Growing up in different cultures, with three languages, I became a wanderer between worlds early on. As a teenager, I found a kind of inner home in classical music, getting "high" on music and going into trance when practicing. These fulfilling experiences led me to become a professional musician. During my international career as a performer and teacher, I learned to also focus on the aspect of performing at a high level.
On my return to Switzerland, I turned inside, looking for new ways to connect to that inner pulse and discovered a totally new world with equally intense experiences, through creativity and artistic expression. This led to my second career as a professional artist, with exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad.
Having achieved what I had set out to do in music, I stopped performing, and began exploring ways to improvise/compose my own music. This eventually led to my publishing 3 CDs with my own music, incorporating classical, meditative, trance and ethnic elements. This music is a new genre, an entirely new kind of music, enducing other states of consciousness, like trance, and enabling coherence and healing.
Parallel to my artistic careers, the pain I was experiencing as a result of several accidents I had as a teenager, launched my quest for inspiration, spirit, meaning and healing in a modern world. This took me to India, Nepal and the Native Americans, where I experienced how culture and cult are linked together, as well as culture and healing.
My inner travels led me to explore modern mystical experiences, through meditation, shamanistic trance, self-hynosis and body work. I discovered modern physics as a basis to connect the spiritual East with the rational, technically oriented West. Further research into the cult element in our Western world, made me find that music and art/imagery have a profound effect on our bodies and minds. They can be used for healing, induce other states of consciousness, and help us perform on a high level, using our full potential.
I also found a way of measuring the effect of my own paintings have on people and the environment through biogemetry (the "science of using the energy principles of shape to qualitatively balance biological energy systems and harmonize their interactions with the environment"). Turns out my paintings actually have the same high level of positive energy as physical places of power. You could say that looking at my paintings, and certain types of art, has the same beneficial effect as going for a walk in the woods.
With all of my new adventures, researching and composing, I needed to build a solid income before being able to use the results and benefits commercially. In 2002 I was able to use my languages to build a first business for an entirely new clientele, for business people, leading to spouse coaching for x-pats, helping them find a meaningful pursuit, and finally to being asked to become a consultant for career and executive coaching at OTP. I have since been working with C-level executives and highly trained specialists.
My experience working with professionals in crises, as well as my own healing from major and minor illnesses, have led me to see the strong correlation between living one's purpose, health and top performance. Today my coachees range from high achievers and business professionals to creatives.
I'm a tree hugger and enjoy swimming in lakes as soon as the sun comes out.
INNERPULSE by Tessa Richter
40 years exploring and teaching the benefits of music, meditative states of flow, artistic creation, imagery, meditation, and mindset techniques. Coaching professionals to find their voice, meaning and purpose, and to perform at top level. Coaching individuals and groups on how to deal with stressful situations and change, and reframe crises in a positive manner to enhance their professional life and health.
Read more about my journey and my insights in my book "The Intelligence of the Universe in a Coffee Cup"