“ONCE IN A WHILE IT REALLY HITS PEOPLE THAT THEY DON’T HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD IN THE WAY THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD TO.”
Yvonne Firdaus – “Be yourSelf-Leader”
Self-Leadership Expert # High-Performance Coach™
Inspirational Speaker #Specialist for New Work Culture
It makes me happy to serve aspiring people who have decided to become their best version, following my mission to be a leading voice for those who want to create a self-determined, content and successful life and live out their highest potential.
I started out in life with a few self-limiting beliefs, but above all with an abundance of curiosity and determination. At the age of 16 I decided to stop being a victim of my past and take responsibility for my circumstances. I was looking for a different context, an encouraging environment in which one could experiment and make mistakes. After training as an industrial clerk and studying social work, my decision to move to Southeast Asia ‘saved’ my life!
I believe the possibility of becoming ourselves is what makes us successful. 13 years of intercultural work as an entrepreneur and change agent in Southeast Asia and 10 years of building innovation hubs in Germany broken down into two words: Audacity & Self-Leadership!
I created the terms and conditions I needed to successfully shape my life. Now I was on the driver’s seat of my life. A feature that united all successful people I had met during that time was their unconditional determination and ability to take their lives into their own hands, regardless of their background, resources, education or what other people thought of it. Two things in particular distinguished them: self-confidence and clarity. Their life was defined by purpose, intention and joy. The more they developed their potential, the stronger they lived themselves, the more satisfied and successful they were. And this always and without exception.
By the time I moved from Asia to Europe, I was clear what I had to do. I needed to create circumstances in which people could best discover and develop their potential. I created “GarageBilk”, a coworking space, which I later turned into one of the largest European hubs.
I AM CONVINCED THAT……
…it is not obstacles but fear that holds us back
…curiosity has the power to outsmart fear
…we are a mirror of our context
…instinct shall be our most trusted leader
…the purpose for life is to find our gift and share it with others
…life is not mediocrity but excellence
…owning our purpose is sustained happiness
…struggles are opportunities for growth
…awareness and intention are conditions for a happy and successful life
…comparisons are nothing but waste of lifetime
…questioning the status quo is a precondition for development
…self-belief is the quality that transforms our vision into reality
I SHARE MY EXPERIENCE ON A LEVEL FROM 1:1 to 1:100
1:1 COACHING TO SUPPORT YOU…
…to grow into a passionate and unshakeable self-leader, have more fun and success, and achieve greater impact in your world. My experience and the proven process of the High-Performance Program bring clarity and speed to coaching sessions and provide valuable, lasting and fast results. Click here to see if you qualify for a free 45 minute strategy session. I coach in English and German.
1:10 TRAININGS ON HIGH-PERFORMANCE & SELF-LEADERSHIP
High performance workshops take you or your team to the next level and increase happiness and satisfaction for everyone at the same time. Workshops lead you step by step to fast and long-term results.
1:100 TALKS THAT INSPIRE,…
…so that you begin to take the leading role in your life. I give talks to companies, women’s associations, business organisations, public authorities or at conferences. Talks can be given in English or German. Book me for your next event and let me inspire you and your audience about the power and importance of Self-Leadership!
IN ADDITION I have a passion for interior design, motorcycling, dance, the saxophone and the outdoors. I have two grown-up children and a beautiful home base is Germany and work about six month a year from South-Europe and Southeast-Asia.
Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. -Martin Luther King Jr.-