I grew up in Germany in a lively German-Italian/Spanish family,
living in a beautiful, scenic, dreamy little town close to Frankfurt am Main. I trained in Wholesale and Foreign Trade and worked for wholesale companies, small trade businesses, and also gained my Real Estate License in my mid-twenties.
I met my husband when I was working
as a real estate agent at 27, and became
a mother of two beautiful children.
For the next 10 years, I helped manage my husband's business and looked after our young family.
It was more of a struggle than joy as life in Germany was tough being self-employed at the time.
In 2007, we decided to take a break and moved to beautiful New Zealand for what we thought would be a gap year. However, 15 years later, we are still here and call it our home.
In 2010 when both of my children started attending school, I stopped doing home-based childcare and I gained a qualification in Therapeutic Massage Therapy. For the following years I worked at the Aurora Holistic Medical Centre as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist, and started studying Naturopathy. I have always been interested in herbal medicine and holistic well-being.
In 2012, my husband and I decided to separate. We had been together for over 15 years, and had tried to rescue our relationship through counselling for a long time. But the compatibility just wasn't there
any more and as sad as it felt at the time, the divorce opened up new possibilities for both of us to grow into much happier people. Looking back, it was the right decision for us, and for our children.
Not long after I started working full-time for a health and environmental friendly company. It lead to a manager position a few years later, and I stayed in that job for over 6 years.
Initially as a hobby, I studied Clinical Advanced Hypnotherapy. It is a great skill to have, and gives a lot of insights into human behaviour and the root causes of limiting belief patterns. It inspired me to keep studying in that field.
Unfortunately, at the beginning of 2017 my partner at the time got unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer. We had been together for around 3 years at that time. Heavy hearted and devastated, I went on a two year journey of supporting him to his End of Life. While this was a very difficult period in my life, it also changed my life in a positive way because it prompted me to work on my own healing journey more deeply.
I felt a strong calling to start offering my support to others who might be facing struggles, road blocks or sudden changes in life, and might feel overwhelmed and stuck. Having the right support makes all the difference, and I gained several qualifications over the years. I completed Diplomas in Clinical Advanced Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching, and several certificates in Breakthrough Life Coaching, Abundance Coaching, and became an ANZCAL certified and accredited Life Coach. I also completed the Professional ADHD Parent Coach Training with Cindy Goldridge's Academy and became a Professional ADHD Parent Support Coach.
I hope that my life experiences and expertise, my passion for life and helping others, helps to create more happiness and a brighter future, and is an inspiration and support to others.
"Lovely days don't Come to you, You should Walk to them..." - Rumi