Respect for people and their striving for continuous improvement are the core principles and motivating drivers of my work.
The same applies for healthy, successful companies around the globe: Respect for people and continuous improvement stand as main pillars in their center. Large global enterprises, e.g. Toyota, as well as agile young German IT companies, e.g. sipgate, practise and maintain this business culture.
Independent of size, history and business sector, at the core it is about principles like “develop people and teams, then build products“ (lean production by Toyota) and agile principles like “responding to change over following a plan“ (Manifesto for Agile Software Development).
After starting studying law in Bonn I first moved to Hamburg, gate to the world, and after successfully mastering my first Staatsexamen from there I then went out to New Zealand where I completed a LLM International Environmental Law degree at the University of Auckland. I returned to Hamburg for my Referendariat and second Staatsexamen.
I lived and worked for many years in many different countries and diverse cultures: New Zealand, Ethiopia, South Africa, Rwanda, Australia, most recently in Myanmar where I worked for the UN. I am a German attorney, trained mediator and certified scrum master. The world is still my oyster, but Germany is home. Back in Germany I worked for two years at my alma mater, the Universität Hamburg, before I followed the calling of criminal defense. I was a defense attorney with heart and soul, however the second pillar of my core mission, striving for continuous improvement, did not play a fundamental role in daily proceedings. I therefore refocused on what is crucial to me: bringing people together, mediating, supporting them to be and give their best, facilitating entrepreneurship, creating added value in organizations.
My work now as a business mediator, facilitator and business consultant, coach for executives is my profession. Nothing achieves more respect for people and more accomplishes their striving for continuous improvement in organizations than optimally deploying their full potential of knowledge, value creation and leadership.