I always tell my clients:
Do what you cannot NOT do.
What my friends told me I could not stop doing is
to solve other people's problems...
I graduated in Biology and hold a PhD in neuroscience. My special fields were the visual and motor systems. In my last scientific years, I focused on neurotechnological applications.
For several decades, I worked as scientist 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. Up until today I 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 and coaching (Life Work Planning; Career Consultant Academy by Martin Wehrle; Creative Problem Solving), 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 my hands busy with all kinds of craft (some of which ends up as a tool 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...
What distinguishes me as a consultant?
I bring in expert scientific knowledge and several decades of professional experience in research & development, scientists'
careers and public funding.
My ambition is beyond small short-term successes (e.g., obtaining a single grant or fast employment). I rather focus on developing sustainable strategies that take the whole individual or company into account and thus can support longterm effects.
Every client is personally important to me. My goal is to work in longterm confidential partnerships on eye level. That's why I work only with a limited number of selected clients.
Transparent and open communication
As a fan of the Israeli type of comunication culture, I don't beat around the bush. In a nutshell: No bullshit. Values like trust, fairness, justice, appreciation and truthfulness are especially important to me and my clients.
I feel I have been able to really make a tangible difference for my clients. Over the years, I could help raise many million Euros, and have witnessed amazing career and personal developments in my clients (see my references and testimonials).
My repertoire of methods and tools comes from a number of backgrounds that generally have a scientific basis and have been investigated empirically:
Last but not least:
It's supposed to be fun!