Breaking free from my own childhood pain
My mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was just eight years old. Thankfully, I found a way to process the emotional storm inside me with the help of my beloved pets—my little rabbit and later, my huge 50 kg cross-bred dog.
This incredibly intuitive dog helped both me and my mother heal, and it remained by my mom’s side during her attacks when I was away for my studies.
That experience ignited something powerful within me – a burning passion for animal welfare and the understanding of how animals can help people heal.
It also inspired me to pursue a career where I could help others through their own emotional challenges.
Unlocking the path of growth
Out of the unconscious guilt for not being able to help my mother more, I started studying human medicine.
But due to my passion for animals, I ended up changing to veterinary medicine after two years.
It gave my father the shock of his life!
Breaking through barriers on my road to inner healing
In 2001, my life took another very unexpected turn. Having written my PhD about falcons, with whom I felt a natural and deep connection, I was offered a job at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. I hadn’t applied for it and didn’t even know them – In fact, I thought it was a prank at first!
It turned out to be very real, and was the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime.
I was the first female and Western veterinarian in the male-dominated Arab world of falconry. But my experiences with my mother’s disease gave me the strength and resilience to overcome the major rejection by falconers and staff alike.
Despite unimaginable hardships, I became the renowned “Falcon Whisperer” and internationally recognized businesswoman who built the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital as its Executive Director. It’s now the world’s largest hospital for falcons.
Along the way I also shared my love for animals in my award-winning book Your Pet, Your Pill®. 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life.Get my book here →
From surgery table to the spirit world
Even though I was known as “The Falcon Whisperer,” people started naturally coming to me with their emotional issues. They could feel my deep empathy for those who are struggling, because I’ve been there myself.
Realizing that I had an innate ability to help them get to the root cause of their problems, I recognized that there was more that I could do to help people.
A life-changing encounter with Dr. Wayne Dyer left me with unforgettable words that would plant a seed of passion and change my journey forever:
“You are the love,” he told me, “this hospital shines because of your love. You have so much more to give. You will take this love with you no matter where you go."
His inspiring wisdom and profound message propelled me towards a new path of becoming a life coach, driven by the desire to help others heal and find peace and happiness.
Dr. Dyer's motivating words still resonate with me to this day, and I'm forever grateful for the push towards my new life purpose.
So I did what I know to do—I started learning…
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Coaching & NLP Certifications
Feeling a drive to support my clients to the best of my abilities, I became certified as a Master Life Coach, Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Happiness Life Coach. Over time, I was also credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach PCC by the International Coaching Federation ICF being the Gold Standard in coaching.
But while I liked life coaching, it wasn’t the perfect fit for me.
Out of the blue, I finally found my true calling in mental health coaching and trauma healing.
It was meant to be: I enquired about the Mental Health Coach course on Tuesday, got the last spot available, and the course started on Friday of the same week! It felt like, this is IT!
Becoming an award-winning Certified Mental Health Coach, specializing in parts works therapy and Inner Dynamics, brought together my skill to drill down to the root cause and my ability to access and help process deeply buried burdens and pains.
Horse Coaching Certifications
Being a lifelong horse lover, I also took a course to become an Equine-Assisted Learning Facilitator in 2020.
Through equine-assisted learning, clients learn to develop vital life skills like self-esteem, confidence, trust and a deeper understanding of themselves to reach their fullest potential.
Finding the work with horses fascinating, my research led me to the Horse Guided EmpowermentⓇ Holistic Coach course.
Yet another piece of the puzzle falling into place!
Why? Because what I didn’t realize when I enrolled in this program was that it’s a powerful tool - especially in the field of mental health and trauma coaching. The horses help to uncover deep previously inaccessible insights into ourselves that may have been buried or overlooked.
This horse course opened up a whole new path for me as a perfect additional resource to help my clients to relieve their burdens and deep-rooted pain.
Immediately I felt that my herd of seven rescue Lipizzan horses could be ideal for deep healing and trauma recovery for lasting change. While the coaching with horses is done in person during sessions or special retreats, all other coachings can be conducted virtually via zoom.
I don’t believe that there are any coincidences in this life!!
So I knew I was getting closer to finding my calling in serving my clients.
Mindfulness and Life Purpose Certifications
Being ever-so driven by the urge to help my clients heal in even more profound and holistic ways, I also embarked on both a Meditation and Mindfulness course, as well as a Life Purpose course.
Yes, it did feel like I was getting so many certifications! But I was sure it would all come together in the end to help me create a comprehensive coaching framework.
Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression Certification
During the mental health coaching, meditation, and mindfulness trainings, one thing stood out:
Everybody remarked about my “hypnotic voice”.
This surprised me as I had started a hypnosis course 3 years ago but never felt any real connection with it. But hearing that feedback repeatedly was the trigger that strongly motivated me to finally finish my hypnosis course.
I deepened my hypnosis knowledge with additional hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression certifications so that I could help my clients reach the deepest levels of their superconscious mind.
And finally, everything fell into place.
It became clear why I’ve been led to these courses when I read a book talking about the “Life between lives.” Amazingingly, it felt like a déjà vu moment. The book described the exact experience my father had stated of my sister’s passing and her soul leaving. Taking into account that my father is the most realistic person I know!
This was the same – word by word - and exactly what I learnt in my Past Life Regression course too!
Throughout my veterinary career, I have experienced so many times that there is much more between heaven and earth to achieve healing than we commonly know.
Something intangible that goes much beyond the spheres of our measurable understanding.
Something unexplainable that pushes us in a transcendent realm.
And now it all made sense – I had found the very last puzzle piece and my path had come full circle!
Firmly believing that healing from trauma is not always linear, the wide variety of tools I’ve gained in the various coaching disciplines now helps me to reach into the hidden recesses of the mind.
All those certifications, and my own healing process, helped me gain one major insight:
It’s so important to shed light on our younger version of ourselves so we can heal our childhood pains.
This work of understanding and pushing through lots of unresolved things that I didn’t know I needed to work through, healed my own wounded heart and soul and set me free.
Although I did this alone, I wish I would have had the empathic help from a professional coach to do this deep inner work. But you don’t have to suffer alone!
I feel you - and I hear you - because I have been there.
Are you looking - like I did - for ways to hear your inner voice, to discover your wounded inner child and for help healing from your childhood trauma to discover the best version of yourself?
If so, you are in the perfect place to start your transformative healing journey.
Wouldn't you like to unburden yourself from deep-rooted or traumatic memories?
Wouldn't you like to feel empowered and in control of your own healing?
Then I encourage you to explore the infinite wisdom that resides in each of us - to reach our deepest parts and innermost Higher Self for a life of healing our deep inner wounds and setting out on a new path of happiness, life purpose and transformation.
It’s not an easy journey but it’s so worthwhile because on the other end lies healing..…
And if you’d like my help to accompany and support you on your path to healing, here is how I can help you.Discover More About How I Can Help You →
- Professional Certified Coach PCC by the International Coaching Federation ICF
- Award-winning Certified Mental Health Coach specialized in Parts Work Therapy
- Certified Master Life Coach
- Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Certified Hypnotherapist
- Certified Life Purpose Coach
- Certified Happiness Life Coach
- Certified Mindfulness Practitioner
- Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator
- Holistic Horse Coach certified in Horse Guided Empowerment©
- Reiki Master
- Advanced Chakra Healer
- Sound Healing Therapist
- PhD in veterinary medicine
- Master of Business Administration
- Award-winning author
Awards and Recognitions
- 2022: Mental Health Coach of the Year – UAE, CEO Today
- 2021/2022: WORLD EXPO DUBAI 2020: Representation of UAE at the UAE Pavillon as "Dreamers who do"
- 2018: “Friend of UAE” Award for improving German - UAE relations
- 2018: Inclusion in “German Speakers Lexicon”
- 2017: Shortlisted for Emirates Women of the Year Award – Humanitarian Category
- 2013: Shortlisted for Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance in category as Excellent Employee in the Professional Field
Recognition certificate awarded by the president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians AAV for outstanding services and commitment to advancing and promoting avian medicine and stewardship nationally and internationally.
- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: Biographical record of the Marquis “Who is Who in the World”, USA
- 2012: “Manager of the Year” Award by Europe Business Assembly, Oxford, UK
- 2012: World Leader Businessperson Award by World Confederation of Business, Doha, Qatar, Certificate for Excellence in Business Leadership, Certificate for Excellence in Marketing Management, Certificate for Excellence in Business Management
- 2010 and 2011:
World Leader Businessperson Award by World Confederation of Business, Houston, Texas, USA; Certificate for Excellence in Business Leadership by World Confederation of Business, Houston, Texas, USA;
Certificate for Excellence for Quality Management by World Confederation of Business, Houston, Texas, USA;
Certificate for Excellence in Business Management by World Confederation of Business, Houston, Texas, USA
- 2011: “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century” for outstanding contributions in the field of falcon medicine and veterinary practice management by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK
- 2011: “Universal Award of Accomplishment” by American Biographical Institute, USA
- 2010: Appointment as “Halconero Honorario”(Honorary Falconer) by the King of Spain Juan Carlos I
- 2009: Diamond Eye Award for Quality Commitment & Excellence, and Accreditation for Total Quality Management, Italy, Otherways Management and Consulting
- 2008: Abu Dhabi Award, UAE by H.H. Shk. Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Now President of the United Arab Emirates; highest civilian honour in Abu Dhabi
Get to know me a bit better
You might have been wondering “Does she have a life apart from work and studies?”
Yes, I do! Maybe not in the perfect work-life balance, but very fulfilling and happy.
To get to know me better, I’d love to share 5 fun facts about me with you.
I need my animals like the air I breathe.
I’m so happy with my big four-legged and feathered family - actually it’s a mini zoo - of 8 dogs, 8 horses, 6 parrots, 3 budgies, 3 tortoises and 2 fish. They are the sunshine of my life and give me their amazing unconditional love and support.
The Tree of Life is my own life's symbol that appears time and time again.
It’s my happy and safe healing place. I even wear a Tree of Life necklace. For good karma and to reflect my own healing, I have created this website's design with the leaves and branches of my Tree of Life.
I'm a country girl who grew up in the beautiful Bavarian countryside.
I love trees, flowers, meadows, lakes, rivers, sea and mountains - and sunshine! My best time is spent in nature, to refresh and to recharge my batteries.
Citylife is not for me!
I love Korean serials to the degree that I'm actually already a K-Drama addict!
I could never understand why people are so crazy about K-Dramas but when I watched my first serial, I was hooked. Now I’m learning Korean so I can watch them without subtitles. It's not easy but Korean is such an amazing language.
OMG, I can't pass by a Gelateria without getting a huge cone of ice-cream.
From childhood onwards, I always have space in my tummy for more ice-cream. My favorite is lemon ice-cream. I even stayed 5 days in Florence, Italy, on a holiday eating only Italian gelato for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day!