I AM WHO I AM TODAY BECAUSE …
I have learned to follow more and more my inner navigator and my Entrepreneurial Spirit: to get involved, to try out, to learn and to set off again, to get involved once more … This is a central theme on my path, along with the creation of successful relationships.
In addition to expertise and degrees, however, I particularly bring my work and life experience from twelve years of management and leadership work in the media and Internet industry to my work as a coach and facilitator. I took my first professional steps at a conservative publishing house, experienced a rebellious medium-sized company and daring corporations from the inside from a management perspective, and also saw some of them disappear from the market again. In the course of a major reorganization, I was catapulted from the position of a manager with a manageable three to a position with 300 employees two management levels up – and inevitably entered a steep learning curve, both in terms of my own path and my understanding of leadership.
IN 2007, FOLLOWING MY INNER NAVIGATOR, I BECAME AN INDEPENDENT ENTREPENEUR.
Since then, I have dedicated myself to executive coaching and teaming and to the further development of organizations – to continue learning and working in the field that fascinates me the most.
My personal growth did not always match my current role in the company, the social expectations and also my self-image. The change from vice president within an international corporation to co-founder of a small strategy and change consultancy and then to solopreneur was a shrinking of my outer social status and a growing of my inner strength. I learned that it is about fully taking the leadership role in one’s own life, courageously walking one’s own path in order to feel alive. In my view, this is also a prerequisite for being a good leader for others. And also to live true relationships with others – in professional as well as in private life.
“You are full of unshaped dreams …
You are laden with beginnings …“
I learn that sensitivity is a strength and that it takes courage to show one’s own vulnerability. I learn that taking responsibility for one’s own life, one’s own decisions and one’s own problems gives strength and makes self-efficacy and leadership possible. My enthusiasm to accompany other people on their way to this inner and outer freedom is continuously growing.
The person I am today and the work I do today are built on the knowledge and presence of my teachers, mentors and companions, all inspiring women and men who support me in finding and walking my own path. I am very grateful to have these people in my life.
All facts about my educational path, my professional career and an overview of my qualifications can be found in my profile.