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Life is messy. Challenges and struggles are part of everyone's journey. But with the right tools you can get unstuck to freely pursue your passion and purpose

What is Live As Lions Coaching?

Live as Lions Coaching empowers you to discover your true identity so that you can pursue your passions and purpose. Here, we call this "living wild and free". LAL Coaching will provide you with your own, individual solutions in all aspects of life. Anything from career changes, to learning how to prioritize your emotional well being, you’ll receive the guidance you need to build healthy relationships, make deeper connections, set and reach your goals — all in a safe space — so you can live like a lion, wild & free.

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  • Professional 1:1 coaching with a EASC certified coach

  • Highly tailored, individual approach and assessments

  • Ability to set and reach goals that may seem unattainable 

  • The self-awareness to find your calling

  • Skills to identify patterns that hold you back

  • Tools that accelerate you forward

  • A deeper connection to your inner child

  • Insight into your enneagram 

  • Confidentiality and respect 

  • In person, online, and text/phone coaching options 

  • A Samwise Gamgee as your sidekick on your journey



Hi, my name is Uli. My full name is Ulrich Mannchen, and as my name might give away, I was born and raised in good ol' Germany. I’m married to an amazing woman from the US and have the privilege of being Baba to our Chinese daughter. 


I am a certified coach. I love to invest in people so they can experience development and personal growth. I am  EASC (European Association of Supervision and Coaching) certified, which means I went through a long and elaborate training with the highest quality standards. As a coach, I have the resources to assist you in finding your true identity so you can pursue your most wild and free life.

I guess you could say I will be for you who Samwise Gamgee is to Frodo. 

I don’t work with a “one size fits all“ approach. Individually tailored methods, based on a well established code of ethics, calls for a focused analysis of the challenges, needs and goals for each and every one of my clients. And I am not just talking about a positive, motivational speech or cheer-leading from the sideline. I am talking about systematic coaching, transactional analysis, enneagram, principles and practices from evidence based therapies such as gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Here are just some examples of the areas I work on with my clients:

  • stress and anxiety management

  • improving relationship skills

  • healthy work-life balance

  • procrastination

  • challenging negative thinking patterns

  • leadership development

  • decision making processes

  • motivation

  • personality development

  • self care

and more


I believe the biggest intervention in a coachee's life is the coach, and if you feel that what I just shared is something you are looking for, I want to let you know that I am here for you.

Is This You?

Many of us feel stuck and disconnected from who we are and what we want — we know we’re unhappy, but can't see why. Or, we know what we want but can’t find the motivation or path to follow through with making the changes we know we need.


Do you find yourself dissatisfied with your circumstances?

Are you settling for a life of compromise?


Are you ready for a change?

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