A deep career change needs a goal, courage and keeping at it continuously. Combined with the many and specific demands of everyday life this can be really challenging. Where to begin? How to continue? Where to find the time? What to do when doubts creep in?

I have developed two coaching programmes that help you with exactly these challenges.




  • We schedule our sessions according to availability and need within a 6-month time frame.
  • You get 570 minutes of 1-on-1 coaching, of which 120 minutes Journey Mapping at the beginning, and 30 minutes review at the end.
  • I work with you one-on-one. That means, we can always directly work on your most pressing requests.
  • The dates of all 6 sessions are set: Fridays from 10-12 a.m.: 15.09.2023, 06.10.2023, 10.11.2023, 08.12.2023, 12.01.2024, 09.02.2024
  • We meet as a group once a month for 2 hours of coaching.
  • You learn in a safe and supportive community of 4-10 people with similar objectives.
  • Once a week, you meet your accountability and empathy partner(s) from the group for a structured check-in.

If you want to register for a free, informal get-together with me and your potential peers for this programme, send me an email to


We find out in which of the five phases of professional transition you can most effectively start your journey. The time frame of the coaching programme allows you to go through each phase at least once:

  • Phase 1: Self-knowledge – Strengths, motivation, life circumstances.
  • Phase 2: Cultivating new networks – reducing fears and finding strategies that work for you.
  • Phase 3: Deeper understanding the new job field/organisation and leveraging/gaining relevant experience.
  • Phase 4: Mastering the application or sales process.
  • Phase 5: Landing and adapting to your new professional identity.

We develop clear and realistic goals for you, based on the Test-and-Learn principle.

  • Depending on whether you already have a concrete job field in mind or are in the process of searching just that, we will find the questions to which you need answers to be able to make the next step. Of course, we will also come up with the most effective ways of finding useful answers.
  • You execute the steps that are in line with your goal and yourself and learn from these experiences how to adapt your strategies and probably also your goal continuously to your desires and needs.

Regular examination of your good intentions through daily questions.

  • I invite you to intensify your learning and change process by defining a few daily questions you want to ask yourself at the end of each day, and to document your answers in a notebook (analogue or digital, as you prefer). These questions target the area(s) that will be most helpful to you in reaching your goal.

Work materials with instructions and tasks, as well as a wide selection of example CVs.

  • Depending on which phase and mental state you’re in, the right example CV or a guide on how to talk about your accomplishments in an effective way can be just what you need for your next step.

Period: 6 months


I get inspired by the real experience of real people in the real world and I also read a lot. Some of the books have had a huge impact on my work, because they present ideas that really help achieving ambitious goals:


  • Herminia Ibarra and her test-and-learn approach, which she presents in her book Working Identity.
  • Bill Burnett & Dave Evans, who have transformed the Design Thinking process and the inherent bias to action into an innovation method for personal career invention.
  • Richard Nelson Bolles, who presents the format of the Success Story in his What colour is your parachute?, that has become an incredibly versatile tool for me.
  • Tim Clark, Alexander Osterwalder, and Yves Pigneur, who show in Business Model You that developing a new professional identity is a lot more fun and effective with the mind- and toolset of an entrepreneur.


The Journey Mapping Session was already a great experience. The materials you sent me beforehand were fun to work through and insightful. They got me thinking more concretely about my strengths, skills and values, and we could build on that in the Journey Mapping Session itself.


Staff Scientist (PhD in Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics)

My new job is super fun! Most of my colleagues have a background in psychology or business administration and I am really glad that despite (or because of?) my degree in art history I feel like I belong here and can contribute my specific expertise. You really helped me find orientation with my career planning and opened a perspective to me that I would never have thought of without you.


Conversion Analyst (M.A. in Art History)

Most of all, this coaching gave me self-confidence! I was able to enforce my wish for an 80% position. Regarding the salary, I negotiated a bonus if my employers are satisfied with my performance at the end of the year. The firm is very small, still in the startup phase, and I am their most expensive colleague.


Architect (Dipl.-Ing. Architecture)

I learned a lot from you. For instance, before I applied to SAP, I contacted my friend who works there, and he organised a small tour for us, where I met and chatted with his manager, who showed us what the daily work life is like. When I later applied for the job, my current manager asked my friend’s manager about me. I think the tour I had helped a lot.


Developer (PhD in Astrophysics)

I want to thank you for ALL your support. You discovered the vacancy, encouraged me to apply, then gave me a push when I was sort of thinking to myself “ah, why bother applying, I will probably never get it anyway”. Then you worked amazing wonders on my CV and helped me write the cover letter. Then all the essential support in the interview preparation. And last, but not least, your encouraging SMS on the day of the interview. I am so grateful to you.


Strategy Consultant (M.A. in Anthropology)

I have tried out your suggestions of prototyping conversations which helped me to see the conversations I had been planning more as a way to test my hypotheses. My most important hypotheses about my new job were that I would fit in the team and that the people there really enjoyed their work. The startup ticked these boxes whereas the corporate job did not. So, the decision was clear!


Simulation Software Developer (PhD in Quantum Theory)

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