Spiral Dynamics

Together, we discover and strengthen your unique mix of talents. We examine your motivations and limiting beliefs. And we decode the culture and worldviews you encounter in yourself and others.

You have experienced a series of events in which emotion and logic have failed you. In my experience of these events, it is … uncomfortable. — Spock

At times, our emotional, behavioral, and thought patterns fail us. And Spock’s analysis is, well, a truly Vulcan understatement.

But let’s be clear: to an outsider, this detached view might be actually true. Our different imprint, history, and heritage might make it easier for another to see through the chaos you perceive as unbearable and un-interpretable.

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  • Spiral Dynamics

    Developed by Prof. Clare W. Graves and Dr. Don Beck, Spiral Dynamics® is a model and language that describes the evolutionary development of human consciousness.

  • CliftonStrengths

    CliftonStrengths© does not focus on the negative. Your assessment is not focused on eliminating weaknesses, but on enhancing talents.

  • Positive Disintegration

    Positive Disintegration originated with Kazimierz Dabrowski, a psychologist and psychiatrist from Poland and Canada who lived through both world wars.

  • Resources

    There are four sources of knowledge: science, reason, imagination and intuition. We today favor the first two and are skeptical toward the other two.

  • The Enneagram

    In addition to the Tools I mainly use in my coaching, I also like to use the Enneagram.

  • About Me

    In my coaching, I focus on coming alongside you and accompanying you through your growth process, using Tools when and only when necessary.

This is what some of my clients say:

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  • Eveline Tschurr

    This has been the most inspiring morning in a while. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. The clarity of your thoughts, the connections you make, the forks you take, and how you condense everything afterward—I just love listening to you. Read more

  • Markus Züger

    I know few people who have such profound knowledge of various fields as is the case with Ralph Rickenbach. Read more

  • Laura Stavinoha

    The subtitle of Ralph’s book is called ‘A toolbox to deconstruct your faith without losing it’, but it is much more than that. For someone like me, who has not been brought up in a religious environment, the toolbox that is offeRed here is just as valuable. Read more

What does Aperspectival mean? According to Jean Gebser it is the ability to see multiple perspectives without valuing one over the others. This is what I can offer you: another view.

Coaches may not show us the way, but they show us there is a way. An Accompagnateur walks the path with us.

I coach in German too.

Some of my latest writing.

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    Spiral Dynamics and CliftonStrengths

    In our time, all the right conditions and contradictions for the Integral value meme of Spiral Dynamics have finally emerged.

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    Spiral Dynamics and Positive Disintegration

    We are living in chaotic times. Supposedly, it is the most peaceful time in known human history, yet it certainly does not feel like it.

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    Modes of Progression

    René Girard developed a theory called mimetic desire. I want to address part of this theory here and set it in a bigger arena.

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    Soft Skills

    Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work.

The Unfiltered Thoughts of a Pastor in Exile

a toolbox to deconstruct your faith without losing it

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