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- Relationship-coaching and -mediation
- Mediation in general
After having worked for many years as a legal advisor and registered mediator in divorce- and other familylaw-cases I was – so it seems – automatically pushed in the direction of coaching. Because over time I had come to the conclusion, that the real issue in most divorces is not so much the legal or the financial part, but the emotional part – which is all too often being translated in fights in the legal and/or the financial area. But being a mediator I was not allowed to address the ´emotional divorce´, which interested me more and more.
Apart from that aspect I saw quite a lot of people with great personal potential – especially women – getting stuck in their divorce-related problems – with all sorts of consequences for themselves and their children. Becoming a qualified coach became mandatory for me. So in January 2003 I started my MMS´CT-training and what an eye-opener it was for me. I loved the type of coaching I was taught. After that I extended my education to related areas as grief-counseling. By now my practice has been fully transformed from arranging divorce-arranging to divorce- (and relationship-)coaching.
My vision and mission
My education as a grief-counselor was an important follow-up to my coach-education. Because it made me aware, that people in divorce-situations too often overlook the fact, that divorcing is above all a process of grief and bereavement instead of shame, quilt and fingerpointing. I am convinced, that people going through this difficult period in their lives (or later) need more care and help in tending to their hurt souls and finding a new direction in life than they (want to) know. They think a beauty-therapist can help, hoping it makes them feel better. It does, but shortly and only on the outside. What they really need is an ´emotional beauty-therapist´: the essence of divorce-coaching.
The same can be said about relationship-coaching: here it is the relationship, that is ailing – while the partners lose sight of each other, struggle in the fog and start contemplating divorce. Here the emotional beauty-therapist is also needed, but in this area coaching is necessarily often mixed with mediation.
Though the topic in itself is often regarded as sad, I love to do this work – especially when I see my clients slowly discovering life and sunshine again… Can I help you?
Specialties: Life coaching, executive coaching, mediation (done a lot as notary public) and team coaching
For 26 years I worked in the legal business. More than 15 years I was civil notary and entrepeneur from a reputable firm. In 2015 I decided to follow my heart, to quit my job and to become a coach. I want to inspire people to get the best out of themselves and to make their dreams come true.
I support you to be (more) aware of enjoying your life, to honor your precious time and find the balance between work and private life. I want to make you aware, so that you realise that there is more than just working, taking care and lots of “needs”. You only live once, so make sure you’re enjoying the things you are doing.
As a coach, a human and expert I support you to take matters in your own hands! You yourself know exactly what is good for you. Many times you have tucked it away unconsciously and you are acting in your way now, because some one else wants, or to get compliments or for any other reason.
In my coaching sessions I will ask you the question: what do you want? Muddling or change? This asks for courage, effort, money and energy, but…it will bring you so much: freedom, a smile on your face, a nice body, balance…You are the only one who can make the choice to do something about your own situation. You’re in control, consciously move!
I have a lovely husband and three wonderful children. Besides my family and work I like to make time for running, ice speedscating, yoga, meditation, making music as a violist in a great symphony orchestra, to read, to cook, gardening and be with my friends.
If you like to know more about my approach, please contact me.
Being an expatriate for over 15 years, I have extensive experience with individuals from diverse personal and professional background and cross-cultural environments. My cultural awareness, holistic approach, and passion for human growth and development form the basis of my service as a global coach.
Teaching meditation for several years, after attending spiritual retreats in Dubai, India, Malaysia and Thailand, deepened my sense of wholehearted service to others. Guiding, coaching, mentoring and inspiring people became my second nature. My wish is to empower others to reveal their authenticity, find their integrity and enter the world of multi-possibilities. My strength and charisma come from a visionary attitude, yogic focus, emotional intelligence and intuitive approach. Inner voice, nature’s wisdom and sense of humour are my ultimate teachers in life.
Today, as a MMS coach, yoga teacher and subtle activist, I share my knowledge and experience by offering yogic lifestyle coaching and holistic mentoring. In my sessions I put emphasis on establishing an action plan that honors the process of self-discovery and on gaining a sense of control and flow by moving from the judgment mentality of right and wrong and into self-awareness. Moreover, I observe that the most inspiring and enriching for my clients is learning to appreciate the journey – as much as arriving at a destination.
Joanna’s vision and mission
Thanks to my extensive travels and previous career as a flight attendant, I look at coaching session as a journey. A client who chooses coaching with me will reach from where he is to where he wants to be. Assisting people to comfortably and safely get to their final destination was my role as a stewardess, and is a new one as a coach.
Using this metaphor I would like to invite you to see coaching as a way of exploring and discovering new places, especially the ones hidden deep inside your heart. Everybody loves traveling and knows that it broadens the mind. Working with me is like having a ticket to your inner world. Together, we will explore what your inner landscape looks like and how you want to journey though it. Knowing your inner world will impact how you travel though your outer world.
Clients often tell me that they appreciate going off the beaten path to find their inner map and hidden treasures. The inner journey coaching isn’t about fixing yourself but rather discovering your natural strengths and talents and accepting true purpose of your life. It is about learning to navigate through mental turbulences and avoiding emotional crash landing J
I’d like to sum up the power of coaching by quoting M. Benanov: ‘ you travel faster alone, but farther together ‘.