After completing a doctorate in theoretical physics, I worked for 20 years as a specialist and manager at a globally active IT company.
I took on my first management position while still working part-time as a parent. This meant I didn’t have time to get involved in technical issues and had to quickly trust my employees with responsibility.
I built up several agile teams and managed intercultural departments with large teams around the globe. In the process, I learned to appreciate the strengths of different characters and cultures and also to promote them remotely.
During this time, I had my first coaching training for managers and was quickly inspired by how powerful and, above all, sustainable coaching is for changes.
Since my professional trainings as a systemic and horse-assisted coach, I have been assisting people who are willing to change on their way to a life that suits them. I support them in shaping their lives according to their vision – in building something beautiful out of the stumbling blocks that life sometimes throws in their way.
In my hybrid, agile leadership programme “Let the horse tell you something” I also accompany innovative leaders on their way to WEffectiveness with the team. So that they can deliver excellent results with stable and motivated teams without (inner) stress.
What distinguishes me from others: I combine theory with practice so that everyone can find the way and leadership style that suits them best.
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03 - Your offer
Together we decide about the best setting for you to change your life.
04 - You decide
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How it all started
- From a successful leader zu a systemic coach -
After years of cooperative leadership and fostering my international teams according to agile principles, I ended up with my teams in a classic command & control environment due to a restructuring. I had to witness how much stress the conflicting beliefs meant for everyone involved. How the conflict ended either in inability to act or in termination, which ultimately led to the disintegration of the team and the product. It also cost me personally an incredible amount of energy to be in an environment that lived opposing values to mine.
It was then that I finally realised how important it is to live a life that suits you. But also that sometimes you are paralysed in such situations and can’t find the right way out on your own.
That’s why I decided to start my own business as a coach and trainer, to focus completely on empowerment and the development of people. Because in my role as a manager, that was always the most enjoyable thing for me.
That’s why in my leadership programme I advocate a cultural change in leadership: Away from dominance, power (games) and ego trip, towards appreciation, empowerment and participation – for a successful, future-oriented but humane working world.
And how it went from there
- From a classic coach to coach with horse -
Very quickly I wanted to include horses in coaching whenever it was helpful. Because I have experienced myself how helpful horses are for personal development – especially as a manager. Working with horses promotes:
- Reading body language and facial expressions
- Authenticity and congruence
- Situationally adapted actions
- Convincing without dominance
Therefore, I attended corresponding further educations with a Swiss authority and now combine systemic and horse-supported elements in order to achieve better results much faster.
Furthermore, I know from my own experience that every now and then one gets into situations that create inner stress. Be it a conflict with the values and culture of the company, dealing with certain people, the workload or having to defend one’s opinion (publicly).
It is not always possible to find the trigger of this inner resistance using cognitive methods.
In order to be able to reduce stress in such cases, I also attended a Brainlog® training. Brainlog® is a further development of EMDR, WingWave and Brainspotting based on neuro-scientific studies, which are successfully used in trauma therapy.