I studied neurobiology at the ETH Zurich and did my PhD in Neuroscience at UPF Barcelona. My thesis focused on the understanding of stress and emotions and how they affect learning and behaviour. After my studies I worked as media producer for the Zurich based film company PANIMAGE GmbH.
In 2012 my dreams of a successful career were destroyed by a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. While in treatment I decided to sign up for a triathlon despite never have practiced this sport before. Based on my personal experience I founded MySurvivalStory.org, an non-profit initiative that documents inspiring cancer survival stories around the globe with the goal to help other patients and families to cope better with the illness and its psychological side effects.
Today I dedicate my time to understand how our mindset influences what we do and why and to help people to increase their self-leadership skills. Our brain is an amazing and very powerful organ, no question about that. But it is also a big mystery and unfortunately it runs a very old software that is not always helping us to reach our goals.
As a neuroscientist I claim that knowledge is overrated. We all know what we should do, but only a concrete action is producing results.
My goal is go empower people to master their minds so they can live the life they want without losing the time they have.