examples of my work


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...

Facilitating the annual meeting of the ESD-Expert Net 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 across countries to ensure Education for Sustainable development is not merely an add-on subject, but a basis for education fo the next generation!

Online Facilitation


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


...it's all possible: virtual large group conferences, world cafés, Fishbowl dialogues, guided tours in gallery walks, Open Space session, brainstorms, stand-ups, reflective exercises, employee talks, conflict resolution, games (charades;), design sprints, co-working and co-creating!


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


For so.komm, 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.


Leadership for Civil Society Organisations from francophone Africa


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

Facilitating in the virtual world - with relationship, focus and committment - "Begleitung von Online-Treffen – mit Beziehung, Fokus und Verbindlichkeit in der virtuellen Welt facilitieren "


Honoured to be training at Jutta Weimar's Facilitation Academy (Berlin) where we explore how we can enable relationship, focus and committment in groups.


"This is the first 3h meeting I have experienced where I don't feel exhausted afterwards!"

Faculty at Virtual Collaboration Campus


Enjoyed my sessions with great participants and co-facilitators on

  • Visualising in Online Calls
  • Best practise in Online Facilitation
  • Collaboration with Microsoft Teams - an introduction
  • Using Planning tools like Trello or MS Planner for team cohesion (and conflict prevention!)
  • Collaborating across timezones

Leading Distributed Virtual Remote Teams incl. in fragile contexts


Online, Blended and On-premise training courses


Team development, team leader coaching


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


Digitalisation is a Change Process!


...that is closely connected to new ways of working #Work 4.0


...involving fears, resistance, different speeds of adoption, new language and behaviours


Supporting organisations through e.g.


...training of team leaders, department heads, assistants / secretaries and other target groups

...consulting on the processes of introduction to bring staff with you

...team workshops to develop agreements on digital collaboration


Applying a user-centric approach: where is my target group at? What are their needs? Where are their fears and pains? ... and letting them develop where the gains can be!


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!

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!


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


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 


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

Appreciating the effort to come to our training in Bangkok on the 39th floor: 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 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 combined with the best of classic and agile project management.

Working with participatory processes - 'analogue' and digitally


The best agenda and 'harvesting' is one that enables participants to prioritise and give meaning themselves. Story-telling, working with cards, post-its or digital interactive software allows participants to initially not limit themselves and openly share and listen to what is arising...and then go into a process of bringing it into shape - strategy, action plan, collection of tools...

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 peers.

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


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

 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? 


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!


International speaker at a conference in Delhi


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



Needs Assessment for a leadership programme in Central Asia with participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, including a module in Georgia


.... 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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