Franziska Cecchetti-Pretsch, Systemic Facilitator and Life Coach
Hello to you,
maybe you know this feeling of living day by day and time is just running along.
Your life doesn't seem too bad, and yet somehow you are missing something.
Somehow you feel some emptiness, unease and confusion inside of you.
Where to go next, what to do with your life, how to even ask the right questions.
People come to me because they have somehow reached an end point in their lives.
You might have tried many things already to make changes, but it doesn't work or last long.
Something is keeping you in the place you are in right now.
But your head is so full of thoughts and you just don't know what to do next.
Often we try to push even more forward and to ignore how we really feel.
You might feel guilty about not being further ahead already.
You might feel that all hope is lost for you and now it's too late to make any changes.
Or whatever else keeps you in this place.
We are so good at running away from whatever we don't want to face.
But what happens then is that you get more and more exhausted.
And speeding up doesn't resolve what is underneath your feelings.
Eventually it will catch up with you.
And then the impact on your health and energy might be already very deep.
Feels familiar to you?
This is something that I can support you with.
My work brings you more clarity, calmness and groundedness in your life.
Even after one session you will already have some more ideas of what is actually going on.
And with more time together, you will find the clarity and inner freedom that you are looking for.
Making your own footprints with more ease and a clearer direction.
What the people value the most that work with me is my non judgmental approach.
I welcome you as you are with whatever you bring.
You are the expert in your life and I am walking alongside you to support you with next steps.
There is no right or wrong issue to bring and nothing is too small or too big to look into.
After our work you will feel more grounded and resourced in your life.
You will have a better understanding of who you are and why you are here.
You can connect to the people before you, your ancestors, and find strength for your life there.
You feel more rooted and stable in yourself and you can trust your own inner intuition more.
I want you to live the life that you really want to live.
Because walking your unique path and making your own footprints matters a lot.
Your actions and rituals have a far-reaching impact, especially for the younger ones who will survive you.
Each step you take presses down a new path.
You leave your own footprints here.
You were born for a reason.
And the way you live your life is the answer to your life's questions.
My aim is to start connecting you to your own inner clarity, guidance and wisdom.
And to live with more focus, energy, clarity and ease in your day to day life.
Because we really need you to be fully in your life right now.
And there is no better time to start living fully than right now, today.
There are different ways to engage with me.
- Firstly you can like my Fran's Barefoot Humans page and benefit from reading my free posts and watching my videos. And if any of these resonate with you, I always love hearing from you.
- Secondly you can join my Barefoot Humans School on Facebook where I share tools and inspirations for a more rooted and resourced life. If you are interested in joining, just reach out and let me know. I will open the group fully as soon as I have enough members.
- Thirdly you can go soon to my website www.barefoothumans.com that is currently being created and sign up for my regular newsletter there. In this way you won't miss any news and offers that I share and we can stay connected more regularly.
- And of course there is the option to work with me more 1:1 or in person. Here are also some different options.
- If you live locally: I offer walk and talk sessions around Shrewsbury. This can be a one off session or regularly, whatever you want and need. We can also meet in my back garden if you prefer a more private space. But moving in nature and doing this inner work is very beneficial together. And we can even do some barefoot grounding exercises too.
- I also offer a barefoot meditation group in my own garden where we explore in a small group the benefits of meditation, awareness and being barefoot together. For each session you can bring a topic that is showing up in your life and we will reflect on it and I give a different perspective from my own experience and knowledge.
- If you are further away: I do 1:1 online sessions which can be done from anywhere in the world. And I offer online group sessions on a regular basis that are always about a specific topic that someone has raised or that is currently important in the world. Again it's all about grounding yourself, feeling more rooted and resourced in your life and moving forward with more clarity, ease and energy.
If you are interested in any of my offers and my writing resonates with you, feel free to reach out.
Either on facebook via a message or email
Or you can also call or message me on 07735602051.
I always offer a first free 30 minutes call to find out more what moved you to reach out and how my work can support you along your own journey.
I look forward to hearing from you and connecting more.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Social Padagogy and Social Work in Germany
- Degree in Philosophy in Germany
- NLP Practitioner and NLP Business Practitioner in the UK
- Life Coaching certificate in the UK
- Facilitator and Advanced Facilitator Training for Systemic Constellations at the Centre for Systemic Constellations in London, UK
- Member of ISCA, International Systemic Constellations Association
- Professional Insurance: IPTI - Independent Professional Therapists International
- 20 years experience of working as a Social Worker & Social Pedagogy Practitioner, as a Life Coach and Systemic Facilitator
- Experience of giving training, workshops and supervision to teachers and social workers about resources and systemic understanding of dynamics in their work
- Experience as a Manager of a Kindergarten in Germany
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Coaching in Meditation and Mindfulness
Free initial telephone or online session
Fees depend on type of work you want and need and the number of sessions.
I offer one off sessions or regular sessions, depending on what you need.
We can talk about this in the first free discovery call.
I am flexible with bookings (especially online/phone). In addition to normal days, I offer early morning sessions/some Saturdays.
It's best to contact me so we find the best time for you.
Personally I am passionate about barefoot living as a way of grounding ourselves and connecting to the earth's energy field. I love running and being outdoors, connecting to Mother Earth. This is where I get my biggest strength from.
My other passion is music and songwriting.
And I combine my systemic work with songwriting.
Lots of my own songs have supported people on their unique journeys and have encouraged them to become more themselves.
Music touches us on a deep level and goes beyond words.
If you want to find out the power of your own unique song for your own path, then let me know.
We will do a deep session together where we find out your unique life's theme and meaning.
Then I will write a unique song for you that I record and that you can listen to and keep for yourself.
It can support you even deeper on your own path forward.
"I began my journey with Fran after the first lockdown in July 2020. Initially, I was really apprehensive about our meetings over video calling and how they would work out but also, a bit nervous too! Within minutes of our session, I realised that I really didnt need to worry one bit! Fran has a really infectious calming aura, yet actively listens and picks up on key moments. Moments you dont realise yourself.
I've found that Frans coaching style equips me each week with another insightful tool to help me process, reflect, understand and rebalance. Looking back over the sessions we've had, I can now see more clearly the progress I have made and how these small tips and tools have been key.
Fran is so easy to talk to, she has a wonderful personality which she let's it be a part of our sessions. This is so important to me personally, I feel I am speaking with a friend. Each session, whatever I have felt over the week, I have found really helpful. I learn a little more each time. Fran has become such a part key part of my healing journey, I really know that what I have learnt over the months will remain with me for the rest of my life. A true life coach, amongst other fantastic skills and expertise.
I couldn't recommend Fran more highly, she is non-judgmental, kind, compassionate and has unbelievable amount of perspective and understanding" (Caroline)
"When I first decided to seek out help and found Franziska, I was a bit dubious. I questioned if I could really justify investing the time and money into myself like this. After all, as a single mum there are always other priorities! However, I had a clear vision and motivation to change things and so I felt like I needed her help. My sessions with Franziska surpassed all my expectations! I ended up addressing much deeper issues than I thought I would, and although they seemed unrelated to my main issue at first, they were somehow all connected. Franziska guided me through this inner process by helping me see what was out of alignment in me and helped me make sense of it. After that some big shifts took place within me. They say external change is an inside job, and I totally get it now. As a result of my shifting old behaviour patterns and beliefs, I have gained more confidence and clarity and I am more at peace with who I am as a person. Franziska is insightful, gentle, encouraging and bloody good at what she does! Highly recommend her services, with gratitude from Kat"
"My pony alerted me to a problem with my leg which I needed to deal with. I felt it was related to my dad, partly because he had had the same problem, and partly it was only when I was with our pony that I was aware of him, having left this world over four decades ago. A friend suggested I look for someone qualified in family constellation work, and as I'd previously met Fran and felt I could work with her, I contacted her, had a consultation and started to work on the issue. Fran came across as calm and confident and I always felt safe with her. The sessions were very insightful and always a bit different, with Fran choosing the way to work based on her extensive knowledge and experience. I felt a very strong connection to my dad and what he was feeling, and at the end of the sessions we reached a point where I felt my ancestors and I were in a much better and stronger place. We did the session on-line, which I wasn't sure about to begin with, but it felt almost the same as being there in person. I would highly recommend Fran and if you're not sure how she can help, why not have a short consultation with her initially to find out more" (MF)
"Fran is incredibly supportive and intuitive to my thoughts and needs. She listens to me freely without judgement and encourages me when im battling my thoughts. As a result of our work together Im starting to win against my struggles and finally starting to believe in myself that I can do it! My relationships have improved and will continue to as we pursue our work together. I always look forward to our sessions and always leave with something to think about and try. I cannot recommend Fran enough! My Fran effect" (Barbara)
"Sessions with Fran are attuned each week to my needs, these needs have changed week on week, yet Fran is so intuitive shes able to work out what specifically needs to be focused on. We've looked into my family generations and the subtle 'needs' and 'rules' adopted by me without realising, this was creating huge anxiety for me and resulting in overwhelming panic attacks frequently. I was having issues in areas I hadn't associated with this. Fran has supported me to start to become the real me, I still have a journey to go, but im excited where this will continue to take me. Sessions with Fran have improved my relationships within my family whilst still remaining myself and WITHOUT the panic attacks.
Thank you!!" (Lucy)
"Thank you so much for our sessions. Already I am feeling such a shift and feel much more loving of my body" (Emma)
"Dear Franziska, thank you for your empathetic, mindfully guided and calm intervention. I experienced the systemic work online with you as very pleasant and like "in real life". Thank you that you have explained to me very clearly and understanding in every situation every step that we took together and that you have gently accompanied me to the new. I have big trust in you and your work and I will gladly come again with my next issue" (N.U.M.)
“I had the pleasure of working with Fran last year and continue to receive coaching on an informal basis even now. Fran is a highly motivational individual who you will warm to immediately. She has this innate quality that puts you at ease from the get-go, building trust, which enables and encourages you to speak openly. She is an excellent listener and seems to understand exactly what you are trying to convey even when your own thoughts seem a jumble. Fran is clearly very self-aware and emotionally intelligent and one of her best qualities is being able to put herself in your shoes and empathize with whatever issue you are discussing. It confirms that you’re not alone or strange and she uses very subtle, but effective, questioning skills to further build that rapport. During our sessions Fran always showed great passion for her work and interest in what I had to say, this only served to increase my own enthusiasm and determination to succeed. Now that my life changes are complete, Fran hasn’t just moved on to her next client; she’s stayed in contact and provided that real personal touch. I honestly can’t recommend Fran highly enough – she’s one of life’s gems!” (Karen T.)
“Our family, extended family and friends worked very closely with Fran. The bond we built was and still is very close. We were able to talk honestly as a family, in some instances for the first time ever, but felt listened to and safe. Fran is a spirit who came into our lives to fulfill a specific work role, but actually became so so much more than that. She feels like a family friend whom we will always have in our lives“ (Natalie R.)
“From the very start we bonded with Fran as she came to us in a supportive role with a very open and honest outlook. My husband and I felt that we could completely be ourselves and she gave us quality time to talk through our thoughts and feelings and address any queries. Fran seems to always operate an ‘open door’ policy and so whenever I am with her I always feel she values what I am saying and the emotion I am expressing. What my husband and I found the most valuable was the support even beyond Fran’s official involvement. Fran goes above and beyond and always makes herself available when we need support and advice. She offers this support in a non-judgemental but very practical way whilst always advocating for our children. Fran helps us to look at things differently when our emotions are not allowing us to see or think clearly. Fran has always been a consistent guide, offering support, care and advise and we always feel we have a safety net in place. I would consider Fran to be one of the most important people we have in our lives especially in the challenging times we have been through with her. She is an advocate but always has a child centred approach. Fran is a professional in whatever she does and I would highly recommend her to anyone” (Charlie P.)