My Art

Sketching, doodling and copying cartoon characters have been part of my life since primary school. Singing and dancing, i.e. the passion for musical theater followed in high school together with the knowledge that a non-artistic education would bring me financial stability. Therefore, I chose an international career in the hospitality industry after having obtained a bachelor in hospitality management from the Glion Institute.

Once I was back in Zurich, Switzerland, my passion for the arts led to an industry change and a masters in arts administration from the University of Zurich. A career at the opera house Zurich followed, where I learnt that the people back stage are as important as the ones on stage. In my rare spare time, I kept developing my acrylic painting and drawing skills.

Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas
‘Value Beauty’


I was subsequently a freelancer, supporting individuals or groups in the performing arts with their project and production management, organisational, and process development. The joy to work impactful with people and the desire to spend more time as a producing artist, brought me finally to Vancouver in 2014 where I got certified and accredited as coach  and neuro-linguistic programming practitioner from Erickson International College and the International Coaching Federation.

Original Drawing stitched on Canvas
‘Value Freedom’


Being a professional coach enables me to combine all my experience and skills in service of individuals and teams, while at the same time actively draw and make art prints. I have joined the Malaspina Printmakers studio and organization as a board member and artist on Granville Island.

Original Oil Monotype Print on Paper
‘Ocean’s Peace’


My abstract ‘Doodle Art’ ink pen drawings and oil monotype prints are all inspired by people, nature and values; aiming to trigger a smile and the viewer’ imagination. 

Visit me in my online Esty shop!



Provoked by Technology

A Website-Drama in 10 Acts

(written, performed, partially directed, suffered, survived, reported by me)

For the impatient audience:
Right now, I have an up and running website. The End.

For the practiced reader:

April showers bring May flowers…or how after six months my website is finally open for business.

This is for all of you that think about setting up a website using a freelancer, and for all of you that want to have a good laugh!

Honestly, I did not expect this to be such a Sisyphus struggle – taking one step forward and three back.  Me being such a classical cliche entrepreneur, of course, I wanted to do as much as possible myself; spend a minimum amount of money, get the maximum out of it, and that as fast as possible. Let’s just say, I paid dearly maybe not with money but with lots of hours, nerves, frustration, sweat and tears. So much so that I started believing that it might be a sign I should not have a website all 😉

On the positive side, I know now SO much about domains, hosting, website building, code, back-up, css, themes etc. than I could have ever imagined possible (or wanted to know for that matter). It all started out so promising and harmless; I registered my domain and hosting in 10 minutes (with ‘Go Daddy’) and I knew what functionality, design and structure I wanted. A colleague had recommended a huge tech freelance platform called ‘’ and sure enough after putting my project up (of building a customized ‘WordPress’ template), I had more than 20 offers that promised to build it very cheaply within 21 days.

Although you can see the numbers of jobs a freelancer has completed successfully and read some customer references, I had no idea how to select one over the other. Naturally, I looked at the price and time line and looked at work samples etc. but in the end, I picked the one that started chatting (over the platform) with me first. Here come crucial indicators (I wish I knew) when NOT to pick a freelancer:

  1. if the level of English is questionable in the first chat. It can only get worse, because the guy writing to you at this time, is the boss – every other person in the team speaks (even) worse. The number of times, I had to read a (so called) sentence out loud over and over again, were countless…I think deciphering hieroglyphs would have been faster.
  2. if they cannot provide live sample websites. I found out (way too late) that the ones they gave on the platform, were really more mock-ups than a full-blown functioning website. Also, look at the re-hire rate, that really tells you if someone was happy with the working relationship.
  3. if they say the time difference is not a problem. As most of them are based in and around India, you are looking at 12-13 hours (!). In my case, I don’t think they understood that I was behind them and basically, we barely managed to chat, exchange updates, comments when we were both online. That makes for very slow progress and unsettling sleeping habits. 
  4. if they don’t tell you how many different people will be working on your project. I just wanted to throw in the towel, when I got asked the same thing over and over again (being addressed as SIR again). Not only did I not know what was going on, but I think they didn’t either. 
  5. if they are trying to sell you something more or different, before they have completed what you have hired them for . Not a week passed by without them trying to sell me a logo design, search engine optimization etc. All I wanted was for them to build my template and make it easy for me to manage it.
  6. If they are not insisting and have an efficient way/process to give feedback and track progress. You don’t want to know the hours I have lost in trying to explain what I was happy with and needed changed etc. Also, the 21 days turned into 4 months with them just not doing anything at times. 
  7. If they are not promising you a back-up file with your custom made theme template (css sheet) that they are sending once the job is done. Through whatever weird incident (that even Go Daddy people hadn’t seen before), my theme sheet got renamed and oh, surprise – got thrown out. ‘My’ freelancers did not make a back-up and had the nerve to tell me that they would have to build it from scratch, charging like it was a new job.
  8. if they say something is not possible that logically seems not such a big deal of a request, i.e. a change of font style, size or header characteristics. That simply means they don’t know how to do it. 
  9. if they want to log in into your WordPress account using your personal log in and password. Thank heavens, I did not agree to that and forced them to set up a separate user within my account. Had I agreed to them using/sharing my ‘user’ set up, I would have never been able to tell who had created, edited, changed what! It would have all been ‘me’.
  10. if they don’t offer / know that one can create your template in an off-line environment that can be activated when you are happy with it.

There you have it…I ended up hiring another freelancer to make the last changes, and I would re-hire him. I hope knowing these points will support you in having smooth sailing. Or maybe it has convinced you to just hire someone to do it for you. Either way, I do want to share why I took on the challenge of having a website altogether 🙂

As a professional accredited coach (ACC) and consultant (BSc, MSc) I support professionals to move successfully through transition (e.g. promotion, job change, self-employment), through the optimal application of value systems, behavior patterns and state of mind. It is my goal that clients can help themselves, developing a sustainable resourceful state of mind, which will let them make even better choices and develop more productive communication with others.

If you are curious, I’m happy to reserve time in my calendar to give you a sample experience. At your service, if you want to put it all together. 

Vision & Mission

Vision: Human beings at their best that change the system(s) how we live, work, and treat each other and the planet for the better; based on our shared fundamental values of compassion, cooperation, and connection.

Mission: I support you in habitually reaching a state of productivity in times of transition, by working with you either in the capacity as coach, consultant or both. I combine coaching & neuro-linguistic-programming (NLP) techniques, best practice models from business and methods from the performing arts.

Brigit Elisabeth - About Me

Working Principles

Working Principles & Ethics:
+ Focused on your productivity.
+ Holding the space for you.
+ Objective sounding board for you.
+ Endlessly curious about what you want.
+ Committed to our working relationship.
+ Willing to challenge you respectfully.
+ Shine the light, so you learn how to help yourself.
+ Invite you to understand more about yourself and others.

Techniques, Methods:
+ Best business practices from global corporations and theaters.
+ Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques.
+ Acting and improvisation techniques.

Big Picture


Brigit Elisabeth - Infographic

What is coaching: Coaching is a creative partnership to focus, design and implement specific, meaningful, personal, professional or organizational goals through the exploration of ideas and candid dialogue with a confidential and unbiased thinking partner. The goal is to support the client in developing a sustainable resourceful mind set.

coaching benefits: raising self-awareness concerning behaviors patterns and beliefs; being able to change them if wanted. building confidence, authenticity and peace of mind. tools and techniques to prepare, create mind set before a meeting / conversation / negotiation. dealing with pressure and stress in a resourceful way. 

professional coaching, client testimonial, coach bee, value fun. At your service, if you like to, be inspired, dedicated, organized, successful. Put it all together. Management consultant, strategy consultant, Administration consultant. coaching benefits. I support professionals successfully moving through career transitions by creating a sustainable resourceful mindset, confidence and stronger communication.


Principles: Client Centered: honoring your inner resources, skills, agenda and outcomes. Solution-Focused: moving towards a desired future outcome. Action Oriented: pursuing change in specific, inspired steps that lead to fundamental shifts in attitude, beliefs, behavior and habit formation. Systematic: understanding your holistic nature, seeing how change can fit into your life.

Process: As your coach, I sponsor you towards the ownership of skill-sets that encourage and support you to increase creativity, productiveness and effectiveness. In private, confidential sessions in person or over the phone, we will: Identify Topics/Areas: I will help you define what you want to accomplish in the areas of your life. Explore Ideas & Elicit Values: I will probe, challenge, listen and question until you have developed a clear and compelling vision and goal to move towards. Refine & Reflect: I will support and motivate you through the process to review aims, set direction towards the achievement of your goals according to your values. Set Actions: I will help you develop a clear action plan to move your goals forward Remove Barriers: we will identify barriers and discover points of leverage, that you understand your emotional reactions and learn how to work with them on a choice basis. Change can produce stress. I am here to assist you to stay relaxed and productive in times of challenge. When you commit to work with a personal coach you learn how to focus on your ability sets and even have fun in the process!

“You are the captain on your ship deciding on the route and destination. I am the navigator next to you holding the map.”

What I Do

Depending on your needs, I can offer individual or group sessions in English or German.


Any topic you want to bring to the table (& I truly mean ANY topic), like
+ Flow State & Leadership
+ Behavioral and Belief Patterns
+ Expectations, Stress & Pressure
+ Intellectual & Emotional Mind
+ Team Development

Consulting & Training
+ Interviewing & Hiring
+ Standards & Procedures
+ Debating, Speaking & Presenting
+ Event Management

Brigit Elisabeth - About Me


Why I have a section called “Get Inspired” and “Take a Break”.

The idea of this section is to ‘shake out’ your mind, let your own creativity emerge and just have a bit of fun. Sit back, breath easy, relax, watch/read/write and smile. This is a free, healthy, instant productivity booster!


  • + When you last had an inspiration, a creative spark, an idea – where were you?
    Write down the place and what you were doing. Try to consciously set yourself a creative task while doing this activity and to ensure this activity is anchored in your daily routine.



  • + Here is the completely bias, incomplete, unsorted, unofficial Vancouver-Crucial-Word-List. If you are not originally from Vancouver (which most of us aren’t), you might want to research and incorporate all of them into your vocabulary 😉
  1. Amazing!
    (to be used only with exclamation mark)
  2. Beer Micro Breweries
    (with the most creative names, labels and flavors imaginable)
  3. Various types of bad weather conditions,
    (like raining cats & dogs, drizzling, downpour, hail, overcast etc.)
  4. Bicycles
    (the whole tech. glossary that comes with it & rides)
  5. Coffee
    (need to have & declare your favorite coffee shop)
  6. Gluten-free
    (happily written on everything, i.e. diary products..)
  7. Green
    (meaning outside, food, clothes, packaging…etc.)
  8. Yoga & Meditation
    (not a question if you do it, only which style & where)
  9. Vegan
    (making sense from an environmental and health point of view)
  10. Beaches
    (there are so many, true CA-style with huge logs on it)
  11. Smoothie / Shake / Blender
  12. Spinach
    (to be eaten for all three meals in every shape & format)
  13. Kale
    (if you’re fed up with the spinach)
  14. Organic
    (even more expensive than in Zurich..)
  15. Hemp Hearts
    (protein, apparently the best way to honor your body temple – you guessed right, that goes into the smoothie with the spinach)