About me and ultimately you.
What makes me me?
Born as a "Münchner Kindl" into a German/Greek patchwork family, my life has always been culturally colourful and with a focus on people.
Being curious by nature, I wanted to learn more about the world, to expand my horizon and explore what was possible. This is how I found myself as a young and adventurous traveller in Canada.
It was in the wild open spaces and multi-cultural cities where I started to find myself, where I started to feel at home and became a citizen of the world.
I have lived in several Canadian cities, but it was Montréal that stole my heart. It's amazing cross-cultural fabric inspired me deeply. HereI encountered a culture made up of so many different beliefs, languages and experiences, where I studied cross-cultural anthropology, started my family and worked.
Life was good, but I missed Europe and I needed a new perspective in life. So after much consideration and planning we moved!
30 years of having made Canada my home, moving back to Germany was coming full circle. It was exciting to change my life so drastically and at times quite challenging to return to my roots after such a long time.
In this process of change I decided to start my own coaching business and combine my knowledge in the corporate world with my experience in cross-cultural living.
Today I coach women from all over the world in English or German, on- or offline.
I am honoured to be working with women who are ready to make a change, so they feel that they FINALLY are living their life - professionally & personally.
My more formal bio
ICF Certification in Life Coaching
M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology
M.A. thesis on Art Therapy & Rudolf Steiner
Agile Project Management expertise
B-School by Marie Forleo
Copy Cure by Marie Forleo & Laura Belgrey
Social Media Manager IKH Baden Württemberg
As it is not all about certificates:
20+ years know-how in sales and marketing
Leading teams of all ages and backgrounds
International travel for fun and business
Being at home in 3+ cultures & 2 continents
Speaking German, English and French
Embracing being a celiac for 15 years
One of my most important personal experiences: being a mom of twins and having learnt to be really organized, quick on my feet and deal with unexpected situations gracefully and with a belly full of laughter.
The tribe that helps me grow and shine.
I believe my own personal growth journey is just as important as yours. And as expanding my knowledge brings me much joy, I want to share with you what I have been up to over the last few years.
These wonderful women have guided me:
Alix Rufas 1:1 business coaching
Ilona Rau 1:1 business coaching
Viktoria Rousseau 1:1 branding dev.
Mariola Czyzk-Livernoche self-dev.
Kiria Silke Vandekamp ritual coaching
Laura van der Vorst women empowerment coaching
Mona Hassan ICF certificate training
I have also taken care of myself via osteopaths, acupuncturists, natural health and cranial sacral practitioners as well as massage therapists. I also work with doterra oils and have been using a Healy almost daily for 6 months now. Talk about expansion!
What I do when I am not working?
I am a total foodie! I love to cook, and I read cookbooks like others read novels. At home in Freiburg or traveling through foreign countries, you will find me at the local markets checking out the produce. In moments like these I get excited about new spices & veggies & fruits I have never cooked with before.
Me time consists of long walks, meditation and if possible swimming in the ocean. Currently I'm designing my garden, finding the right spot for each plant. Cultural events too move me deeply & I love films in their original language. I like to be inspired by learning something new, so I read a lot & enjoy podcast.
My geographic & cultural journey so far.
With time and clarity we come to realize with that life is not a straight line, but a collection of ups and downs, steps sideways, at times forward and again some backwards. Being curious and open by nature I have experimented, searched, tried, failed and succeeded to understand my life calling.
I now see the red yarn - in my case yellow one - going through all that I have done and bringing me to where I am today. This fills me with deep gratitude and happiness. My journey started growing up in a German Greek family, but it literally took off, when I boarded my first flight to Ottawa, Canada when I was 17 years old I have never stopped exploring since then.
Places that I have lived so far in my life:
Munich -> Mindelheim -> Munich -> Ottawa -> Montreal -> Munich -> Victora -> Montreal -> Freiburg
Place I have visited:
Canada - 9 out of 10 provinces * US * Cuba * St. Lucia * Antigua * Norway * England * Belarus * Lithuania * Latvia * Estland * Poland * Czech Republic * the Netherlands * France * Greece * Spain * Portugal * Italy *