MORE ABOUT ME
Originally from Sweden, and having also lived in Italy, Belgium and now expatriated in Hong Kong - I am a true multilingual enthusiast, speaking fluently 4 languages (English, French, Swedish, Italian with some knowledge of Dutch), and have a great understanding of multicultural environments and interest in meeting people from different backgrounds.
With 15 years Multinational Corporate experience, I have held various Managerial roles in both Finance (Financial Auditing in a Big4, Financial Controlling) and Human Resources (HR Business Partner, HR Controlling & Performance, Recruiting, Compensation & Benefits) and worked committedly with people from all levels of the organisations. I also worked as Head of Business Development for Transcend International, a leading globally-accredited (ICF & EMCC) Professional Coach training organisation based in Hong Kong.
MY PROFESSIONAL COACHING JOURNEY
I have always had a passion for listening and encouraging people to grow and lead the life they want. I truly believe we all have talents and aspirations. Sometimes we just need to reconnect to our deep interests, rediscover our passions, reconfirm our core values, all this to lead a life that is meaningful and in line with the best version of ourselves. We often find ourselves running in hamster wheels juggling in-between work, family and other demanding commitments. At other times, we find ourselves feeling stuck in unpleasant, demotivating or stressful situations without realising the extraordinary fact that we actually have the power to change this unwanted context.
The starting point to achieving any type of change in our lives is self-awareness: becoming aware of yourself and of your intrinsic needs, aspirations, feelings, thoughts, core values, (limiting) self-beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, energy-drivers and energy-drainers. Taking the time to simply pause and reflect upon all these points, is the starting point to realising your best self. And this is where coaching can help. Coaching provides that intimate space for you to stop and reflect upon yourself and on what you really want out of life. And the journey is fascinating.
My passion for empowering people to unlock their full potential naturally led me to embark on a Professional Coach training journey when landing in Hong Kong, where I gained my Mastery Certificate in Professional Coaching ICF ACTP (the ICF - International Coaching Federation's - Accredited Coach Training Program) as well as obtaining my ICF ACC credential. Today I provide Executive & Life Coaching to help individuals identify what they really want, create positive change, achieve desired growth, and reach meaningful personal & professional goals - all this through self-discovery, increased self-awareness, well-formed goals setting and accountable action plans.
MY BREATHWORK PRACTICE
I am also passionate about Breathwork and am proudly the very first Certified BREATHE™ Trainer in Hong Kong, after having studied the renowned The Breathing Class™ methodology.
My own breathwork journey unofficially began many years ago when I suffered a major professional burnout - resulting in a year long illness-leave filled with exhaustion, anxiety and medication. Thanks to a wonderful therapist I met at the time, who integrated breathwork with the more conventional counseling methods, I rediscovered the importance of my own breath. Most of all, I understood how poorly I was breathing and probably had been breathing for decades. I became more aware of my own breath and how correct functional breathing can drastically improve overall health and well-being as well as contribute to better stress and anxiety management. Not only is optimal breathing a powerful self-help tool - it’s the cheapest (it’s free!) and medication-free solution you can find on the market! Correct breathing also has numerous health benefits like improving sleep; resolving digestive issues, neck & shoulder stiffness, and lower-back pain; enhancing endurance, longevity (yes, yes!) and so much more! Intrigued by the immense power of the breath, I wanted to learn more about the mechanics and psychology of breathing and decided to study with renowned Dr Belisa Vranich to learn about her fascinating and science-based breathwork methodology.
I provide Breathwork training to help people increase their own breath awareness as well as acquire the knowledge, skills and exercises needed to break poor breathing habits and re-learn to breathe optimally and efficiently – improving mental & physical health, endurance and well-being.
INTEGRATING ALL MY PASSIONS...
Today I focus entirely on my true aspirations (my Ikigai): providing Professional Coaching & Breathwork training with special focus on Growth, Wellbeing and Stress Management - in addition to being a mum of 3 and finding time for my much devoted power-walks, reading & yoga practice!
MY PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATES & MEMBERSHIPS
ICF ACC™ (Associate Certified Coach) credential from International Coaching Federation (2021)
Advanced Certificate in Professional Coaching Mastery (ICF ACTP) from Transcend International, Hong Kong (2021) - A dually-accredited Professional Coach training program by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the European Mentor & Coaching Council (EMCC)
Certificate in Professional Coaching (ICF ACSTH) from Transcend International, Hong Kong (2020)
BREATHE™ Certification Teacher Training Program from The Breathing Class (2020)
OXYGEN ADVANTAGE™ Functional Breathing Instructor Training from Oxygen Advantage (ongoing)
Certificate in Employee Wellness and Stress Management from Stanford Center for Health Education (SCHE), Stanford University (2022)
Simplifying Coaching Masterclass training with Claire Pedrick (ICF MCC Coach, Mentor, Author) and 3D Coaching (2022)
Personal-Development Group Coaching Program on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Stress with Rebekah Ballagh (4x best-selling Author/Illustrator) and Journey To Wellness (2022)
Introduction to Job Evaluation training from Hay Group/Korn Ferry, Belgium (2016)
Competency-Based Interviews training from Quintessence, Belgium (2014)
Communication & Leadership training from Dale Carnegie, Belgium (2005)
Master in Economics from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2004)
Member of ICF (International Coaching Federation) and previously HKICC (Hong Kong International Coaching Community)