Certified Life and Career Coach

karine zbinden

English, French
Sheffield,  south york. 

Professional statement


Hi, I'm Karine Zbinden, PhD.

I am a Certified Life and Career Coach.

I can help you:

- find the clarity you need to define your goals

- overcome self-doubt and build up your confidence

- evaluate what skills you have and what skills you need to develop

- make a step-by-step plan to achieve your goals

- keep yourself accountable each step of the way

My area of specialism is helping women over 40 find a new purpose and restart their career after raising their children.

In order to raise your family, you may have put your career on hold or on the back burner.

Now that your children are becoming independent, you find yourself wanting to restart your career, but you feel left behind, lost and unsure where to start. I can help you assess your options and choose a path aligned with your values.

Working with you, I will help you build up your self-confidence, overcome Imposter Syndrome, assess your skills and where you may need to gain new ones, and most importantly create a step-by-step plan that you will put into action. I will hold you accountable and accompany you along the way.

Or you may be in a job that you used to like but which is no longer fulfilling. Maybe you have changed, or maybe your sector of activity has changed beyond recognition and it does not align with your values. So you feel out of step, demotivated and with no improvement in sight.

You may want to change careers but you don’t know where to start.

You feel stuck… overwhelmed…

But it doesn’t have to be this way! You can transform your life!

Working together, you can examine various career options rationally, calmly and choose the best one for your values so that you find fulfilment in your career. We will build a plan to guide you every step of the way so you are not left on your own. So Sunday nights will no longer be filled with dread. You will once again experience growth, have the energy to take on new challenges and feel the deep sense of satisfaction that comes with a fulfilling career where you are making the right impact!

Or you may really struggle with empty nest syndrome and want to find your zest for life again after children. It is a difficult time but you can transition successfully towards a happier life!

I can help you learn to put yourself first, process the grief, overcome the loneliness and enjoy life without guilt.

You will reinvent your relationship with your grown-up children, one where you are not always the giver and they are the taker but where you all find new ways of nurturing each other and enjoying interaction.

Midlife after raising children does not have to be a sad, lonely experience. You can create a life full of purpose where you can finally do what matters to you and enjoy the best life has to offer!

Don't put things off, start your new life NOW!

  • Certificate in Life Coaching
  • Advanced Life Coaching


  • University of Sheffield - PhD
  • University of Lausanne - MA