«Even from stumbling blocks thrown in our way, we can build something beautiful.»
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A love of nature, down-to-earth thinking, mutual appreciation and support as well as a confident outlook into the future shaped me during my childhood and adolescent years on my parent’s multi-generation farm in the Seetal region of the Canton Lucerne. These values are still of the same importance to me today; they help me to generally stay in touch with life’s basics and aid me when - from time to time - I have to master difficult challenges.
From the start of my professional education the human being as such has always been my central focal point. I completed my initial training and gained my first leadership experience in the hotel business. In my mid-twenties it became clear that in my professional future I wanted to extend my knowledge in the field of Human Resources. In my roles as HR-Assistant, HR-Business-Partner and finally as Head of HR with international responsibility I was entrusted with assignments in advertising, pharma-diagnostics-, industrial and wholesale enterprises. I am very familiar with the complete range of processes from recruitment, supervision and development up to severances from the strategic, conceptual and operational point of view. In parallel I acquired the academic tools for my roles as internal trainer, training manager and Head of HR in the according universities of applied sciences during this time.
For eight years I was Head of Group HR for Switzerland’s largest power company, during which time I was able to fundamentally develop and implement their leadership management model. As HR Business Partner I simultaneously supported the CEO, the management and the unit heads on the operational level and worked closely with the nomination- and remuneration committees. Here again - as with my previous employer, an industrial enterprise - I was confronted with the unfortunate fact, that restructuring measures needed to be implemented. It is essential to me to not only provide well-meaning advice, but to actually help people find their own individual solutions. This viewpoint led me to Sonja Radatz of the Institute for Relational Consulting (IRBW) in Vienna, Austria, where I qualified as a relational coach.
It is my aim to support you in finding your solutions by way of a guided change of perspective, so that you as well will be able to build something beautiful out of those stumbling blocks thrown in your way!