“Using my in-depth knowledge, I intend to help women, men and couples to positively impact their life by experiencing physical and emotional changes by deeply looking inwards, regenerating and then taking the right direction on their fertility journey.”
– Simone Sesboüé
Professsional Qualifications & Expertise
Extensive Scientific Expertise on Mental Work:
- Several years of scientific research on stress/burnout; e.g. a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Bern, Switzerland – Link to my book
- Senior lecturer and researcher at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland (2013-2018): In-depth research knowledge on human cognitions (e.g., judgment, stereotyping, mental barriers) and how they affect our behavior; leading change and transformation
- Freelance senior lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland (2018-today): Teaching “Change Leadership” for experienced leaders.
- Certified INNER CHANGE® Coach at Dr. Bock Coaching Academy Berlin/Zurich
- Certified Life Coach (DBCA) at Dr. Bock Coaching Academy Berlin/Zurich
- Trained in line with the high professional standards and ethics of International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Certified Hypnotherapist (Mindventure), certified by National Guild of Hypnotists (USA)
- In-depth seminar on “Hypnotherapy for Infertility” with Dr. med. Kirsten Kossel at University Duisburg/Essen
Healthy Lifestyle Expertise & Mind-Body-Medicine:
- Herbert Benson, MD training in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School
- Mind-Body Medicine training at the Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Prof. Dr. med. Gustav Dobos, University of Duisburg/Essen
- Continuous developments in the areas of cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, anti-inflammatory nutrition, personal growth, dealing with change
Awards & Public Engagements:
- Honoree of the “CREA Global Awards 2023” issued by BRAINZ Magazine given to honorees “for their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or for their contributions to sustainability and mental health projects”
- BRAINZ Magazine: I have been invited to be an Executive Contributor by global digital magazine BRAINZ where I regularly publish articles on Infertility related topics
- EMOTION Magazine: I have been repeatedly selected to be included in the prestigious coaching database of German woman magazine EMOTION
What Makes Me Special As A Coach
At the core of every individual’s fertility journey lies a unique and profoundly personal experience. As a coach, my utmost priority is to foster trust not only within our coaching relationship but also in your own capabilities, body and mind.
Creating a trusting, warm, and compassionate environment is of paramount importance to me. It is within this safe space that my clients can freely explore their thoughts and emotions, without judgment or reservation.
I place great value on providing well-founded support and prioritizing high-quality guidance. To ensure that I deliver the best possible assistance, I actively engage in ongoing training and professional development. In addition to this expertise, I bring several years of experience in supporting individuals on their fertility journey, and it is precisely these experiences with different people and various challenges that complement my expertise.
Additionally, I limit the number of clients I work with simultaneously. This allows me to provide individualized support, catering to each client’s unique journey while maintaining my standards and quality. With powerful tools and a keen sense of sensitivity, my aim is to facilitate personal transformation, making the process as effortless and enriching as possible.
My Infertility Journey
My husband and I were always dreaming of building a family together, cherishing the idea of welcoming a little one into our lives. However, our journey towards parenthood was far from easy. We encountered numerous obstacles along the way, each one leaving us more disheartened than the last. After experiencing the pain of a first miscarriage, our hopes began to dwindle. It was during this challenging period that I received a diagnosis that further complicated matters: endometriosis and an autoimmune disease. The road ahead seemed daunting as I underwent surgeries and hormonal treatments, hoping to find a glimmer of light amidst the darkness.
Tragically, we faced an unimaginable loss when we lost our precious Noël at 19 weeks gestation. The grief we experienced was overwhelming, leaving us emotionally shattered. The weight of our sorrow, combined with the circumstances, took a toll on my well-being. As a Ph.D. candidate studying stress and burnout, it was ironic to find myself exhibiting symptoms of stress. My body signaled distress through constant sleep disruptions, persistent headaches, and a deep-seated irritability that lingered within me.
Desperate to find solace and support, my husband and I embarked on a journey to explore alternative treatments. We sought guidance from a diverse range of complementary health practitioners, delving into hypnosis, Chinese medicines, yoga, nutrition, and psychotherapy. Additionally, I enrolled in courses aimed at overcoming my fears surrounding the prospect of not having a child. Slowly but surely, I began to experience a glimmer of healing. Life started to flow back into my being, rekindling a sense of hope. However, despite these positive changes, lingering doubts and fears continued to haunt me, making it difficult to envision a future where children were a part of our lives. The weight of our circumstances remained a constant source of stress and anxiety.
At a certain point, I realized that I possessed a reservoir of inner strength, waiting to be tapped into. I understood that I had the power to lift myself out of the abyss of helplessness and overwhelm. And so, I embarked on an intense and transformative journey inward. In moments of tranquility and reflection, I discovered a wellspring of resilience and rediscovered my fundamental trust in life. In conjunction with the practical anti-stress tools I had gathered along the way, this newfound inner strength allowed me to embrace my life wholeheartedly, even in the face of unfulfilled desires.
After more than three arduous years, we were finally blessed with the arrival of our son, followed by the gift of two more children. Reflecting on the rollercoaster of hope and disappointment, joy and sadness, I can now say with pride that those years have profoundly shaped me in the most positive ways imaginable. The journey, despite its immense challenges, has grounded me, made me more conscious of the present moment, and fortified my belief in the power of my mind and body. Through it all, I have learned never to lose trust in life, even during the stormiest of times.
If you find yourself navigating a similar path, I am here to offer my support. I understand the depths of your longing, the weight of your pain, and the resilience required to carry on. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a free 30-minute consultation, where we can connect and explore the possibilities together.