Outdoor counceling & coaching

Experience & discover the best version of yourself.

Are you looking for a queer sparring partner and profound advice/coaching for private and professional challenges such as competency development, career planning, leadership advice, sparring partner and balance? 

Let's discuss this in midst of our nature. Movement, a variety of sensory impressions and fresh air inspire.

I offer many years of professional experience and support you in achiving your goals. 

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What's on your mind? 

  • You are facing challenging situations (conflicts, relationship, job)?
  • You want people to recognize your personality and you want to grow in your mind and soul? 
  • Your life feels like out of balance?
  • You are looking for a trustworthy companion/guide, who will respond to your biography? 


No matter, which of these questions encourages you to benefit of what I offer. Together we shape your goals and needs - and the result will be a change for your better self.

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What's on your mind? 

The potential for a better consciousness is discovered most effectively, in nature and in a casual atmosphere. Even when the sun isn't shining. In exceptional cases, meeting rooms are available.

During the counseling I let myself guide by your needs and suggest concrete measures.

The focus is less on physical performance than the inner self one, but it can be combined. The counseling, connected with a smaller or larger journey, e.g. a hike/bicycle tour.  On a half, full day or an extended weekend. 

For complex topics we can arrange several appointments. 


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My offerieng

Sparring partner, Leadership advice, Planning your career, Development of capabilities, Balance, Outdoor-Experience.

For queer people additional coaching with a focus on your biography. 


With my outdoor counseling you will gain new knowledge step by step, embedded in a nature experience.

In addition to the outdoor coaching approach ("helping people to help themselves" and finding their own solution), I propose specific measures based on your needs.

 

Each offer can be combined and is individually adapted after the initial telephone contact.

Sparring partner

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External's perspective & solution oriented

Your question: 
How do I create clarity in current situations (relationship / collaboration or difficult decisions)?
 
The procedure: 
Examine alternatives together, think outside the box, analyze and evaluate possibilities and risks, develop and evaluate opportunities.

 
Your result:
Concrete instructions for action, prepared solution-oriented discussions, critical evaluation of the chosen solution.


Leadership advice

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Self Leadership

Your question:
How should I solve my personal challenging leadership situations?

The procedure:
Together we will evaluate your specific situation and look for valid options to solve your problem. We then define the procedure for a successful implementation in your professional environment.

Your result:
Procedure for successful implementation in a professional environment. 

Planning your career

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Assessment of your current situation and shaping the future

Your question:
Which career and private opportunities are possible and sensible? 

The procedure:
Interpretation ofyour ideas/values, develop and reflect your goals, develop and prioritise options, develop and evaluate measures.

Your result:
Assessment of your current situation and specific action planning to shape your future 

Development of capabilities

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Recognizing and using strengths

Your question:
Which competences shall/must/will I work on specifically?

The procedure:
Analysis of the competences, identifying and prioritising the need for action, developing and evaluating opportunities for further action.

Your result:
Develop a specific plan with small steps for successful development. 

Balance

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Identify stress triggers, find balance

Your question:
How do I find my balance?

The procedure:
Analyse your current situation, recognise and investigate stress factors. Work on measures to find your balance.

Your result:
Plan of action to reduce stress, switch off and recharge your batteries in nature, recognise the little things by the wayside and enjoy them.


Outdoor-Experience

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Your question:

How do I obtain groundbreaking insights in all above mentioned topics in a natural environment?
 
The procedure:
Support, coach and guide individuals according to individual needs - area (mountains, forest, lac, ...), time, duration and scope

Your result:
Tailor-made program for experience and insight, including organization:

  • A program tailored to your needs in the area of your choice  – sometimes the good is very close or consciously discovering new things in the distance
  • Transportation preferably eco-friendly: walking, cycling, by train, bus or ship 
  • Accommodations for overnight stays or multi-day sessions ranging from private homes, local guesthouses or stylish hotels


If you are looking for a travel companion for outdoor activities (without explicit personal supervision), I will create a tailor-made travel program for you with me as a competent tour guide.

Possible course of action outdoor counseling

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Before we start our tour, we get to know each other in a free of charge telephone conversation. We will clarify your concerns, check together whether the chemistry is right and your expectations match with my position.

The offer is customized according to your personal wishes, the current situation as well as your time budget, the offer will be adapted individually.

You decide how, when and where you want to start. I will pick you up at the meeting point.

 

Then it already starts! Beginning with a half-day walk or bicycle tour through the forest or along a river or lake, or an impulse-packed, full-day or several-day break with views of the mountains or rather flatter surroundings.  

Together we will discuss what is suitable for you. 

 

During our tour, depending on the topic, we will of course discuss questions and possible solutions. Perhaps while we are on the move, or at a rest or in the evening. In between we will consciously use the time to think about what we have discussed. The focus is then again more on the sporting activity. Afterwards we will take up the thoughts again and take the next step with your topic. At the end of the tour we will sort out the thoughts and define concrete measures for implementation in everyday life. 

If needed, we will define our further cooperation. 

Hopefully this time out has brought you one step further.

 

Please note: The tours have different requirements regarding fitness and head for heights. Your safety is my top priority. The tours are easy to medium-difficulty routes, which allow focussing on counselling units. Nevertheless, they require a minimum level of physical fitness. An accurate assessment and agreement must be made when choosing the tour and during the initial consultation. The right gear is also part of the package. Participation in a tour is always at your own responsibility and risk. 




Your result:
Tailor-made program for experience and insight, including organization:

  • A program tailored to your needs in the area of your choice  – sometimes the good is very close or consciously discovering new things in the distance
  • Transportation preferably eco-friendly: walking, cycling, by train, bus or ship 
  • Accommodations for overnight stays or multi-day sessions ranging from private homes, local guesthouses or stylish hotels


If you are looking for a travel companion for outdoor activities (without explicit personal supervision), I will create a tailor-made travel program for you with me as a competent tour guide.

Prices

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Prices depend on your wishes regarding time, location/transportation and accommodation, but always on a fair basis. 

The prize is made up of a counselling and support approach, because counselling time cannot be separated from "travel support time". 

Target price e.g. for half a day approx. CHF 300 

In addition to the above prices, there are also possible expenses for transport, accommodation and meals for events lasting several days as well as your personal expenses.

I will be able to tell you the concrete price after your first contact. 

If you are looking for a travel companion for outdoor activities (without explicit advice) I will create a tailor-made travel program for you and accompany you.


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About me

I find different kind of people and cultures enriching.

I enjoy working in an atmosphere of openness and mutual trust.
Focused, with interest, positive thinking, sensitivity, discretion and passion.

My journey at a glance:

  • Longtime senior manager in Human Resources in the financial sector (Zürcher Kantonalbank); 
    Management & leadership consulting, conflict resolution, assessment and development, recruitment, outplacement process
  • Qualifications: Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Human Resources Management, CAS in Coaching, Banking Diploma 
  • Language skills: German (mother tongue), English (fluent). Skilled in French, Spanish and Italian
  • gay Guide at Pink Alpine (pinkalpine.ch)
  • Extensive travel experience across all continents 
  • Former Ironman (triathlon)
  • Ambitious health athlete



I consistently work goal- and needs-oriented focusing on your result.

"QUEERwegS" is a combination of "Queer" and the german word for "unterWegS", e.g. "being on the road" and is also part of my biography.

"Queer" stands for LGBTI people (the abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual) who deviate from the social norm, but also e.g. act, feel in a different way. It is an expression of open self-confidence.
The "queer" approach incorporates aspects of identity. It is about authenticity in dealing with different biographies and life questions and includes all groups of people.

"Being on the road" means to be on the way to a certain place, person or destination. The path is an essential element - with the result as the goal.


Gay Coaching - Queer Coaching
Outdoor-Experience in Nature

 

In gay coaching, you and your biography as a queer personality are in the focus, combined with an outdoor experience in nature. 


  • You want clarity in your current situation and in the social context (romantic or business relationship or for generally difficult decisions)?
  • Are you at the start of your career or are you already successful in your job, but for true happiness something is still missing?
  • You stand firmly in life, but want to be even stronger, more authentic and thrust yourself?
  • Are you on the verge of coming out or do you want to live your relationship and sexuality to a full extent?
  • Are you emotionally out of balance or disoriented because you want to meet other people's expectations and are therefore in a dilemma?

In an open conversation and in a protected setting, you can address all aspects/facets of your life or your sexual orientation and decide for yourself what you would like to change. 

  

Regardless the different aspects of your relationship, your life in general or your job. We work together, personally, solution oriented to your individual topics! 

 

Based on my own experience, I know how challenging it can be to shape your life as a homosexual man and in a long-term partnership with my husband. I have a wide range of experience to trust in. 

 

With my outdoor advice, you will come to decelerate step by step and gain new insights. In exceptional cases, meeting rooms are available. 




Queer / Gay Travel Guide 




And if you are not looking for a gay awareness coach, but simply a gay travel guide for a journey and/or hike etc: that is also possible. 


We will discuss your ideas, I will organize the rest and will be happy to accompany you. 



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Contact me

Reach me by phone from 8am to 6pm for the individual dialogue...

0041 79 735 29 21

QUEERwegS GmbH
Marcel Sonderer
Böndlerstrasse 64
8802 Kilchberg


Appointments take place in nature at your preferred location (throughout Switzerland - or, if necessary, in meeting rooms in Kilchberg or Zurich).

...or send me an e-mail

marcel_sonderer@bluewin.ch