I help perfectionists develop sustainable productivity habits so they feel less overwhelmed.

It is possible to be productive without killing yourself. With me, you can feel good now, while you’re working towards your big goals. Not when you get there.

“Iris listens and invests in your success. Her tangible suggestions continue to help me to create a life I want to live. Without her, I would not have completed my dissertation.” – N.S., professor + chair

I’m a productivity coach based in Salzburg, Austria. With a strong background in psychology, I use evidence-based strategies to develop bespoke productivity systems for entrepreneurs and C-suite professionals. 

I believe that understanding your own psychology is the key to achieving sustainable productivity (so you can stop relying on willpower and build good habits instead). 

How we develop your productivity routine

When my clients come to me they are usually really tired. They have lots of (exciting) things on their plate and while they might still be functioning and somewhat happy, they are sick of feeling stuck and overwhelmed with all the things they could be doing. Through my coaching, I help them make sustainable changes. I won’t suggest easy band-aid solutions that insult your brain (“think positively! If you really commit, this will be easy!”) and I don’t interpret weird stuff into what you’re doing (“I think this is all because of your dad”). Instead, we go deep and figure out why you procrastinate/sabotage/insert-your-favorite-way-to-get-stuck-in-the-mud-here.

I am not

  • A crystal waving coach who talks about manifesting what you want from the Universe
  • A fluffy untrained coach who read a bunch of self-help books for qualification
  • A guru raising my eyebrows when you tell me about your struggles

Instead, I am

  • Thoughtful and compassionate
  • Trained in psychology (B.Sc., master’s in progress), a certified coach with a solid methodology
  • Educated on empirical research on goals, procrastination, and habits

“I’ve figured out more about myself and my life from a few sessions with Iris than I did in a semester of private counseling sessions. The stuff we figure out together translates into real change.” – Joanna M., small business owner

What I do: Productivity Coaching

In my coaching, I help ambitious people develop realistic and sustainable habits to get more done with less stress. You don’t need to grit your teeth to achieve your goals, what you need are small habits to help you focus on what matters. You’ll learn to prioritize, procrastinate less, focus and find actual work-life balance.

Qualifications

I have a B.Sc. in psychology and am currently getting my master’s in Salzburg, Austria. My work is influenced by minimalism and sound theories of behavior change. I have been working with clients since 2013 and received several coaching certifications. With hundreds of hours of coaching under my belt, I bring both empirical psychological knowledge and a robust coaching method to your goals. And I promise we’ll laugh a lot!

What is it like to coach with Iris?

My coaching style is empathetic and strategic. Read: If you confess that you procrastinate regularly, I won’t judge you or tell you to “remember your WHY” and “just be more committed”. 

Instead, we’ll take a strategic approach, finding your procrastination triggers and developing counter habits to increase your productivity day by day. 

What is Iris like as a person?

I’m generally passionate about all things psychology. I’m German, but I currently live in beautiful Salzburg, Austria. I like to drink tea and philosophize with my friends. Sometimes I bake vegan cheesecake or mix my own washing powder.

Iris’ favorite questionably-cheesy-quote

 

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”* – H. Thurman

*Notice how he didn’t say “the world needs lots of ambitious people with burn out”.

“The work I have done with you has been the most thorough, successful, and lasting self-work that I have ever done. Our time was productive and I saw incredible results.” – Amy, owner of Stonybrook Design