Hi,I’m Michèle
I’m a holistic Health & Well-being Coach, Breathwork & Meditation Teacher, a self-confessed foodie and chocolate lover, an eternal optimist, sun chaser and a self-love cheerleader, dedicated to helping you become your healthiest and happiest you.

I grew up in a small village in Germany. I traveled to almost 40 countries, worked with people from across the globe and currently I am living in Zurich, Switzerland.

I support and educate individuals on how to make sustainable shifts in their lifestyle
and behaviours to support overall health and happiness. My mission is to create a community around healthy and sustainable living so we can cheer for each other and together create a ripple effect in the world. I truly believe in a holistic approach to health and well-being, that nourishes Mind, Body and Soul.

Based on my own experience I can say: Health is a journey, not a destination. There’s no quick fix and there’s no one size fits all.
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I’m a holistic Health- & Well-being Coach,

a self-confessed foodie and chocolate lover, an eternal optimist, sun chaser and a self-love cheerleader, dedicated to helping you become your healthiest and happiest you.

Everybody is different, what’s good for one person may not work for the other. What worked for you yesterday may not work for you tomorrow.

Whilst I’m not living a perfectly 'healthy' lifestyle
(I definitely have my guilty pleasures and flaws),
I managed to escape the daily hustle and bustle, get out of that hamster wheel and transitioned into a life that is balanced and aligned with my purpose. I love to travel and explore what the world and life have to offer. Life is too beautiful to waste any minute of it feeling stuck, overwhelmed, exhausted or frustrated.

And I want this for all my clients too.

In my coaching approach I integrate Self-love, Mindfulness, Nutrition and Movement. These four powerful pillars together build the foundation for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

In my practice I create a safe and supportive space and guide my clients to become more connected with themselves. I help them find their own unique way, learn powerful tools and implement healthy habits that fit into where they are right now in their lives and enable sustainable shifts that last for the future.

Are you ready to re-align your life from the inside out?

Much Love,
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My Philosophy
I love
  • Waking up with the sunrise
  • Breathing in salty ocean air
  • Soaking in the sunshine
  • Good food with good friends
  • Traveling the world and exploring new places in my running shoes
  • Talking to the universe
My daily rituals
  • I totally swear by ginger - either as a fresh pot of tea first thing in the morning or as a shot
  • Morning journaling and meditation help me with mental and emotional balance
  • Enjoying whole foods that nourish my mind, body and soul
i believe in
  • Taking responsibility for your life
  • Creating a healthy balance (in the end it all comes down to how it makes you feel)
  • Exploring, experimenting and making mistakes
  • Trusting your intuition and going with the flow (the universe has a far bigger plan than you)
I’m not about
  • Glorification of hustling and bustling
  • The misconception of having to do more, more, more
  • Strict meal plans
  • One-size-fits-all and quick fixes
Holistic health
Coaching & Leadership
I started my professional career in marketing before I moved to the fashion industry, where I spent ten years working internationally. I switched into the tech industry, where I held different leadership roles at one of the world's most valuable and most admired companies for almost nine years, before I took the plunge into full-time entrepreneurship and founded BeWell by Michèle early in 2022.

I’ve been leading large teams in a complex and fast paced environment. My passion and focus has been on coaching, development and well-being of individuals: always driven by my curiosity to learn and explore human potential, wanting to know what engages the human mind and spirit and what is it that makes people genuinely happy and fulfilled? Why do some people struggle while others are resilient and find a way to thrive, sometimes despite the most challenging conditions?
How did I get here?
the dilemma

But truth be told, I wasn’t always on that path to health and well-being.

My dilemma began in 1995 when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease that can be extremely hard to manage at times and takes all of you every single day to keep it in check. I learned a lot about nutrition and metabolism at the time but also developed an unhealthy relationship with food and my body in different ways. Not to mention the physical, mental and emotional challenges that come with a condition that stays with you for the rest of your life and is mostly invisible to others.

As a teenager and in my twenties my life was fun but I didn’t treat my body very gently (to say the least). Moving on to busy and responsible corporate jobs in my early thirties (which I was very passionate about) didn’t really change that.

In a nutshell, I had tried all sorts of diets or quick fixes you can think of:
workout videos, gym memberships I paid for and never used, appetite suppressant pineapple chewing gums, bootcamps, low-fat-low-carb program for 30 days - you can chase me with salmon since then, paleo diet, rice diet, kale soup, skipping a meal to make up for binge eating attacks, to only name a few. And all of this with the goal to get my weight stable and under control, feel good in my body to be more attractive, appreciated and successful.

All of these short-term programs taught me something, and yes they all worked in a way. Sometimes for one day, sometimes even for six months. But they all had one thing in common: they were restrictive, not fun and I fell back into old habits sooner or later.
the switch

So how did I flip the switch?

A pivotal moment for me was early in 2017.

Apparently I had it all:
an amazing job, a loving and caring partner, great friends, I traveled and explored the world. But I just did not listen and care about what my body was telling me.

At that point I was unhealthy. I felt unhealthy. I looked unhealthy. I was overwhelmed, exhausted, struggled with anxiety and I had completely lost the connection with myself.

I was living in a hamster wheel, hustling through my day, trying to get my shit together by doing more, more, more. But I was not.


I knew I needed to slow down. To make myself and my physical, mental and emotional health a priority.
the healing

From there my healing journey began.

I took a step back in my job and went for a little break to Zanzibar.
I began to incorporate regular movement into my busy life.
I established a meditation and mindfulness practice. Journaling helped me on my darkest days but also inspired me for my biggest ideas.
I experimented with my nutrition and started eating plant-focused whole foods.
I learned to trust and follow my intuition.
In 2019 I quit my corporate job (for the first time) and embarked on a trip around the world with my love. During this trip I got to know amazing people.

People that didn’t know where I came from, what I had done or accomplished. They only cared for who I was for them in the moment.

I experiences warm hospitality that I hadn't known until then. With some people I built connections that changed my life and awareness forever. This was so freeing and humbling and showed me the power of support and community that we can give as humanity to each other.

INTUITION & BALANCE

It was also during this time that I acknowledged the importance of a spiritual practice, made peace with myself and learned and explored the power of breathwork for the first time.

Back in Switzerland after 6 months I went back into the corporate world and continued to develop as a leader. Besides that I started working with a Coach. She helped me to get clarity on where I wanna go in life and to find my purpose.

With the support of my Coach I was doing some deep work to bust my limiting beliefs and learned how to use my intuition with intention and how to process my emotions in a guiding way. I learned to use the power of feminine energy, emotion, surrender and intuition in a world where masculine energy with logic, control and assertiveness prevails. I learned to listen to the stories my body is telling me and set healthy boundaries for myself.

To go even deeper into holistic health and well-being I studied Health Coaching at IIN - Institute for Integrative Nutrition (New York City) and I became a certified Breathwork & Meditation Teacher at AOB - Academy of Breath (recognised by Yoga Alliance and International Breathwork Foundation).
TodayI feel aligned with my purpose.
I feel the most connected with myself I’ve ever been and have created a healthy balance.

I’m still on the journey, and I know and acknowledge that it will never be done. And I love that. Driven by my curiosity I am committed to tune-in with myself and give it my best everyday to become the best me that I can be.
Holistic health

TRUE SELF-LOVE & ALIGNMENT

My biggest learning on my journey of health and well-being:

I was gradually adding in healthy routines like daily movement or a plant-focused nutrition, which made a big difference for me. But it wasn’t until I discovered and acknowledged the interconnectedness of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and established a mindset of self-love that created true balance and alignment for myself.

Your life will change tremendously if you stop trying to fix the symptoms and go deep to the root cause instead. My relationship with food could only truly start to heal once I had identified that chronic stress and sleep deprivation were causing my unhealthy eating patterns.

And now it’s time for me to give back.

With BeWell by Michèle I am integrating my professional experience of leadership, coaching and development with my passion, experience and eduction around health and well-being.

BeWell by Michèle is built on the mission to help you to become more connected with yourself, to empower you to try and experiment, to find your unique way, and to implement impactful changes in your life to grow into the healthiest and happiest you.
How can I support you?