To work as shamanic healer is not just an assignment from 9 to 5 but one that encompasses the whole life. It’s on one hand the social function to be the translator and mediator in-between the ordinary reality and the extended non-ordinary one. Being in contact with nature’s elements, spirits, ancestors, ascended masters and many more identity that do not have a physical body on earth, is also a path of service, humbleness, responsibility, scarifies and acceptance. One calls shamans that 'see with the heart from the heart' and it needs that you are ALL you can be.
In a nutshell: it's living & acting from the heart.
Can you choose to be a shaman? No you can’t. You are either born a shaman, or you are not. If the spirits want you, there is nothing you can do, and if the spirits don’t want you there is likewise nothing you can do. No spirits equals no shamans. The most important teachers of a shaman therefore are the spirits. Without the spirits a shaman is nothing, and the spirits teach the shaman, who becomes their apprentice.
Kathrin M. Wyss - Your holistic Change Agent
My extensive education program in health care, management, communication, coaching and training parallels my successful business career. The corporate career path however, was ultimately not fulfilling my greater desire to persistently work with people in the interest of a holistic understanding of health. I started my own coaching company in 2004, and over the last 12 years it has evolved into a successful boutique change agency with affiliates in Switzerland and the South West of the US. I work as an executive coach, trainer, and change management specialist supporting individuals and businesses of all levels (from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations) to implement change in a positive, enriching and sustainable manner.
My primary focus is to cultivate and support health and success on both individual and social levels. I strongly believe that the health of the individual and the health of their environment are directly linked. Each informs and influences the other. Aside from my knowledge, experience, and intuition, I utilize principles of neuroscience and mindfulness to provide solution-based approaches for my clients. I’m truly fascinated by human beings and I consider myself an expert at figuring out what people and organizations truly need, rather than what they think they want. This makes me highly adept in supporting my clients to achieve and surpass their goals.
While I began my career with a focus on the more physical aspects of health working as pharmacist, I gradually moved to a more holistic assessment of health by taking care of healthy business environments through working with leaders in various organizations. This is important to me as I faced a time in Fall 2003 when I was so overworked, misguided, and misaligned with myself, that I had persistent suicidal thoughts. My strong sense of responsibility combined with my general joy for life and the orientation towards solutions allowed me to pass through this dark time, and make necessary changes in my life. I consider this time period a true turning point on my own path to excellence.
It was at this time I received my first direct intervention from Spirits, urging me to take care of myself in order to heal. That was it. I left the corporate world and in 2004 started my transformation as a coach & trainer as well as my spiritual transformation through ZEN meditation. In the following years I developed a greater sense of honor and respect for the resourcefulness of people and nature. I further studied and applied alternative healing arts and evolved my understanding of how our universe works.
The spiritual aspects in my life grew stronger every year until I started questioning how to best integrate those insights into my work. After two years of pondering that thought I got my second call from Spirits at the end of my 3-month sabbatical in the USA in August 2014. Up to that point, I had enriched my work with healing and psychic skills somewhat covertly. This was the call to do it overtly and in the corporate setting, and I needed to formalize my setting in order to do that. I started taking courses at FSS, established my business in the US in order to be closer to my spiritual ancestors, and created the BizShamanTM concept merging change management aspects with shamanic principles in the corporate setting.