Settling conflicts, finding solutions to a problem, setting out a new path or changing limiting beliefs is not an easy task. But now, thanks to coaching, you will have the plan, the strategy and ressources to reach your goals, realize your projects and start improving your life.
This website is about my approach tocoaching and how coaching can help you. Already after some sessions you will notice changes.
Besides, you will discover Transactional Analysis. This theory illustrates graphically and simply the human operating system. Therefore you will be able to understand what is going on and change what is not working. Most importantly, you will learn how to change your behaviour and to avoid making the same mistakes.
When you take responsibility for your life, you empower yourself.
Thanks to the articles about the Drama Triangle in the blog you will become aware of this damaging dynamic for relationships. They will also give you the key to avoid getting hooked.
The personal experience of some clients appears intestimonials. Here they share how they successfully took up their challenge.
If you would you like more details about me and the sessions, go to the pages “About me” and “Information“.
I work in a cosy space in Santa Eulalia del Río (Ibiza), where you can feel secure. Confidentiality is guaranteed; you are in safe and trustworthy hands. Since I speak English, Spanish, French and German fluently, you can communicate in the language you prefer.
Contact mehere. It’s the first step so that you too can reach for the stars.
My calling to Ibiza
Born in Switzerland, I have been living in Ibiza since 2005. This change of residence has been a step forward to level up my personal growth and to live a better life. My mission now is to share what I have learnt and to support my clients so that they can make the changes they want.
My professional path
I have worked as a committed and dedicated German teacher for 25 years in a public school in Geneva. Since arriving in Ibiza I give private tuition to children and teach languages one on one to children and adults.
I always have been interested in communication because it is essential for successful human connections. So it felt natural to expand my training. That’s why I studied relationships and transactions (how we speak to others and ourselves) in depth.
My training in coaching
After a 3 years training at theCEP Eric Berne in Barcelona, I earned a master’s degree in organizational coaching withTransactional Analysis. Since then I combine my work as a coach and as a teacher because I love to help people grow and learn.
My interest in Transactional Analysis
I was often upset and powerless because of the conflicts I had sometimes with students and the negative feelings coming up in some friendships. I wanted to change my interactions with people. Therefore I joined the introductory course to Transactional Analysis.
While studying in Barcelona I felt relieved to recognize the hidden pattern behind those conflicts because it meant that I could change them. The tools provided by Transactional Analysis are very powerful. I clearly saw how I was creating the same conflicts repeatedly.
Furthermore, my training gave me insights and means to behave differently. Accordingly I could then set boundaries with the result that I felt calmer and less reactive. I understood that my thoughts, behaviours and feelings were linked: by changing one, the other two also changed.
A new vocation
With time I became aware that what I have studied is very helpful. It applies to the personal level as well as to professional areas: in organisations, in companies, in classrooms and in families. I consequently felt very motivated to share my knowledge and to help people improve their lives.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a professional assistance to help you shift your perspective, know yourself better, learn from your problems and achieve your goals.
In other words, it isa structured programofpersonal development in 6 to 10 sessions.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
Coaching focuses on the present. It offers tools to understand your reactions or emotions and to change your behaviours or habits. Besides, the emphasis is on what you can do right now so that you can progress, optimize your potential and find solutions. The sessions are time-limited and focus on your goal. We can measure your progress with a pre- and post-assessment.
Therapy looks back on the past in order to heal old wounds. Therefore, the sessions may spread over several years.
Who can benefit from coaching?
Coaching is for you if YOU:
have problems, conflicts, limiting beliefs
are stuck, confused, angry, sad, suffering, grieving or struggling
would like to improve your life
want to achieve personal or professional goals
need new skills in parenting or learning
are experiencing a crisis
want to learn how to set boundaries
are in a co-dependent or abusive relationship.
How can I help?
As a coach I provide tools, structure, clarity, guidance and a space for training to make the process of change easier. I particularly offer active and kind listening. Moreover I am at your side and will support you during the practical implementation.
At first we sit down and start a dialogue where you share what is on your mind. Thanks to powerful questions you will then be able to define your objective. This objective is part of an agreement called “contract”. It is the plan that helps us stay on track and guides us until you reach your goal.
Along the way I will offer summarized charts of the basic concepts of Transactional Analysis. These charts illustrate human behaviours, thoughts, feelings or relationships. As a result they will bring clarity and increase your awareness. In addition I suggest reading material. Besides you will be given some tasks to complete to obtain improvements.
Between the sessions you will observe the changes inside of yourself and in your environment. You may want to take notes or write down your thoughts on some specific themes. These will serve as a basis for the next meeting. During the last session we will review the coaching process and evaluate the results you have achieved. In the end you will take with you your personal folder of resources to refer back to in times of need.
“Nobody said it would be easy, only that it’s worthwhile.”
Here are testimonials from clients who have worked with me. Read about their experience and the results of the coaching.
Testimonial of Kath B. (2017)
woman, 41, Ibiza
“I recently saw Susanne for coaching after I found out my business partner of seven years had been embezzling money. My whole world was shaken-up, like being inside a snow globe. I felt foolish, betrayed and anxious so I enrolled in a 6-week intensive TA program with Susanne to help me navigate through a period of confusion and stress.
While I was motivated to resolve the issues in my professional life, what I learned from Susanne has had far greater impact on all aspects of my life including my relationship with my parents, husband and kids.
Susanne’s approach is very different from other forms of therapy because she taught me a theoretical framework for understanding how I was relating to others as well as the conversations I was having with myself. I have a greater understanding of how my internal dialogue is like a computer program that is out-dated and needs regular upgrading. I am now more aware and make all decisions with a renewed perspective.
Susanne is organised, methodical, insightful and practical – therefore an excellent person to offer anchorage during a storm.
Testimonial of Lauren B. E. (2017)
woman, 45, Ibiza
“I met Susanne thanks to a friend who is a doctor and psychotherapist and recommended her as a coach. I searched for her name on Facebook and accidentally I also found in our town a poster with her picture on it.
In both places her face impressed me as agreeable and friendly. As I completely trust the friend who recommended her and seeing her face made me think she was also a person I could trust. So I decided to contact her and I am very happy I did.
I had never done coaching before, but other types of personal therapy, and I went to see Susanne due to a lack of satisfaction with my job. It was a bit of a chaotic time in my life and Susanne helped me to structure my chaos. With Susanne I learnt to use the first person more often. What I mean is that I learnt to say “I” when talking about desires, emotions, thoughts, instead of generalising or “beating around the bush”. I also learnt, and this has been vital for me, that we cannot save or rescue anyone in the existential sense of those words.
Another important message I carry with me after the sessions is to ask myself “What is the benefit?” Because there is always some emotional benefit in what we or others do. Even when it might not be obvious and even when those behaviours might seem irrational or meaningless at first glance.
During the time I was having sessions with Susanne that was a space where I could look after myself, and also cry, laugh, think, reflect, dream… Susanne is a woman of firm character, but also a warm woman and she knows when she needs to be more of one thing or the other. She is like a “nourishing mother”.
At the moment I keep doing the same job as before, but my internal world has changed and I feel more content and in any case I feel stronger in the face of making changes in my life, and not only job-related. I recommend doing coaching with Susanne if you need help in making positive changes in some area of your life.”
Do you feel inspired or encouraged to take a step to improve your life?
Now is the right time… You can contact me here.
“Hard decisions, easy life.
Easy decisions, hard life.”
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