Vita

Research

Interpersonal flow (the flow state between two or more humans) in teams that create, design and innovate; University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom) since 2018 in the DBA-Programme (Doctorate in Business Administration)

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

The actual business:
For fun:
Business design of own business models that become brands (Women’s Springboard and 12xDesks; see below);
For owners (SME): Companionship (consulting in strategy, marketing funnels, user experience design, corporate design) for business owners and their teams;
For leaders: Consulting, facilitation, trainings for leaders and their teams in larger companies to emerge flow in the team;
For people wanting some inspiration: Speaking engagements

  • 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 to book stores and online; books can be published as 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 in the past from consulting and design for SME, the public and corporate sector to business design

  • 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 SME, public and corporate 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