From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Australia, Fiji, India

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    Travel dates

    24/10/2017 - 31/03/2020

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Hey, this is Sonja from Berlin in Germany. I am a free spirit and cheerful soul. I am curious about people and different ways of life and enjoy getting out of my comfort zone. My last job in Germany was in the HR department of a mid-sized company. The best part of my position was to encourage change and development and to see aha reactions in people's eyes. Unfortunately, a great deal of my job happened in front of a screen, e.g. handling e-mails. I felt the urgent need to change that, as I don’t know of any more gratifying work than to be involved with people. That is why I am on a long-term journey now, discovering hidden talents and getting to know myself even better. Currently, I live and work in New Zealand.
    I try to open my eyes bigger to what is around me and to experience life in a different way. Routine makes time fly by. It makes the fascination with the way the world works go away. I feel that Workaway is an amazing platform for learning, giving, sharing, exchange and to live the life I create for myself. Workaway wakes up my brain, my alertness, and curiosity and helps me to be aware of every day I am alive. I am ready to embrace whatever may come...
    In order to balance the mind, body, and soul, I practice yoga every day and started to cultivate a meditation practice. Being in the present moment is my key to happiness and to quieting the monkey mind.
    Moreover, I have always been drawn to the magic of the ocean and I am highly interested in everything that is part of it. I am highly concerned with global environmental issues such as global warming, deforestation, and waste disposal. I try to be more and more aware of my ecological footprint and inspire people around me with life hacks for living sustainably.

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    I am a life coach and trainer. I enjoy to light up people with my enthusiasm, laughter, and optimism. I can help people to find their authentic self and to get back into the driver's seat of their life. I am outgoing, communicative, empathetic and an attentive listener. It may be a German stereotype but I would describe myself as efficient, reliable and organised. :-) Additionally, I am good with kids and eagerly interested in animals, especially marine animals. I have always been versatile and a very quick learner. I am interested in handwork and enjoy sewing, knotting or doing other handicrafts.

  • Languages spoken

    German, English, (implicit knowledge of) French

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  • What else ...

    I am interested in anything that is far away from office work and big corporations. I want to try out different things and test my boundaries. Ideally, I would like to learn more about conservation and social work. I am happy to spread my positive vibes and bring vitality to your project. Currently, I am in Fiji and available for new projects.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements