I’m Tricia and I’m pleased to meet you !
Born and raised in Switzerland I always felt a strong desire to see and explore the world. All my childhood summers were spent in Sicily in a little town up on a mountain, where I do have relatives. When I was 19 I started my oversea travels with a four-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 was 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, legal matters and economics. Passionate about working with people and the complexity of economical and organisational structures I studied business economics. During stage college of higher educations my majors were psychology, pedagogy and philosophy. With a deep interest in systemic patterns and reciprocal effects I additionally became a certified systemic coach CTAS and used to work for 20 years in the corporate and academic world in various roles.
Traveling was my best teacher
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.
My travels later included Hong Kong again, Thailand (several times, incl. two voluntary services), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore, Mozambique, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel, Costa Rica as well as the US, Canada and many destinations across Europe.
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.
A joint journey, inwards and around the world
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 hope you’ll find some inspiration and or motivation on this site.