coaching existed, long before it was called coaching, it was called leadership

Therefor individual COACHING by Florian Hornig and the Simplicity Of Happiness is an extended leadership training. Leadership starts and ends with yourself. The way you think, talk act defines who you are and therefor treat other. No matter if we work for a day, I‘ll ask you the questions no other dares to ask.

we go deeper than ever before

i am a misfit, are you?

Do you know the feeling of not fitting in? I have been part of groups and teams as long as I can remember. No matter if it was a sports team or a group of friends. Nevertheless it has never been my only passion or my only group of friends. Often I was interested and part of opposite groups and me being the only one trying to fit in both. If you can relate to that, maybe we should have a conversation.

never fit in? make it your strength

Being interested in so many different topics made me a master of none on the one hand and gave me a huge horizon on the other hand. After years of struggling to meet other people’s expectations I realized that I am a master generalist and have a better overview than others. And yet I felt misunderstood for decades.

Whatever organization I used to work in, I always had an outside view as well. I could see problems and most of all potential where others couldn‘t. Because I had such a huge background I could switch between and combine numerous different topics. I became a possibilist but never managed to turn the possibilities I saw into reality. From the outside it looked like success, but I felt like I didn’t achieve enough because I could see all the other possibilities I did not achieve. For what I did achieve I felt like an imposter, as if I didn’t deserve it because I knew about all the possibilities I did not live up to.

why I tell you this?

Because it is who I am and what is the foundation of my coaching. If you can not relate to this we might not be meant for each other BUT if you do, I can show you how to live up to the best version of YOURSELF.

Because the same principles apply to my coaching. I have more than one background and therefor I don‘t pre-frame anything before we meet. I connect the dots and see further than you can for yourself. I see what is possible for you. I see the king and the queen within.

Do you have an idea what I talk about? I know you a high achiever and a superstar. Let us lay and lift the game to the next level.

let us be proud of who we are

It took me a while to figure out that I do not need to fit in, that it is not my weakness but can become my strength. I am convinced that it is the same for you. This COACHING is meant to find your strength, enable you to live into it and grow onto another level.

coaching techniques we might use amongst others

individual COACHING is something for you when:

You are ambitious, passionate & driven to make a difference
You try to meet expectations but often you don‘t fit in
You want to grow as a person, but you lack a sparring partner
Your dreams are bigger & brighter than your reality
Where you are is not where you belong, but you can‘t get out
Something is missing, but you can‘t put your hand on it

You know: something has to happen, it has to be you and it has to be now!

what coaching clients say about Florian & Simplicity Of Happiness

A lot to give

Rob White 21/03/2022

Hello Florian, you have a lot to give to humanity, stay well.

Benjamin Faist

simply brilliant

Benjamin Faist CEO Mastermind 16/12/2020

The MASTERMIND changepreneur is simply brilliant. Florian and the group motivate you to do things that you previously did not trust yourself to be able to do.

You become a bit better each time!

Keep it up!

Bernhard Tewes

Amazing coach and podcaster!

Bernhard Tewes Owner Mastermind 16/12/2020

Thanks a lot for your support and asking the right questions. That‘s how coaching should be. All the best from Berlin, Bernhard Tewes.

coaching was incredible

Sophia M. Medical Doctor Coaching 25/11/2020

The coaching with Florian was incredible and I’d recommend it to everyone – be it for personal or professional / career advice! In our coaching we chose to work with the Reiss Motivation Profile®. The model and the interpretation with Florian helped me to put my motivators in life on paper and thus clarify them. I’m now able to understand myself even better – having done other coachings already. Moreover I’m confident to choose a new professional pathway aligning with my motivation profile. Florian even helped me to formulate my application, resulting in me getting the job =) I’m very much looking forward to start working. Thank you Florian!

John Lee Dumas

i am impressed

John Lee Dumas Founder and Host of: Entrepreneurs On Fire ? Coaching 14/07/2020

I am impressed! With everything, your timelines, the depths of your questions and I appreciate the time that I spent with you today.

Thanks Bro.

punta ala

christiane s. SAILING experience 16/02/2019

Thank you so much for these memorable 2 days on the boat in Punta Ala.

Florian, you are a spectacular skipper and coach! We hope we can make it to the ESCP Summer Gala in September and see you all again.
Christiane S.

Many Thanks!

georg r. management consultant career coaching 16/02/2019

I thought, decided, looked for a new job, found a new job and started working this week. I am now working for …, a management consultancy from S. I feel much better than before and am convinced that I have found the right thing for me.

I would like to thank you for your help and support.

Thank you for your time.

It has really brought me a lot to talk to and think about things that I did not directly look at myself. Especially the question “What else do you need to decide for you?” Has really triggered a longer thinking process with me. Many Thanks!


Many people are trapped in circumstances they didn’t chose. They try to fulfill the expectations of their partner, family, job or simply society and find themselves at a place, they don‘t belong and yet, they think there is no way out.

The mind is driving them in one direction while the heart is pulling in another. Therefor they are stuck in their own trap.

Resolving that struggle opens room for solutions. I help to align mind and heart and find a path to the place you belong.

Even if you have no clue how to do it.

When you want more choices in your life, let us have a call.

How it all started:

  • evolved from the Glücklichtrainer and Happylife.Coach
  • founded in 2009
  • SOH was a blog and learning platform for ‘life coaching‘ since 2014
  • eventually „Simplicity Of Happiness“ became my platform for information, training & coaching
  • simplicity is about having more we thrive for and less distraction from the important things in life

I want to be
your mentor,
I never had.


Because I can!

I want to help others make better choices. After facing a lot of difficult situations in my own life  and struggling without a coach or mentor to ask for help, I want to pass on my learning and help others.

My main motivation for coaching is to be leave an impact for the better.

My experience:

  • 6 years as a headhunter in international executive search
  • 7 years Career Consultant of the worlds oldest business school
  • 10 years plus as life coach
  • Entrepreneur & Adventurer
  • full time out of office since 2015
  • 21 years leadership experience across 2 continents
  • works from the Swiss mountains, Kilimanjaro, Sahara or from a sailing yacht in the med

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