Are you looking for a professional and certified coach, specialised on working with expatriates and intercultural topics?
You found me! I have been an expat for half of my life but more importantly am qualified through my ICF coach training and credential (ACC).
I am passionate about typical questions that expats are often struggling with:
- transitioning into a new culture
- finding a good balance between adventure and stability
- how to bring your family along
- staying true to one's own values while accepting new ones
- bridging cultural gaps
- making intercultural encounters richer and more sustainable
- working efficiently in very different contexts
- leveraging cultural differences positively
It's about growing from an international experience - rather than just surviving it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I strongly believe in quality and the need for a global standard in coach training and practice. That's why I chose to become an ICF certified coach and hold the ICF ACC credential.
As an ICF certified coach I adhere to its code of ethics.
Furthermore, I am supervised by a Master Certified Coach (MCC) regularly and am constantly upgrading my knowledge by visiting continued learning seminars and courses.
I work as a coach since mid 2015 and have accompanied many clients to more well-being, success and happiness. Having been an expat for half of my life and having studied Chinese and intercultural communication, I soon realised that this is where my real passion lies and have therefore specialised in this area.
I like to coach both on topics concerning my clients' private life as well as their professional life and count university professors, government officials as well as NGO employees to my clientele, to name just a few.
It doesn't matter which field you are in: if you are a global nomad, an interculturalist in the making or someone who is exposed to different cultures privately or professionally - you should consider speaking to an intercultural coach. Someone who understands you and can make you reap the full benefit of these international experiences!
Experience previous to becoming a life coach:
In my coaching I also draw on my previous experience in an international career in EU politics.
Before re-orienting to become a coach, I worked for several international firms and institutions (Linklaters LLP; German Asset and Investment Fund Association; Shanghai World EXPO; European Parliament). This helps me to understand where my clients are coming from and what many of them are facing in their lives. I have studied and worked in 6 different countries and 5 languages, helping me to connect and empathise with a great variety of people, cultures and environments.
I coach in English, French and German.
Working in different languages helps me to think outside the box. Languages frame our thoughts to a very big extent and as a multilingual person I am all too well aware of that. So, even if you only need me in one of those languages, my multilingualism will add to the depth of our coaching journey.
I also speak and read Mandarin and Spanish, however, not well enough to coach in these languages. If one of these is your native language, feel free to get in touch with me in it.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Multicultural coaching
- Intercultural coaching
- Expat coaching
Photos & videos
I offer a free initial consultation to everyone interested. I think it is important that your coach really is the right match for you, so why not make an appointment and find out?
Individual clients: 100 £ per session.
Reduced fee for individual clients: 60£ per session*
Company and institutional clients: I will design a programme that is tailored to your specific needs and evaluate the cost after a first chat with you (coaching of individual employees or teams; workshops etc.). Please contact me to receive brochures of my standard coaching programmes for companies.
For your session's fee, you actually get much more than that! On top of my time and skill during the session, you will receive a comprehensive summary of each session to help you apply what we discussed. In my experience it is worth just as much as the session itself.
*I strongly feel that coaching should be attainable for everyone who needs it. Therefore, I sometimes lower my price, if my clients are in a position where they can't afford to pay the full amount. This offer is based on trust and is meant for jobseekers, people who redirect their careers or who are in a momentary situation of financial stress. Please let me know if you think that you fit into this category.
June 2017 - I am very excited to be coaching for the UK's Government Communication Service within its Early Talent Programme. Find out more on my blog post about this exciting project and my role as a coach in it:
Type of session
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Please contact me to be directed to my scheduling website. I work during weekdays and can also provide a limited amount of weekend coaching sessions.