Urs Limacher Koechlin, 1963

I am fascinated by people.
I like it open, straightforward and clear.
Music, sailing, cinema, handcraft and sailing are my balance.

On the search for holistic approaches, my study of economy & business administration was followed constantly by further vocational training and reorientation. The path of my life presented me with a host of life experiences and a healthy sense of pragmatism.

Clients appreciate my extensive experience from working as a banker, BSc Business Administration, chartered accountant, management consultant, board member, lecturer and holistic coach.


Since 2004, I accompany my clients as the owner of urfocus GmbH.
In German, the syllable UR stands for inherent primordial power, all living entities grow holistically from the inside to the outside.
The FOCUS lies on awareness of resources and tiny steps toward the direction of a desired change, as well as an appreciative tenor for the holistic existence with other people.


Since my training in “solution-focused brief coaching” for individuals and teams (solutionsurfers) in 1999, and the training of coaches for solutionsurfers and the FHNW (university of applied science), my focus has shifted to solutions and resources as a basic life attitude. Further training with coaching personalities also provided lasting inspiration. Especially noteworthy are Insoo Kim Berg (BFTC Solutionfocus, Milwaukee USA), Chris Iveson (Brief Coaching, London UK), Sonja Radatz (Relational approach, Vienna Austria), Ben Furman (Reteaming, Helsinki Finland) and W. Timothy Galway (Inner game, New York USA).


The certification as Professional Certified Coach PCC of the International Coaching Federation ICF in 2006 was a personal milestone. I decided to leave the federation in 2017 in order to focus on my holistic practices.


My trainings ISP Integrative Somatic Process and Brennan Integration Practitioner ® led to countless friendships all over the world. The original wish for personal development expanded into the desire to make holistic methods available for my clients.

As a holistic coach my work also takes into account approaches ranging from energetic processes (psychodynamics by Barbara Brennan), psychological aspects from Gestalt therapy (Fritz Pearls), body-oriented psychotherapy (George Downing), Bioenergetics (Alexander Lowen), Core-Energetics (John Pierrakos) as well as various relaxation and meditation techniques (John Kabat-Zinn).

Nature driven

Since my studies I have been an avid yachtsman, following the call of the water regularly. I own  inland waters and open sea sailing permits and combine sailing and coaching conversations on the lake of Thun since a couple of years, i.e. clients reflect issues on the water and are inspired by metaphores and with the dynamics of the forces of nature.


Since 2019 I am working with drift wood from wild rivers and stone beds. I am interested in streamlines and growth movements. In a work flow I try to give space for a new, organic form and do not force mental concepts on this piece of wood. This creative process (have a look at urskulptur.ch) has indeed similar patterns with my work as a coach with human beings.