About GrancyCoaching

Is change making you or your team struggle? Is precious energy being drained instead of helping you/your teams get the work done? Is there stress, diminishing commitment, tensions and suffering in the air?

Imagine yourself  or your team being … adaptive, resilient, having enough security in times of uncertainty, reconnect to purpose and motivation…in other words bravely navigating change, able to actively and creatively reflect and focus on the actual job using your/their unique strengths.


“I am the one whose rare  mix between rigor and intuition will help you gain more awareness, and challenge you benevolently and creatively to find actionable leverage  towards the future you envision…”

Lorraine Berthoud, GrancyCoaching

Through coaching, I help individuals and teams access and value these golden nuggets, connect constructively and  generate new creative options to maximize their impact.

Every person has a treasure within him or herself and golden resources that can be mobilized to build a life that resembles him/her in order to collaborate with others in a constructive way that is respectful of him/herself and of others.

I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with a credential delivered by the International Coach Federation (world’s leading coaching organization).

Get in touch with me

To ask questions that haven’t been answered when reading my resume to and see if the chemistry is right.

Always with an interest for coaching, I taught adults and teenagers English since 1999, attending several trainings in neighbouring fields. In 2015, I trained to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) in Co-active Coaching at Coaching Hall International, in Colombia. Since then, I further trained in the same institute to be a Leadership and Team Coach. I am also a Leadership Circle® certified practitionner, a certified Motivation Factor practitioner, as well as an Emotional Logic coach and trainer. Always curious and eager to learn more and develop my skills, I lately trained in two additional DAS collective coaching modules for a year at the HEP in Lausanne. I’ve earned the ICF PCC credential, coming with more experience and training, in 2019.

I’ve lived most of my life in Switzerland, although I spent some years in England, South-Africa and Colombia.


What is it like to work with me?

My  insight and perspicacity will help you go to the essence of what is needed in your situation
and turn problems into actionable goals.

My cross cultural  professional  and life experience give me perspective, 
understanding and an ability to adapt to every situation, whatever the context, configuration, age and gender.

My structured vision and clarity will make things look simpler to you in the midst of complexity.

We’ll be pragmatic and build on your exploration and experience. Together, we’ll figure out roadmaps that quickly empower you.

I won’t pretend I know it all, we’ll explore and facilitate the emergence of personal /
collective intelligence and solutioning.

You’ll enjoy discovering more about yourself and your self-actualization
will allow constructive interactions towards your goals.

The “weaving” of our interactions  will support the creation of whatever you are trying to build.

I’ll, as a former client said, “cultivate the seeds that help you find your own way”.

I work in French, English and Spanish. 

I enjoyed my coaching process very much. Lorraine has a great ability to listen, a clear and structured vision, and good educational skills to explain things. It’s always good to take a step back, and Lorraine facilitates this with great ease.

Julien Bugnon

Entrepreneur and CEO at Ecosapin, Switzerland

Lorraine has an amazing openness to tackle any subject, no matter how tricky or heavy it is. She’s strong and loving, but can also be confronting, in ways that are both careful and risky. She always presses you to act on your choices. Her delicate and empathic style generates confidence and achieves a lot of depth.

Jaime Gordillo

Publicist and ICF professional coach, Colombia

Lorraine enables her coachees to turn complaints into goals. She uses techniques and has attitudes that allow the coachees to connect with their deeper experience. What is most specific to Lorraine is a quality of relationship and depth in her person. She is fully engaged in the sessions and connected to herself rather than to the techniques she uses. She conveys her thinking skills, sensitivity and finesse in a respectful and supportive way. The work we did allowed me to identify where I was at from an existential and emotional point of view and to go beyond my rationalizing defenses.
Geneviève Wirth

Psychologist, Switzerland

I believe that…

Everyone has resources and potential.
 There’s a way for everyone.
Connection, to oneself and to others, is the basis for life.
One can gain awareness and learn from difficulties.
 A balanced sense of identity helps relate constructively.
Reflexivity is key to learning.
Alignment is key to a sense of satisfaction.
Authenticity is of the essence.
Diversity is to be treasured.
Everyone needs to be listened to.
Clarity leads to well aimed actions.
Big aims can be sliced down to reasonable chunks and small steps make big things possible.
Experience influences our beliefs.
We can all keep learning however old we are.
Vulnerability is a strength.
Trust is something that needs to be built.

Work with me when you…

Long to promote:

  • Organizational culture based on respect and aligned with values
  • Sustainability for both humans beings and production
  • Connectedness and community
  • Work with passion
  • Valorisation and empowerment of the diversity and uniqueness of each team member’s contribution

Look for ways to: 

  • Move from patterns of stuckness to more constructive interactions and efficiency towards your goals
  • Promote an organizational culture where trust, commitment and results walk hand in hand
  • Improve communication
  • Make relationships more constructive
  • Mobilize and maximize potentials and impacts
  • Increase adaptability and resilience
  • Create a secure  space/time of self observation, awareness, analysis, curiosity and creative exploration, thus making it possible for you/your team to make choices that better serve your/their mission, vision and purpose


What is coaching?

It is a creative and stimulating process elaborated in collaboration with your coach to catalyse your achievement of your goals. It’s a wonderful process based on a Coach-coachee (person being coached) relationship, which allows you to achieve high levels of awareness and lifelong learning about your beliefs and behaviours. It is setting yourself in motion towards that which you have always dreamed of achieving, where you recognize your abilities and resources, and discover the possibility of using them in all aspects of your life. It supports you in the process of getting to know your essence, where your great engine, your purpose and your motivation are.

What is coaching not?

It’s not consulting. I won’t tell you what you need to do.
When stepping back, you’ll know best what you need. I’ll be there to nurture your reflection through questions, to support your exploration and to shine the spotlight on your resources in order for you mobilize them towards the impact you wish to have.
It’s not therapy/counselling. Although we might touch on the past shed light on the present, we won’t dig in the past, and there’s no intention of curing anyone.

How does coaching work?

Having conversational sessions (virtual/ presential) during which, according to your needs and through powerful questions, we’ll reflect on your aspirations, vision/ (perception) of the world, and on your reality. You’ll gain in awareness about what is at stake in your situation, and then gain power of choice, new courses of actions, to create and experience a different reality. We’ll build your process around this exploration and its benefits.
A lot of your work and process will happen between sessions: when you act on the new perspectives you’ve gained in the sessions, and when build new experiences and interactions, to anchor your discoveries.

Where do presential sessions take place?

In La ruelle 7, 1117 Grancy, Switzerland.

Can anyone be coached?

To benefit from coaching, you need to be ready for reflexion and open to change, or just aware that you are/feel stuck.

Are results guaranteed?

The result of your process depends on what you put in it. The process starts within the secure place of the alliance between the coach and the coachee. Your putting things into action will be your responsibility. You will make yourself accountable to yourself and to your coach about the steps you have decided to take. If there are brakes impeding you to move forward, we shall look at them and try to overcome them, but the decisions will always be yours. To achieve your goals you will need to put your willingness and truth into action but I guarantee you that your practical exploration will work towards more assertiveness and determination.

What coaching tools will be used in the process?

The generic approach is Co-active coaching, in which clients are considered to be whole, and just need support to access their own resources. A variety of approaches will be integrated in the processes, according to the situations (The Leadership Circle, Emotional Logic, Motivation Factors, …) But the coaches’ main tool is him/herself... their intentional presence and their skills to integrate all available resources in your service.

What’s an ICF credentialized/certified coach?

Many people call themselves coaches or their activity coaching, but not all refer to the same thing. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the world's leading organization dedicated to promoting the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and creating a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. An ICF certified coach has thus qualified within strict professional standards. ICF credentials are earned through proven training and exams, and they are only renewed through justified/proven ICF approved Continued Education Credits, to make sure that their coaches always keep learning and widening their approach.

What if I feel Grancy Coaching is for me but I cannot afford it?

Feel free to contact me and we’ll see if we can figure something out together. 

Lorraine is attentive, respectful of others, humble and sincere. She has deeply  rooted values without anything shouting out principles nor advice.  There is no judging.
Her experience as an expatriate is a big plus. I was 100% satisfied with our work together.

Nicolas (alias)
Administrative delegate of a group of SMEs, Switzerland