Certified Formies Coaches

Our Certified Formies Coaches (CFCs) assist with self-leadership in one-on-one coaching and group coaching sessions. They are also available as mentors for participants of our coach training program.

Kathrin Köster

Founder,
Core Inspirer

Adrian Kreppel

Co-Founder,
Core Inspirer

Maria Mokler

Certified Formies Coach,
Mentor

Zebib

Zebib Ghile †

We cherish her memory

Carsten Scholian

Certified Formies Coach,
 Mentor

Sabine Egger

Certified Formies Coach

Isabel Sandel

Certified Formies Coach,
Mentor

Natalie Rodriguez

Certified Formies Coach,
Mentor, Co-Creator

Astrid Gradischnig

Certified Formies Coach,
Mentor

Angelika Moniak

Certified Formies Coach,
Mentor

Nina Kleiber

Certified Formies Coach

Karin Greiner

Certified Formies Coach

Stefanie Rodriguez-Maier

Certified Formies Coach

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Köster

Founder

Kathrin stands for innovation and creativity. She has always been attracted by otherness and the unknown. She feels inspired by different cultures and ventured out to learn Mandarin as a teenager. She fell in love with Daoism, and philosophical Confucianism when she started to study Chinese culture. When she lived and worked in Japan, she became familiar with lean production, practiced Zen Buddhism and experienced how difficult it can be to be a foreigner.

She is a bridge between the worlds: classical businesses, start-ups and academia. She thrives on transcending borders, be it between organizations or cultures.

Her passion is teaching and sharing experience. Kathrin is a teaching professional with more than 25 years of teaching experience in universities and business schools around the world. In the last years she has focused on leadership, self-leadership and the development of awareness.

As the vice-president for life-long learning of Heilbronn University (Germany) she introduced integrative approaches in work-based learning for part-time students. Her online Agile Leadership course, co-developed with Vienna University for Economics and Business (Austria) aims at building CORAFA qualities.

Dr. Adrian Kreppel

Co-Founder

Adrian is a pioneer. He is convinced that the imaginable is doable. As a patent attorney, he has helped many of his clients to further develop their new technologies. As a trained computer scientist Adrian has ventured into artificial intelligence already in the 1990s. He always has been fascinated by self-optimizing systems.

With his IT background, Adrian approaches the subject of learning in a programming way. Adrian is a very sharp thinker who loves logic. He questions everything that seems to have a notion of inconsistency.

This makes him a very honest and effective coach. He easily identifies others’ mental programs and can help them to go beyond their self-limitations. He is like a mirror with a striking difference – he talks and gives sometimes uncomfortable feedback.

Adrian thrives on unusual ways of thinking and acting. He can live this side without being arrested as an author of suspense stories. Currently, he works in Germany and Italy.

Maria Mokler (M.A.; B.A.)

Certified Formies Coach

‘Determination, courage, resilience’ – that’s what Maria stands for.

15 years ago, she decided to leave her home country Russia and started a new in Germany. It took enormous determination to integrate herself in a foreign country without losing her own identity.

Maria loves the uniqueness of each individual waiting to be discovered and developed. She has experienced herself how different life feels when you dare to live your uniqueness. 

It is an art to make our inner diamond shine. This is what she does as a Certified Formies Coach: supporting her coachees on their winding path to their true, wise and versatile SELF. She helps especially women to become self-confident and love themselves with the power of their femininity. But also her male coachees benefit from Maria’s unconventional thinking and love her direct communication style.

Her daily leadership and coaching challenge are Maria’s two sons. Her family is a great training field and source of experience she shares with parents and their adolescent children.

Maria’s motto: ‘Never stop believing in you!’

Carsten Scholian (Certified Yoga Teacher)

Certified Formies Coach

Carsten stands for curiosity, openness and a strong desire for personal transformation.
After several years in a leading position as a controller, an inner longing brought him to yoga. He summoned all his courage and quit his job to travel through India for several months. There, he intensively engaged with the timeless wisdom of yoga.
Inspired by the journey, he began to train as a body-worker and became a practitioner in rolfing.
Carsten now lives in Vienna, where he works as Head of Controlling at a renowned business school and also runs his own yoga studio. Teaching Yoga is his passion. He also runs programs to train yoga teachers.
His special talent is to share his experiences with yoga and bodywork helping people to get connected to themselves and their inner source. With his mindfulness, he creates a space where everyone feels comfortable and feels appreciated.
As a Certified Formies Coach he goes beyond bodywork and includes mental and emotional aspects in the work of personal development. Above all, the creative Formies approach helps him to leverage self-reflection and awareness of his coachees.
With regular meditation practice and the continuous expansion of his own consciousness Carsten increasingly experiences the beauty of life in its abundance. 

His guiding principle: Follow your heart! 

Dr. med. Sabine Egger​

Certified Formies Coach

Courage comes from the heart! That’s what Sabine stands for. After 15 years of a successful clinic career including functional stomach problems and the odd status migraenosus, she reinvented herself in the midst of life. Although she was passionate about her work as an anesthesiologist, she increasingly felt suffocated by life and work in hospitals.

After her first slipped disc in her early thirties, she set out on a quest for sustainable health. Her thirst for knowledge brought her to Mind Body Medicine and the United States of You. Since then, the Formies have accompanied her on all her travels to windy beaches for kite surfing or powder slopes for skiing.

Sabine is a multi-passionate individual, a digital nomad energized by freedom. With inspirational passion she coaches others to lead a free, self-determined life full of joy. When she is not working, she is cuddling cats, reading a good book or sipping coffee with pleasure.

Isabel Sandel (M.Sc.; B.A.)

Certified Formies Coach

Isabel is ‘imaginative, idealistic, inspiring’. Her mission is to work with people, strengthening and supporting their well-being and experiencing meaningfulness together. With a B.A. in Health Promotion and M.Sc. in Communication and Industrial Psychology she often had to create demand for her talents. As an open and curious individual, Isabel kept on learning obtaining additional qualifications such as ‘Specialist for Animal Assisted Therapy, Counseling & Pedagogy’.

In the last 10 years Isabel worked mainly in a health psychology – social therapy context, with the purpose of “going on a treasure hunt with people instead of searching for mistakes; and turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones”. She particularly enjoys doing this with students as a lecturer in the Business Psychology program at Aalen University.

As a Certified Formies Coach Isabel supports her coachees in regaining their inherent power, leveraging their resources, (re-)connecting with their essence and thereby helping them to lead a life that fits their talents. Her coachees highly appreciate Isabel as an authentic, empathetic person encouraging them to BE themselves.

Natalie Rodriguez

Certified Formies Coach

Natalie loves the sea, the sun and palm trees!

Maybe that’s why she has always been called ‘sunshine’. Always positive, confident and understanding of everything and everyone.

The big and significant difference between before and after she started her journey of inner exploration is: she now REALLY feels the sunshine from inside and consciously decides whether the sun always has to shine… She learned to hear and feel her inner voices and to allow herself to accept her shadows as well.

She is fascinated by the mysteries of life, which is why she always finds the courage to follow the deep desire of her soul. At the age of 19, she travelled alone through India, Indonesia and Cuba. En route she quickly realized that she could not find the WOW-factor she was looking for, even if she was at all those marvellous places she always wanted to be. She finally discovered this WOW-factor she had been yearning for in an unexpected place: in her inner universe. She IS the WOW factor, no matter where the flow of life takes her.

Her purpose is to show everyone how WONDER-full life can be, every day anew, and that no-one should settle for a life where you are always waiting for the weekend, vacation or retirement. Life is worth being filled with WOW factors!

Her motto: ‘Desires want to be heard and satisfied. Suppressing them ends in dissatisfaction. Be brave and follow what calls you.’

Astrid Gradischnig

Certified Formies Coach

Clarity is the key to transformation. That is what Astrid stands for. Since her childhood Astrid has been keen to understand how the world and people are functioning. Driven by that curiosity she explored the USA, Australia and New Zealand before finally heading to Vienna, where she has been working for the last 20 years as a leader and project manager for international corporates within the IT and financial industry.

Painful spinal disc problems coupled with exhaustion redirected her to a different way of travelling. She explored her “inner universe” transforming undetected issues and patterns , understanding their interrelations and gaining more clarity. This formed the basis of her leadership attitude: “Leading people requires a high degree of self-leadership”.

Based on her strengthened self-awareness and self-care, Astrid is supporting people on their self-awareness journey. She helps them to use all their resources and leverage their full potential with more clarity on their individual essence for a joyful private and business life.

 

In her roles as Transformation Architect and Certified Formies Coach Astrid is accompanying people and organizations along their transformation journey creating profound impact by open-hearted support, clear consciousness and powerful intuition. Sharing her own experiences with passion and without flintching, Astrid acts as a trustful and authentic partner and coach.

Her colleagues appreciate Astrid as the soul of the organization and her coachees see her as a beacon along the way of finding their true north and exploring new paths.

Angelika Moniak (B.A.)

Certified Formies Coach

‘Driven to drive’ – that’s what Angelika stands for. She has a gift to envision the full potential – in individuals and in companies. And she has the talent of encouraging others to go beyond what they thought was possible.

Her strong inner drive coupled with persistence is fueled by her own history. She spent her early childhood in Siberia and experienced a culture shock in rural Southern Germany where women still followed rather traditional roles. She experienced how it felt to be judged and stereotyped against: as a bi-cultural individual, as a woman, as an academic….

Where others succumbed to the status quo, Angelika went beyond the limitations brought by her environment and created her own world. She took tough decisions following her inner call and went for a training as a dressmaker before starting a job in international business directly after her graduation. Designing and sewing her own cloths was a dream she realized. The price was rejection by others and being labeled as ‘strange’. That motivated Angelika even further to find out more about herself and to clean-up her thoughts and feelings. This is what she helps others to do as a Certified Formies Coach.

At work, she is acknowledged a gifted lateral leader driving the transformation for alignment between purpose, culture, structure and strategy. Her colleagues stand in line to get her advice and encouragement.

Her motto: never give up and face your fears! Only then will you excel.

Nina Kleiber (B.A.)

Certified Formies Coach

Solid as a rock – challenging and kind alike

Life is an ocean. It’s your choice to swim in it with your own lifebelt, or to drown in the waves. Nina will not rescue you, but will show you exactly how to use your lifebelt so you will be able to keep your head above the water. As a compassionate listener, she has a talent for asking the right questions and putting things in a nutshell. She helps you to develop your own swimming style, even in rough sea.

Nina was always looking for what would make her happy and what she would be good at. After studying business administration, learning the ropes to manage a hotel, diverse jobs in various fields, she was absolutely sure about one thing: nothing will ever be the right thing for her. So she gave up the pursuit for a fulfilling job and settled in for a safe income hoping for holidays and weekends to bring a bit of joy. All of a sudden, though, Nina’s compromise with life fell apart.

She acted upon her inner scream for breaking out and enrolled in an education program (Formies approach) that was meaningful to her – the first time in her life 🙂 – because it brought her real insights about herself. She was drawn into the joy of getting to know herself and what stood in her way to lead a fulfilling life.

Now, she enjoys getting inspired by the little things of life. She is thrilled by creating her own life without any second thoughts on what others might think of her.

She discovered hidden passion in singing aloud, and built up a totally new relation to one of her best friends, her body!

Karin Greiner (Pharmacist)

Certified Formies Coach

Trust – Responsibility – Understanding….

….are the fundament of Karin’s actions and the basis of her vision: companies and communities characterized by harmony and peaceful coexistence.

Long before founding her own small community, her family, she was fascinated to explore what it means to be human. She learned it the hard way including a failed marriage. Raising two daughters on her own was a real challenge that took a toll on her strength. However, those difficult times encouraged her to face her fears and listen more to the voice of her heart. She courageously decided to explore her heart deeper and follow her feelings.

As a pharmacist, her focus also is on people and their wellbeing, mainly with a focus on health. In the course of disruptive global changes and her personal development during her training as a Certified Formies Coach, she discovered her passion for establishing the voice of the heart in organization and leadership. With growing joy, she is committed to clarity between employees that she fosters with curiosity, wit and calmness.

For Karin, smooth communication between individual organizational members is like a gift to herself: It allows her to live and experience her vision of harmonious, productive togetherness on a daily basis. 

Karin recharges her batteries singing in a choir and roaming the woods and meadows with her dog. Watch out for her when you stroll around Lake Constance 😊

Stefanie Rodriguez-Maier, B.A.

Certified Formies Coach

“Courage is key. Every day calls for courage to take your own decisions for your own life.”

Standing in for yourself, day by day, facing your fears, listening to your inner voices, trusting them and stepping into the flow of life – that’s what life is about for Stefanie.

Stefanie has trained this intensively with the Formies approach. Her biggest insight in the course of this self-development process: dreams, plans or intentions can be grandiose – as long as they are not put into action, they remain grandiose dreams and plans.

The true challenge is to put them into action which requires courage.

Courage, the first of the CORAFA qualities, those qualities that are so important for all of us in times of uncertainty. Building up her courage muscle has become Stefanie’s daily routine.

As a mother and trained social education worker, Stefanie’s call is to encourage children, parents and all those involved in education to go their own way of discovering and unleashing the human potential. She is all in to contribute to a holistic way of education combining head, heart and hand. Stefanie stands for the joy of learning – about ourselves as human beings. She is at her best in plain nature, inspired by the power of flowers and trees.

Expanding the network

Open Call to connect with individuals, teams or organizations who are interested in

  • doing research about leveraging consciousness in leadership (e.g. regarding consciousness maturity stages)
  • promoting the Formies approach on inner clarity and leveraging consciousness in your region or country: you are in charge of local initiatives such as translation of education resources into local languages, customization of educational programs, pilot projects at universities or schools.