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Gain clarity,
explore possibilities
and find empowerment


Welcome, my name is Iris Schaden. I am a certified Business and Personal Life Coach with a focus on positive psychology –   an approach that considers your personal and professional strengths and long-term wellbeing. If you are ready to step into the confident, happy and fulfilling life you want to live, let me help you get there with my unique blend of psychology, tried-and-tested coaching strategies and a cheerful smile.  

How I can support you

My objective is to accelerate your progress by supporting you with proven coaching tools, my experiences and credentials.

During our sessions, you will gain more clarity and structure, achieve greater wellbeing and perspective, realize possibilities available to you, so you can navigate change in meaningful steps and reach your personal or professional goals.

Maximising and sustaining the wellbeing and performance of individuals and organisations in harmony with their environment, is my purpose.


About Me


I am a certified Business and Personal Life Coach and member of the International Coach Federation based in Melbourne. Prior to this, I worked in global companies across different management roles as a marketing professional for over 20 years.  

I have always been fascinated by people. This passion has not only resulted in ongoing personal research on modern human psychology and neuroscience, but has also led me to live, travel and work around the world, exploring and experiencing human behaviours and the varying cultures that shape them.  

How I Coach


As your certified Business and Personal Life Coach, my role in this partnership is to support you in overcoming challenges and achieving personal and professional growth.


During coaching, I help you to analyse your situation, gain clarity, identify any potential limiting beliefs and assess your overall mental and physical wellbeing.


I am based in Melbourne and coach local and international clients from across the world. 



"Thank you Iris for your time to coach me through a brand new and challenging transition for our organisation.


After each session I had a renewed sense of purpose, direction and clarity. It can be lonely at the top and you provided accountability for me to continue on the path to my business and personal goals....."

Resources that get you feeling energised, empowered and you can reflect on.


On my media page you will find the latest blog posts, videos, publications and interviews on different topics.


Learn how to improve your overall wellbeing, why listening to yourself is so valuable, learn why growth mindset is important for your future development, read about personal branding, and much more.

Contact Me


If you are ready, get in contact or claim your 20-minute free discovery call to see how I can help you step into the life you really want to live.


I am based in Melbourne, Australia and coach local and international clients across the world in English or German.

Still Thinking About It?

You might have tried self-coaching by reading books, watching free online videos or listening to podcasts, and wondered why this hasn’t worked for you. In 2016, Frontiers in Psychology published a study examining the relative effectiveness of coaching in comparison with other interventions. Their findings not only showed that coaching and training effectively enhanced performance, but also emphasized the beneficial effects of coaching on clients’ goal attainment.

Transformational life coaches create an autonomy-supportive interpersonal climate resulting in high levels of intrinsic motivation and learning. (Losch, S. et al. (2016). Comparing the Effectiveness of Individual Coaching,
Self-Coaching, and Group Training: How Leadership Makes the Difference. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(629)).