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Start with why

My Way to transformational inner growth

Spring 2003, 5th year of my career as Media Manager and Marketing Consultant: I had succeeded as competent consultant, as productive project-manager and as an assertive negotiator for efficient advertising placements in quite challenging environments. Challenges and responsibilities were continously growing in a more and more complex and international environment. In my private life, I was well settled, with all joy, compassion for family and friends, but as well with fears, loss and desease and doubts someone can face in any stadium of his life and in his social environment. I identified a special need to keep me capable to embrace stressful and complex challenges in all life-stages. I started my inner transformation journey with a walk by feet of approx. 1500 km across Southern France and North of Spain, split in 8 sequences – Exactly 10 years after my start in Arles, France, I arrived 2013 in Santiago de Compostella, Spain on July 25th, at the most important destination for Christian pilgrimage beside Jerusalem and The Vatikan.

I met a huge number of other walkers aiming for the same destination. All of us have multiple trigger for walking this way: Spiritual reflection, strengthening physical and mental endurance, enjoying beautiful nature, visiting amazing spots of medieval European architecture, encountering multicultural social life with people from all the World, feeling the sense of simple life – and seeking for inner growth.

This infinite walk describes, what is my biggest driver in life: Create value and to move on with an instinctive sense of what matters most and to affirm the challenges on the way as well as to embrace life as it is – rich and exhausted, beautiful and broken, deeply connected and disrupting, overwhelmingly generous and impermanent, endless strong but vulnerable, birth and death, Yin and Yan.

How

Courage and Humility – Mut versus Demut

It took some extra courage to finally arrive in SdC because of an unexpected event on the eve of July 25th 2013:  The fatal crash of a fast train at the entry of the city which had caused more than 70 dead and left many people seriously injured – a huge shock and silence came over the whole city on a day normally full of joy, music, fireworks for the anniversary of St. James.
The morning of my planned arrival, after a few minutes with hesitation I decided, that the end of life is an incontestable part of any walk and by being present in this town with silent compassion and simply to embrace the grief, this helps to affirm the course for change in the cycle of life.

The German word for courage is “Mut”. The German word for humility is “Demut” – I like to consider humility as an expression related to courage:
All my behaviour in profession and in all stages of life is driven by three values, confirmed by my personnel transformation walk:

Courage for sustainable value generation, Integrity, Respect – or in one word: Humility

The Way and my professional experience teaches me to succeed in these values by using these main skills: Act with intention and with holistic thinking, connecting with people and balancing an attitude of compassion combined with fearless, result-driven and honest communication.

The leaders, peers, teams and business-partner I have worked with in the past appreciated my commitment and my attitude not to confound commitment with blind allegiance – that keeps me on my way, like I followed my way on the Camino: Without GPS, but with my instinct and in collaboration with the community to follow for what matters most.

What I do

After my arrival in SdC I have not stopped with this walking exercise – The Way will always be on my transformational map and connections to this medieval path can be explored across all Europe.

So now and in the future, I am looking for on-going transformation as a competent and leading consultant and as Sparring-partner, connected with engaged and collaborative leaders sharing the desire to create the road-map of sustainable value-generation.

My passion is to provide a compass for value-driven, wellbeing-oriented holistic ecosystems and to facilitate the development of a collaborative mindset defined by purpose, compassion and empowerment.

My strong Communication excellence, my experience as business partner,  my leadership experience in complex systems driven by extremely dynamic changes, and my deep passion of building a culture of transformational development will be valuable ingredients for entrepreneurial and individual consultancy with purpose, for visionary collaborations and for conscious guidance.

Curriculum Vitae

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Latest activities and Aspirations

My Journey 2016/2017 – Time-out and recreation for a life with intention

July 2016 – March 2017: Recreation period – Work And Travel (South Africa – India – Bhutan – New Zealand – United States – Mexico) – Free-lancing consultancy projects.

Highlight in November / December 2016, relevant for business and life purposes: Follow me on my journey to Slow Change Experience, an entrepreneur workshop carried by the Centre of Gross National Happiness in Bhutan.  After the workshop I moved to the East-End of Bhutan to follow my own cause project as sponsor and mentor for a cooperative.

What is Now?

  • Active engagement in a non-for-profit community aiming for conscious leadership and holistic wisdom sharing: Wisdom Together e.V.
  • Lector activities
  • Kick-off for new approaches in transformational leadership:

Since May 2019 I attend a certification course to become a Facilitator in Transformational Leadership. Due to Covid-19 constraints the certification accomplishment is going to be delayed until September 2020. Have a look: Institute For Transformational Leadership, Berlin

From September 2019 until July 2020 I followed a Masterclass in Holistic Leadership Skills based on the principles of Gross National Happiness. During this process I have build the basement and pillars for my new professional set-up as Transformational Consultant, Coach and Facilitator. Have a look: Die Gestaltungskraft des Glücks

Zertifikat GNH Practitioner

What is coming next?

Soon to come in 2nd semester 2020 – Wandelmut!

Always On

Sharing what I experience in my deep connection with people and culture in Bhutan, about value-oriented wellbeing in cultural, social and business ecosystems to become an “advocate of Gross National Happiness” – for more insights follow this link Gross National Happiness – A Core Paradigm of Development and other related articles in my blog.

Continuation of my mentoring work for the Radhi YU-DROM Rice and Textile Cooperative, a grassroots initiative to bundle resources for increased income in rice-farming, to promote local production of hand-woved textiles to bring to a larger audience and to develop further incomes for the community by positioning the cooperative as touristic spot in East-Bhutan.