«What kind of a person is that? Get to know a bit about me and my path.»
I was born Gabriele Kreuzsaler in Germany in 1965 and am an Austrian citizen through my father. After graduating from high school, I trained as a media designer in an advertising agency and for 20 years I roamed with curiosity through various areas of the advertising and marketing cosmos in different positions and companies.
Acquired knowledge receded into the background at age 35 and made room for a look inwards. With the Naikan method I found great gratitude, more confidence in life and its twists and turns. This enabled new freedom, the reduction to the essentials and experiences in a significantly different professional environment at Kamphausen Media, where topics such as personal and spiritual growth are a common concern.
More and more, the illusion of the separation of work and life dissolved. Trusting in my very own path, I founded soulmarketing in 2005. Shortly thereafter, I met my Swiss-Italian husband Sesto. In 2006 I moved to Switzerland and worked with him on the further development of the World Spirit Forum, which he had launched in 2004. A challenging time for my further (spiritual) development began. And the way of life of marriage, which I never aspired to, brought with it further growth potential.
My work with oralab crystallized more and more. In 2010, I accompanied the living and working community of Schweibenalp in its internal and external communication. A difficult and exciting process that showed me even more my direction.
2014 after a long search I found the place that fit congenially to the idea of oralab. I also conceived and moderated other events for the Kunstraum and brought the Seetaler Poesiesommer to the place. With GIM - Generations in the Museum, I once again broke new ground and offered classical cultural mediation for the first time.
In October 2015, we walked for two months from Switzerland to the World Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris. Afterwards, my husband and I dissolved our household, gave away all belongings and went out into the world on February 2016. On the green pilgrims I have documented our indefinite pilgrimage into society, our encounters, collaborations and projects.
Since 2019 I have been settled down again and live in Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. I am networking internationally and aim to impact the world co-creatively ...
As a result of my long-standing interest in the development of Europe, I started to make Zoom interviews asking the question ´How can we perceive Europe differently in order to be effective in a way that transforms Europe so that it strengthens and inspires the world community.´ Watch all videos on my youtube channel Europe´s Soul
from 2016 - 2018
The Green Thoughts
were part of my pilgrimage into society to 7 countries and more than 100 hosts. About 20 times people have inspired each other in dialogue at the Green Thoughts. The topics: personal and collective development, spirituality and change of consciousness, sufficiency and sustainability. Since we have settled down again, the pilgrimage has come to an end, but the pilgrim spirit has remained. Thoughts are greener than ever ...
from 2016 - 2018
oralab on tour
As part of my pilgrimage, the topics of oralab also went to other cities and countries in the form of one-day workshops. I spoke at several conferences. And wrote the blog the green pilgrims - A Couple on a Pilgrimage
oralab – mutually develope
Individual and collective development in the spanning field between cosmos, man and culture
2005 – 2010
soul marketing – marketing consultancy
As founder of soul marketing my initial question was ´Can there be marketing not only driven by the creation of products and markets, some of which are completely superfluous, and their constant profit optimization?´. Today we can answer this question ´Yes, there must be one!´ Many of my thoughts concerning the topic have become reality. The new way of doing business and cooperating no longer brings us forward as a society in a linear fashion, but to a higher level of awareness. A look back at the past few years shows that there is less and less room for harmful behavior. Crises and revelations are the necessary events that cleanse the way for a new way of thinking and acting.
read more (German)
Advertising and marketing – employed and freelance in advertising agencies, IT companies, publishers and a management consultancy
Conferences and advanced training
Conferences and group conversations
Conception and/or facilitation of workshops
(all three formats in English and German)
The Process of Dialogue in Organizations, 1-year learning and research project, Trigon Development Consultants, Munich
● Psychological foundations of dialogue
From Conflict to Dialogue
● Epistemological foundations of dialogue
The Logos in Recognition and Action
● Spiritual Foundations of Dialogue
The Experience of the Logos in Meditation and Conversation
● Antrophological foundations of dialogue
Man as a Social Being and the Question of Personal Perception
● Practical basics of dialogue
Dialogic Design of Judgement Formation and Decision-making Processes
read more about Trigon Development Consultants
One-year-long study alongside the job, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, ZFH Koblenz
● Communication techniques
● Conflict management
● Employee motivation
● Presentation techniques
● Personal and organizational development
● Project management
2005 – 2009
WSF World Spirit Forum, CH
Core Team Member
2002 – 2005
German Naikan Association
Member of the Board of Directors
read more about my engagement and the founders (German)
2004 – 2006
Spiritual Venture Network, Germany
(new name spirit plus)
2002 – 2005
Society for Creativity, Mainz, Germany
and other ...
"Eberhard, die "schwule Sau", taormina publisher. Idea, concept and text for a children´s book on the topic of homosexuality
2001 – today
Japanese method of introspection. Personal practice and professional use
read more about the method
1997 – 2004
Lessons with the singer and sculptor Carole Simone Levy
2001 – 2006
Participant in the Associate Chorus of the Theatre Koblenz, DE
I have been drawing and painting since childhood.
Participation in regular courses or project weeks:
Butoh und Nogushi Taiso l Imre Thormann, the bodytaster
Tai Chi l read more about Taoist Master Li Hechun
Eurythmy l Yvonne Kopp-Kölliker, Zurich
Jazz Dance, Modern Dance l international lecturers (such as former members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company)
Ballet l Ballet School Stützer, Koblenz, DE
Self-study: Cantienica method, Jin Shin Jyutsu (Japanese healing stream), healing gestures
Participation in: literature courses, speech and acting seminars, musical weeks
Own research: on the power and impact of words
Using the method for events and as an organizational model
see brilliant 2 min video introducing the method