The art of grasping what people think, feel, what keeps them going.
I have always had this talent, but I only became fully aware of it as a conference interpreter when I realised that I would not be able to interpret simultaneously if I had no idea what moves the speakers and sets the mood in the room in advance.
Interpreting taught me to listen and pay attention to nuances, gestures and facial expressions. Speaking different languages made me realise that the world looks different through the cultural looking glass. These are incredibly valuable gifts that define me as a consultant today.
My studies in architecture and my work as an architect also had a great influence on me. I will never forget this maxim: The question is not whether it can be done, but how it can be achieved. Always taking on new perspectives, exploring an issue from different angles and being brave enough not to stick to the first idea, but to proceed to develop the most coherent solution, have helped me to reinvent myself time and again.
I thus know what it feels like to leave the comfort zone and embark on a journey into the unknown. Daring to do so has always paid off, because with each developmental step, unimagined doors have opened for me.
My experience and continuous professional education in organizational development allow me to support others on their journey.
I am passionately interested in people and I am happy to witness when someone discovers dormant talents, learns to tap into their own potential and begins to shape their lives with enthusiasm and sparkling ideas. Even more impressive is the power when a team gets together and is suddenly able to achieve incredible results. For me, these are touching moments that encourage me to pursue my calling, even if it is not always a walk in the park, but sometimes a climb up a steep slope.