About me and ultimately you.
to empower women in such a way that they can embrace their cultural wealth & discover where they truly belong.
Nobody else, but we can know what is best for us. Finding that connection to our inner true self is especially key when navigating different cultures as it is so easy to get lost in them.
Discovering, connecting & celebrating with that inner true self takes courage, a good dose of creativity and willingness to try things out. But when you re-connect - oh how empowering it feels!
I keep meeting these incredible multicultural women who show the courage & discover their inner true self, understanding where they truly belong. Designing a life that is yours means discovering your values & strengths ultimately means deeply believing in yourself.
Has your moment come to understand where you truly belong & discover what you are made of?
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 to 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.
During this time I had lived in several Canadian cities, but it was Montréal that stole my heart. The amazing cross-cultural fabric of this city inspired me deeply.
This is where I encountered a culture made up of so many different beliefs, languages and experiences, where I studied cross-cultural anthropology, started my family and worked.
Yet after years in the corporate world my life had become a hamster wheel and I felt trapped between work and home life. I knew I wanted more out of life, I still had unfulfilled dreams and ideas that I wanted to make happen. It was time to change!
So change I did! As a family we moved back to Germany and after having lived in Canada for 30 years, 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 clients all over the world in English or German, on- or offline. I am honoured to be working with women who have the courage to make their ideas happen and are ready to invest in themselves.
My more formal bio
Certificate in Natural Health 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, but also experience:
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 three+ cultures & two 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 are the wonderful women who 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 *