Patricia Raphaela Huber
"Human Diversity is a Resource, not a Handicap"
Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist
Born and mainly raised in Switzerland I always felt a strong desire to see and explore the world. During my childhood I spent each summer in Sicily. When I was 19 I started my oversea travels with a 4-months trip to New Zealand, Samoa and Hong Kong. It was then in Samoa where I experienced my first culture shock. Today I know, back then, I landed in a still hidden paradise. Thenceforward, continued travels with a deep impartiality around the world have followed and made me feel welcome and at home at many places, especially in Africa and South-East-Asia.
Cultures, people and business
At school I loved history and initially wanted to become a cultural anthropologist, but my other passion has pulled me into the business world since I am also very interested in organizations and economics. Passionate about working with people and the complexity of economical and organisational structures I studied business economics and obtained additional academic certificates in project management and organizational psychology. During stage college of higher educations my majors were psychology, pedagogy and philosophy.
With a deep interest in systemic and organisational patterns, dependencies and reciprocal effects I became a certified systemic coach and consultant CTAS / ISO / ICI and used to work for 20 years in the corporate and academic world for international renowned organizations such as UBS, Hilti Group and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
In my spare time I continued to travel, and with this, travelling and foreign cultures have become an indispensable part of my life. I also call it my best teacher in life.
Travelling as a teacher
It has taught me to adapt quickly in situations that change unexpectedly and to look beyond my own nose. I gained sensitivity as well as a wise amount of resilience, assertiveness and how to build my own opinion rather than being biased by others or through the media. It has taught me to stand in for my rights and for those of others, especially for those of the underprivileged. And probably most importantly: it constantly reminds me to understand that one's foreignness is someone else's normality.
Our world has a diversity we should make the most out of it rather than suppress or fight it. As Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist, once said: "Human diversity is a resource, not a handicap".
A joint journey, inwards and around the world
I offer Systemic Coachings, Yoga for people with MS and Reiki. My blog shall be an additional inspiration - a smorgasbord of thoughts on business, lifestyle, travel, society and mindfulness.
My texts are based on personal research and experiences. I do not claim any absolute correctness nor shall my texts and thoughts be part of any indoctrinations. They rather shall invite you to follow my journey and to think and discuss different sights and thoughts. I like to give thought-provoking impulses as well as simple tips and together with my travel reports and pictures I hope you’ll find some help, motivation or inspiration on this site.