Who am I: (never stop asking that question…)

Cosmopolitan between London and the seaside, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Learning and Performance Institute, former Board Member of the eLearning Network, still supporting on strategy.

In the 5th half of my 20s, Experience on the corporate side and with startups, over a decade in high-pressure environments (3 of the top 5 consulting companies). I love working in projects. Lots of work in tech, and unapologetically #TeamHuman LPI badge.png

Author, avid reader, craft beer fan, Jewish, nonbinary, traveller, artist, systems practitioner, community builder and networker. Crazy curious – balance of big-picture thinking with practical implementation for impact.

ORCID-ID here. Coach Profile here. Certified in ValueMatch assessments.

A few things I care about here on YouTube. Brief “Why this? Why now?” here.
Living in Systems profile here where I’m a regular contributor.

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How I work:

  • Trained Coach (ICF standard) since 2007. Degrees in systems thinking/change as well as communication/psychology and some other stuff that lends itself to nerdy conversations in a pub. Certificates available if you’re into that sorta thing.
  • Strong focus on values and purpose. We go deep and make it practical so you actually implement what matters the most (free values worksheet here to get you started), or get the book , or the more academic angle
  • Topic expert for time management, project management, resilience and personal productivity at previous consulting employer with a good sense what is realistic and when it is worth pushing the envelope (I will push the envelope!)
  • High “BS-o-meter” paired with deep compassion. I do messy change for a living (I sometimes tell people I’m a “baggage handler” when they ask what I do). I’ve heard most of the excuses and I’ve been there myself; falling off the implementation wagon a few times trying to make significant shifts in life, or in business. Over the years, I found things that work – and I am going to share it with you so you can keep doing this yourself
  • Deep expertise in how humans learn and grow: Coaching, facilitation, own personal practice as well as license for psychotherapy in Germany (Heilpraktiker Psychotherapie), drawing from a broad range of approaches
  • Deep expertise in Learning and Change on the corporate side, driving large-scale change initiatives, global rollouts and building up various parts of L&D from scratch and design and delivery of leadership training, workshop facilitation
  • I practice what I preach. Ongoing research and integration of new developments in the field and a vibrant community of practice. Continuing own training and coaching. Connect on  Twitter to see what I’m up to these days.
  • Work across all forms of delivery and media, that includes fully virtually. 
  • Snapshot of how I see coaching: https://youtu.be/ugM1VyydUjs