Our specialty is helping leaders and organizations to take complex issues and have them flourish within their specific environment towards the best possible impact. You can expect up-to-date knowledge, sound expertise and a pragmatic approach. spice in presence offers innovative, down-to-earth concepts that are feasible and - because of their truly speaking to your strengths - easy to implement. Engagement of all involved isnâ€™t a last, almost tedious step after all is done. It is the engine and life throughout the process - itâ€™s your key to success.
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In my role as a senior consultant I supported medium- and large-sized enterprises for many years in analysis, implementation and optimization of IT-supported learning and organizational processes (industries: ICT/ Finance / Energy / Trade / Consumer / HealthCare / Public Sector).
My professional background comprises sound process and IT know-how, comprehensive sales and project management experience of complex projects and interdisciplinary, distributed teams as well as management and leadership practice of many years.
I have supported numerous participants in class-room trainings, online courses and communities as a trainer, tutor and facilitator.
Before entering IT industry, I engaged myself within the social sector in an institution of youth welfare for several years.
My own continuous development meeting high quality standards is essential to me.
Iâ€˜m internationally and profoundly trained: Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner (Corporation for Positive Change), Narrative Coaching and Design (Center for Narrative Coaching and Leadership), organization development based on a systemic-analytical approach (oezpa, DBVC-accredited) and I am a trained Co-ActiveÂ® Coach (The Coaches Training Institute CTI).
I am Certified NeuroTransformational Coach CNTC and ICF Coach Member.
Furthermore I've been engaging in Design Thinking as an effective process for innovation and change for many years.
spice in presence perceives itself as a â€™smart gridâ€˜ for organizational culture, learning and development - in the best interest of your achievements.
An international competence network of specialists and partners enables truthful cooperation of high value - flexibly tailored to your needs.
I am Associate Partner of the European Center for Positive Change
What else you may want to know:
I love to work with people who know how to laugh - at the situation and at themselves.
I find inspiration in photography, jazz, film, writing and art, and also in stimulating dialogue with open-minded people, crossing horizons. My passion is traveling. It's always the best place for me to learn about myself and open up to new perspectives.
My private â€˜home baseâ€˜ is Cologne, same as for spice in presence.
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