about me

how to live and work with ease, joy and purpose

life is not about the things that happens to us. It is the meaning we get out of these events
enjoy life – enjoy yourself is about the emotional risk and emotional labour that it takes to make a change:
to step into the unknown
to face the fear and
deal with failures

Ingo Hampe
Ingo Hampe – photographer and business zen coach

I always had a strong intuition which let me to places where I could grow – personally, spiritually and economically.
It guided me as I explored the mysteries of my life. I helped me to navigate through the mist my life was – a journey through where I could not see a clear path ahead: And this is still the case I’m afraid.
I needed to train my intuition like any other skill. I paid attention to the place I moved through and more importantly I learned to be aware of my emotions.

Listening became my superpower. I became genuine curious. In high school I was introduced to Socrates

I know that I know nothing.

the Socratic paradox

Socrates became my idol and mentor. I adopted his approach to my life: To ask the right questions is far more important than having the answer. I became brave enough to ask the questions that arose in me and by the time I became better and better to ask the right questions. The ones that opened myself.

For me photography is a kind of zen meditation –  a practice in self abandoness. I am present in the moment and focussed on the image that unfolds before me.
It is also a great tool  to practice my perception. To see the world as it is without judgment.
I love be playful during the shooting. Change perspectives constantly. Each perspective reveals a different truth of the subject. This leads to pictures that have a natural look and an authentic energy.

Throughout  my life I have experienced that people asked for my advice. I was a natural born leader. A role which was hard to accept for me because I didn’t believe that I had any answers. Like Sokrates I tried to ask the right  questions – the questions that revealed the answers that already existed in the questioner but were covered and hidden.

My coaching approach is a Socratic dialogue. Like in a therapy session I use my listening skills, my intuition and my ability to ask questions that lead to a deeper understanding and clarity that comes from within.
I aim for inner clarity by activating  an infinite mindset and growth mindset and the trust in the process. My intent is to change the behaviour, to establish empowering patterns and build productive habits.