Education and Qualifications

  • Bergische Universität-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal: Literary Scholarship, Philosophy and the History of Modern German Literature and Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Department of Social Sciences: Master Programme "Organizational Development"; Thesis (empirical): "Impulses from the Organized Anarchy - Organizational Development as Search for Order" (Grade: 1,0)
  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF
  • Internationally certified NLP-Practitioner, DVNLP (October 2008 – May 2010)
  • Internationally certified NLP-Master, DVNLP (July 2009 – July 2010)
  • Problem solving and creativity techniques, Spectral Consult (September 1997)
  • Communications Specialist, IHK (October 1998 to November 2000)
  • Master of Communications, BDW (October 1998 to November 2000)

Work Experience

  • Freelance journalist for Rheinische Post (regional daily) and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (broadcast), Solingen and Wuppertal (1985 - 1990)
  • Spokesperson, change agent and coach, Sport- und Kulturzentrum Ittertal gGmbH, a Non-Profit-Organization in Solingen, specialized on welfare for work (1991 - 2001)
  • Senior Consultant PR at Wichmann Communications GmbH, Dusseldorf (2002 - 2004)
  • Head of Public Relations, Aha! – Agentur für Handelsmarketing GmbH, Cologne, Germany (2004 - 2010)
  • Director, Coach, Trainer of “Strategie 108 Coaching & Training” (self-employed since 2010)