Dare Greatly Coaching
Figure out what is truly important to you so you too can

Blaze Your Own Trail

Welcome to Dare Greatly Coaching!

My name is Gerdi and I coach driven people who are ready to start living a life true to themselves. No longer do they want to live just to fulfill other people’s expectations of them. Feeling stuck in (part of) their lives, they aspire to be their truest self! T

The very fact that you’re here tells me you’ve reached that point. That point where you’re starting to wonder if this is really it.

You’re successful in life and/or your career and likely on a path leading to even more success.

And yet…

You can feel there’s something missing. You may have found yourself searching for meaning, only to be left empty handed.

What started as a niggle, has really started to bother you.

At Dare Greatly Coaching I challenge you to figure out what’s truly important to you, and then help you figure out how you can use that to live a life true to yourself!

You may feel helpless (and hopeless) but I know you can do it. I started out just like you.

Like you, I didn’t want to keep going in the same old fashion. I made the conscious choice to walk away from my life of “what if”.

(I got to tell part of my story on the podcast »Motivate Me! with Lynette Renda«. You can listen to it here)

I’m here to tell you, you don’t have to struggle on when every part of you is screaming “enough is enough”. We can all find the courage to live a life of our own making – we just need to take that first step.

Dare to live your life true to yourself.

Embrace the freedom that lies in making your own choices!

To learn more about working with me at Dare Greatly Coaching click here

To read success stories from other Daring People click here

To learn more about me click here

If any of this resonates with you and you want to know more, let’s talk! No obligations and strictly confidential. 

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Endorsements & Success Stories

What Daring People Are Saying
  • “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
  • “It takes guts to spend a few days 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? I recommend doing it ‘live’ instead of by telephone. A different context creates a different perspective and isn’t that what you need? 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. Through her extensive experience in business and because of her emphathetic commitment, she knows what questions to ask to make you think about the challenges you are facing and explore new angles. Gerdi really lends you her ear, resulting in a warm encounter even when her direct approach may touch upon some of your sore spots. Her drive to support others in discovering their real talents pops out every time I meet with her. 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

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You have every right to live life as you want to.
So give yourself permission to not only live up to other people’s expectations; instead blaze your own trail through life!

Blaze 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.

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.