about me

about me

as integrative geographer

my key interest is to understand the world and its interrelations, with the passion to reach & connect to the deeper essence underlying all life.

  • my place is the vantage point with the birds-eye perspective, where individual information comes together, merges and integrates to an overarching whole. 
  • I manage projects and processes with an intuitive sense of order, relation and alignment.
  • guided by my view of the complete picture, I recognise relevant gaps, identfy disoriented pieces and integrate them into the whole.
  • with a genuine, optimistic, open-hearted attitude, I sustain, nurture and hold the positive energy to bring an endeavour forward.
  • having spent my childhood in a diverse and generous international community, I experience great joy in moving and working in intercultural contexts.

overview

intuition

integration

essence

overview

intuition

integration

essence

as integrative geographer

my key interest is to understand the world and its interrelations, with the passion to reach & connect to the deeper essence underlying all life.

  • my place is the vantage point with the birds-eye perspective, where individual information comes together, merges and integrates to an overarching whole. 
  • I manage projects and processes with an intuitive sense of order, relation and alignment.
  • guided by my view of the complete picture, I recognise relevant gaps, identfy disoriented pieces and integrate them into the whole.
  • with a genuine, optimistic, open-hearted attitude, I sustain, nurture and hold the positive energy to bring an endeavour forward.
  • having spent my childhood in a diverse and generous international community, I experience great joy in moving and working in intercultural contexts.

vita: connecting geographical & professional spaces

  • 1975 – 1986  |  birth, early childhood and primary schooling in nepal
  • 2000  |  minor degree in religions science | himalayan buddhism | university of bern
  • 2000  |  minor degree in general ecology | tourism in the himalayas | university of bern
  • 2001  |  master in geography | university of bern | thesis on drinking water quality in mid-eastern nepal | with ICIMOD | kathmandu
  • 2007  |  phd in integrative geography | centre for development & environment, university of bern | thesis on nutrient mitigation in an eutrophicated river system in central thailand | with AIT | bangkok
  • 2008 – 2015  |  project management & communication in the water sector | swiss federal office for the environment | bern
  • since 2013  |  training & practice in methods of individual healing (lomi lomi nui massage, firewoman, energywork on body & mind)
  • since 2017  |  consulting, developing & leading holistic development projects with connecting spaces
  • since 2018  |  guiding transformative trekking retreats in mountain spaces with mindwalk

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monika schaffner

phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen
switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55
connect@monikaschaffner.biz

 

 

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phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen | switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55 | connect@monikaschaffner.biz

 

 

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