Mirjam Trachsel

About me:

  • Having grown up in a restaurant, I have a great passion for cooking and food.
  • I like it simple and authentic without a lot of bling-bling.
  • I have a love for learning and am interested in everything related to being human.
  • I either do things properly or I do not do them at all.
  • Humor is the salt in my carrot soup.

I have stood at crossways several times in my professional career, sometimes happily, sometimes less so.

After 12 years in the international financial sector, most recently in Hong Kong, the desire arose to put people more at the heart of my work. I decided to train as an executive coach and to join an HR consulting and coaching company.

It was in 2008 in the middle of the financial crisis, when I accompanied many people in Hong Kong with an outplacement in their professional reorientation.

Back in Switzerland, I held further positions as a career coach and project manager at universities, in a gastronomy project including sales, and in a non-profit organization.

With over 14 years of experience as a coach and trainer, now in midlife, I founded my heart project crossways in 2022.

I would like to encourage you to keep reinventing yourself and to face the crossways in your life with curiosity and openness so that you can follow confidently your new path.

I am happy to support you in this process so that you can drive positive change at work.

Now I am eager to hear your story. Book now a call with me to discuss the next steps.

Mirjam Trachsel


  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Positive Psychology, University of Zurich
  • Federal certificate of proficiency for trainers SVEB-1
  • Member of SWIPPA Swiss Positive Psychology Association
  • Life Design, ZHdk Zurich
  • The Science of Happiness, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Certified Executive Coach, IECL, Sydney, Australia
  • Business Economist University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen
  • Languages: German, English, Italian, French

for more details please see my LinkedIn profile


"The coaching woke me up from the fatigue of reorientation and gave me the joy of looking forward again. My very unclear picture of my future became clear again through the coaching process and the next steps being initiated. Ambiguities and problems that I had been trying to solve in my head for several years were greatly simplified by the coaching with Mirjam in just a few weeks." Martin Martin, IT-Spezialist

«I found you very pleasant and calming. You gave me a lot of space to verbalise all my thoughts, asked good questions, reflected things and took them up again in later parts of the conversation. I had a few 'aha' moments, even though I had thought about it a lot beforehand and had talked to a few people. After the talk I felt lighter and clearer."  L.C., Project Lead

«I have found a new certainty about how I want to tackle my next professional steps.» Daniela M.