About me

I always tell my clients: 

Do what you cannot NOT do.

The thing that I cannot stop doing is solving other people's problems...


I graduated in Biology and hold a PhD in neuroscience. My special fields were the visual and motor systems and neurotechnological applications like BMI. 

 

For several decades, I worked as a researcher, group leader and science manager at research institutions in Germany and abroad. Fostering the next scientific generation has always been important to me. I have conceptualized and coordinated a number of study programs at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. Over the years, I published quite a bit (besides in neuroscience also concerning philosophical topics) and held nurmerous international talks on scientific and other topics. I also serve as scientific referee.

 

In a neurotech startup, I have gathered experience with a broad range of functions in an enterprise - from scientific and product management through sales and business development up until marketing and communication.

 

In parallel to my employment, I gathered training and experience in consulting, coaching, and facilitation, and built up my own business as self-employed consultant with the SCIEDO® brand. For a number years, I have now been full-time self-employed - and I'm loving it!

 

In my spare time, I keep myself busy with learning Japanese, all kinds of craft (the results of which sometimes end up as a tools for my work), or decorating and refurbishing houses when I am not out doing Aireal Yoga or practising martial arts and self defense. And I am still looking for my next samba band...

 

More details on my professional CV and my publications can be found on Xing, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and AcademiaNet.

Why work with me?

Profound Scientific Expertise

  • Diploma in biology
  • Dr. rer. nat. in neuroscience
  • several postdocs in Germany and in Israel
  • independent Emmy Noether research group leader
  • international scientific publications in neuroscience and philosophy
  • scientific referee for the BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany)
  • coordinator of several academic postgraduate training programs

Unique Additional Skillset

  • Career Consultant & Coach (Martin Wehrle's Karriereberaterakademie)
  • Life Work Planning
  • Creative Problem Solving (University of Minnesota, Coursera Course)
  • Effective Grant Writing
  • Writing for the public (e.g., see my career column)
  • Exceptional organizational & time management skills (see, e.g., my TIME GEMS tool...)
  • Seld Defense (verbal & physical)

Sustainable Approach

  • Focus on long-term strategies rather than small short-term successes.
  • Grasp of each client's long-term vision.

Personal Engagement

  • Longterm confidential partnerships on eye level.
  • Intensive personal work with every client.
  • Strictly limited number of client slots.

Clear and trustful communication

  • As a fan of the Israeli comunication culture, I don't beat around the bush. And I expect the same from my clients.
  • Values like trust, fairness, justice, appreciation and truthfulness are indespendable to me and my clients.
  • 100 % confidentiality guaranteed.

Sense of humour

  • You can't be successful without appropriate dopamine levels. So be ready to include fun in the process.
  • Laughing about yourself can open up many hidden doors. Be prepared for a little bit of irony and provocation.

Success


And last but not least, especially in times of corona:

 

All my services can be accessed completely online!

 

Don't believe this can be efficient? Challenge me and let me show you...


Methodology

 

My repertoire of methods and tools comes from a number of  backgrounds that generally have a scientific basis and empirical proof:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Positive Psychology
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Systems Theory and Constructivist Philosophy
  • Life Work Planning
  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Bricolage
  • Creative work with images, objects, games and situations
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Provocative Coaching

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