Business Development Manager, Cloudbridge Consulting GmbH
As part of the Microsoft Fast Forward program, I took part in 2 of Katja’s workshops. Personal Branding was a topic that I was very curious about from the very beginning. How can I strengthen my brand without coming across too exaggerated. What are MY values, what do I stand for? The approach was just very good. Katja has perfectly understood “despite” or just “because of” her online format to take all participants along with her and bring us to our “core”. The “espresso” is still there as a metaphor. Her way of working is just like “balm for the soul”. One always feels “right” and encouraged to follow his/her own way. She convinced me so much, that I go as far as really recommending her from the bottom of my heart.
Project Manager Strategy and Innovation, Siemens Healthineers
One notices from the first contact that Katja is a person who knows how to combine cordiality with expertise. Although I didn’t really need a coach at first, after a teaser lesson on LinkedIn, I went on a big journey to build my own brand with her. In an uncomplicated and natural manner, I really discovered completely new aspects. I can now not only name them, but also use them in a targeted manner thanks to her support. Her coaching skills go far beyond “what do you want”, but also include a holistic and long-term perspective from the beginning. I can now relate to both at any time and further develop them on my own. I have already recommended Katja to several friends, acquaintances and colleagues.
Former Sales Manager Government, Microsoft
Katja, thank you for allowing me to go through your Personal Branding coaching with you. You helped me to get a lot of clarity, to distill my values, strengths and the attributes of my brand. You were very sensitive and patient, gave valuable feedback, prepared interesting exercises as well as sessions. The tasks for each session have always been a lot of fun. The results of the coaching can be ideally applied to my work, no matter in which area. You motivate and encourage to clearly define oneself and use one’s strengths – even if not everyone likes it. The personal Branding has helped me to develop my positioning in connection of my “Energetic Healing” education and I am curious to see how this area will develop in the future. Thank you and much success on your way forward!
Head of Customer Engineering "Deutscher Mittelstand", Google Cloud
With Katja’s Personal Branding Program and sustainable coaching support, I was able to gain gradual and helpful clarity for the initially unfinished vision of my entrepreneurship: how and what for can I make my path meaningful and define important milestones? I can highly recommend Katja in this self-development process as an encouraging companion! Our cooperation is special, inspiring and enriching due to our shared values such as commitment, trust and mutual respect. And in particular, I appreciate that we can always work together at eye level in very different forms of cooperation!
Leadership & Cultural Change
Former Managing Director Jenoptik Power Systems GmbH
In April 2020, we participated with 20 leaders & executives in the webinar series “Excellent Virtual Leadership” with Katja & Regine.
Due to the Corona crisis, we sent some of our employees to work from home in March and had just introduced Microsoft Teams. In mid-March, as a management team we were facing the question how to best support our leaders & executives with in these changes on short notice. Traditionally, partly because of the very high security requirements in our business, there was virtually no home office and VPN at all. Suddenly overnight, 80 people worked from home. A culture shock.
It should be a quick start into the main challenges that come with change and working from home.
We coordinated the details with Katja & Regine so that our leaders got an understanding of a new mindset and first tools to support them in the new situation.
It was a very good start, only 5 units are of course too little for a complete cultural change.
A new, holistic program will be needed that will enable managers and teams to take advantage of the opportunities offered by working remotely. We have seen what is possible and how much more could be possible. Regine and Katja bring valuable experience as well as the necessary flexibility to accompany us on this journey.
Thank you for your work – it was a first step and opened our eyes: where we stand and what is still possible in the future. Thank you for your help!
Managing Director straight solutions GmbH
Former General Manager Germany, One Commercial Partner Organisation, Microsoft Deutschland
Former Director Professional Services ec4u expert consulting ag
CEO newworkables GmbH
I have a lot of ideas and am good at structuring others, but not myself. In the past, this led to endless pieces of paper with an incredible number of tasks that felt hardly being worked on every evening and the feeling of having achieved nothing. As a CEO amd shareholder in 4 different companies, my time management for the different topics is a big challenge for me.
In working with Katja, it is always possible for me to prioritize, to bring clarity to the distinction between important and urgent topics as well as unimportant and non-urgent ones. By making annual, quarterly and monthly plans, there is clarity about what I want to do and what is realistically feasible. Since the freedom-loving part of me would like to let go of all reins, I like to return to Katja again and again “remorsefully” and we prioritize together again. She is also a great sparring partner for me.
Every hour brings me new insights and Katja has empowered me to set up my plans on my own. With ease and fun, we approach the topic of prioritization, which is difficult for me. I would not have achieved many goals if I had not worked with Katja, as I would have let myself be carried away by working on unimportant details. I am much more relaxed, even working fewer hours a week. At the same time, I work more effectively on what is important to me, have the feeling of creating a lot and have fun! I can highly recommend working with Katja.
Senior Learning & Development Expert
Katja was my coach when I was in search of a new professional challenge incl. a change of industries. Together we sharpened my strengths profile und made myself more visible. Within no time I had a variety of interviews and could choose from two attractive offers. Even better: both of them completely met my 10-point-wish list that I had compiled with Katja! Katja is extremely empathetic, always genuinely interested in her counterpart and at the same time 100% focused on business results. For me that was the perfect combination for my professional reorientation! I only can highly recommend that you work with Katja – Personal Branding that is truly personal, authentic and goal-oriented.
Site Manager Munich and Project Manager ZD.B. at Bayern Innovativ GmbH
With the assumption of a new position as team leader project organization ZD. B as well as the site management in Munich, I suddenly found myself completely in the VUCA world at the beginning of the pandemic. Due to the corona situation, personal contacts were almost forbidden, the previously accustomed “coffee kitchen conversations” were gone and all projects including an extensive change project took place remotely.
So I had to lead my team virtually and still ensure new onboardings as well as various other topics on site to ensure business continuity. Different emotions developed in this environment, which, in addition to uncertainty, also brought with them many misunderstandings, especially due to cognitive exhaustion.
Through her impulses and hints, Katja has enabled me to develop new ways of thinking and perspectives, through which I learned to understand other points of view and behaviors as well as to reflect on myself. She convinces with her neutrality and loyalty, which very quickly built up a relationship of trust and so she was then able to trigger me to leave my comfort zone: More abundance in life, more understanding for me and my concerns and thus also for those of my environment, according to the motto “Only those who lead themselves well can lead others”.
What I particularly appreciate about Katja is her honesty, her very good listening skills and her broad understanding of different attitudes and perspectives in combination in the context of values. Katja showed me both, limits for myself as well as opportunities and challenges, accompanied me a bit on my way out of the comfort zone and towards personal and professional development. She gave me a lot of strength especially at the end by confirming my courage for change and my successes in line with my goals – thank you, Katja, that you accompanied me in a difficult phase of my life, stood by my side as I grew and that you made me even stronger.