Is there any point in being smart if you don't put your intellectual horsepower into action?
Are you tired of being overlooked, holding back, and not speaking up when you have something to say?
Do you have goals and challenge yourself, but fear, shame, and reluctance keep holding you back?
Hey, I am Maritta.
I am a career and business coach, mediator, and I've been an architect for more than 20 years.
I support high-achieving, globally working professionals from the science and engineering industry, who got unhappy in their job. I help them to re-discover their passion, get promoted, get better paid without even asking or depending on any of it.
By using cognitive-science-based techniques and combining them with appropriate negotiation, creativity, and execution tools, I help you overcome obstacles without compromising on who you are.
If you want to know your next steps towards a fulfilling and well payed career than get a free 30- minute consultation call. Or leave me a message and I'll get back to you.
Long story short?
- Yes, I am a certified coach and a mediator
- No, that doesn't mean I like "woo-woo" and enjoy reading tea leaves. I'm happy to clarify à la Sherlock Holmes what it's really about.
- Yes, I am an architect who studied law and has an MBA.
- No, I didn't do it all at once, but it taught me to think consistently, freely and creatively.
- So creativity, setting goals, planning and implementation are important to me.
- I love to see meaningful and beautiful results.
- My approach is pragmatic and result-oriented.
How do I know what you are struggling with and what you need?
I entered the working world as a highly passionate and driven architecture graduate. However, slowly reality kicked in.
- I worked for a choleric boss, who bullied his employees and anyone else who crossed his path.
- Despite working extra night shifts, I rarely took vacations.
- On the building site some male contractors thought they knew it better because of their gender.
- Getting things done with the authorities was tough.
- The large number of standards meant that there was almost no freedom of design as compared to architecture school.
To be honest, it wasn't always fun. And there was a time when my enthusiasm, my creativity and my strengths also dropped to zero.
How is it possible that someone who is smart - like you and me-, who already got all their masters, MBA's, and PhD's struggles with overwhelm, doubt, loss of confidence in their job?
Something doesn't add up!
In our head we know it all - the truth about a powerful identity, leadership, negotiation, equality and the value our work. But we aren't always able to walk that out in real life.
It was only after I discovered and practiced mediation, which I completed early in my professional life due to the conflict-prone construction industry, and later coaching training based on cognitive behavioral how to close this gap.
This is so much more fun!
Why do I serve professionals who work internationally?
An additional challenge to a career is working in a global environment with a foreign culture and language. Your perception of yourself may affect your concentration and self-esteem in a very profound way.
I was born in Munich, and grew up in Pakistan and Sri Lanka as a daughter of an Expat. I only knew Germany from our vacations. Sri Lanka felt like my home, although I always knew I was a foreigner there.
When we relocated to Germany we moved to the kind of small village where most people spend their entire lives in the culture of their childhood. That was a tough and instructive caesura, which caused many thoughts about my identity, language, home, relationships..., and finally made me grow in my own identity.
For a long time I hid my exotic experiences in order to better fit in. Looking back I must say, not useful! Even though it was easier at the time, it cost me a lot of time and energy in the long term.
However, as an adult I was drawn to other cultures - Canada, China, India. I always found moving to be an influential factor in considering my own identity and in some way also allowed me to live my full identity, which is global. It is essential for my creativity, my openness and my pragmatic approach.
I understand how depleting a multicultural background/environment can be, but I also know how it can benefit you.
You can overcome inner cultural boundaries and insecurities and reach your goals effortlessly. You don't have to do these challenges the hard way and alone, as I did for an unnecessarily long time.
Get the process how to handle insecurity and transform it into confidence.
I will show you step by step how you overcome your limitations and achieve whatever you want in your life.
Any tools are of no use, if self-doubt and panic are constantly in the way! Let's start and create the future you love without compromising on who you are.
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