Patricia Risch Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Spirituality Coach
M.Ed., MBSR Training
- Zurich, Canton of Zurich
- Hourly Rate: €140 Euros
- Gender: Female
I am a Credentialed ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a graduate of the Newfield Network Certified Accredited Coach Training Program. Additionally, I hold a Masters of Education from the University of Vermont, USA, and I have 17 years experience teaching, mentoring and counseling in international schools. I also have training in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction methods used at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, USA, and I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
My training and experience in coaching, counseling and international education have strengthened my personal vision to help adults and students use their internal resources and potential to find practical strategies and solutions to specific challenges.
Over the past 17 years, I have moved my family from Vermont, USA to Spain, and then on to Pakistan, Jordan, Japan, Serbia and Switzerland. Even though there have certainly been challenges, I have learned that crossing cultures and bridging worlds can bring enormous pleasure and incredible opportunities.
I offer a mindfulness-based, heart-centered approach, which focuses on the present, develops attention, and brings conscious awareness to life-situations. We will work together to bring a sense of calm and peace to the present – to build conscious and sustainable change.
8 reviews (5.0)
"Patti Risch is the consummate professional. While working at the Upper School of the Zurich International School, she competently and professionally dealt with a wide range of issues in her counseling role. This included bereavement counseling, bullying, family counseling, providing teacher emotional support, anorexia, depression, academic assistance, and student transition issues. Where necessary and relevant, she would refer families to and liaise with professional psychologists and psychiatrists. On a personal level, Patti is someone who enjoys being around people. She has a great sense of humor and has the flexibility and easy going nature to mix with all different personality types."Jon McLeod, former Upper School Principal, Zurich International School
"Mrs. Risch has a very nondirective style. She is an excellent listener, explores deeper into the topic and is clear in her questioning. Her presence is strong while coaching and the atmosphere and trust that she can build quickly with the client are remarkable. I have the feeling her clients feel respected and comfortable to explore uncomfortable issues with ease. She is connecting her clients with strengths they already have and supports them to define the next actions steps with great clarity."Désirée A. Steinmann, Professional Coach ACC, Steinmann International
"Patti's reputation is founded on her professionalism and her remarkable ability to guide individuals and small groups through a number of personal issues and concerns. She is a fine educator, a professional coach and personifies kindness and integrity."Laurie Hawkins, Director of Student Support, Zurich International School
"With Pilates as the anchor, Patti is able to help increase core body strength, body awareness and control, postural stability, and relaxation. But perhaps even more importantly, Patti is able to help the student understand how their body and mind are interconnected. Through reflection and discussion, the student can begin to understand how their body posture and movement is related to their behavior in other areas."Laurie Watt, London, England
"Patti guided me to recreate my life, to set goals and to find a new beginning on a new path. I have a clearer and greater vision of my strengths and how I can use them to serve myself in positive ways and ultimately to be able to serve others. She has supported me to find balance in my life. I feel empowered and much stronger. Patti brings presence and trust to the coaching relationship. She clearly tapped-in on my strengths and my potential. I now believe in myself and my vision. This journey brings great joy to my life."Kirsti Heiskanen, Finland and Switzerland, Pilates Instructor, The Pilates Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA
"Patti is one of the most highly committed, ethical, and passionate coaches I know. She honours quality coaching and brings a high degree of personal integrity to both her coaching and her relationships to others. As a coach, Patti brings a very empathetic and nurturing presence to the clients, which helps clients to open themselves and to move forward."Dr. Lille Springall, Lifequest, Zürich, Switzerland
"Patti demonstrated excellent coaching skills adhering to the ICF core coaching competencies. She provided a safe, professional, flexible, and supportive coaching presence. She was an expert active listener; she asked powerful questions, used direct communication, and led her clients to effective planning and goal setting. Patti has a gift for providing strong support and partnership throughout the sessions. She consistently and skillfully followed her client's direction. Patti demonstrated a true talent for listening below the surface and brought ideas to light for possible exploration with her client."Sheri Boone, MCC, BCC, ICF Mentor Coach
"Patti is a gifted, intuitive teacher who is exceptionally well attuned and sensitive to the emotional and intellectual needs of her students and colleagues alike. She has an almost uncanny instinct for recognizing, understanding, and interpreting the moods, dispositions, and feelings of any person with whom she interacts. She has also developed a finely attuned sense of school culture and ethos, a gift with she is able to put to excellent use in advising Principals and other Leadership Team members, especially in crisis situations. Patti's ongoing work and professional development in the field of transformational and interpersonal coaching with both adults and adolescents reflects this unusual strength of hers."Peter Mott, former Director, Zurich International School
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