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Coaching for Individuals

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I help people struggling with chronic stress, burnout, and life and work crisis.


My approach usually consist of four to eight one-hour sessions (online or in-person) to start with. If you are happy with the results, we can continue for another four sessions. After that, you can assess if you would to continue with regular coaching.

For our sessions, I use my transformation model as a base (but not always, depending on the client), and then I draw on different methods and approaches to get the best results for you, based on your history, personality, current situation, and on your objectives.

Note: you can also choose to book one session at a time and to decide each time if you want to continue.

A model for personal transformation​

My sessions combine different methods and tools. As a coach and therapist, it is important that I remain flexible and being able to adapt to your needs and to the flow of your energy in each session.

Still, I have developed a personal transformation model based on ACT and Theory U. This model represents the eight sessions that we could spend together to achieve your goals.

This model is very useful if you are close to Burnout or in a Burnout or if you are experiencing a life or work crisis. 

If your challenge is different, then we will take some of the elements of the model as needed, but we might not need to follow this exact process.

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What is your situation?

You are doing OK.

You are functioning well, but are you wondering if you should not manage your stress and/or health a bit better so that you can stay performant, happy and healthy.

Then let us make you healthy, stress-proof and build your resilience so that you never have to get close to a burnout.


Are you close to burnout?

You are starting to feel unwell. Mild to moderate mental and physical symptoms are starting to appear and you are not managing your life or work as well as before.

Then my approach will be to help you to prevent a burnout, to recover your health and to build resilience and stability for the future.


Are you already in a burnout?

You are struggling. You have strong symptoms. You lack energy and are feeling down. The future is unclear.

Let us then focus on helping you manage your burnout, heal and find your strength, optimism and vitality again.


Are you in a life crisis and wondering if things can/should continue in the same way?

Perhaps you are thinking about changing job or career, but the uncertainty of change, and perhaps a lack of energy and motivation, are keeping you from moving forward.

I can help you understand your obstacles and deal with your fear of change. Together we can build the next version of yourself so that you can recover clarity and a sense of purpose.

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Think you might have a Burnout?

What will we do?

  • Learning emotional intelligence to manage stress, conflict and working with others better

  • Sharing of your life story and challenges

  • Visualisation of the future you

  • Identification of work and life triggers

  • Identification of emotions, negative thought patterns and beliefs that are responsible for your current situation

  • Learning how to better manage emotions, beliefs and thought processes

  • Learning valuable and concrete information about burnout prevention and recovery, stress management, nervous system regulation and life crisis management

  • Learning key tools and methods to manage stress and life/work crisis

  • Building of resilience and of a positive stress mindset

  • Creation of a personal stress/burnout and life/work plan to enable the next version of yourself

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How will we do it?

These are some of the methods that I use, depending on your needs and situation:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy from Dr Steven Hayes

  • Theory U from Otto Scharmer 

  • The positive stress method, which I developed

  • Habit change life coaching from the Health Coach Institute

  • Emotional intelligence framework from Daniel Goldman

  • Compassionate inquiry from Gabor Maté

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction from Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Emotional freedom technique

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What are the benefits for you in working with me?

  • Fast appointments, usually in a matter of days

  • Hope. If you feel hopless at times with your situation, I will show you that there is a way out

  • A safe, empathic and trusting environment in which you can share your story and explore your challenges

  • A partner who understands you and who can relate personally to your problems and symptoms. People already start to heal when they feel heard and understood

  • An accountability coach who is there for you during the ups and downs of managing difficult life and carreer situations

  • Stress and anxiety relief through different stress management tools and techniques

  • Clarity and optimism about the next steps in your life and work



Sessions are available either in English, German or French. Online or in my praxis in Prenzlauer Berg.

For self-payers only.


Important disclaimer: I am not a doctor and these sessions can not be interpreted as a substitute for professional medical advice. Especially if your condition is severe and you need immediate professional assistance.

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What my clients say

Psychological health is a very personal topic that requires a lot of trust.

One of my key objectives when working with clients is to make sure that they feel seen, heard, and understood. 


Below are reviews from some of my clients.

Dirk H.

Thank you for the professional support and emphatic advice. I felt in good hands and understood.

Celine D.

Eric supported me during a difficult moment in my career. His experience, expertise and kindness helped me defuse a crisis. The tools offered were useful, relevant, and accessible. THANKS!

Sophia G.

I found Eric to be a very emphatic, respectful and authentic conversation partner, very sensitive and at the same time professional and structured, with good ideas and recommendations for action.

Natalia H.

Thank you for your help in this difficult situation. Eric provides professional advice and helped me take the next steps and supported me when I lacked the strength. Eric knows burnout from personal experience.

Joanna S.

Eric is very experienced, empathetic and authentic, as well easy to connect to. He helped to uncover my triggers & limiting beliefs and provided practical tools how to deal with them. I understood where I am in terms of mental health and how to navigate through a stressful time. Each session was very productive and I just simply enjoyed it, despite the fact we were discussing challenging for me topics. I truly believe that he can guide me through my transformation to become more happy, fulfilled and resilient person.

Erin M.

I am so grateful to have been able to work with Eric on some of my issues. Before I came to work with him, I was struggling with a lot of stress and burnout from work and I wasn’t really sure how to make that transition to have more peace in my life and to be able to enjoy my life more. I loved working with Eric because he really helped me open my mind and see possibilities for myself and my life that I hadn’t quite seen before on my own. Sometimes I think we really need someone from the outside, like Eric, someone empathetic and really someone who can see us more clearly and guide us through changes that we want to make.

Daniela H.

I was looking for burnout counseling because I hadn't found a place for therapy. I wanted to understand and do something. I wanted to start working on myself. Then I found Eric as a coach and I'm very happy with that. I immediately felt very understood and in good hands. I learned a lot about myself and gained some tools that I can use in the future when I experience emotional/mental stress or just get stuck in negative thoughts. For me it was a kind of tidying up, getting to know myself again, a change. I received important information about my system, which I gladly accepted, internalized and now belongs to me. Thanks for that!

Burnout Coach Eric Mahleb

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