Moving to Switzerland is one of those decisions that will have changed many of your beliefs, certainties or hopes about how living abroad works.  Perhaps you have lived in other countries before. However, this experience is of limited use to you here in Switzerland.  The language barrier, alongside many cultural misunderstandings, create a sense of isolation which weighs heavily on you.  Your difficulty with integration here sometimes leads you to ask if you made the right decision for you and your family.  Believe me, life in Switzerland can be much more rewarding and enjoyable than you think!

I am fully committed to helping you and your family find more ways to feel settled and fulfilled here in Switzerland. You will not only benefit from my own personal experience as a foreign spouse, but also from my substantial professional background in assisting spouses of expatriates.

A – you are a strong and courageous individual who seeks guided support and encouragement while taking steps to create a more fulfilling life for yourself.

B – you are keen to reclaim your identity and rediscover your ambitions, particularly as a working professional.

C – you crave the support of friendship groups and would like to build a strong social network which could lead to new opportunities.

Trained at the Co-Active Training Institute, the Co-Active® Coaching method I use is based on a solid coach-client relationship and begins with the exploration of oneself, which then instigates transformative learning and change. The Co-Active® coach training pathway is considered to be the most rigorous, ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited programme available for professional coaching development.

I will gradually guide you toward finding more clarity on what you want from life and in your working profession while giving you time and space to focus on what is truly important to you. You will receive unbiased feedback as well as ongoing accountability for the goals we set together on your personal journey.

We talk via Skype, Facetime or face to face in my office in Basel:
Mäder & Partner AG New Placement
Lindenhofstrasse 34
4052 Basel

Either in English or in French (my mother tongue).

You have the opportunity to communicate with me via email between the sessions.

Bring Back the Joy

Identifying or living up to my dreams and taking action to feel happier and more fulfilled in life.

Since moving to Switzerland, you have been busy looking after your family, struggling to adapt to the local culture/customs and trying to build a new and meaningful social life. This has involved a great deal of effort and resulted in a lot of frustration. Would you like to feel more joy in your life? What dreams or projects do you have?

I will guide you in finding ways to making these intentions real and achievable, helping you to reclaim your joie de vivre while adapting to life in a foreign country.


Working Life

Guidance and support towards a new career path in Switzerland.

You were a successful professional in your previous life. Since you moved here, it feels as though you have lost part or all your identity and you are no longer living up to your full potential. Is it time to rethink jobs or the direction your career is taking?

I will help you find clarity and support you in finding employment which suits who you are and what you need at this stage in your life.


Social Support

More self-confidence to be part of a community and find new friends/support.

When your partner is at work and your kids at school or daycare, you feel alone and vulnerable without any social support or a network to lean on. Making new contacts in a foreign country can be daunting, especially with all the language barriers and cultural differences – this is especially hard for more introvert personalities.

I will help you rediscover the strongest, kindest and most giving part of yourself and assist you in building a reliable social circle. This will help you feel better supported and more acknowledged outside of your family life.

What are your needs? Contact me for an initial discussion