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.
Sales Manager Government, Microsoft
Consulting B2B Tech Companies in leveraging LinkedIn | Social Selling Expert
I asked Katja to host a webinar about ‘Personal Branding’ as a guest speaker in my Online Masterclass Series “LinkedIn Branding & Positioning” for Women in Tech. Katja has done a great job facilitating an online environment where everyone felt comfortable sharing, engaging with the content presented and learning with/from each other. She not only explained how to identify one’s personal values, mission and self-perception but also empowered the participants to translate these findings into their personal brand. If you are looking for an energetic coach who takes a personal approach and challenges you, Katja is the right person for you!
Leadership & Cultural Change
Managing Director Jenoptik Power Systems GmbH
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
Director Professional Services ec4u expert consulting ag
Former General Manager Germany, One Commercial Partner Organisation, Microsoft Deutschland
Adoption & Change Management Consultant
This summer I was participating in a workshop that you and your colleague gave in your role as trainer for the Microsoft Fast Forward Program. You have illustrated very vividly the topic of culture change in the field of Modern Work as well as the natural flow of change processes that relate to human behaviour. For me it has really been a key moment to recognize why many changes that I had been part of in recent years have not been successful. Not successful, because we were not considerate of natural, human behaviour when it comes to change. If we as leaders don’t provide a safe space to employees in which they are allowed to react to change, we should not be surprised when blockers occur.
Thank you very much for this insight and for your truly likeable “different” style to hold this workshop!
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.