ALICE TUMLER, TV HOST & PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH
Alice Tumler is a TV Host and Public Speaking Coach based in Lyon. Alice studied media communications in London, worked for French Television and even presented the Eurovision in Austria in 2015 – a childhood dream fulfilled thanks to her passion, focus and drive. She shares her thoughts on the QWSTION Roll Pack.
I am very sensitive to colour and texture since they can trigger different emotions
HOW WE KNOW ALICE
Our Communications Manager, Sonja, first met Alice a couple of decades ago at school. Both share a passion for travelling, languages and a longing to get a broader view on life than the Austrian Alps originally allowed them to have.
WHAT LED YOU TO WHAT YOU DO TODAY?
After working as a TV host for 15 years, I have now created my own method dedicated to authentic expression, an approach that brings together public speaking training and personal growth. I have always been fascinated by the different social masks we wear in society and how they affect not only the way we are being perceived, but also how we feel about ourselves. The gap that I experienced between all those different roles that I played on TV and what was going on in my private life, made me wonder who I really was – where did I start and end? This quest became my main research topic for years. I wanted to find out, if we are made up of an infinite number of facets or if underneath all those masks defined by social conventions and fears there was a sort of core Self – our essence.
WHAT DO YOU CARE ABOUT IN LIFE?
Freedom, love and truth are my core values. By freedom I mean the ability to be able to be fully myself and express myself freely, which is the hardest thing to do! I try to love unconditionally, which means accepting your loved ones with their light and shadow sides and not trying to bend them in any way. As far as truth is concerned, I try to respect what is true to me. My passions, desires, needs and emotions ought to be my guides to show me the life path that is in alignment with my highest good, joy and happiness.
Adventure is currently knocking at my door. I am craving to break free from my everyday life in the city and jump on a horse in an Indiana Jones kind of way to ride through the jungle and find lost temples. In the upcoming years, I want to become an explorer.
HOW DO YOU ADDRESS THIS IN YOUR WORK?
I teach people how to develop their personal authority based on their core values, needs and desires. The more conscious you are about your core values, the more you naturally detach from social norms, that don’t work for you anymore. This in turn frees you of your social fears, such as the fear to be judged or rejected, and opens up the path to personal freedom and your ability to take up your place in the world on your terms.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN THE THINGS YOU BUY?
I like things that are timeless, convenient, beautiful and long lasting. I have clothes and bags, that I bought at the other end of the planet during my different travels fifteen years ago, and I still wear them. They tell a story and I love that! I am very sensitive to colour and texture since they can trigger different emotions. I choose my clothes and bags in the morning according to how I want to feel during that day.