Are you ready to realize your deeper dream
of human becoming?
Clients don’t bring a coaching issue. Clients bring a life issue that touches upon multiple dimensions in their lives, for example the institutions they work in, their relationships, their social and economic contexts, their leadership style or their cultural values and deeply held beliefs. As these aspects influence each other and co-evolve in a complex dance of interdependence, it is critical to understand and engage with the deeper, underlying principles of change. This allows to build much deeper contextual capacities that last, never mind if conditions or circumstances change again.
As an integrative change practitioner, I stand firmly on an inter-disciplinary developmental framework and set of practices. This allows me to shift between roles and context, to attune to whatever arises in the moment, and to focus on addressing your issue at hand without losing the thread or being confined to one disciplinary silo.
Over the course of my varied career, I have worked in the IT and public relations industries as well as with diverse actors in the global peace and conflict sector. My roles included, among others, Deputy Chief Human Resources for the United Nations mission in South Sudan, Knowledge Management Specialist at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Quality Management and Performance Improvement Officer at a United Nations regional service center, and Strategy Consultant for the Afghanistan High Peace Council in Kabul.
In the past I also worked with the African Union, the Center of International Peace Operations, the Center of International Migration, with Afghan civil society actors and governmental departments.
I also collaborated as Senior Research Associate with London School of Economics Complexity Group during which I co-edited a Handbook on Research Methods in Complexity Science (2018).
As of 2020, I live in Taipei and work as in independent integrative development practitioner, change manager and coach. Taiwan Employment Gold Card holder.
I am passionate about leading and inspiring others to grow personally and professionally. I bring vitality and enthusiasm to the discipline of integrative development work. Born and raised in Germany, my deep curiosity led me to explore different cultures and various professional paths, allowing me to explore what it means to face new challenges, to navigate in complex organizational and societal environments and to deeply appreciate human connections and collaboration.
I am a lifetime learner with a proactive attitude, high sensitivity and emotional intelligence, allowing me to engage and motivate colleagues, teams and leaders alike. My ability to foster relationships and build consensus, along with my solutions-oriented attitude, have been instrumental in working towards successful organizational transformation.
I listen deeply and I observe holistically in order to help my clients identify and cultivate their most impactful capacities so that they can respond to today's challenges with wisdom, purpose and compassion.
My professional education includes, among others:
Master’s degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change, offered by HEC Paris and Oxford University (the highly interdisciplinary program has recently been renamed MsC in Change Leadership).
Professional Integral Coach certification with New Ventures West and Thirdspace (ACTP).
Professional Integrative Development Practitioner certification with the Moment Institute.
ACC accreditation and membership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Certified Peace and Conflict Consultant with the Academy of Conflict Transformation.
Various learning programs with the United Nations and the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, including the UN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination and UN Staff Officer course.
Certificates in Conflict management, Organizational development and Change management with denkmodell and MDF.
Certificates in Holism and leadership, Complexity and collaboration, Green entrepreneurship and Theory U with Schumacher College.
During 2021-22, I obtained training certificates in basic and advanced Enneagram work, basic and advanced Focusing work with Ruth Hirsch, and Advanced coaching with Aletheia.
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