Good facilitation and dialogue is about enabling, motivating and creating the necessary space and process for a unique group of people to reach specific objectives efficiently.  And that takes creativity, knowledge and experience. It’s my job to create that space and process for you and facilitate the exciting dialogue that happens there. It’s what I do best.

A facilitator is not the expert for the content of a dialogue. The experts are the client and the participants. Nevertheless, it’s really frustrating when a facilitator has a lack of knowledge of the subject under discussion. I’ve therefore always made an effort to burrow into the issues I’m designing dialogue for. It’s particularly important to know the following 4 aspects of a topic:

What is the goal, what are the guiding questions and what should the results of a discussion impact on?

Who’s involved in the issue (stakeholders) and what are they saying?

What are the main areas of conflict and consensus?

What is the context (time, space, system)?

The following are some of the issues/topics I feel very much at home in facilitating. I know quite a lot about the stakeholders and what they’re saying, I’m aware of consensus and disagreement and have a good idea of the context. I’m also keen on learning and know how to pose the right questions and do the right research to get “into” new topics and issues as a facilitator.

Corporate issues


As boardrooms fill with women and people from other cultural backgrounds, the benefits of diversity are increasingly accepted. And yet working and leading in a diversified organisation needs practice and reflection – that’s where I help.

Strategy implementation

A strategy is nothing without its implementation. It’s my job to engage with people at all levels of an organisation to map out the details and embrace doing things differently. This is much more than ordering a powerpoint presentation to be “done”.


Basically everything I do. Make it a process, get people involved and create and live a story. Enable negotiation and make sure you get your timing right. Care and nurture, but don’t be afraid of cutting and stopping. Above all: communicate!

Conflict resolution

Conflicting interests are a normal part of dealing with uncertainty and complexity. I’m called in to support organisations and facilitate their internal conflicts and/or conflicts with important stakeholders and come to common solutions.

SME development

Small and medium sized enterprises are the core of any stable and diversified economy. Whether start-up or well-grounded, change processes in SME are different: I help keep them pragmatic, agile, people-focused and individual.


Many of my clients work in potentially traumatic environments, some surrounded by violence and crime, others frustrated by ineffectual governance and stagnation. I support team building for organisations facing these challenges.

Stakeholder and citizen participation

Effective corporate, philanthropic and government leaders need to bridge the gap to stakeholders and citizens in order to understand them, learn from them and gain their trust. Stakeholder/citizen dialogue is my favourite work!

Team building

Whether onsite or spread over the world, I support teams in establishing how well they’re working and how well they’re growing, what they need and want to do (differently) to be more effective and more satisfied.

Socio-cultural-ecological issues

Climate change

Our global change priority. I facilitate the sticky negotiations at local, national and global level that are at the core of moving quickly enough to realise sustainable development goal 13.


The Agenda 2030 has become a strategic goal for governments and corporations around the world. This means they need to embrace complexity and I help design and implement the necessary networks and processes.


What’s the energy mix of the future? How can we save energy? How can the energy transition be equitable? Important questions for dialogues I facilitate between politics, civil society and the private sector.


It seems to have taken the pandemic to put biodiversity and ecosystems on the agenda – something my clients at UN and national levels have done for years. Let’s move faster here to involve industry in the dialogue.

Neurosciences and mental health

My job is to support philanthropists on both sides of the Atlantic and, more recently, on the African continent, to join the dots between neurosciences, mental health, pain science and other disciplines and help millions of people all over the world live better lives.

Social entrepreneurship

I love social entrepreneurs. They see a social problem and approach it as an entrepreneur, finding the best model to pursue and reach their goals. I support their organizational and business development (see I COMMIT).

Science communication

Too many people mistrust science and scientists. What we don’t understand, we don’t trust. This is one of the root causes of lack of action on climate change for example. I support civic science efforts to engage normal people in research.

Violence against women

Violence against women is preventable and yet so prevalent that 1 in 3 women will experience it during their lifetimes. I support regional organisations mainstreaming action against gender violence in health and other social systems.

Individual services

You can engage my interculturally sensitive and intellectually astute services
in English and German, online and offline to:

Design and facilitate complex and effective dialogue processes within or surrounding an organisation or project
i.e. stakeholder dialogue processes, strategy development processes, OD,  community/infrastructure, development processes with high conflict potential

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Design and facilitate constructive, effective and motivating workshops, meetings and conferences

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Conduct an intelligent, content-oriented and entertaining podium, panel or expert debate

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…coach you to do a lot of it yourself!

People enjoy taking part in conferences, meetings and workshops I facilitate. They feel they have achieved something worth while: added value through participation and impact. My clients ask me to design and facilitate their dialogues with stakeholders, employees, citizens and others because they feel confident that I’ll create a conducive and enabling environment, ask the right questions, set motivating and challenging tasks and summarise the dialogue effectively.

Sure, I can do open space, future search, world café, carousel, etc. etc. So can many many others. That’s not what good facilitation and dialogue is about. It’s about enabling, motivating and creating the necessary environment for a unique group of people to reach specific objectives efficiently.  And that takes creativity, knowledge and experience.
It’s my job to give you that. It’s what I do best.

You can profit from my specialised services in English and German. Here are examples:

Facilitation Formats

Large group moderation

Experienced and exceptional moderator for high-visibility events and large group participation in the context of:

  • Leadership meetings (strategy development and change processes)
  • “One-Company”-Dialogues (multilingual)
  • Policy conferences
  • Stakeholder Deliberation
  • Citizens’ Deliberation (e.g. European Citizens’ Consultations)
  • Youth Forum (e.g. Ashoka Youth Initiative)
  • Science communication

Deploying a diversity of methodologies such as Open Space, World Café, Carousel, Panel discussions or Town Hall.

High-level moderation and hosting

Authentic and refreshing moderator for high-level closed-door events such as international informal round tables of ministers and other leaders; or video productions of high-visibility discussions such as G20 events or award ceremonies.

Digital facilitation

Online Moderation is not simply the transferal of onsite events to the internet. The concept and approach needs to be fundamentally “translated”, and the facilitation needs to be radically adapted: faster and refreshingly effective, gripping, meticulously prepared, technically versed, exciting, surprising and holistic. In these Corona times, I have successfully moved complex dialogue and conferences many times to the digital space – also specializing in large groups of over 200 persons…

Network and team facilitation

Effective and efficient working group facilitation (towards clear and measurable goal and results). Participants range from (senior) management to smaller interdisciplinary working groups, decision-making bodies and teams.

I use and adapt methods such as Appreciative Enquiry, World Café, Mapping, Scenarios, etc. to develop an individual facilitation design. I am often called on to moderate conflict workshops, creative brainstorming sessions and complex change processes.