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Ep93 Let Go To Get Going with Uwe Dockhorn


Don’t be part of the problem. Let it go and be part of the solution by letting in.

Bio for Uwe Dockhorn

Uwe Dockhorn is an executive coach and Lifestyle liberator. He is the CEO at Liberating Lifestyles and the founder of The AIM-Experience™: a 3-step transformational experience for in-demand professionals and their spouses or life partners.

Uwe believes in cultivating the internal certainty and clarity that improve your outcomes financially in business and emotionally in relationships. What motivates him daily is to see things working out with his clients in delivering more than 17,000 live sessions on The AIM-Experience™ worldwide in the last 14 years. Uwe has worked with high achievers and their VIPs – Very Important Partners) in almost every industry, role, and lifestyle, helping them achieve lasting results in 8 hours or less.”

Episode highlight

When Uwe lost his family members one by one, he felt like he had lost everything, and suicidal thoughts kicked in. He vividly recalls the day he was ready to end his life. One night during winter, he was standing on the edge ready to let go. Just before he jumped off, he felt something inside him that held him from jumping off the bridge, and it saved his life.

Uwe was born in Germany and spent a few years in Italy. Living in the two countries exposed him to different things. One of the most outstanding traits about Uwe is his mastery of English despite growing up in non-English speaking countries. His journey to learning English started with Latin, which helped him understand the basics of grammar. At some point, he became an English coach. For the last 20 years, Uwe has spoken English as his primary language.

In this episode, we get to hear Uwe’s story of transformation. From the young boy who wanted to jump off a bridge to the executive coach he is today.



  • “If you’re opening up for yourself, you open up yourself, and you tap into your fullest potential.”
  • “I will always embrace emotions, no matter what emotions they are.”
  • “Transformation, requires more than just letting go of the so-called status quo.”


Childhood Incidents

Having experienced sexual abuse as a child, Uwe found it hard to trust, which became a stumbling block, and it led him to the edge. According to Uwe, after his suicide attempt, he lived in a small spark that has grown into a mighty flame today.

Cultural Influences

Uwe has experienced both the German and Italian cultures. The German culture makes him thorough, while the Italian culture gives him room to let loose. Growing up in Italy made Uwe love music, and he wanted to find out how it works.

At 23, Uwe lost his dad and their hospitality business. He retreated to music. Through music, Uwe realized that his superpower was deciphering patterns and translating them into form which formed a base of his career.

Temperament and Personality Influences

As a child, Uwe was quiet and reserved. When he became a teen, he became outgoing. He was always open to trying new things, but unfortunately, he didn’t celebrate the endings. There was a time he tried something new, and it ended up with him losing everything. He recovered at 28, and things got better for him.

Later in life, one of his partners suggested they do a workshop on systemic business design aimed at helping people shift the way they think about thinking and doing business. Uwe’s partner chose to do the workshop with him because he believed Uwe was a systemic thinker. When Uwe discovered this, it brought about a massive shift for him. It opened doors for him.

Cultural Epiphanies

In high school, Uwe and his classmates traveled to Berlin. At that time, Berlin was still divided. They had to go through many processes to get to East Berlin. Uwe felt autocracy and what it means just by visiting Berlin for one day.

Soap Box Moment

If you’re feeling disconnected from your partner, you lost the spark, you’re arguing with each other even though you don’t intend to, or you’re experiencing a lack of passion, and everything feels routine and mundane, Uwe can help you with that. He has a unique approach to dealing with life partners. To work with Uwe, reach out to him and book a chat or go to one of the live demonstrations that he runs monthly.


You never know how much something matters until it’s gone. That is the experience Uwe Dockhorn had when he lost his family members one by one. At one point, the loneliness was so deep he attempted suicide at what felt like the lowest point in his life. Pulling himself back from the brink and recovering from the damage was no easy task. But the insights gained in the process created the groundwork for him to develop as a deeply intuitive success coach. His clients are couples and family members who need to acknowledge, see and respect each other more deeply to avoid family ruptures that are irreparable. I was honored to receive the gift of Uwe’s life story and so touched that he was willing to share it with our podcast listeners. He holds an annual summit called your family matters, which is worth checking out.


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