My husband and me

My husband and me

Who Is Claudia Baier (Pronounced Bay-a)
  • Claudia In 3 Words Or Less: Edgy, Elite, Expressive
  • One of the most common reactions to Claudia’s Coaching: “Wow, I’ve never thought about it that way, but I love it.”
  • Title: Personal Freedom Ambassador for Underdogs, Top Performers & Visionaries
  • Calling: Blazing the Personal Freedom Trail for Aspiring World Changers
What I Stand For

  • Integrity (Honesty)
  • Originality (Creativity)
  • Excellence (Higher Standards, Constant and Never-ending Improvement)
  • Self-expression (Authenticity)
  • Contribution (Giving, Openness)

My Vision – The Change I Want To See In The World Due To My Calling

Based on my own path, I have dedicated my life to supporting

  1. underdogs into top performers,
  2. top performers into visionaries and
  3. visionaries into world changers

through the power of emotional freedom, authenticity and legacy.

The impact I see on the people I work with directly is

  • that they enjoy a greater level of emotional freedom,
  • that they feel true in their relationships,
  • that they feel fulfilled in what they do and
  • that they become more of their true self, the self they have suppressed all these years and with that inspire those whose lives they touch so that they can find more strength and joy in their own lives.

My clients enjoy greater levels of contribution to their own clients as well as find new ways of serving them and creating a positive legacy spiral changing the world step by step in their own unique manner.

On a bigger scale, my vision is to increase the awareness of personal development in the general public, making it mainstream and ensuring it is involved in every media, from TV series to soap operas and music.

  • Emotional Freedom: I am teaching you to free yourself from the emotional pain, worries, doubts, fears created by traumatic experiences in your past.
  • Authenticity: I am showing you how you can own your own space and express yourself without the fear of being judged.
  • Legacy: I show you how you can find your unique way how you can change the world being who you are.

Beyond that, it is my vision to change how the media is working with personal development, making the shows that so far are only draining your energy into an inspiring yet entertaining program that actually makes you take action based on the positive inspiration you receive.
So that you can get not only the inspiration but also the call to action to help you apply the lesson to your life. See my Hollywood Action Steps Show™ on The Personal Freedom Network™ in order to see how that will look like.

Why?
The short answer: 
I want to help people
1. to recreate the innate personal freedom to express who they really are in everything they do and
2. ensure that more people are fully self-expressed and do not even have to go through the pain of having to reclaim it in the first place but that they get inspired to change the world by positive reinforcement. I am planning on doing that through making personal development and inspiration mainstream.
The long answer:
Because I want to enable more people to find freedom earlier in their life without having to hit rock bottom and if they already have, making it easier for them to find their way to freedom.
It is my vision to enable people to be more authentic and free in their relationships, feel fulfilled in their own mission and creation of their legacy (all three kinds of them) and release the pain from the past and the present.
The consequences of that vision are that people will feel more emotionally free, more interested in learning and growing, are less likely to be violent or be subjected to violence and that more people are reaching for their dreams and to contribute to the world.
Who I Serve – The Profile Of The People I Love Working With

The people I love serving have the following qualities:

  • They have a passion for life.
  • They have a unique background (themselves as well as their ancestors).
  • They have a warm and welcoming personality.
  • They feel that they are meant to create something bigger than just being self-employed or being in a job.
  • They are willing to invest in themselves the necessary time, money and resources to create their dreams.
My Credentials

  • MBA Equivalent in International Marketing/Management, 2005
  • Award-winning Relationship-Building Expert, 2008, 2009
  • Professional Coach Certification by the International Coach Academy, 2010
  • Published Author of “The Consultant’s Guerrilla Career Formula”, 2010
  • Certified EFT Practitioner, 2010
  • Presented and worked with known institutions such as Loyola Marymount University, Magnolia Avenue Elementary School (Workshop series in Spanish), Selaco, the US Armed Forces and public schools in the USA, 2010.
  • Supporting Tony Robbins at his events, 2010
  • Featured on ABC, NBC and other US media outlets, 2011
  • Editor and Host at ALatinoChoice.com, 2012-Present
  • Supporting T Harv Eker at his events, 2011-2012
  • Supporting the biggest Personal Development Event Company in the world Success Resources, 2011-Present
  • Published bestselling Author of “The Consultant’s Breakthrough Guide”, 2014
  • Invested over 100 000 EUR in my personal and professional development
  • Look at my Corporate Bio for more information

My Story – Key Life Milestones That Shaped My Calling

  • 1979 born to elderly parents in Eastern Germany (Father: Czech/Austrian national, World War 2 prisoner of war veteran, interpreter, Mother: German national with French blood, teacher/machine engineering degree)
  • 1983 sexually abused at the age of 4
  • 1986 – 1996 bullied in school (physically, emotionally, mentally)
  • 1988 contemplating suicide due to the bullying but decided not to do it to not hurt my parents who I was a late blessing for
  • 1999-2004 MBA equivalent International Management, International Marketing
  • 2002-2003 lived in USA
  • 2004 lost my dad to heart failure one week before my final exam in university
  • 2005-2010 corporate world at Antal International, Barlin International, Oracle, VMware
  • 2007-2009 bullied at work
  • 2006-2009 living in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2007-2009 repeatedly being nominated and receiving awards for my performance
  • 2007-2009 burnout
  • 2009-2010 living in Cork, Ireland and becoming one of the top 300 sales professionals worldwide of VMware in my first 6 months at the company
  • 2010 starting my own business
  • 2010 living in Los Angeles, USA
  • 2011-2013 living in Germany
  • 2011 appearing on ABC and NBC
  • 2013 meeting my future husband and learning how to stand up for myself
  • 2014 living in London, Rio de Janeiro, Germany, Prague
  • 2014 getting married to Hèlio Vogas
  • 2015 giving my first Top Performer Bootcamp as a full One-Day Workshop
  • 2015 giving birth to my 3 months early premature baby girl called Jade
Purpose – Why is making this vision a reality important to me?

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My life was marked by sexual abuse as a child, bullying as a child and adult, being raised by older parents, international friends, travelling and living in half of the world, being afraid of speaking up, being afraid to be my true self, being burned out, achieving and overachieving and overall the idea of “being nice”.
Who knew that being nice can be of such a detriment to one’s life. Being nice has stopped me from speaking my mind for many years.
Not being able to stand up for my own beliefs was also one big reason why I ended up burning out from 2007 to 2009. The
burnout was my rock bottom for turning my life around and which ultimately lead me to becoming a coach myself.
Not being able to speak my mind and defend myself created so many painful situations where I not only create (potential) pain for myself but also people in my life that I care about, from my father to my husband to my unborn child. Since causing pain to another person is one of the worst things
that can happen to me, realizing that was the final drop on the hot stone for me to take action and deal with this once and for all.
Over the years I have learned first how to be authentic with my parents, then in my intimate relationships and now with business relationships, extended family and strangers.
Since I have struggled with this challenge for all of my life, I made it my mission to help people to speak their mind, feel and be authentic in all of their relationships and let go of the past pain once and for all. Once you know what you stand for and what you are willing to speak up for, personal branding and following your legacy is made so much easier since the past is not holding you back anymore but is supporting you.
There are three kinds of legacy:
  1. what impact you create with your passion (in your business/job) in the world
  2. your children and their impact on the world based on how you raise them
  3. how you treat people that cross your path
I help my clients focus on all three of these legacies.

The pain i endured…

  • …allowed me to be empathetic.
  • …allowed me to look for solutions.
  • …allowed me never to settle for less.

The pain of sexual abuse and bullying…

Initially, I wanted to stop bullying and abuse from happening. I have been fighting it for years. Then I realized that it is hard if possible at all to really stop the aggressors besides educating them as children. What is the key from a bullying victim’s point of view, is to find people at the point when they are at the crossroads of either giving up or going for more in life. We must help the victims to choose the meaning it has and make it an empowering one.

In coaching clients, Claudia is serving and guiding her clients in finding their purpose and inner drive, feeling valued, needed and important and creating emotional freedom from traumas, fears and blocks to success, peak performance and abundance.

I show the world how absolutely amazingly gifted they really are. I measure my success by my clients’ results. I choose to give back to the community on the one hand and give to people that have been bullied or sexually abused on the other hand to unbury the confidence and power these people have hidden within themselves. I help them to get their lives back and reclaiming their true identity. This process took me, the Personal Freedom Ambassador over 20 years and now I want to help other people to get there so much faster and moreover to feel free from that pain. Said differently, after 20 years of TRYING to change my life, it took me just a few months to accomplish a major turnaround which is still on an upward trend and which I am committed to never let go again. My passion for achieving at least similar results for my clients is what is driving my business.

My Mission – My How – How am I planning on making my vision come true?

To turn underdogs to top performers, top performers into visionaries and visionaries into world changers with an impact through the power of emotional freedom, authenticity and legacy.

I empower individuals to discover and effectively use their own skills and strengths as well as turning their so-called weaknesses into strengths to turning their lives and businesses around by

  • supporting to discover the answers within him or her self,
  • clarifying values,
  • co-creating a plan for how to achieve what the client really wants,
  • being a sounding board for new ideas,
  • providing them with emotional freedom by using innovative tools and techniques,
  • supporting in making life changing decisions,
  • challenging them to expand their views beyond their perceived limitations,
  • giving them direction,
  • acknowledging them,
  • encouraging them and by
  • being a resource of information.

mission

I see my vision coming true through
  1. my 1:1 coaching
  2. my CNN channel
  3. my Youtube channel
  4. my books and publications
  5. my LinkedIn Pulse blogs
  6. my online programs like The World Changers Club™
  7. my inspirational speeches
  8. my inspirational TV show & TV collaborations (in progress)
  9. my own inspirational music label (in progress)
  10. my personal freedom festival (in progress) and
  11. my foundation against bullying and abuse (in progress).

I do that through

  1. Powerful 1:1 Personal Freedom Mastery™ Coaching which includes home and breakthrough retreats (60 000 EUR/year)
  2. Elite HappYness Camp™ (6 Month Online Mastermind Program)
  3. Love Authenticity Spa™ (6 Month Online Mastermind Program)
  4. Aspiring World Changers Club™ (Ongoing Mastermind Coaching & Training Program)
  5. Top Performer Bootcamp™ Certification (6 Months Online Self-Paced Program)
  6. The Personal Freedom Network™ (Youtube Show)
  7. The Personal Freedom News™ (Inspirational Commentary Show on CNN)
My Values

  • emotional freedom
  • contribution
  • growth
  • love/connection
  • authenticity aka self-expression
  • honesty
  • legacy aka happYness
  • freedom
  • harmony
  • leadership
  • partnership
  • creativity
  • wealth through impact
The Story Of My Name

When I got married, I had to answer the question which name to choose: my maiden name, my husband’s name Vogas or a combination.

Reasons why I did not like my maiden name Baier:

Nazis – My last name was forced onto my family by the Nazis during the 2nd World War. Otherwise, my name would be Claudia Bocková. That violation increased my lack of patriotism towards Germany.

Eier – When I went to school, kids always made fun of my last name since it sounds similar to the German words for eggs (Eier)…so I ended up acting like a chicken whenever things got tough.

Bayern – They used to say “Da kommt die Baiern” as in “There comes the Baier girl”…but they said it in a quite derogatory way.

Baby me

Baby me

Reasons why I want to keep it:

WWII Inspiration – I have decided to embrace what the universe gave me…even if it is a name that is not really mine. When I was in school, I write an inspirational commentary about the 2nd World War that even made the teacher point me out in class hoping I would study history one day. That was the inspiration for the CNN Show!

Bayern – Bayern München is the most successful soccer club in Germany. Being compared to them is a good thing…;-)

Balls – Only recently did I make the connection between the German word “Eier” and the other English translation “balls” for Eier. In the connection with having courage, in English people use the word “having balls”. In German, they also say “Eier” to a man’s …well…balls. Even though we do not necessarily use that phrase in German for having courage like they do in English, the connection of me and having balls makes me feel strong. It is funny that the kids made rhyme in particular since it was exactly what I lost due to the bullying…courage to express myself. Now I use it as a reason to wear my name with pride.

Bella – When I was in the US, I was a bit annoyed that Americans pronounce my name like “Bay-er” instead of “Buyer” like it was supposed to be pronounced. Now that I realized that my power name is “Bella” it is funny since that is pronounced very similar to how Americans tend to say my name “Bay-a”. 😉

In the end, we are the one that creates out destiny and our path. Once I embraced the results of the bullying and stopped running from it, I was able to turn things around.