Fabian Schmid
Speaker, Author,
Business Consultant and Coach

Change, Leadership, Attitude

Don’t mention ‘accountability’!
Here I am... bestowed by nature
with life and still I have to decide
everything on my own...«

I speak about the appetite for change and the inherent anxiety of the possible.

selected topics:

  • burnout for beginners – a leaders quick & dirty guide
  • playground ‘life’ – the anxiety of fear
  • who’s the boss? – what’s accountabilty got to do with it
  • holy cow! – re-thinking economy... just for kicks
  • is culture economically relevant? – an entrepreneurs point of view

Fabian’s gift is to enable people in pinpointing the true gist of their message and opinion…« more

André Meier | suva


Audience feedback identified Fabian’s work as a mixture of both impulse and inspiration.« more

Angelika Stofer | EUROIMMUN Schweiz AG


Our mentees positive reviews confirmed the added value of your great coaching!« more

Daniel Melliger | Swisscom


Fabian was instrumental in coaching senior management when transforming Siemens Metering into Landis+Gyr.« more

Andreas Umbach | Landis+Gyr


In a word: I very much recommend Fabian as coach and am looking forward to my next possible ‘round’.« more

Thorsten Jaecks | Swisscom


Resolving the concept of ‘failure’ and now world champion... brilliant!
Thank you Fabian.«

Jan Rohrer | top athlete

Basel-based author and speaker Fabian Schmid teaches graduate students  ‘survival skills for creative people’ and consults with companies on business strategy, change management and stress prevention. He coaches clients back into their ‘lightness of being’ and speaks publicly about personal attitude, contradiction, responsibility, courage, possibility and the impact they have on life and work. In doing so, he taps deeply into his track record as internationally-acclaimed entrepreneur, designer, stage performer and proven long-term human being with first hand burnout experience.

His credo: trust your smile!

Living instead of surviving.
The simple math of lightness.

Fabian Schmids book is brilliant – A refreshingly unconventional, deep but at the same time, easy-going view on the topic of life-balance. The author’s declaration of love towards our ‘Ego’ presents itself as a comprehendable, scientifically supported reference book that enables the reader to successfully master any crisis and regain the lightness of being.«

PHZH_Pädagogische Hochschule Zurich,
Book review ‘Akzente 2020-3’

published in
Verlag der Ideen

burnout of order
ISBN 978-3-942006-39-2

Life is an enjoyable loan.
Make the best of it!


The workshop you held some years ago during our Masters program truly changed my way of thinking. To this day, breaking patterns is not the easiest thing to do, though. But hey – awareness is the first step towards improvement, right?
Thank you so much!
I’m sure you’re changing many lives.«

Christine Wehmeier | Junior Management Consultant

Select clients from 25 years of entrepreneurship

Management Consultancy
SUVA, EUROIMMUN, Dow Chemical, Landis+Gyr, Zuger Kantonalbank, Infront / FIFA, OVD Kinegram, IHAG Handelsbank and others

Personal Growth and Leadership (Coaching)
Swisscom Partner, SUVA plus additional companies as well as private clients

Education Sector
FHNW, Fachhochschule Münster (msd – Munster School of Design), Inholland University and other guest lecturer mandates

CURAVIVA hfk, EUROIMMUN Schweiz AG, Schweizerische Wohnbau­genossen­schaft, KISD – Köln International School of Design, DIE POST, Rotary Club Zürich, 120minuten­BUSINESS­WOMEN, Company­Campus and others