Team

Klein und fein. Einfach persönlich.

Sabina Donnellon

Sabina Donnellon

Sabina Donnellon

Sabina Donnellon

Growing up in the small skiing town of Churwalden, it soon became clear to me that I wanted to explore the big wide world. After my business apprenticeship working in the insurance industry, California was in my sights and I lived there for almost two years. I then went to Majorca, where I worked as a sports leader in a hotel. It was there that I met my husband from London, and I am now the proud mother to two grown-up daughters. For me there is nothing better than when the whole family is sitting together on the ski lift. I keep myself fit by skiing, hiking, going to the gym and working in the garden.

My main priority is always to enjoy what I do. I worked for 14 years in various roles in tourism, sales, marketing and recruitment. Being the managing director of a furniture business and co-founder of a call centre also formed part of my career.

In 2001 I founded the company callcentric, now known as IBEX, and my focus at that time was on telephone training and sales training courses. Since then, my range of services has expanded to include personal development. The traits that distinguish me from others include following the unconventional path, spontaneity and the courage to take on new challenges.

I love my job and love helping people to get the best out of themselves.

Amy Donnellon

Amy Donnellon

Amy Donnellon

Amy Donnellon

Originally from the mountains of the canton of Graubünden, I now live on the idyllic Lake Sempach. Skiing is my biggest passion and as I’m crazy about sport, choosing the Sport course at the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality was an easy decision. During this apprenticeship, I raced for the FIS British National Ski Team. However, chronic injury forced me to hang up my ski boots.

After completing a business apprenticeship, I gained a range of valuable experience as a customer advisor at a fitness gym in Zurich, as trainee radio presenter, on a six-month trip around the world and in assistant roles working for an insurance broker. My roles also included sales jobs, temporary work in catering and a job as a ski instructor. I am currently working for an asset manager in the heart of Zurich while I complete my training to become a bso coach/supervisor in Luzern at the same time.

I still enjoy taking part in amateur ski races and I love the adrenaline rush when I’m leaving my comfort zone and plummeting down the Schilthorn, for example. As an extrovert, I get a great deal of my energy from talking to people, which explains why family, friends, travel and the occasional trip to a festival all mean so much to me.

Being able to help people on their way, to watch them grow, create value and progress is something that is very close to my heart.

Sam Donnellon

Sam Donnellon

Sam Donnellon

Sam Donnellon

The Graubünden and London blood in my veins encouraged my openness to different people and cultures from an early age. Athletics, singing, skiing, my friends and my family are an important part of my life.

I completed a three-year apprenticeship in the tourism industry, during which I gained valuable transferable skills in customer service, sales, marketing and team building. As an athlete with big goals and an intensive training regime, school and a very demanding apprenticeship placement; it was not always easy to fulfil all expectations. I often reached my limits. Psychology and mindset had interested me for a long time, so I tried to get my life under control through time management, external coaching sessions and mental training. My plan didn’t work out and I failed the academic part of the final apprenticeship exam by a narrow margin. As I do not see myself pursuing a career in business in the future, it quickly became clear to me that I did not want to retake the exam. Many people outside of my family couldn’t understand this. “Without the certificate, you’re nothing.” “You’ll be a failure.“ “You’ve got no chance in the jobs market.” But I soon realised that I’m worth more than just a diploma.

Shortly afterwards, I injured myself at the Swiss Championships before start of the 100m and it felt as though I was going to fail in everything I did. Self-doubt and an inner emptiness were the result. With disciplined mental training and a positive environment, I was able to turn this setback into an opportunity and I realised that these hurdles would bring me closer to my dream job of being a mental coach for athletes, students and young people.

During my work placement at IBEX, I gained a broad range of practical experience in the areas of team building and mindset from trainees right up to the manager. Using these coaching methods I have learnt, I now lead coaching sessions for athletes, students and young people as a proud member of staff at IBEX. At the same time, I am working towards a diploma in Social Media Marketing and will apply these skills in my work at IBEX too. I am good at empathising with athletes and young people when they are in the middle of a crisis or are under a huge amount of pressure.

My aim is to be a role model for all generations and to use my story to inspire people.

Growing up in the small skiing town of Churwalden, it soon became clear to me that I wanted to explore the big wide world. After my business apprenticeship working in the insurance industry, California was in my sights and I lived there for almost two years. I then went to Majorca, where I worked as a sports leader in a hotel. It was there that I met my husband from London, and I am now the proud mother to two grown-up daughters. For me there is nothing better than when the whole family is sitting together on the ski lift. I keep myself fit by skiing, hiking, going to the gym and working in the garden.

My main priority is always to enjoy what I do. I worked for 14 years in various roles in tourism, sales, marketing and recruitment. Being the managing director of a furniture business and co-founder of a call centre also formed part of my career.

In 2001 I founded the company callcentric, now known as IBEX, and my focus at that time was on telephone training and sales training courses. Since then, my range of services has expanded to include personal development. The traits that distinguish me from others include following the unconventional path, spontaneity and the courage to take on new challenges.

I love my job and love helping people to get the best out of themselves.

Originally from the mountains of the canton of Graubünden, I now live on the idyllic Lake Sempach. Skiing is my biggest passion and as I’m crazy about sport, choosing the Sport course at the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality was an easy decision. During this apprenticeship, I raced for the FIS British National Ski Team. However, chronic injury forced me to hang up my ski boots.

After completing a business apprenticeship, I gained a range of valuable experience as a customer advisor at a fitness gym in Zurich, as trainee radio presenter, on a six-month trip around the world and in assistant roles working for an insurance broker. My roles also included sales jobs, temporary work in catering and a job as a ski instructor. I am currently working for an asset manager in the heart of Zurich while I complete my training to become a bso coach/supervisor in Luzern at the same time.

I still enjoy taking part in amateur ski races and I love the adrenaline rush when I’m leaving my comfort zone and plummeting down the Schilthorn, for example. As an extrovert, I get a great deal of my energy from talking to people, which explains why family, friends, travel and the occasional trip to a festival all mean so much to me.

Being able to help people on their way, to watch them grow, create value and progress is something that is very close to my heart.

The Graubünden and London blood in my veins encouraged my openness to different people and cultures from an early age. Athletics, singing, skiing, my friends and my family are an important part of my life.

I completed a three-year apprenticeship in the tourism industry, during which I gained valuable transferable skills in customer service, sales, marketing and team building. As an athlete with big goals and an intensive training regime, school and a very demanding apprenticeship placement; it was not always easy to fulfil all expectations. I often reached my limits. Psychology and mindset had interested me for a long time, so I tried to get my life under control through time management, external coaching sessions and mental training. My plan didn’t work out and I failed the academic part of the final apprenticeship exam by a narrow margin. As I do not see myself pursuing a career in business in the future, it quickly became clear to me that I did not want to retake the exam. Many people outside of my family couldn’t understand this. “Without the certificate, you’re nothing.” “You’ll be a failure.“ “You’ve got no chance in the jobs market.” But I soon realised that I’m worth more than just a diploma.

Shortly afterwards, I injured myself at the Swiss Championships before start of the 100m and it felt as though I was going to fail in everything I did. Self-doubt and an inner emptiness were the result. With disciplined mental training and a positive environment, I was able to turn this setback into an opportunity and I realised that these hurdles would bring me closer to my dream job of being a mental coach for athletes, students and young people.

During my work placement at IBEX, I gained a broad range of practical experience in the areas of team building and mindset from trainees right up to the manager. Using these coaching methods I have learnt, I now lead coaching sessions for athletes, students and young people as a proud member of staff at IBEX. At the same time, I am working towards a diploma in Social Media Marketing and will apply these skills in my work at IBEX too. I am good at empathising with athletes and young people when they are in the middle of a crisis or are under a huge amount of pressure.

My aim is to be a role model for all generations and to use my story to inspire people.