I am Swiss and have been living and working internationally for the last 30 years. I worked as a journalist, consultant and leadership coach for international organisations. During all my life, I have been interested in Martial Arts, hiking/climbing, outdoor living and connecting to nature, spirituality and personal development. I am very excited that I now can combine some of my passions and skills to help others.
I live in West London with cats and lots of garden animals. My house is a meeting place for friends - lots of cooking, chatting, drumming and saxophone playing going on here.
For the last thirty years, I have worked with international companies on leadership development and team collaboration. When coaching professionals and facilitating training seminars, I gathered a diverse toolbox of exercises that I now can use to help clients create a powerful mindset and accelerate positive change.
I have trained Japanese and Chinese Martial Arts for twenty five years and hold a second-degree black sash in Tai Chi Chuan and Kung Fu. My lineage connects to Shaolin Grand Master Fu Leung. I teach Tai Chi to foster health and vitality, and I use exercises and principles of the Martial Arts for my coaching: Good stance, focus, breathing...
Originally a cross-country skier in Switzerland, I picked up Nordic walking when I moved to London. As I gained so much fitness and joy through pole walking, I wanted to share it with others. I got my instructor licence through the British Nordic Walking Association, and then added some training to support people who live with Parkinson's.
I have been a Reiki practitioner and teacher for 20 years. Together with other meditation and energy balancing systems, Reiki has given me some deep knowledge about meditation, visualisation, (self) healing and development. I now use these tools to help clients relax, train their mindsets and connect to their inner wisdom and joy.
On our walks, I often talk about the wildflowers at the wayside. My deep love for nature runs in the family: from my early childhood in Switzerland, I was taught about fungi, wildflowers and alpine plants. Foraging, done in a respectful and sustainable way, was a big family spare time. Later in life, I spent time with Native Americans in the USA who taught me about the uses of some of their herbs. The rest of my knowledge came through self-study, talking to people in different regions about their experiences with a plant, and through directly relating to the essence of a plant (yes, you can indeed 'meditate' with a plant, and you will sense some of its teachings).