Speaking from experience
Almost ten years ago, I started my first job in public communication. Since then I have worked for political and economic representations, corporations, international organisations, print media and TV, foundations, public relations agencies, ministries, non-governmental organisations, public affairs consultancies, cultural institutions, moderation offices and public speaking studios. During all these years, I have always had one goal: Increasing the public presence of people and organisations.
Trainer and Coach
I am a certified communication trainer and intercultural coach with many years of experience on multiple stages. I provide public speaking trainings for spokespersons, business representatives, politicians, public figures and scientists, but also for young professionals and everyone else who has something to say in public. As a performance coach, I help individuals overcome their limits and unleash their full potential. My approach as a trainer and coach is straightforward: Learning to do it your way.
As a moderator, I regularly facilitate public events: conferences, information events, panel discussions, receptions and corporate events, but also stakeholder dialogues, roundtables or public conflicts. My trademark: Informative, interesting sessions with the right amount of entertainment.
Besides supporting others to speak up, I love to speak publicly about public speaking! As a speaker and presenter, I talk about self-confidence, motivation, leadership, current discourses and the importance of effective public communication. As a narrator, I am happy to lend you my voice for audio and video productions. Meet me on YouTube or Spotify to hear more.
Since 2013, I have been writing professional texts - as an author, public relations consultant, speechwriter, blogger, political analyst, social media manager and ghostwriter. Throughout the years, I have been trained to provide high quality content for public figures, political representatives, businesses, associations, organisations and institutions. I know that for every audience, there is the right language.
Through my various professional stays in Western and Eastern Europe, North America and Asia, I learned various communication strategies that work effectively and consistently beyond national and cultural borders. Several years of experience in corporate consulting have made me a confident and trusted advisor for my clients. I am convinced that for every challenge, there is a solution.
University College London
M.A. Economy, State & Society. Specialisation in Discourse Analysis
Higher School of Economics Moscow
M.A. International Relations in Eurasia. Specialisation in International Public Communication
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich / Université de Montréal
B.A. Political Science/Études Internationales. Specialisation in Discourse Theory and Diplomacy
Certified Communication Trainer (ZFU German state certified)
Intercultural Coach (German Institute for Educational Coaching)
Large Group Facilitation (Leadership Academy Baden-Württemberg)
Professional Voice Training (Practice for Voice and Speech Heidelberg)
Speaking Masterclass (Speaker Academy Vienna)
APCO Worldwide, crisis communication and media relations
Arcadis Consulting Germany, communication consulting and public engagement
Bavarian Representation in Québec, interpreting for foreign delegations
Berliner Energietage, event moderation
CISV International, intercultural facilitation in Egypt
Foundation of the German Economy, public speaking training
German Embassy in Georgia, political communication and media relations
Goethe-Institute Torino, cultural cooperation management
Hans Bellstedt Public Affairs, communication consulting
Information Office of the European Parliament in Luxemburg, public relations for the EU
Konrad Adenauer Foundation Tashkent, political and cultural cooperation with Central Asia
Münchner Merkur, print journalism
New York Speech Coaching, public speaking training
Physicians Association for Nutrition International, social media management
Team Ewen, public event moderation and conflict facilitation
World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action, communications advisory
ZDF Paris, TV journalism