«There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is. I believe the latter.»
While studying for my MBA at the University of Zurich, I was fascinated by entrepreneurial topics but, even more so by psychological subjects such as personality development, attitudes, nurturing talents and strengths as well as human behaviour. Right from the beginning of my career, while working for a major company in the field of organisational development, I was able to further develop my interest and broaden my skill set.
Four years into my career, and richer in professional experience, I wanted to delve deeper into management development topics. Hence I decided to switch jobs, joining a renowned Swiss Business School as part of their management team. There, in my capacity as program manager, I was responsible for designing, managing and facilitating training courses, meetings and seminars be it for Board Members, Human Resources Managers or Business Developers. During this time, I had the chance to meet distinguished managers and eloquent speakers, many of which have inspired me and been formative to my career.
Early on, while being an Executive Board Member at the Business School, I assumed responsibility for the corporate customer sector as well as for key account management. Throughout my tenure at the Business School, I advised CEO’s, Managers and Human Resources Managers alike on various management development projects such as leadership development, in-house programs and executive/career coaching’s. Simultaneously I worked as a trainer, speaker and coach in the area of self-management. During my ten years in education I discovered my passion for personal development and decided to consciously explore this path.
A permanent fixture of my personal development was, and is, continuous training. I passed a distance learning course in positive psychology, a teacher training in Mindfulness as well as an ICF-Coaching. This self-applied knowledge helped me get closer to the answer to one of the most fundamental questions of any human being - the meaning of life. It is this understanding that motivates me to encourage people to do, what fills them with passion and happiness and which drives them to deliver excellence without burning out in the process.
The subject of mindfulness has been with me since 2003. It has taught me to gracefully embrace changes in life, to adopt a positive and respectful attitude to life, and to consciously bring awareness to your here-and-now experience with happiness. These days, when confronted with a challenging situation, I am much more relaxed, focussed and closer to myself. Additionally, mindfulness helps me to find a healthy balance between business and family life with four children.