• Time for Timelessness

    Time for Timelessness

    Re-authoring Brands from Within The watch’s suicide As a young adult, having grown up in Germany, I felt slightly rebellious against the habit to wear a watch on the left arm. This ‘mainstream rule’ reminded me of the negative aspects of time, its rigidity, constraining my free spirit in its…

  • The Story Food Tells

    The Story Food Tells

    A sunny and for Hamburg extremely warm May evening, in the charming Foodeventclub setting, we explore the companionship of food and story with around 30 guests, all of us, entrepreneurs, consultants, managers and artists in different areas of life. A special thank to Sam to share as a host his…

  • Be-longing … over the years

    Be-longing … over the years

    Magic this period, coming from one year, going into another one. Be-longing is a picture I painted walking from 2016 into 2017. Surprise, surprise, the topic persists in 2018 and wants to be further explored. This year I listened to Brené Brown’s last book Braving the wilderness, The quest for true…

  • 2018: Re-Authoring Futures

    2018: Re-Authoring Futures

    BeyondStorytelling, 8./9. Juni in Hamburg In der narrativen Arbeit liegt viel Gestaltungskraft. Erich Kästner sagte, es ist nie zu spät für eine glückliche Kindheit. Genauso wie wir unsere Vergangenheit unterschiedlich erzählen und damit auch wahrnehmen können, liegt es an uns ein inspirierendes Zukunftsbild zu schaffen – ein visionärer Zustand, zu dem wir uns als Person oder aber auch Organisation…

  • New ways of conflict resolution

    New ways of conflict resolution

    How to use dialogue, tension and conflict as a key for creative, collective growth Creativity, innovation and transformation are phenomenas – we aim for – in each form of organization. In fact, they emerge out of diversity in groups. Just that, quite often, we fear the ‚difference’ rather than feeling attracted…

  • What is the story you want to tell?

    What is the story you want to tell?

    First days 2017 … One tough moment for me last year (as probably for many of us) was the morning after the American elections. I normally not easily loose ‚emotional self control‘, but this morning I started crying and shouting around. As some of you may know I love stories and I also love…

  • beyondstorytelling.com … the call

    beyondstorytelling.com … the call

    Today, with technologies, markets and values in a rapid and dynamic shift, the organizational field needs the capability to continuously initiate and inspire transformation processes. Organizations need to adapt. Employees want a purposeful work environment. Brands look for new ways to engage their customers. Leaders want to inspire and invite…

  • Vortrag auf dem 11. Metaforum Zukunftskongress

    Vortrag auf dem 11. Metaforum Zukunftskongress

    StoryWork – mit narrativer Intelligenz Unternehmens- und Führungskultur transformieren Kennen Sie den ‚Blank’ Moment?  Backstage … ich habe einige Minuten bevor die Vorstellung beginnt. Viele Menschen wünschen mir Glück. Sie klopfen mir auf die Schulter mit den Worten: Du wirst großartig sein. Sie meinen es gut. In mir wächst die…

  • Own Your Magic or Why Story Leads the Ship

    Own Your Magic or Why Story Leads the Ship

    Let’s presume … we come to the world as a white paper and over time we become a thick book of stories. There are different ways to deal with all this narrative material, we can feel victim or creator of our stories. As the persian poet Hafiz said The words…

  • The Art of Listening in a World that can’t stop Talking

    The Art of Listening in a World that can’t stop Talking

    ‚Momo listened to everyone and everything… even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees – and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion’ The German writer Michael Ende published one of his masterpieces Momo in 1973. Momo is a little girl of mysterious origin, living…