ABOUT

Hi there, I'm Berenike or "Dr. Bere," the founder of Work You Love Coach. 

As a former attorney, Ph.D.-level academic, published writer, facilitator and coach I have experienced various work environments.

Along the way, I've worked and studied on three continents and in a number of different countries. My most recent move was from my native Germany to the United States. 
Like with all of us, there is a lot more to my story than can fit into a few sentences. If you're interested in hearing more, I invite you to listen to my webinar where I share what brought me to where I am today. 

The shortest version of my story is that I have been passionate about doing work I love for as long as I remember.
 
And yet something seemed to be missing. 

Which brings us to WORK YOU LOVE COACH. 

Have you ever experienced fireworks when an idea crossed your mind?
That's what happened for me when I first considered combining the words "work" and "love." 

It all suddenly made perfect sense to me. 

When I realized that the domain "workyoulovecoach.com" was still available, I knew that I had to follow through with my idea. 
Here's early proof of me doing something I clearly love. 

I appreciate how the name integrates two crucial aspects of life: work and love. 

As the late Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl pointed out, these are two of the main sources for finding meaning in our lives. 

Before Frankl's deeply moving insights, the Lebanese-American poet and writer Khalil Gibran had declared that work and love were interrelated. It only took him one beautiful sentence to do so: "Work is love made visible." 

By the way, I'm fascinated that my parents used one of Gibran's poems to announce my birth, and that I have a similarly interesting connection to Frankl. 

Bio: 

At the age of 30, Bere was a high-paid attorney working on multi-billion and million dollar cases, qualified for judicial office, and about to complete her PhD from the world's oldest university institute in international law. As a global citizen with a German passport, she had studied or worked on three continents and in a number of different countries. After a long internal deliberation, Bere moved from Europe to the US for the love of her life, and left her previous career to build her own business. 

Today, she helps her clients step more fully into their authentic leadership and connect with their passion. Bere also offers business consulting services to the CEOs of small companies. As a coach and facilitator, she has been involved in different leadership development programs for businesses and non-profits. 

In addition to her previous legal academic writing, Bere now writes on a diverse number of topics for a general audience. Her articles have been published in various outlets including Elephant Journal, Huffington Post, Positively Positive and Your Tango. 

What People From Around the World Are Saying

"I've suddenly been inundated with a wave of being celebrated by my peers and clients (something we superficially worked on!).”

Chris C. Stewart, Australia, Founder of @dministrivia


"Before working with Bere I was feeling stuck in an emotional rut. I've noticed big shifts starting to show up in my life. I highly recommend working with Bere, she's got a magic touch!"  

Andrew Garrett, United States, Sales and Business Coach


“I am noticing that I can be present in situations where I would have reacted or been upset and I can feel a wonderful sense of calm. I am also more aware of what energy I want to be in my family life and in each moment. Being more present is huge.”

Carol Mitchell, South Africa, Entrepreneur


"She is so very attentive and genuinely caring. It is obvious that she loves what she is doing and that she is good at it. I recommend working with Bere. It is refreshing, renewing and re-energizing. And things start to shift!!! Thank you Bere!"

Anne Jenett, Canada, Founder of Unfold Your Dream


“Everyone has commented or sent me an email about how they loved our interview! Also they were going to your website to check out everything you offer. My Audience loves you.”   

Anna De La Rosa, United States, President of De La Rosa Insurance Firm, LLC

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