Volunteer Coaching

Our model of direct educational support offers an encouragement-based process of planning, funding and coaching that builds trust from one person to another. We do this by building on the volunteer-based and professional commitment of individuals who are willing to put their expertise and social skills at the service of educational progress. Our coaches are part of the organization like employees, and their contribution is flexible in terms of location and time.

As an EDUCA SWISS coach, you play a central role. You guide the candidates, ask questions in a critical yet constructive way and help make it possible for an educational project to be accomplished.

Become a coach

Would you like to volunteer and support especially people at a financial disadvantage? We are looking for wise personalities who would like to work with us as volunteer coaches to make education possible. Click below for the details about this role.

Viola Dietschweiler

Coach

„Hearing the diverse life stories of the candidates is very rewarding for me personally.”

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Our Coaches

Adrienne Schlick

Adrienne works as a coach and organisational consultant and has a wide range of professional experience in a variety of sectors. She has worked in the management of a polyclinic, as a study coordinator in the healthcare sector, as a vocational trainer and in the editorial department of an international daily newspaper. The individual and personal development of people is close to her heart, which is why she enjoys supporting and accompanying motivated and committed people in their educational projects for EDUCA SWISS.

Adrienne Schlick

Adrienne works as a coach and organisational consultant and has a wide range of professional experience in a variety of sectors. She has worked in the management of a polyclinic, as a study coordinator in the healthcare sector, as a vocational trainer and in the editorial department of an international daily newspaper. The individual and personal development of people is close to her heart, which is why she enjoys supporting and accompanying motivated and committed people in their educational projects for EDUCA SWISS.

Anne-Kathrin Winzenried

After completing her studies in International Business Administration in Germany, Spain and Denmark, Anne-Kathrin moved to Switzerland for her first job over 13 years ago. Since then, she has worked in the medical device industry in marketing and sales in global and local roles with increasing leadership responsibilities. Throughout her life journey so far, education has been key to fulfilling her dreams. As a passionate coach, Anne-Kathrin wishes to help people at EDUCA SWISS to fulfill their dreams as well.

Anne-Kathrin Winzenried

After completing her studies in International Business Administration in Germany, Spain and Denmark, Anne-Kathrin moved to Switzerland for her first job over 13 years ago. Since then, she has worked in the medical device industry in marketing and sales in global and local roles with increasing leadership responsibilities. Throughout her life journey so far, education has been key to fulfilling her dreams. As a passionate coach, Anne-Kathrin wishes to help people at EDUCA SWISS to fulfill their dreams as well.

Barbara Bühlmann

Barbara studied environmental engineering and science in Germany and the USA. She has over 30 years of international management experience in environmental protection and occupational health and safety in the heavy industry. Strong assertiveness and tact were necessary to build a safety culture, in this world dominated by men, that will help to sustainably prevent life-changing or fatal accidents. Today, Barbara wants to give back to society. She is passionate about helping young people get a good education at the start of their careers as well as inspiring young women to pursue STEM subjects. This is the reason why she is involved with EDUCA SWISS.

Barbara Bühlmann

Barbara studied environmental engineering and science in Germany and the USA. She has over 30 years of international management experience in environmental protection and occupational health and safety in the heavy industry. Strong assertiveness and tact were necessary to build a safety culture, in this world dominated by men, that will help to sustainably prevent life-changing or fatal accidents. Today, Barbara wants to give back to society. She is passionate about helping young people get a good education at the start of their careers as well as inspiring young women to pursue STEM subjects. This is the reason why she is involved with EDUCA SWISS.

Brigitte Nufer

Brigitte Nufer

Brigitte brings over 30 years of valuable HR experience from a variety of industries, including an impressive 20 years as HR Director in a global food company. Her role was not only strategic, but always operational with passion and commitment. As a trained coach, she has proven herself not only in conflict management, but also in facilitating the professional development of employees. Her in-depth expertise has also been recognised as a specialist judge at the Berne Labour Court. Brigitte finds it personally enriching to support and accompany other people in their professional development.

Brigitte Nufer

Brigitte Nufer

Brigitte brings over 30 years of valuable HR experience from a variety of industries, including an impressive 20 years as HR Director in a global food company. Her role was not only strategic, but always operational with passion and commitment. As a trained coach, she has proven herself not only in conflict management, but also in facilitating the professional development of employees. Her in-depth expertise has also been recognised as a specialist judge at the Berne Labour Court. Brigitte finds it personally enriching to support and accompany other people in their professional development.

Britta Lüscher

Britta is a natural scientist and has spent the last 30 years working in various roles in the industry – most recently at Novartis in Basel. This was only possible through continuous education and the courage to follow her own changing interests. Britta has always been involved as a coach and mentor during her professional career to support people in their development. She is very pleased to now help other people achieve their educational goals as a coach at EDUCA SWISS.

Britta Lüscher

Britta is a natural scientist and has spent the last 30 years working in various roles in the industry – most recently at Novartis in Basel. This was only possible through continuous education and the courage to follow her own changing interests. Britta has always been involved as a coach and mentor during her professional career to support people in their development. She is very pleased to now help other people achieve their educational goals as a coach at EDUCA SWISS.

Corina Löpfe

After a commercial apprenticeship, Corina Löpfe worked as a human resources specialist in the justice sector. While continuing her studies at the ZHAW, she worked as an HR manager in the financial sector. Corina is convinced that development and the realisation of professional dreams and goals contribute to a fulfilled life. She also believes that everyone deserves this opportunity.

Corina Löpfe

After a commercial apprenticeship, Corina Löpfe worked as a human resources specialist in the justice sector. While continuing her studies at the ZHAW, she worked as an HR manager in the financial sector. Corina is convinced that development and the realisation of professional dreams and goals contribute to a fulfilled life. She also believes that everyone deserves this opportunity.

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Erna Baumgartner

Erna has over 30 years experience in the service sector, most recently in retail at Migros Ostschweiz, and now works as a life coach and psychological consultant. Her coaching helps to identify disruptive mindsets and to switch to solution-oriented thinking. She places particular emphasis on developing a positive attitude towards life, others and oneself, and on developing inner strength, calmness and ease. As a former coachee, she is now happy to offer her time and skills to EDUCA SWISS candidates.

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Erna Baumgartner

Erna has over 30 years experience in the service sector, most recently in retail at Migros Ostschweiz, and now works as a life coach and psychological consultant. Her coaching helps to identify disruptive mindsets and to switch to solution-oriented thinking. She places particular emphasis on developing a positive attitude towards life, others and oneself, and on developing inner strength, calmness and ease. As a former coachee, she is now happy to offer her time and skills to EDUCA SWISS candidates.

Eva Maria Szabó

Rooted in strategic marketing and experienced in business development and innovation, Eva Maria is very familiar with the professional and scientific information market. During her many years of management experience, she has enjoyed building and developing many new teams. She is particularly passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their potential. As a systemic coach, this will be a particular focus of her work in the future. She believes that curiosity, a love of learning and the ability to acquire new skills are the key competencies that make us fit for the future. At EDUCA SWISS, Eva Maria is able to support people who have exactly these skills.

Eva Maria Szabó

Rooted in strategic marketing and experienced in business development and innovation, Eva Maria is very familiar with the professional and scientific information market. During her many years of management experience, she has enjoyed building and developing many new teams. She is particularly passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their potential. As a systemic coach, this will be a particular focus of her work in the future. She believes that curiosity, a love of learning and the ability to acquire new skills are the key competencies that make us fit for the future. At EDUCA SWISS, Eva Maria is able to support people who have exactly these skills.

Franziska Wirz

Franziska studied agricultural economics at the ETH Zurich. She later trained in public management, mediation and conflict resolution, and coaching. She has over 30 years of experience in consulting, project management, lobbying, communications and business development in agricultural associations and administrations. Franziska would have loved to be coached by EDUCA SWISS as a student – if the foundation had existed at that time. She now values the opportunity EDUCA SWISS gives her to accompany people in educational projects.

Franziska Wirz

Franziska studied agricultural economics at the ETH Zurich. She later trained in public management, mediation and conflict resolution, and coaching. She has over 30 years of experience in consulting, project management, lobbying, communications and business development in agricultural associations and administrations. Franziska would have loved to be coached by EDUCA SWISS as a student – if the foundation had existed at that time. She now values the opportunity EDUCA SWISS gives her to accompany people in educational projects.

Hans-Jörg Tschachtli

Hans-Jörg has experienced and worked with the most varied aspects of education and training for years. For a long time, he advised people looking to position themselves in decisive areas of their professional life because for most people, their professional life plays an important part of leading a fulfilling life. His commercial and university education and his professional activities finally led Hans-Jörg to the ETH Zurich University, where he worked for many years until his retirement. At EDUCA SWISS, he enjoys passing on his wide-ranging knowledge and experience to an interested audience.

Hans-Jörg Tschachtli

Hans-Jörg has experienced and worked with the most varied aspects of education and training for years. For a long time, he advised people looking to position themselves in decisive areas of their professional life because for most people, their professional life plays an important part of leading a fulfilling life. His commercial and university education and his professional activities finally led Hans-Jörg to the ETH Zurich University, where he worked for many years until his retirement. At EDUCA SWISS, he enjoys passing on his wide-ranging knowledge and experience to an interested audience.

Gabriela Briant

Gabriela Briant

Gabriela has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, research laboratories and the healthcare sector. She has a master’s degree in strategic management of healthcare organizations and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and education with a focus on adult learning. As a coach, she aims to help motivated people achieve their professional dreams. Gabriela speaks perfect German and French.

Gabriela Briant

Gabriela Briant

Gabriela has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, research laboratories and the healthcare sector. She has a master’s degree in strategic management of healthcare organizations and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and education with a focus on adult learning. As a coach, she aims to help motivated people achieve their professional dreams. Gabriela speaks perfect German and French.

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Gabriela Liaudet

HR professional with extensive experience in conflict transformation, mediation, conflict resolution and corporate mentoring. Strong in emotional intelligence and resilience. Has worked in public administration as a human resources professional, experienced conflict transformation expert, human resources consultant and job coach, specialising in supporting adolescents, young adults and the long-term unemployed in their search for employment. Experienced in career counselling and career transition support. Expert in promoting employability and integration of the long-term unemployed.

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Gabriela Liaudet

HR professional with extensive experience in conflict transformation, mediation, conflict resolution and corporate mentoring. Strong in emotional intelligence and resilience. Has worked in public administration as a human resources professional, experienced conflict transformation expert, human resources consultant and job coach, specialising in supporting adolescents, young adults and the long-term unemployed in their search for employment. Experienced in career counselling and career transition support. Expert in promoting employability and integration of the long-term unemployed.

Katja Thomann

Katja holds a degree in Business Administration and also completed a Global Executive MBA. She has more than 15 years of leadership experience in management consulting and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. She is particularly passionate about the development of employees and teams. For Katja’s career, not only constant personal and professional development was crucial, but also her self-confidence and being ready to tackle things head on. Katja was able to benefit from strong coaches throughout her career. At EDUCA SWISS, she is passionate when it comes to helping others achieve their personal educational project and make their dreams come true through targeted coaching.

Katja Thomann

Katja holds a degree in Business Administration and also completed a Global Executive MBA. She has more than 15 years of leadership experience in management consulting and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. She is particularly passionate about the development of employees and teams. For Katja’s career, not only constant personal and professional development was crucial, but also her self-confidence and being ready to tackle things head on. Katja was able to benefit from strong coaches throughout her career. At EDUCA SWISS, she is passionate when it comes to helping others achieve their personal educational project and make their dreams come true through targeted coaching.

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Jacqueline Loubrie

Jacqueline holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance and has a wealth of experience in financial and business management, in structures of varying complexity and in different countries. She has always been a strong advocate of internal and external training for her teams in order to create satisfaction and dynamism. As a coach, she is keen to put her expertise at the service of motivated people, bringing clarity and enthusiasm to their projects.

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Jacqueline Loubrie

Jacqueline holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance and has a wealth of experience in financial and business management, in structures of varying complexity and in different countries. She has always been a strong advocate of internal and external training for her teams in order to create satisfaction and dynamism. As a coach, she is keen to put her expertise at the service of motivated people, bringing clarity and enthusiasm to their projects.

Martin Grossenbacher

Martin is a business economist with a focus on marketing, sales and management. This was only possible through continuous education and receptiveness to new things. During his professional career, Martin was always involved as a supervisor and mentor to support others in their development. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, he enjoys helping people to achieve their educational goals.

Martin Grossenbacher

Martin is a business economist with a focus on marketing, sales and management. This was only possible through continuous education and receptiveness to new things. During his professional career, Martin was always involved as a supervisor and mentor to support others in their development. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, he enjoys helping people to achieve their educational goals.

Maurizio Valli

Maurizio Valli is an experienced IT team leader, project manager and Scrum master. Since 2019, Maurizio Valli is also a partner of the learning and coaching center WissensWerk and actively involved in the further development of ideas, strategic planning and the range of services offered. He lives out his creativity as a visual coach, putting ideas and goals on paper and using symbols to represent the decision-making processes. Maurizio Valli enjoys using his passion to coach for EDUCA SWISS and to support motivated people in fulfilling their educational project.

Maurizio Valli

Maurizio Valli is an experienced IT team leader, project manager and Scrum master. Since 2019, Maurizio Valli is also a partner of the learning and coaching center WissensWerk and actively involved in the further development of ideas, strategic planning and the range of services offered. He lives out his creativity as a visual coach, putting ideas and goals on paper and using symbols to represent the decision-making processes. Maurizio Valli enjoys using his passion to coach for EDUCA SWISS and to support motivated people in fulfilling their educational project.

Melanie Scheiwiller Joos

Melanie studied natural sciences at the ETH Zurich University. After her PhD and a few stops in mushroom research and as a high school teacher, she worked for “Big Pharma” in quality assurance in research and development. She spent 26 years in senior positions in a global, ever-changing environment. After her early retirement, Melanie is now involved in various areas that are especially important to her. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she directly applies her wealth of experience when communicating with a large variety of people and gives back to society through what she has learned.

Melanie Scheiwiller Joos

Melanie studied natural sciences at the ETH Zurich University. After her PhD and a few stops in mushroom research and as a high school teacher, she worked for “Big Pharma” in quality assurance in research and development. She spent 26 years in senior positions in a global, ever-changing environment. After her early retirement, Melanie is now involved in various areas that are especially important to her. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she directly applies her wealth of experience when communicating with a large variety of people and gives back to society through what she has learned.

Natalie Wöhler

Natalie worked in several institutions in Germany and then at Roche Diagnostics in the Red Cross after graduating in Economics. She was in charge of EDUCA SWISS’ office until August 2016. Through coaching, Natalie wishes to contribute to the Foundation’s work to enable educational opportunities even in cases where government support and other funding opportunities are not possible.

Natalie Wöhler

Natalie worked in several institutions in Germany and then at Roche Diagnostics in the Red Cross after graduating in Economics. She was in charge of EDUCA SWISS’ office until August 2016. Through coaching, Natalie wishes to contribute to the Foundation’s work to enable educational opportunities even in cases where government support and other funding opportunities are not possible.

Niklaus Roth

Klaus worked in leading positions in cadre development and human resources in the Federal Administration and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) for many years, then in a management function in the Federal Department of Economic Affairs and finally as head of operations in a Care Team. He accompanied and led many processes for change. Employees’ progress and development were especially important to him. After studying humanities, he completed a part-time degree in industrial psychology. His motivation to work as a coach at EDUCA SWISS is to be able to assist younger people on their educational and developmental path and in turn to gain new experiences and learn new things.

Niklaus Roth

Klaus worked in leading positions in cadre development and human resources in the Federal Administration and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) for many years, then in a management function in the Federal Department of Economic Affairs and finally as head of operations in a Care Team. He accompanied and led many processes for change. Employees’ progress and development were especially important to him. After studying humanities, he completed a part-time degree in industrial psychology. His motivation to work as a coach at EDUCA SWISS is to be able to assist younger people on their educational and developmental path and in turn to gain new experiences and learn new things.

Patricia Moser

Since completing her studies in social sciences in Zurich and Australia, Patricia has held management positions in the public and university sectors as well as in the private sector. In addition to her work as a manager and in the design and implementation of change processes in organisations, she has also trained as a qualified coach and business mentor with a federal certificate. For Patricia, personal growth, reflection and clarity about one’s own life vision are key to a fulfilling, self-determined life. She is committed to EDUCA SWISS in order to support people in developing their unique competencies and in making conscious choices about their educational path within the available options.

Patricia Moser

Since completing her studies in social sciences in Zurich and Australia, Patricia has held management positions in the public and university sectors as well as in the private sector. In addition to her work as a manager and in the design and implementation of change processes in organisations, she has also trained as a qualified coach and business mentor with a federal certificate. For Patricia, personal growth, reflection and clarity about one’s own life vision are key to a fulfilling, self-determined life. She is committed to EDUCA SWISS in order to support people in developing their unique competencies and in making conscious choices about their educational path within the available options.

Paul Burgener

Paul Burgener

Paul studied engineering part-time and worked in international companies in a variety of roles including development, marketing, sales and service before moving into HR. For him, career progression has always meant continuing education and he has completed an Executive MBA and a Master in Coaching & Organisational Consulting. For the last 30 years, 10 of them as an independent entrepreneur, he has been responsible for training and developing people. Growing up in a rural family of seven, it was clear to him that a university education was not financially feasible, but he learnt early on that with perseverance and small steps you can achieve your goals. As an EDUCA SWISS coach, he wants to help motivated people achieve their educational goals and realise their professional dreams.

Paul Burgener

Paul Burgener

Paul studied engineering part-time and worked in international companies in a variety of roles including development, marketing, sales and service before moving into HR. For him, career progression has always meant continuing education and he has completed an Executive MBA and a Master in Coaching & Organisational Consulting. For the last 30 years, 10 of them as an independent entrepreneur, he has been responsible for training and developing people. Growing up in a rural family of seven, it was clear to him that a university education was not financially feasible, but he learnt early on that with perseverance and small steps you can achieve your goals. As an EDUCA SWISS coach, he wants to help motivated people achieve their educational goals and realise their professional dreams.

Rahel Huber-Himmelberger

Rahel Huber-Himmelberger

After a commercial apprenticeship in an industrial company and several years of work experience, Rahel completed her studies in social work in Zurich. She has worked with adolescents and young adults in vocational integration and has several years of experience in legal work in child protection. She currently works as a student counsellor and as a freelance supervisor, coach and mediator. Rahel is convinced of the diversity of opportunities offered by the educational landscape in Switzerland. The opportunity to support a wide range of people in realising their career aspirations motivates her to volunteer as a coach with EDUCA SWISS.

Rahel Huber-Himmelberger

Rahel Huber-Himmelberger

After a commercial apprenticeship in an industrial company and several years of work experience, Rahel completed her studies in social work in Zurich. She has worked with adolescents and young adults in vocational integration and has several years of experience in legal work in child protection. She currently works as a student counsellor and as a freelance supervisor, coach and mediator. Rahel is convinced of the diversity of opportunities offered by the educational landscape in Switzerland. The opportunity to support a wide range of people in realising their career aspirations motivates her to volunteer as a coach with EDUCA SWISS.

Regula Müller Thut

After working in business administration and management in various companies in the fields of production, trade and services, Regula later turned to human resources development. She has been self-employed in the field of coaching, supervision and organizational development for 17 years. She is especially motivated to make her skills and experience available as a coach, especially to young people starting and changing professions. EDUCA SWISS offers an ideal platform for this. Regula is convinced that education is a central component of a prosperous society on all levels.

Regula Müller Thut

After working in business administration and management in various companies in the fields of production, trade and services, Regula later turned to human resources development. She has been self-employed in the field of coaching, supervision and organizational development for 17 years. She is especially motivated to make her skills and experience available as a coach, especially to young people starting and changing professions. EDUCA SWISS offers an ideal platform for this. Regula is convinced that education is a central component of a prosperous society on all levels.

Renate Labora

Renate studied mathematics at the ETH Zurich University. After many years of working on IT projects for various banks, she finished a postgraduate degree in process management and a training as a professional masseur that led her to the healthcare sector, where she continued her career in corporate development and management. Being able to experience joy and satisfaction while performing her job is something she cares about profoundly. She is convinced that continuously making sure that one is happy in the profession is vital and that further development or reorientation should be part of this. She is involved with EDUCA SWISS to support motivated people in achieving this through their educational projects.

Renate Labora

Renate studied mathematics at the ETH Zurich University. After many years of working on IT projects for various banks, she finished a postgraduate degree in process management and a training as a professional masseur that led her to the healthcare sector, where she continued her career in corporate development and management. Being able to experience joy and satisfaction while performing her job is something she cares about profoundly. She is convinced that continuously making sure that one is happy in the profession is vital and that further development or reorientation should be part of this. She is involved with EDUCA SWISS to support motivated people in achieving this through their educational projects.

Rita Mc Cammon

Trained as a primary school teacher, Rita took on a second mainstay in accounting and oversaw the finances of several companies during many years. With her home management training she completed a leadership training, which was very useful for her daily tasks. Promoting employees and supporting her own daughter in her career have been especially important to her. She is an active coach at EDUCA SWISS because she is interested in the education and training paths young people take and wishes to contribute her experience and knowledge.

Rita Mc Cammon

Trained as a primary school teacher, Rita took on a second mainstay in accounting and oversaw the finances of several companies during many years. With her home management training she completed a leadership training, which was very useful for her daily tasks. Promoting employees and supporting her own daughter in her career have been especially important to her. She is an active coach at EDUCA SWISS because she is interested in the education and training paths young people take and wishes to contribute her experience and knowledge.

Rita Soland

After her vocational training as a primary school teacher and several years of professional practice, Rita studied education and psychology at the University of Zurich. Her teaching career took her to different levels of education. In doing so, she acquired solid knowledge of the Swiss educational landscape. Professional development in the fields of management, coaching and mediation led Rita to become self-employed in consulting and concept development for institutions in the field of education. She has always enjoyed supporting and assisting young people in their education. EDUCA SWISS offers her the opportunity to continue pursuing that which gives her joy.

Rita Soland

After her vocational training as a primary school teacher and several years of professional practice, Rita studied education and psychology at the University of Zurich. Her teaching career took her to different levels of education. In doing so, she acquired solid knowledge of the Swiss educational landscape. Professional development in the fields of management, coaching and mediation led Rita to become self-employed in consulting and concept development for institutions in the field of education. She has always enjoyed supporting and assisting young people in their education. EDUCA SWISS offers her the opportunity to continue pursuing that which gives her joy.

Sacha Alibrando

Sacha Alibrando

Sacha has broad experience in sustainable finance, social & management consulting and the luxury industry. He graduated from HEC Lausanne (joint Master of Science with the EPFL), the INSEAD and passed the CFA certificate in ESG investing. Sacha strongly believes in the power of education to ensure global prosperity, support individuals on their path to independence and lift people in need out of poverty and summarize his vision by quoting Nelson Mandela who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This is why Sacha has decided to dedicate some of his spare time to coach candidates at EDUCA SWISS.

Sacha Alibrando

Sacha Alibrando

Sacha has broad experience in sustainable finance, social & management consulting and the luxury industry. He graduated from HEC Lausanne (joint Master of Science with the EPFL), the INSEAD and passed the CFA certificate in ESG investing. Sacha strongly believes in the power of education to ensure global prosperity, support individuals on their path to independence and lift people in need out of poverty and summarize his vision by quoting Nelson Mandela who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This is why Sacha has decided to dedicate some of his spare time to coach candidates at EDUCA SWISS.

Ruth Burri

Ruth Burri

Ruth is a marketing specialist with a passion. Her experience in various industries helps her to establish companies and their products on the market. A few years ago, Ruth found a love for teaching. Since earning her federal certificate as an instructor, she has been teaching business administration and marketing to students. Ruth often sees how difficult it is for people to achieve their educational goals alongside their job, family and hobbies, and for this reason she began supporting motivated people as a coach at EDUCA SWISS to start their own educational project since the beginning of 2023.

Ruth Burri

Ruth Burri

Ruth is a marketing specialist with a passion. Her experience in various industries helps her to establish companies and their products on the market. A few years ago, Ruth found a love for teaching. Since earning her federal certificate as an instructor, she has been teaching business administration and marketing to students. Ruth often sees how difficult it is for people to achieve their educational goals alongside their job, family and hobbies, and for this reason she began supporting motivated people as a coach at EDUCA SWISS to start their own educational project since the beginning of 2023.

Sabine Clerc

After moving to French-speaking Switzerland 34 years ago, Sabine obtained a Master’s degree in Swiss law in addition to her German licence to practise law. After her first years as a corporate lawyer, she worked for 12 years as a training officer with a federal certificate in adult education in the court system of the canton of Vaud. Today, Sabine is an independent and recognised systemic coach and NLP practitioner.

At EDUCA SWISS, Sabine can apply her passion as a coach wherever people want to realise and implement their professional goals. Sabine believes that with a little support you can achieve a lot in life. Sabine speaks German and French.

Sabine Clerc

After moving to French-speaking Switzerland 34 years ago, Sabine obtained a Master’s degree in Swiss law in addition to her German licence to practise law. After her first years as a corporate lawyer, she worked for 12 years as a training officer with a federal certificate in adult education in the court system of the canton of Vaud. Today, Sabine is an independent and recognised systemic coach and NLP practitioner.

At EDUCA SWISS, Sabine can apply her passion as a coach wherever people want to realise and implement their professional goals. Sabine believes that with a little support you can achieve a lot in life. Sabine speaks German and French.

Simone Casagrande Valli

Simone’s professional competencies are based on her Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of Fribourg, as well as a wide range of professional development and vocational training as a business economist at a technical university. Since 2019, Simone is a shareholder and the managing director of the learning and coaching center WissensWerk and promotes the idea of passing on, sharing and building knowledge. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, Simone is able to make a valuable contribution and support people in starting their own educational project. Simone believes that the constructive teamwork that arises from this is the key to satisfaction, success and therefore the cornerstone for something new.

Simone Casagrande Valli

Simone’s professional competencies are based on her Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of Fribourg, as well as a wide range of professional development and vocational training as a business economist at a technical university. Since 2019, Simone is a shareholder and the managing director of the learning and coaching center WissensWerk and promotes the idea of passing on, sharing and building knowledge. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, Simone is able to make a valuable contribution and support people in starting their own educational project. Simone believes that the constructive teamwork that arises from this is the key to satisfaction, success and therefore the cornerstone for something new.

Susanne Walti-Raetzer

After studying economics in Germany and England, Susanne worked in management positions in a multinational consumer goods company for over twenty years. Today she uses her professional experience in different cultures as an advisor and coach for companies and projects. Susanne is convinced of the positive and long-term effect of social engagement to promote education. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she is a successful conversation partner for people who are looking for support in planning and fulfilling their educational goals. Supporting others on their path to an independent life is a major motivation for Susanne’s commitment.

Susanne Walti-Raetzer

After studying economics in Germany and England, Susanne worked in management positions in a multinational consumer goods company for over twenty years. Today she uses her professional experience in different cultures as an advisor and coach for companies and projects. Susanne is convinced of the positive and long-term effect of social engagement to promote education. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she is a successful conversation partner for people who are looking for support in planning and fulfilling their educational goals. Supporting others on their path to an independent life is a major motivation for Susanne’s commitment.

Toni Aeschbacher

Toni studied in Lausanne, St. Gallen and New York. After many years in international consumer goods marketing in Switzerland and abroad, where he also gained his leadership experience, he became a management consultant, coach and seminar leader. He has been a partner and co-owner of a small consulting firm in Zurich for over 20 years. Toni is a member of the board of directors of several SMEs. At EDUCA SWISS he is involved as a coach and education investor and wants to make a small contribution to a prospering society.

Toni Aeschbacher

Toni studied in Lausanne, St. Gallen and New York. After many years in international consumer goods marketing in Switzerland and abroad, where he also gained his leadership experience, he became a management consultant, coach and seminar leader. He has been a partner and co-owner of a small consulting firm in Zurich for over 20 years. Toni is a member of the board of directors of several SMEs. At EDUCA SWISS he is involved as a coach and education investor and wants to make a small contribution to a prospering society.

Tünde Szalay

Tünde studied law in Zurich and passed the bar exam after graduation. After working as a public prosecutor for nine years, she moved to the cantonal administration and took on a management function. Education is near to her heart. She is convinced that education and knowledge are the basis for an independent, autonomous and fulfilling professional life. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she contributes her experience as well as her international background and assists and supports motivated young people in achieving their professional goals.

Tünde Szalay

Tünde studied law in Zurich and passed the bar exam after graduation. After working as a public prosecutor for nine years, she moved to the cantonal administration and took on a management function. Education is near to her heart. She is convinced that education and knowledge are the basis for an independent, autonomous and fulfilling professional life. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she contributes her experience as well as her international background and assists and supports motivated young people in achieving their professional goals.

Viola Dietschweiler

Viola studied English and German in Zurich and English literature in London. While in Taipei she learned Chinese. Afterwards she worked for almost 30 years at a cantonal school in various positions. She has experienced social obstacles in education herself, which is why she now works as a foundation councilor for education in the areas of intellectual giftedness, equal opportunities and promoting talent at all school levels. For Viola, education is the key to an independent, fulfilling life. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she is able to accompany individuals in their search for this essential component.

Viola Dietschweiler

Viola studied English and German in Zurich and English literature in London. While in Taipei she learned Chinese. Afterwards she worked for almost 30 years at a cantonal school in various positions. She has experienced social obstacles in education herself, which is why she now works as a foundation councilor for education in the areas of intellectual giftedness, equal opportunities and promoting talent at all school levels. For Viola, education is the key to an independent, fulfilling life. As a coach at EDUCA SWISS, she is able to accompany individuals in their search for this essential component.

How can you support us?

Student loan

As a lender, you directly support the candidates in the fulfillment of their educational project.

Coaching

As an EDUCA SWISS coach you play a central role. You guide the candidates, question in a critical yet constructive way and help make an educational project possible.

Donate

As a donor, you promote and fund coaching for individuals facing disadvantage, directly opening up opportunities.

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EDUCA SWISS is supported among others by

Matthias

Matthias Aebischer

National Council Bern

«Education is a human right and should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their social background or financial starting position. I am committed to this along with EDUCA SWISS Foundation.»

Matthias Michel

Matthias Michel

Council of States Zug

«I support EDUCA SWISS in its goal of ensuring that every ambitious person in Switzerland can complete an education or training program – regardless of their financial situation or social background.»

Sandra Locher Benguerel

Sandra Locher Benguerel

National Councillor Graubünden

«Education is the key to a self-determined life and contributes to a strong and stable society. That’s why I support EDUCA SWISS in its goal to create fair opportunities.»

Professor Dr. Theo Wehner

Industrial Psychologist

Theo Wehner studied psychology and sociology, is now a visiting professor at the University of Bremen and professor emeritus at the Center for Organizational and Work Sciences at ETH Zurich University. As an expert, he works for leading foundations that finance education. His research focuses on the meaning of professional work and the act of becoming in today’s society. How do we learn through experience – especially in dealing with mistakes and failure? What is the nature of volunteer work? How do we define effective support and guidance for people in their professional development? These questions are highly relevant for the EDUCA SWISS’ work especially.

Peter F. Weibel

Expert on Business and Foundations

Peter F. Weibel studied business administration at the University of Zurich and spent many years in leading positions for leading companies in Switzerland, including as CEO of PwC from 1988 to 2003 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group from 2004 to 2012. For 15 years now, Peter F. Weibel has committed professionally to education, social issues and culture. He was awarded the Medal of Honor of the City of Zurich for his services as long-time President of the Festivals. He contributed to the development of several foundations, including the Pestalozzi Foundation. Since 2012, he has presided over the Foundation of the University of Zurich. For EDUCA SWISS, Peter Weibel’s experience in professional governance, sustainable fundraising and especially in impact-oriented leadership is particularly valuable.