changing things is easy. making them better is hard. to make things better you need to master these key transformational mindsets and practices:
it´s you, not them. any transformation always starts with yourself.
take one more step
feeling anxious due to complexity and unpredictability shouldn’t keep you from doing what needs to be done.
pay attention to what you pay attention to
transformations require clear focus, positive energy and robust relationships.
create the difference that makes a difference
foster an environment in which the full intelligence, passion and wisdom of everyone is utilized.
strengthen your muscles
you can´t fix yourself, your teams or your organization to greatness, you can only amplify what sometimes already works well.
blow up stuff
experiment with and learn from lots of different things in order to “fail faster to succeed sooner.” (david kelley, co-founder IDEO)
develop practices to nourish and spread what works well.
we support you with our expertise in developing and finetuning these fundamental elements in three practice areas:
We coach Board members, CEOs and other senior executives and managers to improve the quality of their individual leadership practices, master difficult people dynamics, address complex strategic and organizational transformation issues.
We coach senior leadership teams to increase their strategic clarity, their ability to think and perform together, their role modelling courage, and their ability to mobilize others to create voluntary engagement across their organizations.
We design and facilitate powerful custom-made leadership development programs and learning interventions/expeditions to enhance individual and collective leadership capabilities and practices.
We support organizations in optimizing their people engagement to master complex and uncertain situations successfully thereby enabling them to quickly adapt to changing conditions and to reliably deliver customer value.
I am a linguist, philosopher and artist working globally as a leadership coach and consultant with senior executives and leadership teams for a wide range of industries.
the essence of my work is to help improve the quality of conversation, relationship and creative participation in organizations in the context of disruptive change, digital transformations and the future of work.
I help my clients to explore more deeply the role personal commitment, experimentation, language and visualization play in creating movement in organizations, thereby enabling them to become more proficient in understanding their thinking and in role modeling what they want to see more of in their organizations.
in my experience, working in the here and now is necessary to, and beneficial for raising issues that managers are reluctant to bring to the table in their everyday work environment. my clients describe me as very relational, mindful, tenacious, analytical, and creative.
prior to my own practice as consultant I worked as assistant director at the European office of the State of Wisconsin, Department of Commerce.
I have a Master in American Literature, Philosophy and Political Science from the Goethe University in Frankfurt.
Psychology, Mindfulness and Neuroscience have for many years been special areas of focus.
I am currently pursuing a PhD in Organization Change at HULT/ Ashridge International Business School in the UK.
I was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and I have lived and worked for five years in the US. I reside in Frankfurt and work worldwide in English and German.
I am a sociologist working worldwide with CEOs, senior executives and executive teams of global Fortune 500 companies from a wide range of industries to improve the quality of leadership, connection and engagement within their organizations.
I have taught mindfulness and leadership at Saïd Business School – University of Oxford, organization change on the Ashridge Masters in Organization Change, and leadership at Management Centre Europe, EFMD and IMD.
prior to starting my independent consulting practice, I was on the leadership team of the consulting unit of Ashridge Business School, Partner at Oliver Wyman responsible for the Executive Development practice in Europe, Managing Director of Insight Consulting, Corporate Director Leadership & Organization Development at Zurich Insurance Group, Director Management Development at Dow Chemical Europe, Employee Development & Quality Performance Manager at Dow Chemical UK & Eire, and Training Manager & HR Business Partner at Dow Chemical Stade, Germany.
I hold a Doctorate in Organizational Change from Middlesex University, a Master in Organizational Consulting from Ashridge Business School, and a Master in Education from the University of Hamburg.
I am trained in systemic consulting and have professional diplomas in executive coaching and body-centered awareness.
In addition, I have studied and practiced Karate, meditation and improvisation theatre for many years.
I was born and grew up close to Hamburg, Germany. for 25 years I have lived in the US, the UK, Spain and Switzerland. I am currently based in Frankfurt, Germany and work worldwide in English and German.
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