Vita

The actual business
Business design: Happy founder & owner of Women’s Springboard and 12xDesks;
creation, design, development and nurturing of own brands

Companionship for organizations:

  1. For owners (entrepreneurs/SME): 1:1-Companionship (‘midwifing’/consulting/mentoring in business design with a focus on strategy, marketing funnels, user experience)
  2. For leaders and managers in organizations (large, SME) and their teams: speaking, facilitation
      • inspiration: speaking engagements
      • conflict detection and resolution: training and workshops in interpersonal communication and conflict resolution with the focus to detect and address tensions and conflicts early to avoid the costs of high stages in conflicts (‘together in the abyss’)
      • empathy: training and workshops in empathic listening
      • decision-making: training and workshops in consensus-oriented decision-making

Research

»Why there can(not) be flow in a team within your organization.«
The research aims to provide a theoretical framework to support the emergence of interpersonal flow in teams then examine it in practice. Part-time DBA-program (Doctorate in Business Administration) since 2018, University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom).

Teaching Activities

  • Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany during the winter semesters 2012/13 through 2016/17 in the field of communication design
  • Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany in the field of media technique, typography and print during the summer semester in 2016

Awards

  • Finalist in International Speaker-Slam Munich 2017 and 2018
  • Dynamic Speaker Award 2017, Women Rocking Business Speaker Retreat, Monterey (USA)
  • Federal government winner (Germany) in typography, 1989
  • Winner in typography of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holstein is one of the 16 federal states in Germany), 1989

Chronological Order

  • Since 2019: Member of Women Speakers Association
  • “Women’s Springboard“ (www.WomensSpringboard.com); Founder & Owner; founded in 2018
    Women’s Springboard is both a network and a publisher to assist professional women in being more visible (German & English; worldwide delivery; hardcover, paperback, ebook)
  • 12xDesks“ (www.12xDesks.de); Founder & Owner; founded in 2014
    Ideation, design, prototyping of a table on wheels, which supports intensive communication in creative, innovative teams of any size. Development of the business model, branding, marketing and distribution channels. The tables are useful for design thinking and agile methods such as scrum and innovative events like world café

Fluent change from consulting and design to business design, companionship, facilitation and speaking for large, medium and small organizations; public and corporate sector

  • 2002 – 2008: Co-founder and member of Lions Club Kaiserin Friedrich in Bad Homburg
  • 1997 – 2005: Member of Junior Chamber International (JCI)
  • 1996 – 1999: Academic studies of business administration at Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie Mainz, Betriebswirtin (vwa)
  • 1994 – 2016: Consultant and designer; strategic marketing and corporate design for large, medium and small organizations; public and private sector
  • 1989 – 1994: Academic studies in Communication Design at FH Mainz; Diplom-Kommunikationsdesignerin (FH); the topic of the diploma was the development of a corporate identity and the design of a corporate design for a type design company in Germany
    Working Experiences during academic studies:
    Linotype (type foundry)
    Adrian Frutiger in Paris (type designer; creator of »Univers«, »Frutiger«, »Avenir« and more)
    Advertising Agencies, e.g. GGK (Advertising)
    Tradefair-Department of Hoechst AG (International Events & Trade fairs)
  • 1986 – 1989: recognized occupation requiring formal training as a Typographer/Media Designer;
    Winner in typography of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holstein is one of the 16 federal states in Germany), 1989;
    Federal government winner (Germany) in Typography, 1989
  • 1984 – 1986: Technical Diploma

*1967 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany