'We can be as true to other people, as we are to ourselves’ ... the more we discover our story, the more diverse parts we integrate, the more authentic and congruent we become. When we reveal our inner fire, we touch other people and spread warmth into our surrounding.
After a bachelor in mathematics, I studied International Management in Paris, Oxford and Berlin. Working 13 years in international leadership and brandmanagement responsabilities , I started to explore Archetyping and Storytelling in Brand Building processes and have deepened my psychological curiosity by studying process work for Facilitation, Leadership and Coaching with the Deep Democracy Institute, San Francisco (US).
My professional practice today as a facilitator and coach combines storytelling and narrative work with process oriented psychology. In this field of transformational storytelling I am also teaching at institutes like the HFF (Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen), ZSFB (Zentrum für Systemische Forschung und Beratung) and Iana (Institut für Narrationsforschung). Further I initiated and hosted the Beyond Storytelling conference, the BST Partner network and a new co-creative training formate The Storygarage."
Privately, I am a passionate dancer and proud mother of three boys. ‚Such a dreamer, this child!’ that is what my family said, when I was young. Still true, I am a dreamer. Dreaming and sensitive listening are my main sources of inspiration, whereas my passion is to help dreams to become true .... like Walt Disney expressed so nicely: ,If you can dream it, you can do it’.
Anna works as Leadership Coach, Process Facilitator, Systemic Mediator and Organization Development Consultant across a broad range of industries. She supports leaders and teams in development, transforming crisis into breakthroughs, and unleashing creative processes.
She is a psychologist and economist with vast experience in team and executive coaching, culturally diverse groups facilitation and conflict mediation.
She assists leaders in growing over their edges to embrace new emerging possibilities and to use their power consciously in pursuit of their personal and organizational goals. As a team coach, she supports teams in boosting their performance and resilience through transforming diversity and tension into agile collaboration.
Drawing from her experience as an advisor to the Minister of Finance, University teacher, and researcher she helps her clients to integrate scientifically proved methods into practice of organizational reality.
As one of her clients described her ‘Anna creates a huge space of safety and challenge, supported by a foundation of authenticity and professional mastery. Her powers of observation and her repertoire of alternatives is extraordinary. She is a prototype of presence, effectiveness, and impact.’