International Coach Federation Switzerland

The Path to Personal Transformation  
Working with Fears & Emotions in Coaching

Speaker: Dr. Ernst Bechinie, MCC

Workshop Description

“Understanding and excepting my emotions behind my actions gives me confidence and energy for what I do. With this I moved to a next level of leadership complexity.”

That’s how a president of a foundation explained her transformation from an executive role.

Transformation is the process of letting go of the way things used to be and then taking hold of the way they subsequently become. This process begins with understanding the emotions and assumptions behind our actions in our past. It means leaving behind what’s not adequate for our present life situation. And it finally leads to creating a new inner reality. In taking over a new leadership role in a company, becoming an entrepreneur or rearranging your personal life, the challenge is Transformation.

In this interactive workshop we show how our Fears – one of our central emotions - are connected with our four basic Needs: the need of becoming a unique individual, the need for love and being loved, the need for security and the need for change. Thereby we follow the work of the German psychologist Fritz Riemann, with which we demonstrate the constructive power of fears for personal and professional development.

Objectives of the Workshop

  • Understand the four basic needs for a balanced life
  • Deepen the awareness of our supporting and hindering forces on our path of transformation
  • Practically work with hindering assumptions for integration fears and increase our life balance.
  • Learning about further reading for the subject.

ICF Core Competencies addressed

  • Coaching Presence
  • Active Listening
  • Creating Awareness


Dr. Ernst Bechinie, MCC coaches entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in leadership-development and professional transition since over ten years. He also acts as mentor and supervisor for coaches and consultants.

Before he was over 30 years an entrepreneur, executive and consultant building up consulting businesses in Germany and Switzerland. Amongst others he managed his own company focusing on consulting in strategy, organization and people development during 20 years in Frankfurt, before selling to PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Prior to that he was a partner of the Hay Group in Germany. He is author of “Secrets of Entrepreneurship – Revealed by those who did it”.

He was a Board Member of ICF Switzerland and leader of the Chapter Bern.


You receive 2 CCEUs for this Workshop.


Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2016

18h45 - 19h00 Empfang
19h00 - 19h15 Information allgemein
19h15 - 20h30 Workshop
20h30 - 21h00 Networking und Apéro


Tutorial - Online Event Management with the ticketing solution from XING Events


Zytfaenschter Bern

Kramgasse 73

3000 Bern



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