Life Coaching: Family-of-Origin Dynamics



Recently, approaches in which coaching is expanded to include the client’s entire life have become popular. A person’s current or biographical relationships are also addressed under the label “life coaching”. In particular, the individual biography of a person constantly influences a person’s professional actions and decisions. Above all, a person’s family of origin and its specific configuration appears to play a role here. This includes the parents, siblings etc.: For example, it makes a difference whether a person grew up as the oldest or the youngest child. Furthermore, it is also relevant for a person’s future occupation whether the client only lived among brothers or only among sisters. Overall, the hypothesis is that all these phenomena, as early socialization experiences, also influence a person’s future professional activities in one way or another.


Professional Life Young Sibling Young Brother Partner Relationship Sibling Relationship 
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  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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