21 Years of training and coaching
(project) managers to become leaders
’cause that’s what I love doing
If you want to get to know me on a more personal note please read on.
If you would like to know more about the companies and organizations I have worked for or want to read about my qualifications and trainings, then please scroll down.
Writing about myself in a way that helps you to get to know me while I do not know who you are or what you want to know about me is not an easy task..And I am really tempted to skip it 😉
However I am in the relationship business so I really should be able to do this.
So what is there to know about me?
First of all and to get this off my chest: I am very happy to address you in English, finally :-)! It is very much the language of my heart, of learning and of wisdom for me.
Why that is the case, is a long story – a nice one, but you probably won’t be interested..I am just mentioning it because I feel the need to be very honest with you: I am not a native speaker but my English is pretty good and I feel totally at home in this language. – Originally my ears were only attuned to British English and I was very prejudiced (=did not like American accents) but nowadays I have met and trained with so many lovely Americans that I am sure I am mixing British and American English. (I know there are lot of other accents and my ears generally “prick up” when I hear English sounding words:-))
Let me share with you what makes me tick:
I am in love with learning about and understanding our human nature and our potential to grow, our personal power. And when I find something to be really helpful I immediately switch from student to teacher. In order to understand it more deeply I need to talk about it to others – this is also how I discover how much (or little) I grasped the new idea/tool/concept 😉
This is a work in progress – bare with me..
I have been working as a freelance trainer and coach since 1999.
Companies I worked for
Licensed Siemens Project Management Trainer
Together with varying co-trainers I conducted 147 project management trainings. I was responsible for teaching the following topics as well as coaching the participants who took on the role of project leader in the exercises:
Leadership, team building, communication, feedback, conflict management, cross cultural management, chairing and facilitating meetings, presentation, motivation, self-/stress management.
The trainings lasted 4 or 5 days (or in case of the learning programmes a total of 17 days in 4 modules) and were conducted in German or English with Siemens employees, mainly engineers, from over 30 nations.
Team workshops focussing on communication, feedback and solving conflicts
Coaching one of their senior project leaders
Presentation training for engineers on how to confidently and convincingly present plans and solutions to a critical audience.
Lecturer for the module “Psychologische Gesprächskompetenz” (Bachelor students: Business Studies & Business Psychology)
Lecturer for the module “Psychologische Gesprächsführung” (Bachelor students: Psychologie of Health & Medical Education Theories)
Training for ver.di employees: Successful communication for teams
In CBM’s full-time preparation programme to be certified as Project Management Practitioner Level D by the IPMA in Germany, I taught the following topics:
Leadership, team building, communication, feedback, motivation, conflict/and crisis management, facilitating and chairing meetings
in 25 trainings of 4 or 5 days (35/42 hours)
As Programme Director of ETMA European Training for Project Management with Placement in the UK, I was responsible for:
The training concept, selection of participants, coordination of the trainers, training the first two weeks of the 3 months programme, coaching the project leader during the project phase and the cooperation with the British Partner Wemtech in the UK who organized the placements.
The programme was conducted 10 times with academics and professionals from all over Germany within the age range 25 to 45 years old.
ETMA trainers and participants were required to speak English at all times.
I also trained academics, engineers and information scientists who attended other project management programmes at CBM.
Topics: Leadership, team building, communication, feedback, motivation, conflict management
Language: German, English
Project „Frauen im Norden – ganz oben“ (FIN) (“Women in the North – high up” is the literal translation)
Sponsored through the federal initiative “Equal status for women in business” the project offered by the Kreishandwerkerschaft Stormarn included training for women who wanted to take the lead or accelerate their leadership.
I designed and gave the following trainings:
Personal development, leadership skills, communication, team building, peer consultation, the influence of time perspectives on personal success.
The project included sponsored coaching packages and I was asked to individually coach a number of women I had trained before.
During the further education programme “Palliative Care” I trained doctors in Northern Germany in communication, team building and conflict management.
Training the Palliativ Care Team in team building, communication, feedback
Developing and organizing the team work between the library staff of the Office for Health and Consumer Protection and the library staff of the Office for Town Development and Environment after their move into shared premises.
Starting my first career at at the British Council in Hamburg:
Leading the “British Study Information Service Northern Germany“ and the “British Studies Information Centre Hamburg”.
Responsible for the British Studies Information Service Northern Germany and the lending service.
A selection of my qualifications and trainings:
NLP- Business Practitioner (DVNLP), Greta Mildenberg, Roger Vaisey, ISNLP Hamburg (1998)
Hypnosis Training, Greta Mildenberg, Roger Vaisey, ISNLP, Hamburg (1999)
NLP-Master (DVNLP), Greta Mildenberg, Roger Vaisey, ISNLP Hamburg (2002)
Intensive Coach Training (ICF accredited), NeuroLeadership Group, UAE (2011)
Intuitive Coaching Course (ICF accredited), NeuroLeadership Group UK (2012)
Business Coaching Telecourse (ICF accredited), NeuroLeadership Group UK (2012)
Team Coach Training (ICF accredited), NeuroLeadership Group, UAE (2012)
(ICF = International Coach Federation)
Member of the “Akademie für neurowissenschaftliches Bildungsmanagement” (2014 – 2019)
I regularly attended seminars which focussed on how to apply the latest research in Neuroscience to the everyday challenges business leaders as well as trainers, coaches and consultants have to deal with.
International Intensive Training: non-violant communication, Marshall Rosenberg (2008)
Leadership and Self-Deception Workshop, Arbinger Institute, Cardiff (2008)
Leadership and Self-Deception – Facilitator Workshop, Arbinger Institiute, Brüssel (2009)
NLP-Trainer (DVNLP), Greta Mildenberg, Roger Vaisey, ISNLP Hamburg (2004)
Nia Teacher Training with Ann Christiansen
Nia White Belt, Winterthur (2008), Nia Blue Belt, Hamburg (2009), Nia Brown Belt, Hamburg (2012)
Nia combines elements of dance, martial arts, yoga, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique with music. I have been integrating Nia elements into my leadership coaching and training sessions for some time now concerning the following topics: self-confidence, focus and attention, perceiving and listening to inner guidance and stating clear boundaries.
Certified Project Management Practitioner Level D, Institute for Project Management, Nürnberg (2005)
APS Akademiker Potenziale Sichern, Project Management Further Education, CBM Bildung und Management GmbH (1998 – 1999)
Staatliche Heilerlaubnis: Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie (HP Psych) (2015)
(State recognized Health Practitioner for Psychotherapy)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), The Tapping Solution, Nick und Jessica Ortner (2018 -)
Meridian-Energie-Techniken (MET) nach Franke ®:
MET Basic Seminar, Dipl.-Psych. Rainer Franke, München (2009)
MET Advanced Seminar, Dipl.-Psych. Rainer Franke, Wien (2009)
MET Trauma-Technique Seminar, Dipl.-Psych. Rainer Franke (2009)
MET Self Exploration Week, Dipl.-Psych. Rainer Franke, Mallorca (2009)
MET Professional I – III, Dipl.-Psych. Rainer Franke, Mallorca (2013)
Raindrop Technique ® Massage Training:
Raindrop Technique ® Classic, Antje Lüdemann, Heilpraktikerin, Ellerau (2013)
Raindrop Technique ® Advanced, Aditya Nowotny, München (2014)
Raindrop Technique ® Workshop with Gary Young, creator of the Raindrop Technique ® and Founder of Yong Living Essential Oils, Split (2015)
Seminar for the essential oil treatment “FlowerOil Power”, Iris Kreml-Weber, School of Easy Living, Hamburg (2016)
Seminar for the essential oil treatment “Re-establishing divine structures”, Iris Kreml-Weber, School of Easy Living, Hamburg (2016)
Advanced Courses in Cranio-sacral Therapy “Getting in Touch”©, Mike Boxhall, RCST.FCSTA, UK Credits for Continuing Professional Development: 468 hrs. (2006 – 2016)
Somatic Psychotherapy „Osho Pulsation Basic Training“, Aneesha Dillon, Hamburg (2004)
Reiki 1. Attunement (1997), 2. Attunement, (1998), Reiki Master/Teacher (2006), Ute Plätzer, Health Practitioner and Reiki Master/Teacher, Hamburg
ImpactX Accelerator, Pamela Bruner Enterprises, North Carolina (2020-2021)
Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy, Sage Lavine, Santa Cruz (2018 – 2019)
MET- Women Intensive Training, Gabriele Berliner, Mallorca (2012 – 2014)
Soul Motion Workshops, Vinn Martí, Auroville, Hamburg (2009, 2010, 2011)
Expanding in Love. Radical Forgiveness in relationships , Colin Tipping, Hina Fruh, Hannover (2011)
Workshop for Radical Forgiveness, Colin Tipping, Hamburg (2010)
The rules of success, Pallas Seminare, Berlin (1998 – 1999)