Born 1960, in Dortmund, lives in Hamburg
- Training in communication, facilitation, and
conflict clarification at the „Institut für wissenschaftliche
Lehrmethoden (IWL)“, lead by Prof. Friedemann Schulz von
Thun & Hamburger Arbeitskreis Kommunikation und Klärungshilfe
- Comprehensive experiences in training and consulting
since 1996 as a trainer and consultant eg for Tom Kothe,
Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung in Hamburg
- Master Studies in the field of International
Comparative Industrial Relations / Human Resource
Management at the University of Wisconsin / U.S.A.
- Interdisciplinary Studies at the University for
Economics and Politics in Hamburg (Degrees in
Economics & Socio-Economics)
- Studies in Social Science at the University of Hawaii / U.S.A.
The methodological basis for my work is Theme-Centered
Interaction (TCI, a group discussion leadership method
developed by Ruth Cohn). TCI is the concept of learning
in small groups based on the idea that learning is an active,
creative and discovering process. A crucial goal for the
trainer and group is to create a dynamic balance between
the individual (I), the group (we), the topics explored
and the environment (globe) in which all of this takes place.
There is a continuous flow and counter flow from the
individual needs to the group needs to the topic to the
individual, and onwards. Thus, learning success is secured
because individual learning needs are constantly taking
into consideration throughout the training. The goal is
to put individuals or teams in the position where they
can improve their strengths to reduce shortcomings.