Dr. Ruth Adam is a neuroscientist, data scientist and a yoga teacher. After her Ph.D. in neuroscience she conducted research in various topics and institutions including the Max-Planck-Institute and the University Hospital of Munich (LMU) before transitioning to industry, giving her firsthand knowledge of the challenges in conducting a Ph.D. and the research & industry-life thereafter. She is a certified yoga teacher since 2012, and has since completed the advanced as well as pre- and postnatal teacher trainings. She has many years of teaching experience in both yoga and academia. The methods that will be taught here helped her throughout her career to relieve stress.

Esther Arens, M.A. studied political science at the LMU Munich. After working there as a research assistant, she founded the training and consulting company Esther Arens - Kompass für Bildung (Munich). Her core competences include "academic work and writing", "learning management", "efficient reading" and "didactics". She has been working as a lecturer/trainer at universities, colleges and independent educational institutions for a total of 18 years and trains specialists and managers. She also advises and coaches doctoral candidates and students.

Dr. phil. Aniko Balazs is an independent writing consultant with extensive experience in facilitating academic writing and communication. Her professional background has predisposed her to building bridges between cultures and languages, as well as between representatives of different disciplines. Before obtaining her PhD in comparative sociolinguistics, she graduated as a teacher of English and Russian language and literature. For more than twenty years, she has worked as a translator and interpreter in English, Russian, German and Hungarian in the fields of medicine and information technology. Since the establishment of the TUM Graduate School in 2009, she has been teaching generations of doctoral candidates in in-house writing courses and kick-off seminars. As a freelance trainer, she runs workshops and courses on scientific and technical writing for universities, research centres, graduate schools and industry partners, and provides individual writing and editing consultancy.

Daniel Barth is supporting international companies as a coach, consultant and facilitator on their way to more innovation, agility and organization. Originally majoring in cultural studies (focusing on China and Japan) he made his way into the start-up scene of Munich. Inspired by entrepreneurial theory and methods of innovation, he co-founded the creaffective GmbH in 2013 and has been a part of the team ever since. His main focus topics are effective collaboration and creativity, corporate innovation, and dynamic forms of leadership.

Dr. Thomas Becker works as a trainer and consultant for project management, team collaboration, and organizational development. He helps companies, individual teams, and public institutions with the design of projects and agile teams. Thomas graduated from the field of computational linguistics and holds a Ph.D. in sociology.

Thomas Benischke is a Master of Business and Economics Education, consultant, trainer, and coach.
The main areas of his professional competencies are leadership development, conflict management, communication, facilitation, presentation and teambuilding, as well as assessment center and coaching.


  • Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)

  • Systemic Constellation, Institut TEAM, Gilching

  • 2-year education as Systemic Consultant, Simon, Weber and Friends GmbH, Heidelberg

  • Certified for CWQ3 – Culture in the Workplace QuestionnaireTM

  • Further education in Communication and Leadership, IWL Seminare GmbH (Schulz von Thun); Didactics, Suggestopedia and Consulting

  • Trainer for Leadership Development, Manager for Trainees with personnel responsibilities

  • Study of Business Education and English at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and the City College of New York City

  • International and intercultural experiences (studies and stay abroad)

  • Teacher at vocational schools in the City of Munich

  • Traineeship: Bank clerk


  • Manufacturing and trade, marketing, media, administration, insurance enterprises, universities.

Counselling and training topics

  • Seminars and workshops concerning leadership , leadership concepts and practices, healthy leadership, transformationa l leadership, building teams, mental health
  • Design and moderation of workshops
  • Change Project management
  • Individual coaching
  • Publication: "Individualcoaching und das Finden von Visionen «in:»Vision Mission Werte: Die Basis der Leitbild und Strategieentwicklung". Dagmar Werther (Hrsg.). Beltz Verlag 2015.


  • Diploma in psychology, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (Dipl. Psych.)
  • Executive Master of Business Engineering, Hochschule St. Gallen, Executive MBE (HSG)
  • 4 years head of sales and marketin g, European Consultancy Networks Ltd.
  • 4 years head of of synergies GmbH (Turn Around Consulting)
  • Self employed since 2000
  • Partner of Management Centrum Schloss Lautrach since 2008

Advanced Trainings

  • Qualification in Gestalt Psychology, Gestalt Institute Cleveland, USA
  • Vocational training in systems´ theory at IBM University Bad Herrenberg
  • DPI accredited trainer (Developing People International) YORK Associates, UK
  • Training in group dynamics with Dr. Klaus Doppler
  • 12 day program: thinking and interacting in a system´s context with Torsten Groth, Management Zentrum Witten
  • Educational program: a systemic perspective on family owned companies with Prof. Arist von Schlippe
  • Certified “Business at Centrum f ür integrative Psychotherapie (CIP), Munich

As a freelance trainer, Dr. Duygu Brandstetter runs workshops and courses since 2004 on leadership, design thinking, agile mindset, strategy, lean and shopfloor management. agister in pedagogy, psychology and german studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. PhD. in a cooperation research with the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and Technische Universität München. Until  2013 employee Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TUM (Department for Product Development, Center for Social Competence and Management Training). Dr. Duygu Brandstetter received the TUM Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal in 2012 “in honor of her exemplary commitment as head of the Center for Social Competence and Management Training”. Self employed since 2013. See more on: https://www.mehrwertschafferin.de

Micha Brück graduated from TUM in 1997 as an agricultural engineer. He has been working as a minister for more than 18 years and is a certified counselor at “Bildungsinitiative”. He focuses especially on personality development and relational leadership, training young people to develop and use their communication and leadership skills. He also works with experienced leaders and coaches leadership teams. Furthermore, he is executive director and teacher at the EBS, an international Christian school with focus on skills training, interpersonal relationships, family life and leadership. Micha Brück has been married for 17 years and is a father of two children. In his free time he is a passionate motorcyclist.

Dr. Markus Burger holds a B.A. and M.Sc. from Oxford University and a PhD from FU Berlin. He learned his skills while working as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He has produced slides and stories for Fortune-500 management boards and academic top conferences in Germany, Europe and the US.

Francesca Carlin is an American communication trainer and personal coach. For over a decade, she has helped professionals improve their public speaking, develop their presence, and apply the practice of mindful communication. She has worked in Russia and the U.S. and is currently working in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Francesca is a trained actress and studied theatre at Boston and Harvard University. Over the years she has found that using acting techniques and exercises helps people to overcome personal barriers and to become more effective communicators. With her background in the performing arts, she has created a unique approach to her workshops and trainings, in which she incorporates and implements the best practices from both the world of communication skills development and theater.

Dr. Matthias Creydt ist Rechtsanwalt und seit über 20 Jahren in dem Bereich des Exportkontrollrechts und der Export Compliance tätig. Während dieser Zeit hat er u.a. für das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt gearbeitet, für einen Motorenentwickler im Automobilbereich sowie für Airbus, bevor er eine auf diesem Gebiet spezialisierte Rechtsanwaltskanzlei gegründet hat.

Dr. Luisa Demant is a Facilitator for Yoga, Embodiment and Professional Development.
Dr. Luisa Demant lives in London (Tower Hamelts) and work with individuals as well as groups and offer yoga classes, group workshops and individual coaching sessions. She is also working in co-operation with the National Health Service (NHS) as well as Queen Mary University.


Dr. Sandra Dierig is a consultant for project management. With her consulting firm einszeit managementberatung & coaching she works for universities as well as for companies in the private sector. For the company ifok she works as a senior consultant in the Project Management Office. Her focus in each case is on building structures, processes and competencies for project management among employees and for the organization as a whole. Ms. Dierig earned her doctorate in project management and has been giving seminars for doctoral students and post docs at various universities for 20 years.

Kerstin Dübner-Gee is responsible for the internal program development in the Fraunhofer Academy's education management team since July 2014. Her main focus is on program development for Fraunhofer's research management. She holds a master in Human Resources Development, a diploma in Social Work and is a systemic advisor as well as a career coach. Her work experience in science-, network- and research management is manifold. She worked inter alia as the coordinator of the future concept of TU Munich for TUM's presidental office for the German excellence initiative and as the head of a novel recruiting initiative of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.

Michelle Eberhard, lives in Munich and grew up bilingually - German-Russian. She studied Social and Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Organisational Anthropology and Intercultural Communication, during which she was qualified as an intercultural trainer and awarded the German Scholarship. In addition to her studies, she researched corporate culture at one German and one Malaysian location of a German corporation, trained as an international work camp leader, gained experience in NGO work in Jordan, worked in the field of sustainability and deepened her skills as an intercultural trainer on a voluntary basis within the student association SINIK (Student Initiative for Intercultural Communication). As a trainer, she works on the topics of culture(s), intercultural communication, change of perspective, diversity, intercultural sensitization and collaboration in diverse teams.

Prof. Dr. Guido Ellert received his diploma in science of sports and politics from the TUM, his PhD in communication psychology also from TUM. Since 2007 he is professor for Media Management at the MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication, and since 2013 he leads the Mediamanagement School in Munich as vice chair. Additionally, he works as a vice director for the AUDI Research Institute. His main research interests are in the management of the unexpected in complex systems, high performance teams, co-creation and service experience in sports- and liveworlds. Together with colleagues, he has published several papers in different international journals to these topics.

Dr. Alexander Egeling is a certified trainer and coach for scientists. He studied and worked at universities in Germany, Australia, and Canada. Specializing in research management, career planning and communication, he has more than 10 years of experience in higher education training. You can also book individual coaching sessions with him. Learn more on www.alexander-egeling.de

Wolfgang Fänderl, Päd. M.A. hat neben seinem Studium in Sozialwissenschaften und diversen anderen Fortbildungen, viel Praxiserfahrung in Coaching- und Workhop-Arbeit. Er berät und begleitet Organisationen, Netzwerke und Kommunen bei Fragen des Kooperationsmanagements. Sein Schwerpunkt in einem Forschungsprojekt der Bertelsmann-Stiftung an der LMU München war die Vereinbarkeit von Eigensinn und Gemeinsinn bei Beteiligungsprozessen. Aus diesen Forschungsergebnissen sind eine Reihe praxisorientierter Erkenntnisse und Methoden entstanden, die sowohl persönliche, gruppendynamische wie gesellschaftliche Prozesse unterstützen helfen.

Dr. Angela Firmhofer is a geographer and cultural scientist working as trainer and consultant. Her focus is on personality development and sustainable transformation. She supports people in discovering and developing their own potential, in living authentically, lovingly, motivated, communicatively competent and self-confidently and in promoting positive change for themselves, others and the world.
See more on: https://www.change-i.de/


Andrei Flueras studied psychology at the University of Vienna and economics with a focus on human resource management at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna both with distinction. In addition, he is a certified project manager according to IPMA®, organizational consultant, coach and trainer.

With his many years of leadership and project management experience, he has successfully managed organizational development, personnel development and change projects in the university sector.

For more than ten years, Andrei Flueras has been working successfully as an independent trainer and coach for both profit and non-profit organizations. At the Karl Franzens University in Graz, he designed and led the postgraduate university course for social media management and held courses in his areas of expertise: agile and classic project management, leadership, communication and team development.

David Giltner, PhD, has spent more than twenty years developing cutting-edge photonics technologies into commercial products in the fields of optical communications, remote sensing, directed energy, and scientific instrumentation. David has developed the unique ability to function well in both highly technical and business circles and has often functioned as an interpreter to help these two worlds communicate more productively. In 2017 he started TurningScience to provide training and support for scientists of all disciplines seeking to enter the private sector as employees, collaborators, or entrepreneurs.

David is the author of the books Turning Science into Things People Need and It’s a Game, not a Formula, and is an internationally recognized speaker and mentor on the topics of technology commercialization, product development, and career design. David has a BS and PhD in physics and holds seven patents in the fields of laser spectroscopy and optical communications.

Barbara von Graeve works in media and marketing since the beginning of her career. After several positions in publishing companies and advertising- and pr-agencies she settled at the marketing magazine “Werben & Verkaufen”. She soon became head of events and turned the division from a cost- to a profit-center. Because she was wandering why so many women where working at the company and still most of the leading positions where occupied by men, she founded the “W&V women network” for women in the media and marketing industry.

Since 2018, Barbara works as a senior consultant at FKi Diversity for Success with companies like Deutsche Bahn or Volkswagen on the task to get more women in leadership positions and becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization. On the basis of facts & figures the FKi provides KPIs and effective measures to work sustainably on that goal.


Elisabeth Grenzebach studied sinology and economics in Munich, Berlin, and Taiwan. She was research assistant at the Free University of Berlin and worked as editor-in-chief at the Handelsblatt publishing group. Since 2006, Elisabeth Grenzebach has been managing director of a training agency for writing. Her topics are scientific, technical, and creative writing; correspondence; as well as proposal and paper writing. As a writing trainer, she works for universities, companies, and agencies. In addition, she has finished a coaching training that enables her to help people find their personal carrier path.


Dr. Markus Gyger obtained a PhD in biophysics from the University of Leipzig. Since 2011, he has been working as a freelance trainer and coach. The focus of his work is to equip prospective managers and junior scientists with the key skills necessary for a successful career: performing convincingly in front of an audience, organizing their work effectively and conducting meetings in a goal-oriented manner. For further information see: www.gyger-training.de.

Felix Hagleitner has a broad experience in different industries, having worked in multiple start-ups, company builders, consulting firms, and industry leading corporations. In each field, he recognized that the same skill determined a big share of success: Communication. Hence, his passion is to train others to communicate more efficiently and visible – first, in his own start up and now as trainer at the UnternehmerTUM. Together, we will work on different methods on how to excite the world about you and your research – in your own words.

Dr. Peter O. Hahn is a 69 year old physicist, who spent 30 years in the semiconductor industry; 10 years in research, 10 years in development and 10 years in marketing in leading positions. 2 years he spent as a Post Doc in the USA (IBM Yorktown Heights) and 4 years in Asia (Singapore) as marketing director responsible for Asia. After his professional career he worked as consultant and trainer at companies, universities and business schools. He focuses always on the impact and influence of culture (people from different countries) on management and negotiatons in business. During his professional career he realized that this is a very important skill and competence for success in business.

Prof. Dr. Dominik Hammer has the chair of International Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Business School since 2013. Previously he was working as Head of Business Administration at Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG , Munich and as Director of Sanfield (INdia) Ltd. at Bhopal, India. After his military carreer as a staff officer in the german army he was working as a scientific assistant at the chair of International Management (Prof. Dr. Hans A. Wüthrich) at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich and received a doctor´s degree (phd) in 2008. Prof. Hammer is also lecturer for International Strategy at the CASC MBA programme of the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich. He studied economics and organizational sciences at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich and at the Texas State University at Austin, USA. As a state qualified military mountain guide together with a partner he founded his own alpine school »Blue Mountain Spirit«, at Nußdorf am Inn. He is research partner and academic advisor of Musterbrecher® Managementberater Osmetz+Kaduk Partnerschaft at Taufkirchen and co-author of the management bestseller »Musterbrecher – Die Kunst das Spiel zu drehen«.

Dr. Stephan Haug is head of statistical consulting at TUM and member of the Mathematics Department. He has been teaching R courses in different variations for the TUM Graduate School since 2010.

Dr. Thomas Hausbeck’s practice focuses on advising SMEs, their shareholders and management on corporate and insolvency law and on related litigation. Dr. Hausbeck has many years of tactical and trial experience in the following areas: support and resolution of disputes under corporate law (corporate litigation),disputes with insolvency administrators, in particular relating to insolvency avoidance as well as general manager and shareholder liability.

Andreas Hauser studied, travelled, lived and worked in more than 90 countries across the globe. As an intercultural trainer and coach, he has a record of preparing over 15.000 participants from more than 150 countries for intercultural challenges world-wide, both in business and academic fields. In his inspiring training work, he builds a bridge between German value system and international culture dynamics.

Jeremiah Hendren has worked as lecturer and consultant in communication for over a decade, working especially with scientists and science-based startups. He was a lecturer in scientific writing at TUM from 2012 to 2019, first at the Language Center and then at ProLehre | Media & Didactics. During this time, he also served as the founding coordinator of TUM’s English Writing Center, helping grow the program into a robust service reaching over 4,000 TUM students per year.

Jeremiah left his position at TUM to pursue his PhD in linguistics and science communication (at LMU, in collaboration with UW–Madison, USA), which he expects to complete in 2023. He also holds an MA in English from LMU Munich and a BA in Social Studies from Harvard College. Homepage: hendrenwriting.com

Christian A. Herbst is a passionate motorcyclist and he knows how to take the windy roads in life and what to do, when the going gets tough. Early in his career, he started out as real estate agent and then consequently developed his coaching and teaching skills. He led an international school for leadership development, holds a degree in solution focused short therapy, is teaching at a Swiss coaching school and brings more than 20 years of experience as a leader, speaker, coach and trainer. In the last three years, he has focused on human resource development and succession planning. He loves helping people make the necessary changes for growth in their businesses or in their lives.

Dr. Sarah Kersten holds a doctorate in sociology and works in Learning and
Development for various research institutions and companies. Since 2019 she
supports young professionals in their personal growth as a workshop facilitator
and life coach, with a focus on personal development, strengths and potentials,
career planning, time and self-management.

Birgit Koch, Trainer for Leadership, Systematic Coaching for Teams and Project management for more than 20 years. She has been running her own company ÜBERBLICK-Systemisches Coaching since January 2003. Since that time, she has Experience as a trainer and Coach in universities, companies and Non -Profit Organizations. For her it is important to consider the individual concerns of individuals and her ability to motivate them to initiate structured processes and to maintain an overview sets desired changes in motion. With her Hanseatic nature, she speaks plainly and contributes with her many years of experience so that you achieve your goals.

Thomas Koch is a research management consultant, business trainer and coach. Holding a PhD in physical chemistry from the UK, he has 11 years of international research experience. For 13 years he has worked as a research manager and senior administrator at the universities in Bochum (RUB) and Munich (LMU), delivering high-level support and advisory services for both researchers and university top management. His professional focus covers research strategy, external research funding, knowledge and technology transfer as well as early career researcher development.

In 2016 he started up his own consultancy, academic futures, to provide hands-on workshops and individual guidance for researchers to realise their research ideas and career objectives. He also supports higher education institutions and research institutes in strategy processes and organisational development.

Dr. Iris Köhler is a career coach and experienced scientist. She studied agricultural sciences and received her doctorate at the Technical University of Munich in 2013. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Illinois, she switched to science management and coordinated the graduate school of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig. She’s passionate about supporting young scientists and therefore in 2018, she decided to found her own coaching and training company "The Scientist Coach”. Because of her scientific background, she knows exactly the challenges that young scientists are facing when it comes to career planning. And as a trained career coach and experienced course instructor, she has the right tools to help young scientists tackle those challenges, develop their own career path and discover their competencies.


Tim Korver has experiences in teaching English Communication Skills in a range of industries for more than ten years. After his studies in South Africa, he went to Australia and United Kingdom for several years working among others as a Business English teacher. Since 2004 he owns a language school in Munich providing in-company for Business Communication skills. His focus areas are in the development of communicative competences for meetings, negotiations, telephoning and emails.

- Future of Work Psychologist (www.viola kraus.com)
- MA Organizational Psychology (Columbia University  - TC, New York); Conflict Manager and Mediator CIPD Career counselling, member of the German career counselling association (DGfK)

  • 18 years of global experience in HR & Career Team Development
  • Since 2011 independent consultant, trainer and career counselor
  • Since 2011 workshop offerings for students, PhDs and PostDocs covering topics from career development and young professional leadership/supervising skills
  • Lecturer for Organizational Psycholog y and Future of Work at LMU (Munich) & University of West London
  • Speaker for „Future of Work / Hybrid Work“

Dr. Jan Kreklau is attorney-at-law and partner in the law firm Weiss ● Walter ● Fischer-Zernin, Munich. He focuses on company law, from the choice of legal form and the formation of companies to continuous advice on all matters of company law as well as M&A. In addition, Dr. Kreklau advises on issues of commercial and economic law, including the drafting and negotiating of contracts. He also represents his clients in court in all areas. Dr. Jan Kreklau studied law and obtained his doctorate from the University of Bayreuth. Since 2014 Jan Kreklau conduct courses at TUM on company foundation and management.

Dr. Daniel Kunzelmann is a researcher, lecturer and trainer on digital media and education. He studied political science, worked as a freelance journalist and did his PhD in cultural anthropology investigating social media and community building processes. He has been teaching and researching at the University of Basel since 2013. His current research focus is on the negative effects of digital media on our satisfaction, well-being and productivity. As a qualified trainer, he offers scientifically sound and application-oriented workshops on the topics of digital stress, resilience, time competence and self-management.


Sabine Lendorf-Sandler studied psychology and economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. She has gained professional experience as an HR business partner (banking and finance sector) since 1990 in human resource development, coaching and training, management diagnostics and leadership training. From 2004 to 2009 she was a team leader for management development.

She works as a consultant, trainer and coach for leadership, team development and conflict management.

For further information see: www.3x3-beratung.de


Beatrix Lippert is attorney-at-law since 1995 and certified employment law specialist since 1999, currently as Head of Employment law in the law firm Weiss · Walter · Fischer-Zernin in Munich and Rosenheim. She is practicing on all areas of individual and collective employment law, advising companies as well as managing directors and executive employees. The range of her work leads from designing and negotiating contracts to the enforcement of her clients` claims in court. Beatrix Lippert focuses on offering individual, customized solutions for her clients. Beatrix Lippert is also giving lectures about various issues of employment law, and is offering legal workshops and trainings concerning all types of employment law aspects for her clients.

Dr. Wilfried Mende works since 1989 as a consultant, trainer and coach for project management, problem solving, decision finding, presentation and self management. He supports people and teams to develop and be more effective. He has several lectureships at different universities and senior colleges.

Patricia Meyer brings over 25 years of experience in various industries to the table. After 10 years as a journalist, she moved to the UK in 2005 where she developed into the role of Project Manager for an international B2B Sales and Marketing agency, planning and managing projects for clients like IBM and DELL. Regular collaboration with stakeholders as well as with her internal team across the globe also formed a vital part of her role. The skills, knowledge and experience she has acquired are central to the Project Management, Time Management and Team Organisation training she has been delivering over the last 10 years. Patricia joined the world of Higher Education in 2020 and has since been active under the Lukas Bischof Hochschulberatung brand where she has worked with various groups at universities, helping to improve processes and teams – and supporting people to become more effective. Patricia studied at Freie Universität Berlin and holds a journalism degree (Lic. rer. publ.).

Dr. Kerstin Minnich studied biology at the University of Regensburg, obtained her PhD at the Ulm University Medical Center in the field of oncology and worked as a Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute on Aging in Jena. After founding the editing service LIFE SCIENCE WRITING in 2016, she completed a writing consultant training at the University of Education Freiburg. In addition to the editing service, she works as a writing consultant and workshop trainer for scientific writing at university writing centers, graduate centers, and other scientific institutions.

Dr. Dunja Mohr, Go Academic!, certified coach and trainer, has been offering  workshops, group and individual coachings for foundations, clusters of excellence, Graduate schools, universities, and universities of applied science for over fifteen years. Additionally, she has worked as a coach for uni-support, Institut für Hochschulberatung, Krefeld, for ten years and taught English Literature at universities in Germany for roughly twenty years. She is an ambassador scientist with a large scholarship foundation, an officer with national and international professional associations, on the board of and a referee for international journals.

Veronika Molin arbeitet als staatl. gepr. Atem-, Sprech- und Stimmlehrerin und Rhetroiktrainerin (M.A.). Ihr leidenschaftliches Interesse ist es zu beobachten WAS Menschen mit ihren Worten, ihrer Stimme und ihrem Körper WIE ausdrücken!
In der Therapie verhilft Sie Klientinnen und Klienten mit Stimmproblemen wieder zu einem gesunden und belastbaren Stimmklang zu kommen. Sie trainiert BerufssprecherInnen wie Schauspieler und Lehrerinnen, die mit Ihrer Stimme und Ihrem Sprechen hohen Anforderungen gewachsen sein müssen. Außerdem arbeitet Sie mit Studierenden und Dozierenden an deren Vortragskompetenzen wie z.B. Ausdruckskraft, Präsenz oder Redestrukturen. In der Wirtschaft gibt Sie Rhetoriktrainings.

Helga Nolte is mediator, coach and advisor in questions of good scientific practice. From 2005 to 2012 she was assistant of the German Committee “Ombudsman für die Wissenschaft” and manageress of the central office of this national board. Since October 2013 she is working as assistant of the local Ombuds Board of the University of Hamburg. Since 2010 she works as a freelancer and conducts workshops and lectures on good scientific practice, based on the Curriculum “Teaching good scientific practice”. Since 2011 she is a member of the team “scientificintegrity”.

Wolfgang Parnitzke studied mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at Technische Universität München. He has over 10 years leadership experience in a major cooperation, more than 20 years experience in international companies in Sales, Process and Quality Management. After a Burnout and a Depression in 2015 he changed to be a trainer and coach for Resilience and Leadership. He is a certified as Business Coach, as Resilience Coach, as a Trainer, in Positive Psychology, Scrum Master. www.wolfgang-parnitzke.de

Xenia Pooth studied German Literature, Art & Media Studies and History at the University of Konstanz. She has worked for about 20 years as a project manager in various HR and education projects at the interface between companies, educational institutions, universities, public institutions and business associations. Since 2018, she has been self-employed as a certified systemic coach (DGSF) and trainer, working in this capacity with individuals, professionals, executives, groups and teams. Further information at: www.xenia-pooth.de

Maria Prahl, M.A. studied Human Resource Development, Eastern European History and Intercultural Communication. She works since 2004 as trainer and facilitator in universities, foundations and companies. She completed a three-year education in training and facilitation. Her main focus in training lies in international cooperation and communication in teams, intercultural teaching styles, Diversity Management and Train-the-Trainer.

Dr. Eva Reichmann is working as a coach and instructor in teaching centers and at universities. She has many years of experience in academia (literary studies) and as consultant for Human Resource and Organizational Development. Her core areas are amongst others groundbreaking concepts for course design, assessment of learning and career planning for graduates. Dr. Eva Reichmann is owner of beruf & leben GbR.

Manuela Richter-Meyer has been working as a qualified, independent trainer in communication and sales in various industries for 25 years. At the TUM she is known for extremely practical, lively puplic speaking seminars for example „Rhetorik extrem”. As a certified business coach she has specialized for years in the field for training executives and managers. In her function as a HBDI certified trainer it is important for her that people are able to use their personal resources for themselves and in a team perfectly.


Dr. Carsten Rohr studied physics in Munich and did his doctorate on molecular self-organization. He plays and teaches improvisational theatre. He is an experiential educator and an IHK-certified trainer. In his workshops, he exclusively focuses on scientists and engineers and likes to combine hard skills and soft skills training elements. His workshops include "presentation skills", "scientific writing" and "efficiency skills". Additionally, he is co-founder of a medtech start-up.

Nicole Ruby has been working as a freelance trainer with a main emphasis on communication, presentations skills and leadership since 2000 for various customers in administration and economy. Having studied „Mündliche Kommunikation und Sprecherziehung“ in Regensburg in addition to her regular studies in Germanistik and Psycholinguistik she lays value on working in a sensitive way with groups and people, helping them to develop their power and feeling more secure in leading hard conversations or negotiations.


Dr. Steffen Schabel has been running his own company Dr. S. Schabel Consulting since 2017 with focus on Consulting, Training and Coaching in Leadership and Sales. He has been awarded a Diploma in Industrial Management at University of Applied Science in Esslingen and a Doctoral Degree from the University of Witten-Herdecke. In over 15 years of industrial experience he was responsible for different leadership and sales functions. Amongst other things he has been Customer Care Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and had responsibility of various sales teams. He worked for leading companies in the HealthCare sector like Styker, Covidien and Medtronic. Besides his practical experience in management he is a certified Trainer, Business Coach, Manager Digitization and Online Trainer.

Helen Schliep, M.Sc., has recently returned to Munich. She is the daughter of two enthusiastic backpackers, which brought her into contact with different cultures and regions at an early age. Inspired by this, she studied social and cultural anthropology at the LMU with a focus on research. As the final project of her Bachelor's degree, she conducted research on the topic of "expat culture" at two locations in Malaysia. Her Master's degree took her to Edinburgh, Scotland, where she studied International Development with an anthropological-critical perspective. Again, her own research with a regional focus on Palestine served as her final thesis. In addition to her studies and research, she led an international work camp, worked for the Goethe Institute, and completed an internship in a Jordanian civil society organisation. She has been a partner of the Training-Company Working Between Cultures since 2023. As an a trainer, she was trained by InterCultur and works with a focus on global & gender diversity, unconscious bias as well as conflict and communication.

Dr. Adriane Schmidt is a certified communication trainer and business coach. Her focus is on helping people to improve their own communication, appear more confident and use their voice convincingly. She brings her 7 years of experience in the media and marketing industry as a project manager, senior consultant and female leader to coaching and training high potentials and executives. Furthermore, she provides workshops for companies on the topics of argumentation strategies, self-marketing, quick-witted responses to objections or personal attacks and dealing with power and status. She has been working in the field of strategic communication for 10 years. Most recently, she spent 5 years with Mediaplus Munich heading two teams in the areas of international research and product development. In her doctorate at the TU Dresden, Dr. Adriane Schmidt dealt with communication strategies and the impact of messages in the field of renewable energies.

Nadine Schneider is a psychologist and systemic consultant in the field of employee and management development. The topic of the application process and recruiting accompanies her in many places in her everyday professional life.

Doris Schönbeck is passionate about the people side of entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneurship educator, trainer and coach for more than 15 years, she inspires and enables entrepreneurial talents to reach their next level and build highly aligned and motivated teams. Drawing on her experience as manager of diverse entrepreneurship education programs she is developing Team and Leadership Empowerment Workshops & Coaching for talents and tech start-ups at UnternehmerTUM. Method & Tool Experience: Systemic Team & Business Coach; Organizational Transformation Coach; Trainer, Program-, Workshop- and Tool Designer, e.g. specific Team Canvases like Project Team Canvas; Entrepreneurial Empowerment Canvas); Talentdeveloper, esp. Female Empowerment; Teambuilder &/-developer, Networker and Matchmaker; Experienced in agile working methods, Business Creation, Design Thinking, Prototyping, Pitch Training. Tech Experience: in 80+UnternehmerTUM innovation projects with leading companies like BMW, E.ON, GE, IDEO, MAN

After working for 20 years in a management consultancy, Susanne Sievers has set up her own training and consulting center. For 6 years now, she has been lecturing on business administration topics at various universities and training centers.

Eliza Skowron, M.A. M.A. (German Philology, Intercultural Studies, Teacher for German language), born and raised in Poland. Since 2002 she works as trainer and facilitator at universities, public sector and companies, not only in Germany, but also in many European countries. She completed a three-year education in training and facilitation as well as training in Anti-Bias Approach. In 2015 she completed courses at the Intercultural Communication Institute at Reed University, Portland, USA. Her main focus in training is constructive communication and interpersonal competence with anti-bias approach. Founder of social enterprise Working Between Cultures and author of several books on diversity.

Dr. Anke Soemer is an expert in science policy and management. She is at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft since 2015 and works as a Senior Advisor in the Presidential Department with a focus on research strategy and digital policy. In 2018, she coordinated the Allianz der Wissenschaftsorganisationen Executive Office when Fraunhofer was the chair. Previously, she was at the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (2000-2015) where she was latest the Head of the Department for Young Scientists, Diversity and the Coordination of Presidential Commissions and played a pivotal role in re-conceptualising the support of Young Scientists.
Anke Soemer studied Public Administration and Law at the Universities of Konstanz and Ottawa and received her doctorate at the Technical University of Munich. She is a certified Business Trainer & Coach (dvct) and Scrum Master (scrum.org). She supports organisations and researchers in strategy processes, research planning and transfer.


Tanja Sossikian, M.A. has been working as a freelance trainer, coach and consultant in business companies since 1995. She teaches speech communication at Regensburg University and specializes in conflict management based on Nonviolent Communication as well as health management.

Tanja has a Master’s Degree in English, French and Spanish Studies as well as Speech Communication. She is a certified trainer in NVC (Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg), a certified practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine and has her own practice for coaching and health management in Regensburg where she lives with her two sons.

Tanja is passionate about self-empowering people to improve their relationships and master their well-being. She loves being in nature, good food and singing.

Beatrix Stahlberger studied psychology at the universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg. After receiving her diploma, she worked for several years as a research assistant in the department of Social Psychology and Intercultural Studies at the University of Osnabrück. During that time she was required to give her first seminars, and it was then that she discovered her passion for teaching adults. She founded her own training institute in Düsseldorf in 1998 and has been giving workshops and seminars in emotional intelligence, self management, leadership, conflict management and intercultural communication for individuals, companies and institutions. In addition, she also works as a certified coach (Transactional Analysis) with numerous clients of diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Thomas Teichler is a certified Co-active coach, trainer and consultant working on leadership, team development, change management, and communication.

After a few years with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants he worked in market research, before writing a PhD about science cooperation in the high-tech and security sector at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

As a policy consultant Thomas worked for the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in the UK and for Technopolis Group in Germany. He advised the European Commission, national governments and international organizations on research and innovation policy.

Thomas holds degrees in business administration and philosophy and attended the CTI coaching and leadership courses. He is currently working with teams and individuals in the corporate environment, public sector and research organisations.

Monika Maria Thiel, Owner-Manager of Creative Dialogue, studied Theology before gaining an MA in I/O Psychology, Psycholinguistics and Intercultural Communication as well as additional qualifications in the fields of Commercial Mediation, Collaborative Practice, the Graves Values System, Systemic Supervision and Consulting. She is also a certified trainer and speech therapist.

Before founding Creative Dialogue in 2006, Monika Maria managed an adult education institution. She also worked 15 years as an editor for the Springer publishing house in Heidelberg. Monika Maria is a specialist for leadership, team development, communication and conflict management and is a lecturer at a number of universities both in Germany and abroad. As a coach, trainer, facilitator and mediator, Monika Maria has developed international teams and individuals. She has gained international experience in Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, France, the UK, Bolivia, the USA, Israel and Palestine.


Prof. Dr. Annelies Vandersickel is currently Head of the Thermal Process Technology Department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), where she develops efficient and cost-effective thermal energy storage systems, a crucial building block for a successful energy transition.

She shares her expertise in this field with other future engineers as Professor of Thermal Energy Storage at the University of Stuttgart. Born in Belgium, she earned her PhD in internal combustion engines at ETH Zurich, before moving to Boston for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and to Munich for research at the Technical University of Munich.

Her strength lies in communicating complex ideas and processes clearly and competently, and in combining the inputs and interests of different stakeholders to "get things done". As a trained graphic designer, she is passionate about using visualisations to support her communication and thinking. She would like to share this power tool with everyone in her courses and workshops.

Michael Wiedenmann is qualified sports scientist. From training with sports teams he started team, communication and presentation training with students and in industry. He does not see the thematic area of presentation solely as business and industry related but also from his particular point of view as a musician, band leader and actor.

Frank Wendeberg studied psychology in Darmstadt and Frankfurt am Main. He also continued his education in orchestral percussion, music therapy, relaxation techniques and audio engineering.

Since 1990, Frank has been working in the social field with people with disabilities of all ages. From 1998 he worked as a psychological specialist at an institute for visually handicapped children and later at the Dr. Löwsche Institutions. At the same time, he set up his own office with a focus on music therapy in the Regensburg area.

In addition, since 1994 he has also worked in adult education, teacher training and in various universities as well as for many companies and organizations as a trainer, lecturer and coach. His main focus is on ethics in science and leadership, creative team building and life and career planning based on values.

He also works independently as a graduate psychologist with a focus on music therapy, as a musician and composer as well as a sound designer with his own recording studio and company.


Ursula Wendeberg, educator, political scientist, historian M.A. is a freelance trainer with a focus on life and career planning, team development and ADHD. She works with a method mix of systemic consulting, superlearning and theme-centered interaction (TCI) for universities, companies and public institutions - and is convinced that an open, appreciative and humorous atmosphere in the course significantly increases the learning success.


Katja Wolter studied economics in Stralsund and Liverpool (England). She worked in controlling for an international building materials manufacturer in Frankfurt am Main, then for ARD in Berlin and later as Director of Finance and Controlling for Deutsche Entertainment AG in Berlin. Since 2013 she is the head of Steinbeis Research Center - Institute for resource development in Greifswald and is in science coaching active. She works as a coach and trainer. She advises scientists on career planning, job applications and strategic networking as well as on project management. As a trainer, she gives workshops on topics such as visibility as expert, strategic networking and career development. Since 2019 she is Member of the Supervisory Board of Stadtwerke Greifswald. Homepage: www.steinbeis-inre.de