I am a nature- and people-loving ambivert who is bringing together her professional experience as an executive and entrepreneur with her passion for personal development and living an impactful life.
My goal as the founder of VDB Insights is to inspire and help people live a life of purpose that is deeply satisfying for the individual and serving the planet.
I am a former investment banker, private equity and hedge fund specialist, and an active investor in the public and private markets through our family office VDB Group. I have a Ph.D. in science from ETH Zurich and am alumna of Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. Additionally, I am actively serving as Chairwoman of two non-profit organizations and was honored as a “Rising Talent” by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society.
Developing our capacity for conscious presence is not only good for our health and well-being, but it is also a key leadership skill in these fast-changing and uncertain times. For me, meditation is not just about experiencing peaceful moments on the meditation cushion. Perhaps more importantly, it is about how this practice helps us bring our action in alignment with what truly matters to us, with who we want to be – both professionally and personally.
My own inner work led me to become a certified mindfulness meditation teacher. The intensive two-year training taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach is accredited by the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.
Moreover, I am a loving wife, mom of twins, dog mom, and friend.
I am looking forward to connecting with you and learning about your inner and outer journeys!