So excited to have you here!
When my “keep pushing through” attitude to mask my cPTSD turned into burn-out and vertigo (Meniere’s disease)... EVERYTHING in my life was literally spinning out of control
Is work or busyness a coping mechanism for you too?
But leaving you feel empty and depleted inside
Back then, I jumped from one career to the next, getting yet another new qualification. Volunteering. Running support groups. Market stalls. Conducting medical research projects. Buying + selling homes….
From the outside it looked like things were great and there were sparks of excitement with each “new”.
But nothing was enough to fill that inner emptiness or satisfy that deeper longing...
Years of therapy trying to process childhood stuff didn’t fill that emptiness either
Neither did my obsession studying anything psychology, human behaviour, self-development, nutrition, human physiology… for decades. All the way to PhD.
I was Busy. Empty. Depleted. And felt so Defeated.
I was doing all the things society praises, but it didn’t work for me. I was stuck spinning and feeling drained...
Here is WHY...
>>> My high school teachers in Austria told me that I don’t have what it takes to go to University, because of my learning difficulties and attitude!! I migrated to Australia and did all my studies in English. Completed my PhD in Internal Medicine EARLY. Not on time – EARLY. My research and publications had impact on Australian Government policy making level!
...sounds impressive right? BUT...
>>> In retrospect, I climbed the "WRONG MOUNTAIN". I went to University, because I wanted to proof people wrong!! Oouuuch!! Not the energy we want to rely on to reach any goal (That lesson cost me financially and my health a lot, perhaps you can relate)
Nevertheless, people questioning and underestimating our abilities leaves us feeling not taken seriously, unheard and misunderstood - it feels like being stabbed in the heart!
Since then, I spend MANY years studying psychology, human behaviour and doing inner work to figure out how to identify what is meaningful and important to me, who I want to be and what kind of life I want to create for myself...
Then I studied brain science and high performance to figure out how can I create all this without burning out...
No one taught us how to manage your MIND!
I was determined to figure this out! I wanted to be productive and making progress without feeling depleted or burnt out. Get out of my deep-rooted busyness pattern and focus on what lights me up so my soul can sparkle and shine.
Oh, how badly I wanted to be in CONTROL of my inner world!!!
Laser focused on getting my next steps body-mind-soul aligned in a way that meets my unique needs so that I can move forward with ease, freedom, lightness, joy, enthusiasm… all that good stuff.
Isn’t that what we all want more of in life!!
And you so deserve to have in your life!! Regardless of how people treated you in the past, how they made you feel about yourself or what they said is possible for you.
Feeling vibrant even at the end of the day, fulfilled and connected to our deeper purpose just feels so MAGICAL!
I'd love for you to have more that magicalness in your life too 🥰️
Fast forward... I stepped into the entrepreneurial world, and get to work on my terms towards my ambitious soul-aligned dream that lights me up... Practicing being the gentle Master of my inner landscape. My life is beautiful! Magical really. (Well most days 😉)
Some days it's hard to belief that this is my new reality after years of struggle and feeling exhausted.
I am so grateful for all the amazing mentors and coaches who guided me on this journey.
It was quite a journey!! for me to let go of my need to "control" my inner world and replace this with next level self-mastery skills.
My body, mind and soul so needed some loving-kindness from me.
I am at peace with myself and am loving my life!
I am an Inner Spark Activator. That means I help my clients leverage their unique power, re-program old coping habits and create the life they love without guilt, self-minimising, aloneness, pushing and forcing, using my magical blend radical self-awareness and embodied integration.
I geek out about helping my clients find CREATIVE SOLUTIONS that fit like a glove and feel delicious is my superpower. So my client have their energy stores replenished, feel vibrant, enthusiastic and in love with life, while they work and give from the overflow.
Goodbye Burnout! Hello Vibrancy!
More Flow. More Harmony. More Balance. More Peace.
.... All by-products of skilled self-mastery
Designing a life where you are marching towards those BIG Ambitious Dreams with grounded beautiful CONFIDENCE and feeling so so vibrant!
Being the master of your inner world.
Yeah! Let your soul sparkle and shine!
Here's a glimpse into what we'd explore in my private 1:1 program:
⭐️ Activate your inner compass and get clear on your true needs so that you can step forward in your life and business with certainty and joy
⭐️ Strengthen your healthy boundaries so you can stop leaking energy and feel in control of your life and business
⭐️ Activate your inner resources and radical self-awareness and appoint yourself as a CEO of your inner world
⭐️ Discover the hidden power of your emotions and how to harness it to your highest benefit with love
... Bring lasting peace to your inner world, so you don’t get knocked of centre by external circumstances anymore
Being in full soul alignment not only energises and creates a vibrant fulfilling life for yourself, but also transforms the relationship we have with ourselves, other earthlings and mother nature.
It affects all areas of your life. It’s contagious in a beautiful way.
Activating the inner compass and radical self-awarness, plugging energy leaks, and connecting to inner resourcefulness didn’t just change my life. Here are some of my clients shifts to becoming masters of their inner world
… Sonja stopped saying “yes” to everything, stood up for her boundaries with friends, and deepened her intimate relationship, feeling joy again and “free”.
… Martin is more connected and intune with himself, sees and owns the value of his work and is aware of what creates his energy leaks at work and knows how to plug them quickly if not preempt them.
… Sandra knows which invitations she needs to say "no" to, because they leave her feeling drained and exhausted. She found creative ways doing this with grace. She feels now "more in control of her energy and mood".
If you are like "OMG I want a vibrant life and let my authentic self shine, I am so sick of feeling depleted!" Then I invite you to book a call with me here. On the call we can also chat about where you are at and where you'd like to be, and see if it's right for us to work together.
Certified Strategic Intervention Coach and trained in Activation™ Method by my mentors Mark & Magali Peysha, and Energy Coach.
I bring past learnings in psychology, human behaviour, high performance, acceptance commitment therapy, Inner child work… into my coaching sessions and combine them with knowledge I gathered from all my trainings and qualifications, including Doctor of Philosophy PhD (Internal Medicine), Bachelor in Biomedical Science, Honours (Pharmacology), Associate Degree In Medical Laboratory Science, Diploma in Pre-school and Kindergarten teaching (ABA therapist for children with autism).
I presented research finding at big medical conferences, published a number of peer-reviewed research papers in medical journals, some that even had impact on Australian Government Policy making level.
Fun fact, I am also a qualified chef and that’s a fraction of what I did in my life, as I always worked in multiple fields simultaneously.
Clearly had a LOOOT of work to do on breaking my busyness patterns and getting out of workaholic mode...
Now, loving my simple life, rich in purpose and full of joy
Here are some photos of my younger self, the daydreamer who designed and created my ambitious dreams :)
...ooops that's also me...
I used to be a chef and sew my own chef uniform without a pattern. I rarely follow recipes either
Age 19/20 my friend and I travelled around Australia for nearly 6 months. We bought a datsun and went for it. Back when life was social media and handy free. ultimate freedom and adventure...
With every inner transformation and a new me emerging, I rearrange all my furniture that is not bolted down. It's a must to complete the transition, no matter what else is going on
My high school was at a catholic convent boarding school. I stayed there for the first 2 years. At age 16 I moved into share accomodation with my friends - woohoo to party time
My grandma showed me how to knit socks at age 12 back in Austria. I still wear knitted socks even though I live in subtropical Queensland now. My toes get cold easily.
I quit it all after 2 decades working, studying, researching, teaching in the medical field at universities, pathology labs and hospitals. I now know longer belief in western medicine approach to restoring health.
I was reading spiritual and self-development books by age 12! Richard Bach's "Die Möwe Jonathan" was one of my first and shaped my life. To this day I keep checking in "what would Jonathan do in this situation"?
It felt heavenish to move into my first home age 26. I was still on 3rd year apprentice chef wage, but I managed to proof a bank manager that I could pay of a house morgage. I was a master at finances.
Seeing animals being butchered broke my heart. so I stopped eating meat when I was 8 years old. My mum was cool about it and made sure there was extra veg for me
I used to be petrified about public speaking. To reach my dream I had to get excellent at it. I practiced so much that my cat walked out giving em the "not again" look. I won an award for best presentation at a big medical conference with doctors and researchers.
Leaving the smallest footprint on this planet is top priority. I never use my A/C, avoid packaging, buy local fuit and veg, walk when I can, use things till they can't be fixed anymore... for a few years I even turned of the hotwater system
My clothes must be the well worn in type that feel soft and comfy. Haven't come across bras that fit those criteria yet. So I saved a lot of money going braless
I love the old theatres in Austria, musicals, ballet with live orchestra -> it moved me to tears every time. Ok, I mean I was balling out my eyes....
One of my fav activities is walking bare feet in the rain. In subtropical Queensland it's warm even when it rains
As a teenager I used to love listening to heavy metal on full volumne. ONLY on my fancy Walkman that had the advanced auto reverse function.
Playing the flute was my passion and I was pretty good at it. I fantasised about playing in a big orchestra... but I couldn't resist playing to my own beat. Apparently I tap a different rhythm with my foot than I play
I refused to wear skirts and dresses in my teens. It was jeans, runners and jumpers size XXXL. Finding clothes I would wear to my formal was a mission!!! none of my friends dressed like this, but they still accepted me and let me be me.
I was told that I can't just sell a house by myself without an agent. Well, I sold a house and then a unit by myself with the cheapest 3-line advertising in the local paper. I sold for the price wanted. Never let anyone tell you what you can or can't do! That's your choice and your responsibility!
For those of you interested in my work and contributions in medical research
Here's a list of papers, abstracts and conference presentations where we published our research findings.
Windegger TM, English J, Weston H, Morwood K, Kynn M, Scuffham P, Fung YL. Longitudinal study of intravenous versus subcutaneous immunoglobulin preplacement therapy in haematological malignancy. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2021:17(6):546-554. DOI: 10.1111/ajco.13515.
Windegger TM, Nghiem S, Nguyen KH, Fung YL, Scuffham PA. Primary immunodeficiency disease: A cost-utility analysis comparing intravenous versus subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy in Australia. Blood Transfusion. 2020:18(2):96-105. DOI: 10.2450/2019.0083-19.
Data and results from this manuscript were used by the Australian Medical Service Advisory Committee (MSAC) to provide advice to the Minister for Health on immunoglobulin use in this cohort (MSAC Application no. 1592)
Windegger TM, Nghiem S, Nguyen KH, Fung YL, Scuffham PA. Cost-utility analysis comparing hospital-based intravenous immunoglobulin with home-based subcutaneous immunoglobulin in patients with secondary immunodeficiency. Vox Sanguinis. 2019;114(3):237-46.
Data and results from this manuscript were used by the Australian Medical Service Advisory Committee (MSAC) to provide advice to the Minister for Health on immunoglobulin use in this cohort (MSAC Application no. 1565).
Windegger TM, Lambooy CA, Hollis L, Morwood K, Weston H, Fung YL. Subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy for hypogammaglobulinemia secondary to malignancy or related drug therapy. Transfusion Medicine Reviews. 2017;31(1):45-50.
Russell FD, Windegger T, Hamilton KD, Cheetham NWH. Effect of the novel wound-healing agent, OPAL A on leukotriene B4 production in human neutrophils and 5-lipoxygenase activity. Wound Practice and Research, 2011:19;200-203.
Conference abstracts and presentations
Windegger TM, English J, Morwood K, Weston H, Kynn M, Scuffham P, Fung YL. Clinical and quality of life impacts of IVIg and SCIg therapy differ in patients with secondary immunodeficiency compared to those with primary immunodeficiency. Poster at 29th Regional Congress of ISBT in Basel, Switzerland (22-26 June 2019). Vox Sanguinis 2019;114(S:1)218.
Windegger TM, Morwood K, Weston H, English J, Fung YL. Subcutaneous immunoglobulin in patients with common variable immunodeficiency. Poster at 29th annual conference of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Canberra, Australia (4-8 September 2018). Internal Medicine Journal 2018;48(S:6):19-20.
Windegger TM, English J, Weston H, Morwood K, Fung YL. Health and quality of life impacts of switching from IVIG to SCIg treatment in patients with primary immunodeficiency disease. Selected as an Oral presentation at BLOOD the combined Annual Scientific Meeting of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Thrombosis and Haemostasis Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia (21-23 October 2018).
Awarded: Transfusion Professionals Award Clinical Transfusion Practice.
Windegger TM, Lambooy C, English J, Weston H, Morwood K, Fung YL. Comparing the number of antibiotic treated infections of primary and secondary immunodeficiency disease while on immunoglobulin replacement therapy, preliminary findings in an Australian cohort. Poster at 27th Regional Congress of ISBT in Copenhagen, Denmark (17-21 June 2017). Vox Sanguinis 2017;112(S:1):258.
Windegger TM, Scuffham P, Morwood K, Weston H, Fung YL, Nguyen KH. Preliminary: Cost effectiveness of hospital-based versus home-based immunoglobulin replacement therapy for patients with primary immunodeficiency. Selected as oral presentation at the 39th Annual Conference of the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) in Sydney, Australia (21-22 September 2017).
Windegger TM, Fung YL, Morwood K, English J, Weston H, Scuffham P, Nguyen KH. SCIg home-based immunoglobulin replacement therapy is a cost-effective treatment for Australian primary immunodeficiency patients. Poster at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (HAA) in Sydney, Australia (29th October – 1st November 2017).
Windegger TM, Lambooy C, Morwood K, Weston H, Fung YL. Preliminary data on cost of IVIg and SCIg treatment in adult Australian patients. Selected as oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (HAA) in Melbourne, Australia (13-16 November 2016) presented by A/Prof Lin Fung.
Windegger TM, Lambooy C, Weston H, Morwood K, Fung YL. Review of training to self-administer SCIg and the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) impacts on patients changing from IVIg to SCIg treatment. Poster at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (HAA) in Melbourne, Australia (13-16 November 2016).
Windegger TM, Nguyen KH, English J, Morwood K, Weston H, Scuffham P, Fung YL. Cost effectiveness of hospital-based versus home-based immunoglobulin replacement therapy for SCHHS patients with primary immunodeficiency. Selected as an oral presentation at Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) Research Day in Birtinya, Australia (15th November 2017).
Windegger TM, Lambooy C, Morwood K, Weston H, English J, Fung YL. Preliminary data IVIG versus SCIg treatment in adult Australian patients. Selected as an oral presentation at Wide Bay Scientific Group Conference in Caloundra, Australia (2017).
Clapperton R, Windegger T, Walker PJ, Green S, Schulz K, Russell F, Askew CD. The effect of short term exercise training on the rate of calf muscle fatigue in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Exercise and Sport Science Australia Meeting 2010.
Mitchell G, Windegger T, Russell FD. Clinical observations and physiological data supporting a vascular response as a mechanism of the novel wound-healing agent, OPALA. The 2nd Meeting of the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society 2010, Abstract 28, pp. 34.