– Gautama Buddha –
Mag. Ida Protuger
psychologist, certified life & business coach, communication expert
How I became the author, instead of an actor in my own life
The journey started in 2015. I move up with my family in Vienna. If I could describe this change in terms of feelings, it was a transition from feeling self-confident as a well-known journalist in Macedonia to feeling worthless as being nobody in Austria. I later realized that that feeling was because a huge part of my identity I referred to my occupation. Not to mention that I didn’t know a single word in German. Learning German was the first milestone I put for me.
Then in 2017, I started a journey of discovering and “reinventing” myself. A journey of self-exploration, learning and self-becoming. As a psychologist by education, I use that base and enrolled myself in Life & business coaching training. In 2019 I finished my five-semester education process and I gain much more. A self-awareness about many aspects of myself, many resources I possess. Leaving my comfort zone gave me an opportunity to grow.
Find out that I’m not a title or single occupation, but I can use all resources I’ve gained in my work. As an Editor in chief of business news, I was mentoring journalists and now I just use word coaching, doing the same. Using the same, just upgraded skills. Experience as a media person helped me in public speaking and confidence to run workshops.
I’m not a single occupation, not a single social role, nor one aspect, but much more. A Yin and Yang, a mother and a child, woman and a wife, coach and media person, vulnerable and strong. The same as you.I’m happy and grateful for every second of this journey and experience that makes me come close to myself and made me stronger. Made me resilient.