International Coach Federation Switzerland

23-02-2016 - Chapter meeting Suisse Romande

Path to Transformation - Working with fear and assumptions in coaching

Speaker: Dr. Ernst Bechinie, MCC 

“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.


  • 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


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.

He spent over 30 years as an entrepreneur, executive and consultant building up consulting businesses in Germany and Switzerland. 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.

Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs)

You will receive 2 ICF CCEUs for your participation


Date:Tuesday February 23, 2016
18:30-19:00 welcome and sign-in
19:00-21:00 workshop and Q&A 
21:00-22:00 apéro and networking 
Location:Webster University, Commons Room; 9 Route de Collex, 1293 Bellevue
Fees:CHF 10 - ICF Swiss members
CHF 20 - ICF members
CHF 40 - for non-ICF members
Language: English 


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Webster University
9 Route de Collex (Back Entrance, close to the train station GENTHOD BELLEVUE)
1293 Bellevue

Attendees should park on the Parking Sud which is the closest to the train tracks


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