Phone Number0434 702 683
Hello everybody. My name is Michael Albrecht and I am very excited to be joining the team here at Veterans Care Association. I was in the Australian Regular Army for 11 years, transferring to the reserves in 2015. I have been involved in operations to train, coach, and mentor security/armed forces of other countries since 2006, in countries such as the Solomon Islands, East Timor and Afghanistan.
I have been fortunate enough to spend over three years of my life abroad, as part of both military operations and extended language study tours. I am excited about bringing a wide variety of life experiences, insights and communication skills to my capacity as a life coach here with VCA.
I have been certified as a Life/Results coach with a very selective Australian company called Ultimate Coach. I have been involved in the personal development world intensely for the last three years, having conducted training in Australia and in Europe. I love utilizing the skills and insights I have learned during this period to help other people improve the quality of their lives.
Coaching is essentially about creating better results in a veteran’s life, by transporting them from where they are to where they want to be, in whatever area requires improvement. Coaching uses a range of communication skills such as targeted restatements, listening, questioning, clarifying, goal setting and accountability. This helps a veteran shift their perspectives and thereby discover different solutions to achieve their goals.
Coaching provides a veteran with an objective third party, free of any judgments, who has experience in military service. I understand how to help service men and women create objectives and goals across the most important areas of their lives, and provide someone to whom they can be held accountable. This means being encouraged and supported to move forward, or even to rest or slow down when necessary.
Why Coaching? The truth is that most individuals are much more likely to follow through on a task when they are monitored by others, rather than when they attempt to self-monitor. Many people have a tendency to overemphasize short-terms gains over long-term well being. So we need a system to get stuff done!
Looking forward to speaking with you soon.