Désirée Galicher

Career & Orientation Coach

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Understanding oneself is crucial for ​personal growth and fulfillment. ​This involves introspection and ​honest self-assessment.

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Ikigai, translated from Japanese means “Reason for Being”. ​When was the last time you evaluated yours?

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Désirée !

Hi, I’m

Thanks for visiting and checking out what I’m all about!

I've always been a big-hearted person, driven by positivity and a deep desire to connect ​with others. My career initially led me through the realms of technology and human ​resources, where I honed my skills in people management—a role that resonated deeply ​with my passion for helping others thrive. I’ve been riding the wave now for many decades ​and have a wealth of knowledge to share with you!

I am bilingual English-French and wear my Swiss-Canadian - -------- - nationalities with ​pride! I have a background in Computer Science from (YorkU), a professional HR ​certification from Wharton Business School (UofPenn) and currently working on my ​certification as an Ikigai coach.

As I love Psychology and Organizational Behavior I am kicking around the idea of going ​back to school, as Yoda would phrase it “ A life-long learner, I am”.

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What can I help you with?


Overcoming Challenges

Creating a vision

Setting Goals and Action Plans

Continuous Reflection

Learning from your past to move forward

Ride the wave...

What will you get?

Be able to find your Ikigai

Be more self-aware

A feeling of fulfillment

An increased motivation

Be able to make better decisions

A feeling of well-being

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Born in 1972 in the British colony of Guyana in South America, I immigrated with my family ​back in 1975 to Canada in search of a better life.

Identified as an advanced student early on, I entered a government program for STEM ​students winning many awards of achievement and gained the status of Canadian ​Scholar. I went on to my university education in Computer Science, technology has ​always been my passion and will remain so! I am a geek at heart and have no intention of ​changing!

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

— Oscar Wilde

Since then, I have immigrated a second time to Switzerland in 1995 after marrying a Swiss ​national and spending now the majority of my life amongst the Swiss people. Being ​married a second time to a French national has blessed me with 3 children, 2 daughters ​and a son. Being a mom to this complex family has been an enriching experience and ​meant that my coaching skills have been put to the test every day!!

I have worked in corporate environments for a many decades and have been given many ​opportunities to learn and shine through many people who believed in me and encouraged ​me to advance in my career path I set for myself many years ago.

Years later, after being an IT Director for many years, and that was no small undertaking ​being a female leader in a male dominated realm, I was challenged to take the role of Chief ​HR Officer and during the pandemic to put the cherry on the cake! This was a building ​and growth moment for the company I was working for and I was able to shine ​architecting the evolution of their HR department. What I did in 2 years was accelerated ​and I felt I accumulated a decade of knowledge squeezed into such a short time. This ​combined with my Wharton Business School CHRO studies have equipped me with very ​advanced people management and strategy skills that I want to share with the world!

I’ve since moved on to other roles practicing my technical and people skills bringing ​innovation to every team I’ve worked with. Excellence is key to my existence.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then,

is not an act, but a habit."

— Aristotle

I am now completing my Ikigai Coach training and looking forward to sharing this ​framework to help others to progress and evolve within their destined journeys.

We sometimes get lost in our paths and I would like to help you to bring clarity to yours by ​self-reflection, building actionable plans and setting goals getting you one step closer to ​your desired destination!

Let’s talk!

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My core values define and guide my every action.

Integrity ensures that I always stand by my ​principles and maintain the highest ethical ​standards.

Empathy allows me to understand and connect ​with others, fostering a supportive and inclusive ​environment.

Excellence drives me to continually improve, ​innovate, and strive for the highest quality in all ​that I do.

Together, these values create a foundation that ​not only propels me forward but also inspires ​those around me. They are the bedrock upon which ​I build trust, nurture relationships, and achieve ​remarkable success. Whether in my interactions ​with clients, colleagues, or the community, I am ​committed to living these values every day, making ​a positive impact and leaving a lasting legacy.




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Unleashing the superhero within you ​by defining what motivates and ​passions you.


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Crafting your Career Roadmap and ​leveling up your professional game to ​move forward


Performance Management

Elevating your skills for improved ​performance and smashing that ​annual review.


Self-Assessment &


Gain a deeper understanding of yourself by ​identifying your personal strengths, ​weaknesses, skills, values, interests, and ​personality traits. Through the use of ​assessments, thoughtful exchanges, and ​reflective exercises, we help you uncover the ​key aspects that define your professional ​identity.

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Skills Development & Enhancement

Unlock your full potential by honing both your ​hard and soft skills. Whether you need to ​master technical abilities specific to your job ​or develop crucial soft skills like ​communication, leadership, and problem-​solving, our expert guidance will help you excel ​in your professional role.

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Career Planning &


Design your path to success with a ​personalized, strategic career plan. We help ​you outline clear steps to achieve your career ​goals, including setting milestones and ​timelines, ensuring you have a structured ​roadmap to follow.


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See you soon —

I’ll be waiting for you.

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