My dad always asked me: “Ladina, what drives you?”

As a young woman I spent a decade chasing the perfect life by performing and focusing on success in career and sports. One day I finally burned out and started to face my dad's question.

I wanted to leave everything behind and go. And that’s exactly what I did. I traveled. Escaping the ‘normal’ inspired me and left me dreaming again. When I traveled, I felt alive!

As a digital nomad, I carried my belongings in one suitcase, built a home for myself in a foreign country and founded my own company.

Born and raised in Switzerland, I am currently residing in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I am the founder of “KEOLA” which in Hawaiian means “to be alive.” This is my journey...

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“No worries, I’m ok.” This used to be my standard answer when people asked me how I was doing.
High-performance in the creative industries used to be my daily dose of adrenalin. I was in a field where exposing your work to constant evaluation and critical feedback was normal.

I was always wearing a smile as part of my make up, but it was a cover up for my inner struggle. Time pressure and the need to over-perform was constantly present. The line between feeling excited and the fear of failure was thin. As a side-effect, the truly painful things in my life wouldn't hurt anymore and I didn't take my pleasure seriously.
Yes, we can sometimes do that to ourselves. We want to stay in control of how much emotion we feel. Noticing is key. Speaking or writing about it is the process. Expecting a solution will open the door for you. This is exactly the reason I am here: as a professional Life Coach I will guide you through the process of realizing what makes you truly feel alive... 
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Real woman. Real Journeys.

Let's go where we feel most alive. Valérie joined one of our retreat experiences.