As a Life and Business Coach, I accompany you when you feel the need for new personal perspectives and growth, for professional or private change.
I support you in finding your own personal, salutary and resource-activating way of dealing with stress, overload, the threat of burn-out or bore-out, with inner or conflicts in your private or professional environment, with crisis situations or a lack of self-esteem, existential and fears about the future. In doing so, I follow a Buddhist approach which, through its attitude and methods, particularly trains one's own awareness and ability for self-reflection.
Conceptually, my work is based on these aspects:
These four aspects are not to be understood as self-contained coaching packages. In my opinion, a “one size fits all” approach has no place in personality development. After all, it is about you in all your naturalness and diversity. In our coaching sessions, you are therefore given the space you deserve for self-development. You can thus gain vitality, life force and ultimately quality of life. I offer you a process in which you, as the expert of your life, determine the topic, the pace and the rhythm. It is the “here and now” that counts!
Perhaps you have heard the terms “resilience” or “ego strength” for this. This is connected to the question of how we as individuals deal with challenging situations or circumstances. Do we quickly become discouraged, give up, back down, push back and doubt ourselves, or do we pursue our goal even in difficult moments, keep our heads up and make good decisions for ourselves and others?
Often we look for the answers to such questions in the outside world, in other people, which usually does not fully satisfy us. However, if we turn to ourselves, we have a great chances to find what we are looking for.
Many of us ask ourselves at some point what we want from life. This question is, of course, entirely justified, as it aims to bring out our innermost desires. On the other hand, it bears the danger that we live our lives in a certain passivity. This, in turn, can lead to disappointment, frustration and even life fatigue if the desired does not happen.
Therefore, we should rather ask ourselves what we can give to life. With this active inner attitude, we set ourselves on a journey to our real needs, our inner values and priorities, our strengths and supposed weaknesses. Buddha urged people to “be an island to oneself”, i.e. to find out as much as possible who one is. In the best case, this path leads to inner balance and serenity. Swimming with the river of life instead of fighting against the current. To be at peace with oneself as much as possible. This will be the basis for being truly there for others.
How to develop more happiness in life and confidence
“Personal growth means: more awareness, more behavioural options, more ego strength, more permeability.”
I will say that you are familiar with the term “mindfulness”. In recent decades, this attitude to life has taken root in our minds. Thich Nhat Hanh emphasised that practising mindfulness means returning to life in the present moment.
For me, mindfulness means to become more aware of one's life, to better understand what is going on. Getting to know your body and mind better. To recognise one's real needs. To use one's own resources in a salutary way. To assess situations better. To make good decisions for oneself and others. To shape one's interpersonal relationships in a fulfilling way.
This cultivates one's own well-being, which in turn feeds inner strength, happiness in life and confidence.
Buddhism also speaks of “ego-centricity”. This refers to the constant circling around oneself and the associated permanent focus on wanting or desiring something (at all costs) or not wanting something, i.e. inner resistance to something. This leads to suffering because our needs are not met.
Don't worry, I don't want to convert you to give up your “I”. Rather, it is about developing more “permeability”. Experiencing yourself, especially in difficult situations, not as a rigid, petrified being, but as part of a large network of relationships that every person influences at every moment with their thoughts, emotions and actions. In other words, to keep an eye on the big picture, so to speak, and to align one's behaviour more flexibly. If you will, to relativise one's own greatness to a certain extent. To accept one's own fallibility as something normal. This can lead to more inner strength.
How being less “me-centred” can benefit you
If you feel the need for new personal perspectives and growth, you feel the desire for professional or private change, I would love to accompany you on this journey.
If you have any questions or are interested in an appointment, please feel free to send me a message or call me to arrange a non-binding meeting to get to know each other.