Trained by Life
My hands were sweaty when I handed over my debit card. I did not know if there was enough money in my account. And I did not know that because I did not dare to look at my bank statements. Because, as long as I did not look at them I could pretend that a miracle had happened and I didn’t go into overdraft again.
I know how it feels to make a lot of money and how it feels to make little to nothing. I was an employee for a long time and am a freelancer even longer. I have taken out loans and paid them back. And, most importantly, I have a major in business administration and have managed the accounts of several small companies, but couldn’t get a grip on my own finances.
I’ve mingled and worked with billionaires, average earners and welfare recipients, with successful and not so successful freelancers, and the self-employed. I know how it is to fly for a dinner to Monaco as well as to live in a single-room-apartment in Mannheim. In my career I was always successful, yet I spent many sleepless nights worrying about my finances. And I thought this is how it was supposed to be.
Nothing you tell me will shock me, because most likely I’ll have been there too, And that is the reason why I can help you. Because I know what it feels like. Because I know that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Trained by the Best
“The best advice I ever got was: hire a coach.” Says Eric Smith, chairman and CEO at Google. And so it’s no wonder that it is common practice in the USA to ask for help if you are stuck in one or another area of your life – even when the trouble is money. I am very grateful that I got to learn and get coached by some of the best.
- MBA, major in finances and accounting and markting.
- Money Coach Training by Meadow DeVor, California
- Mindful Connection seminars by Nicole Birkholzer, Massachusetts
- Intensive seminar “The Work” by Byron Katie, California.
- Personal Leadership Workshop by Koelle Simpson, California
- Intuition workshop with Amelia Kinkade, Isle of Man
- Classes with Martha Beck, Arizona
- Life Coaching seminar with Brooke Castillo, California
Other teachers and coaches that inspire my work will be introduced in the section “Recommendations”.