Martina Famos was born in the Engadine, a valley in the Swiss Alps and the homeland of the Romansh people.
She was raised in a hotel, surrounded by staff members from many different European countries and customers from all over the world. In all stages of Martina’s life, socio-culture continued to be the main scenery. To escape the madness of the hotel life as a child, she loved to write or crawl into her sacred place: the dog house.
The intercultural atmosphere Martina Famos was grown up in has formed her natural talent for understanding different cultures, the clashes that can arise when people have contrasting sociological reasoning, and has set the ground for contributing professionally to a peaceful multicultural society.
After working as a make-up artist, hotel manager, fair-trader, event organizer, and production manager of an international snowboard magazine, and after becoming a mother, she certified as an Adlerian counselor to finally understand humans, and it worked!
Her studies are on the individual psychology of Alfred Adler. Further methods of study are the counseling concept of Rudolf Dreikurs and the art of encouragement by Theo Schoenaker.
She graduated and later worked as a tutor at the Akademie für Individualpsychologie in Switzerland.
With being an author, Martina starts her life journey number 6, though maybe it’s also number 7 or 8!