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

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).

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

Taken by Impressions

Spring in Vancouver

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Whistler – Ski Outings from January – May (!)




Kauai Island, Hawaii

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Vancouver Island, Yellowpoint

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Grape picking in Okanagan Falls

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Vancouver Island, Victoria, Butchards Gardens

The Butchard Gardens: end of 19th century, the wife of a cement factory owner had a VISION...
The Butchard Gardens: end of 19th century, the wife of a cement factory owner had a VISION…



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I called this the fairies' playground
I called this the fairies’ playground


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it gets busy on the "runway" out of Victoria
it gets busy on the “runway” out of Victoria


Totem poles at Cradle Point in Victoria, where the 1st Nation families would set the cribs & cradles of their children on the water, to ensure a long healthy life
Totem poles at Cradle Point in Victoria, where the 1st Nation families would set the cribs & cradles of their children on the water, to ensure a long healthy life


if you are afraid of the flower pot falling on your head, around this pub/restaurant, the chances are definitely higher ;)
if you are afraid of the flower pot falling on your head, around this pub/restaurant, the chances are definitely higher 😉


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the perfect flight back from Victoria in a water plane, shortly before landing in Vancouver harbour





Summer in Vancouver

The majestic Lion's Gate Bridge, view from Ambleside Beach, North Vacouver
The majestic Lion’s Gate Bridge, view from Ambleside Beach, North Vacouver
really cool airport of a different kind
really cool airport of a different kind
View from Stanley Park - Downtown
View from Stanley Park – Downtown
Entrance to 1st Nation Land - North Vancouver
Entrance to 1st Nation Land – North Vancouver
View from North Vancouver – Downtown


View from Londsdale Quai, North Vancoucer - Downtown
View from Londsdale Quai, North Vancouver – Downtown


look, they also have a "Bellevue" here :) (sorry, insider for Zurich people)
look, they also have a “Bellevue” here 🙂 (sorry, insider for Zurich people)
The 'Canucks' - local hockey team
The ‘Canucks’ – local hockey team
Home of the Vancouver Opera
Home of the Vancouver Opera
Historic Shipyard in North Vancouver
Historic Shipyard in North Vancouver
How kids will be happy at the hairdresser
How kids will be happy at the hairdresser
Serious "Stuff" Shop
Serious “Stuff” Shop
that's what I call gender equality!
that’s what I call gender equality!
A porch with a view indeed
A porch with a view indeed
Kitsilano (Kits - my neighbourhood) Beach View to Downtown
Kitsilano (Kits – my neighbourhood) Beach View to Downtown




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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?

Shaken By Coaching

I AM a professional coach because I believe everybody deserves to know how to change!

My clients are leading professionals working in high pressure roles in volatile environments.

Together, we form a productive partnership through creative, to-the-point, fun and action-oriented sessions. The coaching process has you, among others, understanding your values and changing unresourceful beliefs. This leads clarity in your vision, achieving your goals and being in-sync in career, life as well as being successful in the face of adaptive challenges.

I’m honestly interested in your success, quests and/or sharks that pop up…imagine there is your ship, you are the captain and know to which island (with treasure of course) you want to sail towards. I will be the navigator at your side holding the map. >> It starts with you.


‘I AM – two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality.’

Grabbed by the Idea of a Space

What led to the idea of creating the Star Cluster Space, a co-working, learning & community concept.

‘If you aim for the moon, you land among the stars’ and form a cluster with other stars, part of a constellation. You are part of a group. The urge of being part of a community is ingrained in us, situated in our mammal part of the brain. it has a huge importance and positive intention, as it ensures that we stay safe, survive and thrive. In all days of our ancestors, being expelled from the group was one of the biggest punishments. As an outcast you were always suffering hard ship, in the worst case scenario quick death. In today’s age, it’s the same mechanism that let’s us want to be part of a family, a tribe.

Having a traveler’s heart with a strong curiosity for cultures, languages, ethics and behavior made me study hotel management and have a career with Hilton. And that’s when I first encountered the community feeling. It didn’t matter in which country or city, whenever I walked into the staff entrance, I felt part of a micro-cosmos. I belonged, no matter what time of the day it was or in which department I was working. As teams you encountered the funniest, stressful, surprising, exciting, horrible, useful and beautiful things that became our shared memories.The glue that not only connected us, but forged live long friendships and became the foundation of my resilience. Everybody knew, when the going gets tough, it will be tough, but you’re going through it together. It’s immediate, face-to-face, real time experience.

When I left the hotel industry after six years, I didn’t realize at the time that the next industry I joined runs according to the same principles. Now I’d say that it is harder to find the difference between a theater and a hotel rather than listing similarities. If you wonder why I left a successful career in the first place, here’re are the reasons: I have a very strong creative side to me and the second best thing to being on stage myself was to become part of the world where my passions lie.

Also, I believed that it would give my work/life more purpose, i. e. that sense of fulfillment.Well, I was partly right. When you become part of a producing opera house/theater, you do play a crucial part in making the performance happen. Bringing such a special ‘product’ to people, reaching them in person, on an emotional level through music, singing and dancing carries purpose. What I also experienced again was this sense of family or community.The same thing happened where as an overall team (with lots of different departments, type of people, languages and nationalities) you were pulling on the same rope, honoring the motto ‘the curtain has to go up’ – no matter what. I don’t know if you can imagine what that means, but let me share with you that it’s not exaggerated to say that every possible, highly emotional, complex, unthinkable situation occurred. Me being a storyteller by choice probably subconsciously knew that it would give me material for a lifetime!

Yet, after seven exciting years in the performing arts; the pressure and working hours took its toll. I had to admit to myself that I wasn’t fulfilled.  You can imagine that admitting to myself that this wasn’t it (although I so believed it) was a truly shitty moment. It took several month to work through that experience and I had absolutely no idea, what to do next. It was not until I was recovering from a foot operation that I was researching the option of leaving Switzerland (again). That’s where I literally stumbled across coaching and after months of not knowing anything, it became clear in an instance. That was the missing purpose piece; being of service and working impactful 1:1 with people. I cannot even begin to describe the joy, relief and exhilaration that came with that clarity. The program of Erickson International College struck a chord with me and therefore, moving out to Vancouver an educational sabbatical just felt right. The path of coaching and neuro-linguistic programming proved to exactly right, and it led me to stay in Canada, as a self-employed coach, consultant, artist and storyteller.

Guess what happened when I started working as a coach from home in a city that is not my hometown? Exactly. I started to miss both, being part of a community and the in-person interaction with others. I felt I’m doing something very meaningful, but the cooperation and community was missing. Wanting to bring all three (and more 🙂 together and seeing that there are others looking for the same, gave birth to this idea of creating the ‘Star Cluster Space’ a co-working, co-learning & community concept.

We believe everybody deserves to belong to a community; be it to connect with others through work, play, learning or just to show up in person and feel part of it. Star Cluster Space is based on this principle and uniquely combines co-working with education, entertainment and creating a community across all ages.

The facilities and programs are based on the input of the community members in entertainment, hospitality, art, visual design and professional services. People that work from home, on the road, in small teams, as new arrivals to the city or starting out their business. Being true to the nature of a community it strives to bring together people from youth to senior age; from apprentices, to entrepreneurs, to retirees, to artists, to professional, to academics and people in transition.

Star Cluster Space achieves this by combining its facilities with especially created programs and initiatives that actively foster productivity, cooperation, compassion and connection. Becoming a member means much more than ‘just’ renting a desk or an office. It means that you become part of the cluster, the constellation. We from the team see it as our mission you becoming involved, grow personally and getting the most out of your membership. Star Cluster Space aims to become the place where innovation sits right next to education and entertainment, where the atmosphere ranges from a theater, a library, a laboratory, a working garage to a space of drive, wonder and welcome. Think a community center merges with a co-working space, a theater and a hotel where people work, cooperate, connect, learn, and socialize in person.

I’m very grateful and excited that the project is gaining momentum. That is why I’ve chosen now to tell you all about it. I invite you to engage in the project, if you’re sitting there nodding your head. Let me know what came up when reading this and would you like to know more, share ideas, give input? I invite you to become part of the Star Cluster Space community!

We are envisioning to be part of the future of Granville Island.
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‘There is nothing like a dream to create the future.’
Victor Hugo

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:

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’
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Festival of Lights
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‘In the Forest’
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‘Island Shores’
Coach Bee's Doodle Art
musical duck in Paris.
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‘Value Fun’
Coach Bee's Doodle Art
time to move on
Coach Bee's Doodle Art
Summer peace

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.”