Her Life: An Academy for Change Mastery
Sylvia’s Early Years
Sylvia’s personal story began in Germany in 1967. Her loving and devoted parents were World War II refugees. Their school careers had been disrupted by the war, so they were relegated to low-paying jobs inside the public sector. Sylvia grew up in an environment where people sought safety and stability, so adventure, freedom and fulfillment were missing from her young life.
Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz became Sylvia’s heroine, feeding her childhood spirit with the power of confidence, connection with strangers, adventurousness and magic. At the age of six, Sylvia had written three children’s books about magic and turning your dreams into reality.
Beginning in her toddler years, Sylvia was plagued by neurodermatitis, a horribly itchy skin condition. She was placed on a strict allergen-free diet and given lots of cortisone. Sylvia now sees this disease as a blessing, for it caused her to ask deep questions at an early age. Disappointed by what traditional medicine had to offer, she took her health into her own hands. After going through years of deep self-analysis and attending seminars with a strong emphasis on self-experience and group dynamics, Sylvia was able to heal herself completely. She now enjoys a “normal” diet and a medicine-free life.
Launching a Career: Love and Work, Interconnected
Despite two devastating broken engagements—and being surrounded by single, liberated, financially-independent academic women in a society with shrinking birthrates and a growing cynicism regarding “true love”—Sylvia still refused to doubt love. Instead, she committed herself to in-depth research on human dynamics, passionately pursuing the question “What do men and women need in order to experience lasting, fulfilling love?”
As a result, she changed the focus of her university research to gender-studies, a subject in which she was a pioneer at Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf. She finished her Magister in Philosophy and Linguistic summa cum laude.
Three years after the second broken engagement, she met her future husband Peter, an IT-project manager from New Zealand, at a conference in Florida (in the U.S.). Language, culture differences, time and money were no obstacles. Sylvia flew halfway around the globe—literally—five times in order to get to know the man she loved. After just 11 months they got married on a beach in New Zealand. They now have a fulfilling marriage and two gorgeous boys. Their committed partnership is an inspiration to others, even launching other love stories that have resulted in marriage.
Sylvia continues to inspire others through her life and work. If you would like to request a free strategy session with Sylvia, please contact her by clicking here.