examples of my work


Training of Trainers in Leadership and Management in the context of decentralisation in Tunisia


Formation des Formateurs en Leadership et Management pour soutenir la décentralisation en Tunisie


With so.komm Organisational and HR Development, supported a distributed team at Daimler AG to strengthen collaboration and adapt to change.


Changes from outside and within the organisation require new ways of collaborating - Arbeit 4.0. Best developed and recorded as a team agreement

Facilitating the annual meeting of the ESD-Expert Net, this year in Puebla, Mexico.


Members are experts on Education for Sustainable Development from India, South Africa, Germany and Mexico. The secretariat is run by Engagement Global.


Amazing work synergising to move ensure Education for Sustainable development is not merely an add-on subject, but a basis for education fo the next generation!


Leadership for Civil Society Organisations from francophone Africa


 Leadership pour Organisations Non-Gouvernementales (ONGs) de l'Afrique francophone

Leading Distributed / Virtual / Remote Teams incl. in fragile contexts


Team development, team leader coaching


Team support in the application of digital technologies to support effective team processes


Blended and online-only training courses 


Cross-functional Teams and lateral Leadership


Marrying cooperation on a level-playing field with best practise of project management requires lateral leadership:


Communication (including non-judgemental feedback)


to exchange perceptions on roles and responsibilities,...

...goals and potential stumbling blocks on the path forward


Facilitating the Labour Solutions Forum of the Forest Stewardship Council in Geneva


Holding the space for a dialogue among unions, employer-associations, certification companies, social and environmental organisations...from the Global South and Global North

IDEENGARTEN: Integrating a Design Thinking format for 200 people in an Open Space works!


Creativity happens when enabled to follow your impulse: participants chose however to spend the time - classic group discussion, theater improvisation, or just having coffee.....or within a structured Design Thinking format - wonderfully co-facilitated by Alanus students I had trained.


Open Space setting for collaboration & networking: starting with market place of topics, then working in DT working groups and 'free formats', and finally presenting all ideas to the forum. Visualising contacts for an asynchronous Sounding Board & Seed Crowdfunding of the amazing WOLANG conference team!

Online Facilitation


Facilitating and training for online or blended Workshops, Conferences, Webinars, E-Learning


...using state-of-the-art technology to increase the human interaction in the virtual world

...it's all possible: virtual large group conferences, brainstorms, stand-ups, reflective exercises, employee talks, conflict resolution, games (charades;), design sprints, co-working and co-creating!

Training Facilitation of Multi-stakeholder Consultations


Achieving tangible results while enabling everyone to feel heard


Facilitating listening to those "you may not agree with, like or trust" (Kahane, A.) in a respectful dialogue whilst recognising valid differences in perspective

First-time team leaders


Often advancing their career due to specific expertise, first-time team leaders find themselves spending most of their time with management and team leadership, with little training in that field. In addition, they need to find their identity in the new role, suddenly regarded as 'the boss' or a representative of 'the employer' by colleagues who behave differently than before when they were on the same rank, sometimes coupled with jealousy and doubting their capabilities.


International speaker at a conference in Delhi


on sustainable trade approaches, together with IFOAM's Bernward Geier, Jose Bové, Vandana Shiva and others


Climate Change Communication


How can we inspire positive feelings when "climate change" feels so 'cold', abstract, distant or bewildering?


Inspire community by appealing to intrinsic motivation, emotions and stories about win-win solutions that solve more tangible issues...



Design Thinking and related approaches


empathy with the 'user' by exploring their world + a diverse group of passionate individuals + safe space for new ideas and failing = the basis for innovative solutions


Sensing Journey to Tblisi's Impact Hub to learn about Georgia's Public Service innovation inspired by UNDP's Innovation Expert Khatuna Sandroshvili using User-centred Design & Reverse Engineering. With Mahinakhon Suleymanova and Uluk Kydyrbaev 


Co-facilitating the Design Thinking-based "Festival der Taten" at the Malzfabrik in Berlin.


400 young adults developing inspiring ideas for linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - giving me hope for the future!

Taking the meta-perspective...in our seminar room on the 36th floor in Bangkok


Appreciating the effort participants took to come to our training: On the Check-in question "How are you here today?", participants  from Laos, Cambodia, Malawi, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq and other places told us how many forms of transport they took, including even a boat!


"Collaboration & Coordination of Teams" for team coordinators without direct reports have the chance to practise what works best anyway: lateral leadership and peer collaboration!

 Innovative Methods: toy constellations for exploring a 'SYSTEM'

after initial scepticism also enjoyed by high-ranking officials


Who is where? Why? Do you all agree on the setup? What does it look like from the other side? What happens if we move this piece? What do we want our ideal future to look like? 


Facilitating Dialogues on Customs Unions in Africa


with inspiring Martin Kalungu-Banda, high-ranking officials from all over Africa and WTO-negotiators & EU trade union representatives


...  actively listening, sharing experiences and reflecting about pathways forward


Flexibly adapting to the circumstances


teaching on the floor...


 ...as international faculty in a course of Vandana Shiva's Navdanya project in northern India

 Multilingual Stakeholder Consultation


with producers, traders and organisational representatives from all over anglophone and francophone Africa, outside of Nairobi


...facilitating with translators and bilingual materials and visualisation... 

managing to achieve understanding and a group feeling despite the language barriers!


Outside and physical activities


to re-energise our bodies during workshops


to experience situations in a profound way


and get out of our heads!

Working with cards - on physical and virtual pinboards


enabling participatory and creative processes...clustering into order later


Social Media Consulting & Training


Digital competencies for team leaders, community management of alumni, dealing with shitstorms, bots and algorhythms - and - the beauty of virtual communities of practise



Needs Assessment for a leadership programme in Central Asia


.... lucky to witness a Buzkashi game on horseback in Kyrgyzstan at -20° C

Organising multi-lateral Forum with World Bank and GIZ


"Frontiers in Leading Change" with Peter Senge, Dave Snowden, Robert Hanig and many other thought leaders on change leadership


Article on Leadership for Sustainability and Learning as the meta-competency in times of rapid change (German), p 62


in the 15 year anniversary booklet of the MBA Sustainability Management



Editing the text outlining the principles of the Change Days


Change Days is an approach piloted via the Berlin Change Days taking place every autumn and now implemented more widely.

Peer Reviewing Handbooks for Facilitation

authored by admired colleagues and produced by the Leadership Development Group of GIZ's Academy for International Cooperation

Leadership for Global Responsibility - Toolbox
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The Art of Facilitating Leadership for Global Responsbility
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Diversity and Gender in Facilitating Leadership for Global Responsibility
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