Author Archives: Roland Kopp-Wichmann

Forget time-management! Time cannot be managed.

Last week someone asked me whether I was interested in conducting a seminar for a software company. If I could do a seminar on time management for approximately 20 developers. So I asked how much time they were planning on investing and the answer was: “Our staff doesn’t have much time. We were considering three […]

What really matters in life.

From a speech at university to young people: I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories […]

Why is it so difficult to change some behavior?

You know this. You have already stopped smoking for the tenth time. Sitting in the office again ‘til 8 p.m. you swear yourself that you will delegate more tasks tomorrow. In a meeting you find out that a colleague is selling your idea. He gets all the applause. And you sit there watching silently. A […]

Which results does it have to have been physically abused as a child?

A serious subject. In my seminars and coaching sessions as well as in therapy   I am faced over and over again with the consequences of how physical punishments during childhood can affect the adult life. I have to listen very carefully to realize somebody is indicating physical violence in his childhood. That’s because the subject […]

Do feelings of guilt haunt you day in and day out?

Read here how you can overcome the struggle. Feelings of guilt can make your life miserable. Like a heavy burden they weigh on us and destroy all positive feelings. Even when you know you haven’t done anything wrong, yet still you feel guilty about it. What causes these “erroneous” feelings of guilt? And above all […]

Three steps to quick relaxation when you are stressed.

S tress, Burnout and the feeling of being overwhelmed gets to be a problem for many people. Sometimes we cannot change the situation. But almost always we can  decide how we deal with a situation. Here is a quick way to relax in difficult situations: 1. Exhale. Breathing is the essence of life. Consciously breathing […]

Why do you need mindfulness to change behavior.

If you can observe your own experience with a minimum of interference, and if you don’t try to control what you experience , if you simply allow things to happen and you observe them, then you will be able to discover things about yourself that you did not know before. You can discover little pieces […]