Armin Oberlaender doesn't let his disability limit his ability to experience life joyfully. After 30 years in his career as an engineer, Armin felt a pull towards true calling. He made it a mission to help people with disabilities overcome adversity, experience more joy and achieve their goals in spite of their limitations. That’s how his life coaching practice and first book ‘From Frustration to Joy’ was born.
"In the age of 21 I lost my left eye because of a sudden retinal detachment. This was very frustrating, but in the end I followed my plan and became a communication engineer."
On the Armin's website you can read "When life throws you lemons, over and over again it can feel hard to find any energy to make some lemonade. Hello! I’m Armin. I’ve been making lemonade my entire life.
"I always had a dream of becoming an engineer, so when I heard the news about my eye, I felt extremely disappointed and frustrated. But I decided that I won’t let this stop me and thought to myself ‘GAME ON’ and went to University to make my dream come true.
I knew at this point that I was not going to let my disability limit me. I went on to have a beautiful, happy family, successful career and joyful life and became an expert 'lemonade maker.'"
Armin offers coaching sessions where he helps people achieve the life that they wish to have, without anything stopping them. He encourages "You don’t know what to do with and big dreams and you’re not sure how to make them come true, then get in touch. Together, we will create a step-by-step plan for you to achieve your goals without letting your disadvantages get in the way, we will brainstorm ideas and find your way to happiness in all areas so you can live the life you truly deserve." Armin receives a wonderful feedback from people who are saying that it's good to talk to him and it's simply feels like talking to a friend giving good tips.
"From frustration to joy' was written with humor from the bottom of his heart, despite dyslexia. He was inspired by the wrods of President Richard Nixon "Now more than ever". You can find the book here. It is written orginially in German but it's being translated to English.