Author: Monika Keller, PMP

Monika Keller

Dear members and friends of the PMI Switzerland Chapter


In the last weeks, I had more than a handful of highly qualified professionals and managers in my 1:1 coachings and they all had more or less the same problem: They have difficulties setting healthy boundaries at work, advocating for their needs (what needs?), which resulted in high-levels of stress, dissatisfaction and poor sleep quality. Together we looked at their situation (not just work, but also their private situation including dreams and desires which usually had no room for consideration at that moment). They got clarity on their situation and inputs to improve it in the direction that they want to go.


One of the first things we did together was to help them find strategies to take “me time” in their busy days to be able to reflect on their needs - it doesn’t happen naturally - and then help them find strategies to start advocating for their needs by (re)prioritizing tasks and setting healthy boundaries at work.


Their call for support comes as no surprise to me and shows great bravery: There is so much uncertainty around us with the ongoing pandemic. People are losing their jobs or fear they may lose it, they don’t know when and if they will see their parents and friends again who may be living abroad. They feel trapped by the Covid certificate or may like or dislike staying in the home office… The list of stressors is long.


Not everyone can afford a 1:1 coaching to talk about their individual situation. That is why we decided to offer a PMI Master Class on “How to become your own chairperson, set healthy boundaries at work and advocate for your needs”. It is a class-room based full-day course that will take place on Saturday, 26 March 2022, in Zurich and you will be able to exchange with others and reflect your own situation in a familiar environment. The course will be a blended learning experience, so you will receive some assignments before it starts in order to save us time and make more out of the one day. Would you like to know more? Then check the link here. Enroll soon as places are limited.



Monika, your trainer & coach for this session

P.S. If you want to learn more about me and my business, visit my website at or get connected via LinkedIn at Monika (Krähenbühl) Keller, PMP | LinkedIn

I look forward to meeting you.