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 lived 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 truly love for as long as I remember.
 

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."  

When I realized that the domain "workyoulovecoach.com" was still available, I knew that I had to follow through with my idea. 



I appreciate how the name integrates two crucial aspects of life: work and love. For the purposes of this name, I define both words in broad terms: 

Work describes a contribution we make through our doing  in the world. 

Love describes a sense of connection we feel through our being in the world. 

The late Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frank has repeatedly emphasized the importance of meaning in life:

"There is nothing in the world [...] hat would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one's life."

Frankl founded Logotherapy which is based on the belief that striving to find meaning in one's life is the primary driving force for humans. He identified work and love as two of the main sources for finding such meaning in our lives (the third one being unavoidable suffering). 

Before Frankl's deeply moving insights about meaning, 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. 

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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