Doris Saouma

About Doris

What if everything in your life has led you here, to this very moment. What would your life be like if you trusted yourself to find the answers, connect the dots, and discover the new possibilities?

Learning. Relationships. Leadership.

These obsessions wake me up every day. Add challenging the status quo and I’m in my element.
I am a peaceful rebel. I love walking on the edge and stretching the limits because I believe this is where magic happens.

Born in Lebanon, a country that used to be the beacon of education and culture pre-1975, I personally outlived 4 wars, 88 explosions and witnessed, first-hand, how ineffective leadership can ruin a country, its people, and the future of its generations.

When I moved to Switzerland 4 years ago, I made my purpose to become a leadership coach and consultant. I got certified with the International Coaching Federation (ACC) after completing my courses in Co-active coaching (CPCC), Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), The Leadership Circle Profile™, somatic coaching and neuroscience.

I now work with organizations and individuals who choose to rebel against the normalcy and become role models in their leadership for the cause they are championing. I believe in freedom, the life-giving breath to our experience on earth, and I believe in the power of choice. My fundamental values are learning, relationships and leadership.

My clients include executives and teams at strategic consultancy firms, hedge funds, Swiss and global banks, pharma companies, as well as private bankers, owners of trading agencies, marketing managers, entrepreneurs, NGO employees, lawyers and university researchers.

Prior to my coaching journey, I worked 10 years in the finance industry. I held various positions in audit, equity research, risk management, consulting, compliance, and academia. I hold a Masters’ degree in Real Estate finance from NYU and am a CFA charterholder.


In my spare time, I play with my 3 wonderful kids, instilling in them the language of conscious leadership. I speak 5 other languages (fluent in English, French, Arabic, Lebanese, and conversant in German).

I enjoy playing tennis and the piano and own an organic farm that keeps me grounded in the idea that just like the seasons, everything changes. And we, individually and collectively, are the agents of change.

Education and Certifications


  • The Leadership Circle™ Certified Coach – The Full Circle Group
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) – International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – Co-active Training Institute (CTI)
  • Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC) – CRR Global
  • Somatic Coaching – Coaches Rising
  • Neuroscience of Change – Coaches Rising
  • Masters of Science in Real Estate Finance and Investment – New York University
  • B.A. in Business Administration, finance  – American University of Beirut
  • CFA charterholder – CFA Institute
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Doris is activating, inspiring, nurturing, empowering and passionate in developing others.

She adapts to different personalities. She is insightful, competent, swift, and agile. She is a visionary coach who inspires tranquility and ease. She is a very good listener, creative and delivers a tailor-made solution.

She has a broad coaching knowledge, which she brings to the conversation. She creates a safe zone making her clients discover by themselves what the problem/solution is.