"Once you find yourself, you can't lose anything in this world. Once you have understood the human being in yourself, you understand all people." (Stefan Zweig)
My own life experience has tought me, that we often live a life that is not "ours"; not because we want to, but
because we have lost contact with ourselves. The contact to what we really want, what is really important to us, what makes us happy, what we do well, what does us good. Instead, we believe this
and that must be so and there is no other way...
It was only over the years that I realized that most of the difficulties and problems in my life stemmed from doing
things that were contrary to my own nature. When I started to get to know myself better, many of the "unsolvable problems" I struggled with dissolved step by step, as though by themselves.
Therefore I am convinced: The most rewarding way is the way to oneself.
My experience with companies is similar. Sometimes they lose contact with "themselves", driven by so called "market
forces". With all the difficulties and problems that ensue.
My task is to help people and companies to see the way (back) to themselves more clearly.
People are living systems within a wider net of living systems: e.g. partnership, family, friends, companies, brands, village, city, state, natural environment...If we begin to recognize and feel the connection with everything that surrounds us, then we quickly realize that everything in life is shaped by exchange and the resulting interaction. This insight and its application to "problems" opens up undreamt-of possibilities for the development of a person or a wider system.
In my personal experience, people "know" the solutions to the "problems" in their life themselves. Through a self-limiting perception, pattern, or
fear, they often do not "see" and/or apply these solutions. Sometimes people simply lack the energy to implement what they already know.
In coaching, we are working on transitioning away from "tunnel vision" on a problem towards giving the client
the widest possible "panoramic view" of the problem and the many possibilities that exist. This makes solutions possible, which previously seemed unthinkable.
Coaching is therfore primarily about expanding the client's perception and strengthening confidence in his or her own
abilities and possibilities. By this I mean that the client feels himself and his needs, and is also in a better positon to understand the needs of his environment. The result is an understanding
of what is possible and what is not (yet) possible. Through this inner clarity, the client can develop a great power and trust to implement his own solutions.
A basic principle of my work is to recognize and respect that only the client himself has the solution to his own problems in his hands. My role is to expand and strengthen the client's awareness and problem-solving skills. A key moment for many people is when they begin to understand and feel that they can positively change a burdening situation by changing themselves.
My most important "tools" in coaching are judgement-free, focused listening and empathy, systemic questioning tecniques, body excercises and systemic constellation work. I apply these "tools" according to the situation and the needs. The guiding principle always remains: What serves the solution?
Strategy consulting is about helping the company/entrepreneur overcome a strategic challenge. Here I make sure that heart and mind can
flow into the strategy.
The decisive factor for the success of the project is the active participation of the entrepreneur, so that the strategic solutions can
emerge from "inside" the entrepreneur(s). My role is that of an "aid at birth": contentwise I intervene in the strategy development process with expertise and experience only to the extent that
is necessary and helpful. Ultimately only the entrepreneur/management itself knows what the "right" strategies are for them. My task is to make sure that these strategies are recognized and
formulated as clearly as possible.
In my consulting, I use models and methods from theory and practice of brand management and corporate management, combining and
adapting them sometimes in new ways to facilitate the development of sound strategies. "Tools" that I frequently use include: mission statements, means-end-chains, process models, lifestyle
models, models of brand identity and positioning models.