Qualified psychologist, mediator (registered with the German “Bundesverband Mediation e.V.”), certified trainer for nonviolent communication (CNVC) and recognised by the German-speaking Fachverband GFK. I have over 15 years of experience as a CEO and have been a self-employed trainer since 1990, mediator and coach since 1999.
From Great Britain to Berlin
I have been working as a trainer for communication skills within large and small businesses, agencies, start-ups, non-profit organisations, schools, Kindergartens and various “short-term teams” since 1990. I completed my trainer education with ABF e.V.. Their fundamental humanist approach to social interactions greatly contributed to my decision to make Berlin my adopted home.
I have been mediating conflicts in organisations, teams, and businesses since 1999. I also trained new mediators in organisations between 2000-2008.
Meeting Marshall B. Rosenberg in 1999 fundamentally changed how I thought and acted, and I’ve been passing on the principles of nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2000. I aim for the integration and application of this life-affirming approach in everything that I do. I’m delighted to see the impact that is possible when restricted thinking opens up and a seemingly impossible situation is transformed. When actions are clear, authentic and well-considered, great strength emerges and, with it, sustainable change.
Experience in management positions
I am familiar with working together with organisations from industry, culture, politics, education and the social sector. When I held a position of management, the implementation of appreciative communication was very dear to me. For me, this means that the manager juggles respecting boundaries, giving impulses, acting economically, supporting growth in others and taking challenges seriously.
Practising co-operation with business partners, customers, employees, and colleagues – everyone can benefit from empathy and clarity in synchronicity. It secures the future of any organisation.
My work attitude
The one thing that’s most important to me is to live a life filled with ‘heart to heart’ connections… with me and the people sitting across from me. I’ll gladly meet every role, task and person I encounter with clear presence, authentic interest and a willingness to connect – taking them seriously – and simultaneously always searching for ease, joy, and effectiveness.
The way I work
Theoretical knowledge of how to do something does not always translate into practical application. That’s why my focus is on practical training and transferring those skills into everyday situations. I take a solution-oriented, empathic and creative approach to supporting you, and will do so in a way that the speed, methods, and content are adjusted to your needs.
My repertoire is eclectic and founded on humanistic approaches: systemic thinking/practice, visualisation methods, nonviolent communication, systemic consensing, holocracy, psychodrama, NLP, clean language, systemic constellation work, mediation.
"Life means connection."
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A selection of my clients
ACER – The European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
AIM Learning Solutions
CAMPUS FOUNDERS gGmbH
Council of the European Union
European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
European Commission – DGHR
Fusion for Energy (F4E)
JRC – Die Gemeinsame Forschungsstelle der EC/Joint Research Centre
EUROPOL – European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation
EBA – Die Europäische Bankenaufsichtsbehörde /European Banking Authority
ETF – The European Training Foundation
OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation)
Samuel Braun Immobilien & Hotels
Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
ZEWK – Zentraleinrichtung Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Kooperation
Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
SPX Consult GmbH
PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH
AWO – Arbeiterwohlfahrt Landesverband Berlin e.V:
Agaplesion Bethanie Diakonie
Der Paritätische Berlin
Die Diakonie Deutschland – Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung e. V.
Freikirche der Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten
Montessori Schule Göttingen
Kinder in Bewegung gGmbH
Die Reha gGmbH
Lebenshilfe Berlin und Sachsen-Anhalt
Sozialpädagogisches Fortbildungsinstitut Berlin-Brandenburg
Telefonseelsorge e.V. und Kirchliche Telefonseelsorge
VITA e.V. Berlin
KStar Fundus Berlin
Zauberberg Productions GmbH
House of Small Wonder
Neue Narrative Magazin
Vivantes – Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH
ZELOS Medical GmbH
MEDIPLUS BILDUNGSWERK gGmbH
BG Klinikum Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin gGmbH
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung