About yours truly
German-born but having mostly grown up in France, with both mother tongues, final school exam with a heavy weight on mathematics and physics, university degrees in political science and history in France. You might have guessed already that these double roots made me see through some of the goods and not-so-goods of cultural relativity at yet a quite innocent age. The suspicion came early that there is a difference between what makes a human being this specific human being and what is mostly the imprint of the cultural origin more than his or her true essence. That also makes judgments all relative. That is nothing new, since Blaise Pascal already smartly noted, "truth this side of the Pyrenees, mistake beyond". Many "truths" only stay true as long as we do not leave the borders of the country - we call that the "deep culture": the border post means the end of a set of many treasured habits and the beginning a set of many others. There was a hint there - that behind all this relativity, there must be a stable Self, a Self existing beyond and independently from all cultural imprints - and beyond all the narratives of an individual about himself or herself and the world at large. First professional steps in the foreign trade of French small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies, thus immediately in the middle of cultural interfaces with all the wide range of potential cultural misunderstandings... Why become a coach? Because that is my nature. Even before going through the professional training to become one officially, a number of people valued the listening space they found with me. As a French friend once put it: With you, I can talk about everything without being judged. Things started to take shape at the beginning of the 2000's with a training in kinesiology according to "Three in One Concepts" and "Touch for Health". Then the professional career in an IT company specialised in the financial industry in Southwestern Germany took off towards the planet of management positions - contract management, quality management, project management, production management, up to managing a department of over half a hundred people. Very interesting group dynamics. At the end of the day, companies are groups of human beings trying or pretending to pursue a common goal and donning certain sets of role costumes to achieve that. Succeeding in making aspirations of individual development and the imperatives of company goals coincide might well be the biggest challenge in management today. Then things went serious with a double professional training in Coaching: as a certified Systemic Coach certified by the German coaching association QRC, and with ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) applied to coaching. And then there is this experience with the difficulties of just being human, which no certificate could ever reflect, and this benevolent view on the failings of being human, which are the salt in the deeply experimental nature of each human existence. Coaching is offered in three languages. German and French both are my two native tongues. English came quite easily, rooting in many ways in these other two languages (in case of doubt about that, look up the year 1066 in history books, since it went with a number of linguistic consequences). I have also been practicing Aikido since 2002 - this Japanese martial art of purely defensive inspiration which also opens many interesting and sometimes surprising ways of awareness and self-development. I am also president of a local martial arts club in Freiburg, the KAMAI.

Alexander Hohmann

Systemic Coach in Freiburg (Black Forest)

About yours truly
German-born but having mostly grown up in France, with both mother tongues, final school exam with a heavy weight on mathematics and physics, university degrees in political science and history in France. You might have guessed already that these double roots made me see through some of the goods and not-so- goods of cultural relativity at yet a quite innocent age. The suspicion came early that there is a difference between what makes a human being this specific human being and what is mostly the imprint of the cultural origin more than his or her true essence. That also makes judgments all relative. That is nothing new, since Blaise Pascal already smartly noted, "truth this side of the Pyrenees, mistake beyond". Many "truths" only stay true as long as we do not leave the borders of the country - we call that the "deep culture": the border post means the end of a set of many treasured habits and the beginning a set of many others. There was a hint there - that behind all this relativity, there must be a stable Self, a Self existing beyond and independently from all cultural imprints - and beyond all the narratives of an individual about himself or herself and the world at large. First professional steps in the foreign trade of French small- and medium- sized manufacturing companies, thus immediately in the middle of cultural interfaces with all the wide range of potential cultural misunderstandings... Why become a coach? Because that is my nature. Even before going through the professional training to become one officially, a number of people valued the listening space they found with me. As a French friend once put it: With you, I can talk about everything without being judged. Things started to take shape at the beginning of the 2000's with a training in kinesiology according to "Three in One Concepts" and "Touch for Health". Then the professional career in an IT company specialised in the financial industry in Southwestern Germany took off towards the planet of management positions - contract management, quality management, project management, production management, up to managing a department of over half a hundred people. Very interesting group dynamics. At the end of the day, companies are groups of human beings trying or pretending to pursue a common goal and donning certain sets of role costumes to achieve that. Succeeding in making aspirations of individual development and the imperatives of company goals coincide might well be the biggest challenge in management today. Then things went serious with a double professional training in Coaching: as a certified Systemic Coach certified by the German coaching association QRC, and with ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) applied to coaching. And then there is this experience with the difficulties of just being human, which no certificate could ever reflect, and this benevolent view on the failings of being human, which are the salt in the deeply experimental nature of each human existence. Coaching is offered in three languages. German and French both are my two native tongues. English came quite easily, rooting in many ways in these other two languages (in case of doubt about that, look up the year 1066 in history books, since it went with a number of linguistic consequences). I have also been practicing Aikido since 2002 - this Japanese martial art of purely defensive inspiration which also opens many interesting and sometimes surprising ways of awareness and self- development. I am also president of a local martial arts club in Freiburg, the KAMAI.
Alexander Hohmann Systemic Coach in Freiburg (Black Forest)
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