About

I support and challenge people to think, learn & grow. I hold space to ponder, understand and make courageous choices; and I hope to inspire the world to embrace their human condition in all its beautiful and challenging facets.

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About

I help people to think, learn & grow and I hope to inspire the world to embrace their human condition in all its beautiful and challenging facets.

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I help people grow and flourish, think more deeply about what they do and who they are and then encourage them to make choices that will allow them to live and work more courageously and more successfully (by their own standards) in the face of life's inevitable trials and tribulations.

I achieve this by creating a space within which my clients can safely allow themselves to be challenged and either consider different perspectives on what they (think they) already know or discover whole new worlds.

Since 2010 I've trained, coached, supervised, mentored and guided over a thousand coaches during my time as Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London (2015-2018), my role as Course Lead at Animas Center for Coaching, where I designed and facilitated two ICF-accredited training courses (Positive Psychology and Existential Coaching) and during my work with clients (many of which coaches) in private practice.

I present at conferences internationally and my book, An Introduction to Existential Coaching, has been published by Routledge, one of the largest international academic publishers. In 2019 I've joined the teaching faculty at The School of Life and the School of Positive Transformation. Together with the latter I'm developing a ground-breaking new Coaching Certificate featuring many of the world's leading authorities on coaching, which we'll launch in 2021.

My work and philosophy have been shaped by my degrees in Psychology (BSc), Applied Positive Psychology (MSc) and Existential Coaching (MA) as well as coaching countless clients and training and supervising a large number of coaches from a broad variety of schools and approaches.

​Due to the exploding number of coaches and the rapidly growing competition in the industry, the demand for advanced training, coaching, supervision, business-mentoring and elements of therapy has been growing steadily, so that I decided to offer supervision as a separate branch of my business in 2016. I've developed my signature approach, Rocket Supervision (a combination of the above mentioned demands), during my Diploma in Coaching Supervision between 2017-2018.

​I'm warm, upbeat and supportive, I'm fair and kind as well as challenging, fast-paced, thorough, curious and direct. My German upbringing equipped with a fair deal of efficiency while marrying into a Mexican family gives me just the right balance in life.

if you'd like to learn a bit more about me, why not hop over to my personal website www.existential.coach, connect with me on Facebook or LinkedIn or, indeed, book in a consultation so we can get to know each other before exploring how we might work together?

Published works

An Introduction to Existential Coaching

Accessibly written and broadly lauded, this book is a vital guide for coaches in training as well as an inspiring addition to the repertoir of experienced practitioners.

Positive Psychology for Coaching - An Introduction to Theory and Practice

A practical guide to utilising the science of wellbeing, strengths, optimism, positive emotions and post-traumatic growth in your coaching practice.

Personal Consultancy: A Model for Integrating Coaching and Counselling

Personal Consultancy provides a coherent and systematic framework for practitioners. The authors invited me to contribute a chapter laying out my existential perspective on integrating the two modalities.

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Training & certifications


BSc Psychology
University of East London

MSc Applied Positive Psychology
University of East London

MA Existential Coaching
New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (Middlesex University)

Diploma in Coaching Supervision
Animas Centre for Coaching

Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
SPCP Regent's University

Certificate in Existential Group Work
NSPC

Personal Development Facilitator
Life Clubs UK

Certified Mental Health First Aider
MHFA England

Qualifications & relevant work


Course Director SPT Coaching Certificate
School of Positive Transformation

Teaching Faculty
The School of Life

Course Lead Positive Psychology,
Animas Centre for Coaching 

Course Lead Existential Coaching,
Animas Centre for Coaching (2015-2018)

Programme Leader MSc Coaching Psychology
University of East London 2015-2018

Module Leader for all of UEL's coaching-related MSc programmes between 2015-2018 (MSc Career Coaching, MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, MSc Integrative Coaching and Counselling, MSc Coaching Psychology)

Visiting Lecturer
New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Birkbeck University, Regent's University, UEL, The Weekend University, Danish Institute of Study Abroad, Animas Centre for Coaching, The School of Life.

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