and “caring” attitude of the employer. It can certainly strengthen the employee’s commitment to his career, and contribute to his resistance to any relapse of his condition.
Ginkoe also offers individual and group support, especially for burn out prevention for managers, team and employes.
The longer the sickness stops, the more people on their return will have difficulties to re-establish their professional activities.
Of those employed at the time of cancer diagnosis, one in five do not work five years later.
After more than two years of sick leave, Annick managed to restore my confidence in my ability to carry out an activity on regular basis despite pain and persistant tiredness.
By teaching me to segment my goals, measure my results and congratulate myself on my small successes, Annick allowed me to realize that my illness was not an insuperable obstacle.
Her strength and relevance, in my opinion, lies in her ability to provide specific and concrete advice to address each deadline without ever losing sight of the big picture. She is pragmatic but realistic, motivating but tolerant.
More than anything, she is able to adapt to any situation and give me the ingredients to achieve my goals. With her by my side, I finally feel more serene to continue my path towards a complete vocational rehabilitation.
Follow-up : A year after my first meeting with Annick, I am now embarking on a professional career in a totally new world. I can not believe how far we have come and the obstacles we have overcome thanks to Annick's support. Despite the persistence of the disease, I manage to remove my limiting beliefs and continue to move on the path of a reorientation that allows me to glimpse a professional fulfillment long since disappeared.
Coaching with Annick was very useful for taking a step back and having a more global vision of situations. It also allowed me to avoid over-reacting when my professional entourage, disregarding my state of health, allowed myself to think and make inappropriate judgments.
Today I tend to consider this type of behavior as clumsiness. I have set up strategies to adapt my activity to my energy level without always justifying myself. I learned to verbalize simply what annoys me, to express my needs. My work environment has a lot less influence on me. I have more confidence in myself.
Once again, thank you to Annick for her invaluable contribution.
Follow-up: Sylvie has integrated an audit position with demanding periods (travels and annual closings).
She manages her position by taking a step back, and adapting to different situations taking into account the traces of the disease (pain, limitations in movement).
Annick accompanied me on my return to work after a 10-month sick leave for a second breast cancer. Together we prepared my return, based on an inventory of the requirements of my previous missions and my current abilities and limits. The coaching allowed me to be in an active and constructive posture, while specifying to my employer my constraints, to clarify the situation completely
Thanks to this work, the interviews organizing my return both with the occupational doctor and my supervisor, were clear and led very quickly to a definition of terms that suited me. In my eyes, this is the guarantee of a solid and long term return to work .
After the recovery, Annick's support allowed me to accept these new modalities myself, to define modes of intervention and new postures in my position, and to help me find a new balance between health, private life and professional life.
The alternation of different techniques used, role playing, simulations, corporal translation of situations, work on emotions, have made these coaching sessions playful, adapted over time and support.
All wrapped up in Annick's caring, smiling and professional skills. A real pleasure. I warmly recommend to all those who want this moment of return to work to be an essential step in the road to recovery.
Follow-up: Muriel has resumed her work for a year, she has evolved very positively within her company in a new position and still with therapeutic adjustment of working time
"With all its listening, its softness and the technique of NLP, Annick allowed me to take a step back on many situations, prepare at best a professional interview that has positively succeeded. Above all I have learn to give the place that I wish to my diabetes.
Follow-up: Thanks to this coaching, today I have an exciting new job and tools that allow me to listen to myself, regain confidence and have a balance in everyday life. "