I was born in 1974 and have spent 9 years in traditional advertising agencies like Leo Burnett, JWT or Y&R as an account person.
After a sabbatical, where I worked as a fitness coach in a hotel on the Maldives for a year, I started my career in digital, spending another 8 years in agencies like Razorfish, MRM or FullSIX and focussed more on strategic planning and the integration of disciplines.
Always having a strong entrepreneurial spirit, too, in the same time I opened two own agencies, a b-to-b online portal and a bar and have lived in Frankfurt, Paris and Berlin.
Today I consider myself beyond the question of traditional or digital - it is relevance, collaboration and experiences that count in this so called VUCA world!
This is how my workshop participants rate their overall experience:
... and if you prefer to read complete sentences ;) here is a little bio text in German and English.
My Signature Strengths
The survey by "VIA - Institute of Character" shows the following character strengths for me, that I put in every job:
Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence
Noticing and appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.
Encouraging a group of which one is a member to get things done and at the same time maintain good relations within the group; organizing group activities and seeing that they happen.
Speaking the truth but more broadly presenting oneself in a genuine way and acting in a sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for one's feelings and actions.
Valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing & caring are reciprocated; being close to people.
Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things; includes artistic achievement but is not limited to it.
Beauty: Photo by Matthew Sichkaruk on Unsplash Leader: Photo by Nicholas Swanson on Unsplash Honesty: Photo by Andrew Butler on Unsplash Love: Photo by Anneliese Phillips on Unsplash Creativity: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash