WHAT I OFFER
Our relationships with other people – in a professional, activist or private context – are often exciting and fulfilling but can also be stressful and difficult to navigate. I would like to support you in overcoming challenges, crisis and conflicts and in understanding interpersonal dynamics. To me, it is important to give all parties space for their needs and emotions. My help in navigating a potentially hurtful conversation or as a moderator for a difficult meeting allows you to concentrate on your goals.
For companies, cooperatives,colletives and associations I also offer to moderate events and meetings and support internal processes. I facilitate conceptual meetings, conferences and methods such as world cafés or open spaces as well as workshops tailored to your individual needs. I have many years of experience in working with small and large groups in the profit and non-profit sector and I bring a broad range of methods to draw from.
Throughout my professional career, I have lived in different countries in East Africa for more than 5 years where I acquired a high level of intercultural competences as well as language skills in French, English and Kiswahili. Multilingual sessions are therefore welcome.
WHO I AM
Focus on empathy and empowerment
Other important aspects influencing my work are my queer feminism and an awareness for power dynamics.
- 2021 – Now
2017 – 2020
▸ Training as mediator at Zwischenräume e.V.
▸ Training as psychosocial counselor
▸ Lay judge at Leipzig District Court
2013 – 2018
▸ Consultant on gender justice, HIV prevention and communication in Burundi and Rwanda, GIZ
▸ Organization and moderation of large-scale events
2009 – 2013
▸ Study "International Relations" TU Dresden / Université de Lumière Bujumbura
▸ Work as a freelance journalist
Mediation is a method of conflict resolution that can be used in many areas of life. An impartial mediator intermediates between conflict parties and thus helps create understanding in conflicts or disputes.
I accompany monogamous and polyamorous couples as well as other forms of relationships going through challenging situations or conflicts. Having been queer and poly for many years myself, I know about the many negotiations and difficulties of relationships that exist outside the common picture society offers us.
Through professional moderation techniques, questions, summaries and visualizations, I can give your meetings or events a clear structure.
In order to discuss complex topics or to achieve a common result with many people, it can be very helpful to be accompanied by a person who is not involved.
My task as a facilitator is to structure meetings by keeping an eye on the time, focusing on the agreed topic and identifying and visualizing important results. I also support the group/team to ensure that communication is pleasant, helpful and constructive. For the purpose of a good preparation, I conduct one or more preliminary meetings. On that basis, I then coordinate the structure of a meeting with the whole group.
For multi-day retreats of associations, teams and groups, I prefer to moderate with a colleague.
Teams and groups face everyday challenges as well as structural change. Organizational realignment, changes within the team, self-reflection, internal restructuring or new strategic directions are often complicated and require a lot of time and resources.
I support you in setting achievable goals in these processes and bringing them in line with existing procedures. In doing so, I constantly keep an eye on improving internal communication and cooperation.
For years I have been working with several groups and teams on a regular basis – some of them one or two times a year, others monthly. The duration and the content of the process support depend on your needs.
I use different interventions from the areas of team development, organizational development, mediation, facilitation, coaching and non-violent communication in the process- depending on the respective initial situation and objectives.
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