Emotional Competence Coach
M.Sc UZH & MAS ETHZ Switzerland
Hi, I’m Markus!
We are living in a time
where everyone is broadcasting…
but who is actually listening?
Sometimes we all need someone
who really listens to us,
so we can talk from the heart!
Often referred to as “Life Coaching”.
We all have a need for personal development, becoming authentic and grow.
Also known as “EQ’ or “Emotional Intelligence”.
We are all interconnected. Handling our own emotions and those of others is crucial to create positive outcome.
I always wanted to make a positive impact in this world.
This motivation brought me to different places: I started out studying geography and ecology, learning about how nature and human activity are interconnected on different levels. Thereafter, I had the chance to be part of the urban & rural planning division of the swiss government. But I wanted to impact on a broader scale. So I went back to university studying international development & cooperation. This then brought me to be actively involved in several development projects in Asia concerning the combat of poverty while preserving climate and environment.
However, soon I figured that “Change” is quite a difficult thing and that projects where we try to “make people change for the better” quite often fail.
Why is that?
The reasons are manifold. Though one thing I found particularly sticks out:
“Change only happens on the personal level”
I had to ask myself the question: how can I embrace my dream to create positive impact in the world?
That’s when I decided to become a coach!
My Values & Beliefs
No one is wrong or broken.
People make the best choice available to them. From the outside, others may judge these choices as negative. However, I believe that every behavior has a positive intention.
Change is inevitable.
Panta Rhei “everything flows”. There is a natural movement in everything, things in life are coming and going, go up and down and then again up. The question is how we deal with this constant change. Do we adapt? Do we resist? Do we deny it? Do we embrace it?
People already have all the resources they need
We are born with a brain that has more potential than what we possibly use during our lifetime. We naturally have all the resources needed to cope with our life’s challenges. The question is if we can access these inner resources or not.
Love as universal force
I believe in a source of love, that’s where we come from, that’s where we’re going to. We can choose between love or fear in any moment of our life.
Things are how they are for good reasons.
Therefore, judging things does not help.
People rarely change things because they realize it would be better, more clever or reasonable to do differently. Therefore, giving you good tipps and advises will not bring you so much further, especially as you’ve probably already thought about many of these things before.
Instead of consulting and explaining, I will ask you the right questions to create clarity about your next move and become confident to take action.
- The SanaMotion GmbH, Switzerland
- The Swiss Pilates Institute, Europe, SE-Asia, China
- The BodyFly International Academy, Europe, SE-Asia, China
- The Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development, Government of Switzerland
- The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland
- The University of Zurich, Switzerland
- The University of Palermo, Italy
- The Swiss Research Station for Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment
- The Provincial Government of Canton Argovie, Switzerland
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NGO in Thailand
- RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forest, NGO in Thailand.
- Swiss Airlines, Worldwide