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!

 

 

Touched By Art

You just have to go for a walk in your city.

There you’ll find street art, installations and statues. Open your eyes, look up and discover different styles of architecture, colors, materials and textures.

+ Which object or building is your favorite?

+ Why did you chose it?

+ What is the story behind it?

+ How can it brighten up your day or become an inspiration?

 

‘Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.’
Twyla Tharp

Enthused By Food

Fish Tacos

Recipe delivering the Hawaii-Aloha-Chill feeling!

It’s not only easy as pie, but also gluten-free 😉

What you’ll need:
A blender – otherwise you don’t have to continue reading.

Chunks of a local/safe/’meaty’ fish (I recommend already skinned/gutted – except you’ve been a student at Glion Hotel School!). The amount depends, of course, on the amount of people you’re delighting with this.

Marinade for the fish:
1-2 limes or lemons juiced
0-2 cloves on garlic (you know my opinion on this)
[if you go for the garlic: get Chlorophyll tablets!]
2 hot chili peppers or 1 jalapeños or simply chili flakes
1 tbs cumin (again totally depends if you’re a fan)
1 tbs herb salt (nix Aromat my dear Swiss friends)
-> put everything in the blender & let the fish swim in it for some time

Corn tortillas (small soft ones)
I know it doesn’t make sense, as the recipes is called “Tacos”…yet see it with some Hawaiian relaxed attitude…if troubles persist – eat first & then check again how you feel about it.
Thinly sliced Napa cabbage
Sprouts

Salsa:
Option 1 – buy it
Option 2 – make it yourself while you are frying the fish
-> put following in blender: tomatoes, avocado, onions, lime juice, more garlic, cilantro, opt.: papaya & more chili

Note: I’m sure that by now I’ve convinced you that Chlorophyll tablets are essential & only prepare this for a date if you’re a) not intending to kiss b) immune to the odors c) already madly in love…

And then:

Well, easy – just fry the fish (you’ll manage – even if you haven’t gone through hotel school) after it had been sitting in the marinade for an hour.
Heat the tortillas in the oven, pan or (heaven forbid) the microwave – wrap them in a kitchen towel & put them on a warm plate, or have them in a warm glass bowl lined with kitchen towel and put a lid on it.
Toppings in small bowls, fish and tortillas on the table – Done.

p.s. I’ve actually been introduced to Fish Tacos by my friend Katy. I remember it very well, as we took the “whole lime” in the Salsa very literate & put the whole thing into the blender…there was a lot of peel going on there 🙂 🙂 🙂 

The image above is from one of the famous Fish Taco Food Trucks – it was an excellent lunch incl. the company (you might have guessed…it was this guy).

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ok, maybe he was more interested in my fish taco than me…

Dazzled By Nature

Visit a botanical garden. 

Immerse yourself and take time noticing the impeccable designs of all around you. Learn about the difference between trees, bushes, flowers and succulents.

+ Which colors are predominant for which season?

+ Which is your favorite flower or tree breed?

+ What is the one thing you will remember from this visit?

My Doodle Art

All my pieces are inspired by people, nature and values.

Recently I have started print making, and I have absolutely fallen for oil monotype prints including a technique called Chine Collée 🙂 I am honored to work at the studio of malaspina printmakers on Granville Island in Vancouver.

If you like to see more or buy one, check out my Etsy online shop:
DoodleArtbyBee.

Imagine your very own drawing is greeting you every day, making you smile and give you inspiration! I love doing personal commission work and the price is the same. Drop me line to discuss what yours might look like.

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‘Pathway to Change’
Brigit Elisabeth Eichenberger Oil Monotype Print
Festival of Lights
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‘In the Forest’
Oil Monoprint_1
‘Island Shores’
Coach Bee's Doodle Art
musical duck in Paris.
Brigit Elisabeth Eichenberger Doodle Art
‘Value Fun’
Coach Bee's Doodle Art
time to move on
Coach Bee's Doodle Art
Summer peace

Big Picture

 

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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.”

Why I Do It

I believe that everybody deserves to know how to change and help themselves.

I have had the chance to work with incredibly successful companies and people around the world. It has always fascinated me to analyse what ‘made’ them. Here are the two pillars it always came down to:

  1. 1) Understanding and capitalizing on the human potential.  Leaders in these organizations create and nurture a culture that resonates with employees.  They successfully identify and hire people that fit a certain role from a skill set, characteristics and way of working point of view. Everyone in the organization is conscious of working according to their beliefs and values while reaching common goals and share the overall vision.
  2. 2) Creating an administrative infrastructure. It includes a code of conduct, standards, procedures and processes. Capturing these in an user-friendly format and keep them updated. It means a focus on communication, training, implementation/transition periods and review them with team members.

If you think about it, it’s logical. It means when the human side is not delivering (out of whatever reason), you actually have a back-up. I’ve seen over the years, start-ups, teams, projects, initiatives not working out, because one or the other pillar were not sufficiently in place.

Professionals and entrepreneurs like yourself need a way to harness fabulous ideas, exceptional education, a variety of skills and talents.  To become great leaders, to build a productive team or to create efficient and adequate standards and procedures.

I want you, your team, your business to succeed; I will help you become a person or an organization in sync with values and beliefs. Being part of your journey fulfills my own personal vision and mission. And of course, it’s what gets me into flow state: It’s fun and I love it. For me, there is nothing more motivating than helping others identify and achieve their state of productivity and success.

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How You Benefit

You are…

+ becoming aware of your patterns, way of working, motivations and beliefs.
+ developing the skills to adapt the above to your benefit.
+ discovering how to work with emotions productively, rather than be run by them.
+ learning how to create and sustain a resourceful state of mind.
+ advancing your creative thinking and triggering it in others.
+ boosting your productivity on all levels in a balanced way.
+ enhancing your communication and relationships with others.
+ reconnecting with 
your own goals and vision.
+ transforming vision into reality; step by step while having fun.

My coaching and training techniques will help pull your many skills, capabilities, potential and experience together to create a plan to achieve both personal and professional goals, consistent with your deepest beliefs and values.

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What I Do

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

Coaching

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

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TAKE A BREAK

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)