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Career Counseling in English

Welcome! If you are looking for career counseling and coaching services in English, you've come to the right place. As a bilingual with work experience both in Switzerland and in English-speaking countries, I understand your situation and can help you with any questions you might have about work and school in Switzerland, and with shaping your personal career.


My main clientele for my English services includes expats working in Switzerland, students from abroad, people new to the country, and other persons that feel more comfortable in English than in German. If that describes you, know that I understand that it can be difficult for you to get the information and the services you need in Switzerland. That is why I offer all of my career counseling and coaching services in English, including the following:

Services for professionals and expats

  • Identifying your career goals

  • Developing your career identity

  • Finding your key skills and interests

  • Defining your personal view on career and success

  • Planning your next steps

Services for students

  • Defining what you really want from your future career

  • Laying the groundwork for your career identity

  • Identifying possible career options

  • Finding possible next steps that are right for you

Services for people new to Switzerland

  • Helping you understand the Swiss educational system and its characteristics

  • Finding the right school for you or your children, including private or boarding schools

  • Assisting with certain translations and getting settled in

To identify your personal requirements and your goals, I offer a initial consultation free of charge. This 20 minute conversation can take place by phone, online, or in my offices in St. Gallen. After getting to know you and your needs, I will send you a personalized offer. By the way, all of my services can also be booked in the evening or on Saturdays.


My contact details can be found here, I look forward to hearing from you!

About Me

After a BSc in Business Law, postgraduate studies in the field of economic crime investigation, and many years of work experience in and out of the financial industry, I decided to focus more on my lifelong passion for people and their stories. I went on to study vocational and career counseling at the Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) in Zurich, Switzerland and was last employed as a career counselor for the canton of St. Gallen. Today, I work as a self-employed career counselor and consultant, which enables me to work with my clients in a more long-term and comprehensive way. The combination of my diverse work experience, both in Switzerland and abroad, and my professional education in career counseling is something that defines my services and what I use to the benefit of my clients every day.

  • MAS ZFH in Vocational and Career Counseling

  • BSc ZFH in Business Law

  • MAS FHZ in Economic Crime Investigation

  • Apprenticeship in Private Banking

  • Broad work experiene in different fields of consulting

  • Extensive work experience in different positions in the financial industry

  • Self-employed both in Switzerland and abroad

  • Various publications about vocational identity

  • Recognition award, IAP Foundation for the Advancement of Applied Psychology


Initial consultation (20 minutes)

free of charge

Consulting and Coaching

CHF 190.-/h, billed in 15-minute intervals. One session is usually 1-2 hours.

Research/ Follow-Up / Test Evaluation/ Reports

Tests and Diagnostical Tools

CHF 130.-/h, billed in 15-minute intervals.

Depending on the tools used. The selection will be determined during the initial consultation.

Cancellation policy

Cancelling or postponing an appointment up to 24h before is free of charge. After that, 75% of the hourly rate will have to be charged.

These rates are based on the recommendations of the Professional Association of Freelance Career Counselors (ffbb).

Contact Me
Contact English

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a free initial consultation, please contact me by phone, mail, contact form, or social media. I look forward to hearing from you.

Adrian Gschwend

Career Consulting - Coaching - Life Design

Bürogemeinschaft B'11

Bahnhofstrasse 11

9000 St. Gallen

+41 76 501 70 77

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