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I’m Iva Buschmann

An enthusiastic and driven coach, consultant, and change agent.

I care about you

Wherever you are in your journey,

I’ve got your back

Coaching is not a title. It is a tool. Coaching helps extraordinary people like you to keep their promises to themselves and reach “impossible goals”. My job is to help you process decisions and remove roadblocks to confidently achieve those goals.

I am the expert individuals or companies call on to elevate their connections, conversations and cultures. I am known for the mastery in teaching the tools and approaches that leaders can quickly apply to establish trust, listen more deeply, and evoke awareness and new actions in others.

You are powerful.

You are passionate.

And you have a track record of success.

Yet, you crave something more…

You are in the right place

Transitioning from who you are today into the best version of yourself takes courage, focus and intentional change.

Do you have it?

Executive Coaching
Family Owned Business
Performance Coaching
Global Mobility Coaching

Who is Coaching For?

The single biggest challenge you face as an executive → high-achiever is that your game is so much bigger than that of anyone around you.

Most people cannot even see how much you are holding back from what is possible.

Nine qualities of executives → high-achievers that propel them forward and also hold them back the most—at the very same time (created by Rich Litvin)

Your gifts, in fact, become your challenges →

1. You are a powerful visionary.
The very power of your vision can be detrimental to your success because you dream so big that you can get overwhelmed.

When so many options are available to you, the paradox of choice can mean it’s hard to begin each new project.

2. You experience exponential success.
Despite the admiration of those around you, it often doesn’t feel like you’ve ever had to work that hard for everything you’ve accomplished.

It is easy to misinterpret the nature of rapid attainment, so you can feel like you are hiding a “dirty little secret”. Many of the highest-achieving people on the planet judge themselves for being ‘lazy’.

3. You have deep, competing commitments that begin to surface the more successful you become.
Your very drive for success is motivated by deep commitments and values. When you are not making happen what you claim to be committed to, it is a clue that there is a stronger, competing commitment to which you are unknowingly committed.
4. You get comfortable in the Gray Zone.
The Gray Zone refers to a pace set by a runner that is too fast for recovery and too slow for growth.

A pace like this can feel like a tough workout. But running in this zone, run after run, will actually lead to a decline in performance.

The danger for a high performer is that your Gray Zone creates so much more than the average person that there is a temptation to continually underperform without even realizing that you’re doing so.

5. You are an extremely talented problem-solver.
You have a finely-tuned ability to scan the horizon for “danger” and this bias towards solving problems means you are energized by challenges and threats. So you tend to avoid things—taxes, relationships, income, etc.—until they reach problem-level status. And you struggle to focus on longer-term goals.
6. You seek perfection.
The more success you have and the more money you make, the greater the pressure to keep up with that level of success. The barrier to start each subsequent project becomes unbearably high, because each time it is re-set to an even greater level, based upon the rewards of your previous project.
7. You are future-focused.
Having your attention firmly on the future enables you to take action immediately, the moment you have an idea. But you rarely slow down enough to notice the impact of those déjà vu challenges that seem to re-surface, time after time.
8. You don't need help.
Well, you don’t. People are astounded by what you create. You are one of the highest-achieving people you know. And you definitely don’t need support. So you are missing your own very personal support team.
9. You miss out on hearing the “truth”.
The higher you rise, the harder it can become for you to open up with the people around you. And the higher you rise, the harder it becomes for the people around you to speak their truth. Executives like you, often have few people in their world willing to say exactly what they need to hear the most.

I am often the only person in my client's world who is not here to please them.

I won’t sugar coat it. I won’t let your fears hold you back. I won’t believe your ‘stories’.

I will tell you how it is.

Your two questions now are:


About Me

I started my coaching career as a natural transition after leaving the management role in a law firm. I draw on my coaching education (Certified coach by International Coaching Federation) and my life and work experience in a variety of sectors. I worked and lived 23+ year outside of my passport country, the Czech Republic.

My challenges were often bigger than me and my experiences from Nigeria, USA, Germany, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and China taught me to pause, observe and then react. I see things that others don’t, and I say things that others don’t dare to say.

I will help you to grow in ways your never thought was possible.

As an international lawyer with 20 years of working experience I might be among the over confident ones hence most challenging to be coached. Two years ago I entrusted Iva with my personal and professional goals.
Becoming coached by Iva was a life changing event for me, and by all means the best investment I ever made. I recommend Iva to everyone who is serious about their own life and career.

If you are ready to commit your time, your focus, and your efforts – Iva will always commit twice as much as you did, and you will soon understand how much of your potential has been waiting to be awakened.
And in particular you will be surprised how much progress you make in the fields you thought you had already mastered. This is how world class coaching works so if you want to identify your goals and start achieving them I recommend you start working with Iva.

Partner at an international law firm

based in Prague

What my clients have to say…

“Working with Iva was a catalyst for clarity, confident choices and for pursuing very ambitious goals. Her ability to challenge you to tap into “the best in you” is phenomenal.”

Entrepreneur & Speaker
based in the Netherlands

“Coaching? I was pretty unsure about coaching before I started. The cost, the time, the real results? Iva has been working with me and the executive board for the past 3 years on regular basis. Iva is a master of helping you see the solutions. I focus exclusively on the results which is why I have stayed loyal to her. Iva doesn’t buy into anyones’ story and will challenge you to be your best.
I recommend her as a coach to anyone.”

CEO of a leading international technology group based in Germany

“Working with Iva was literally an eye-opening experience. Her approach to seeing things from a different perspective and using persistently focused questions helped me to develop a completely new perspective. I was able to tackle my challenge in a new way, which ultimately proved to be very successful.”

VP of Sales for leading automotive brand based in Asia

Ready to start performing at your peak?

Talk to me about how I can be of value to you.