Career path and professional background
Corporate consultant for leadership and organisational development, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist
Managing partner of probe:raum OG
probe:raum develops and supports customised seminars and development processes in entrepreneurial and social competencies for young people in organisations.
2011: Lecturer at Vienna University, Institute for Culture and Social Anthropology
Lecturing/Seminar on “Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Healthcare”
2006-2011: Consultant and trainer, ksoe Organisationsentwicklung, Vienna
Main areas of focus: leadership development, consultancy and support for change processes, and coaching. Sectoral emphasis: industrial and service companies, and in the social welfare and healthcare sectors.
2002-2006: MD, Österreichische Bundesjugendvertretung (BJV) [Austrian National Youth Council]
Responsibility for strategic alignment of the organisation, managing the business office, national and international representative duties
Previously worked in various board and maangerial posts for NGOs and networks at national and international level; leading seminars and workshops; and as a project manager
Training and further training
2010: Research and further training semester at the University of Edinburgh
Main areas of focus: Neurosciences in consultancy and therapy, research on “Ethics in Management Development”
2008-2015: Specialist training in Katathym Imaginativer Psychotherapie (KIP), with the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Angewandte Tiefenpsychologie und Allgemeine Psychotherapie (ÖGATAP) [Austrian Society for Applied Depth Psychology and General Psychotherapy].
KIP is a procedure that uses imagination, symbols and metaphors in facilitating and supporting access to (unconscious) resources and solutions.
2005-2006: Systemic Coaching and Systemic Organisational Development, Österreichische Arbeitskreis für Gruppendynamik und Gruppenpsychotherapie (ÖAGG) [Austrian Working Group for Group Dynamics and Group Psychotherapy], Vienna Academy for Organisational Development. Two courses forming an essential systematic and content basis for my consultancy work.
2004-2005: NPO and Public Management Course at the Österreichisches Controller-Institut (ÖCI) [Austrian Institute for Financial Controllers] Supporting my management post with the BJV, this CPD course gave me key insights into aspects of business and management economics and familiarised me with application-oriented tools.
This course has influenced some of my approaches in my consultancy work, even if I have never worked in a conventional area relating to theology: the importance of ethical thinking and action, thinking in “unusual associations”, and accessing work using metaphors and symbols.