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Stop being successful but unhappy in your career, tired of being tired. Start living life again. Start Blazing Your Own Trail!

To Blaze Your Own Trail

‘To do something that has never been done before’

As you consciously decide you will not live your life as others expect of you, but instead live as you see fit, you truly do something that has not been done before: YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE!

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Who Is Gerdi?

I had woken up after another 20 minute nap in a rest area along the highway. I knew the time had come to finally take the plunge.

To start blazing my own trail away from a 20+ year career in the corporate world of project management and consultancy with a steady paycheck and a pension fund at the end of the line. A year later I moved to the mountains to start working as a hiking guide. I was 45.


In the years leading up to my decision to move to Austria I was coming back from a serious burnout: the result of a lifetime of living up almost exclusively to other people’s expectations. Of not having any idea how I wanted to live my own life and thus living a life I thought others expected of me.

I had drastically reduced my work hours from 60+ hours/week to 36. My health had dramatically improved. I had lost weight and fulfilled a life long dream of getting a dog.

On long vacations in the Austrian Alps I fell in love with mountains and mountain hiking. The mountains felt like home and I knew someday I would live among them.


Gerdi and Paco © 2017

What Trailblazers Say

  • “Gerdi knows how to guide you on your way to rediscover yourself and what is truly important to you ...Thanks to her coaching I realised how I can move towards realising the life I dream of.”
  • “It takes guts to spend [time] exploring your life with Gerdi. She won’t settle for easy answers. She will shamelessly yet with a sense of humour confront you with your implicit and explicit excuses for not making the changes in life you so long to make. Yet isn’t that exactly what you want? [...] If more of the same isn’t working for you anymore, than coaching by Gerdi may be your answer. Spend some time in the mountains with her and discover what you want in life.”
    -Audrey Rohen, the Netherlands-Audrey Rohen, the NetherlandsAudrey Rohen Organisatieadvies bv
  • “With her fresh look at life, Gerdi gives you broad horizons and new landscapes where you can reach for your dreams. [...] I go home refreshed and inspired, realising I don’t need to emigrate or even change jobs: Gerdi gave me new perspectives on how to make the most of my talents in my own life.”
    AnneMarie Smit, the NetherlandsAnneMarie Smit, the Netherlandsfreelance manager @ KEEK

More Trailblazers

  • “Every so often you meet an exceptional human being who blows your mind – Gerdi is that person. She is a high trust leader who operates from her deep commitment to her core values, builds long-term relations ships and is willing to take risks. I always look forward to our conversations as Gerdi is direct, fun, engaging, and intelligent.”
    Tara Newman, NY, USA Tara Newman, NY, USA Tara Newman Coaching
  • “Gerdi is a true leader’s coach! She understands corporate lifestyle, stress, and pressure. She is the master of re-invention, and she confronts fear square in the face every day. Leaders come to her to lead them to an extraordinary view of the mountains, but they leave with an extraordinary view of their lives! Bravo, Gerdi!“
    Ana Tampanna, MFA CPCAna Tampanna, MFA CPCLeadership Coach
  • “Gerdi Verwoert is a true professional. She is sharp, bold and not afraid to ‘call a spade a spade’. Her clients perceive her as a results-oriented and observant coach aiming for quality in order to improve performance and output of both the individual as well as the organisation. Gerdi has an open, enthusiastic and stimulating personality. She is eminently able to help people fully develop their power and strengths. She helps people excel.”
    Diederik LeemanDiederik LeemanManaging Partner at Employment Services

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