To witness how people grow out of times of crisis, to see people transform by dealing with challenges fulfills me – it is the driving force of my job life.
Aid and development workers face specific issues while working in the Global South that employees in other sectors don’t face – it’s the thrill of the expat life. Some of those issues, I have come across as well – the quest for an intense life abroad, the longing for deep experience, the fascination by diverse environments and the hope to make a difference and generate impact.
And I’ve also been confronted with some challenges that an expat life entails for partnership, family and career plans. My knowledge, my competencies and my experience lay exactly at the intersection between psychology and development cooperation.
I support experts in the field in private and professional crises and, I consult with their employers regarding Duty of Care and Mental Health at the work place.
My work attitude is based both on my knowledge gained from my formal education and my work experience in Germany and from numerous field studies to the Global South. I pursue continuous Buddhist mind training since 2017, practicing mindfulness and meditation every day.