Engagement for education

 

My mission is to get people enthusiastic about education. Education is so much more than finishing school or training for a job. To me, the real goal of education is to develop talent, form personalities and promote self-reliance. As a consultant, author and filmmaker I am committed to ensuring that education becomes the basis for a happy and fulfilling life and a tool to instil a sense of responsibility for the future of our planet.

 

 

Learning as a passion

 

I have always been passionate about learning. Attending the Waldorf school as a child allowed me freedom and taught me self-paced learning. In the school’s garden I explored nature, in art class and through theatre projects I had room for creativity. I also spent eight years training classical dressage where I developed focus and experienced intense moments of harmony.

 

My international studies took me to the universities of Munich, Cambridge, London, Paris and Berlin. My degrees in history, politics and economics, taught me critical thinking, how to argue in different languages, and how to use data and statistics. They provided me with a solid foundation for my entry into work life as a Policy Analyst in the Education Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

 

For 10 years, I have been advising governments on educational issues, analysing policy and giving lectures at national and international conferences. I acquired insight into educational policy and a comprehensive picture of how education systems function alongside their main actors, ministries, international organisations, education and research institutions, and business.

 

After a year as a Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education and my participation in the MIT Lab for Change Management with Otto Scharmer, I decided to work independently in order to implement my own ideas on education. Today, it is my pleasure to share my experience and to support people and organisations through transformational educational approaches.