Karla Marie Schlaepfer—About meSystemic coach, speaker, book author and change management and agile Design Thinking expert
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
Hi, I’m Karla Marie and I’ve disrupted my life repeatedly. The change from living in California to a permanent move to Germany many years ago was a big one. I still cling to my passion for peanut butter and longing for fresh salsa. What’s still American about me? Maybe my sparky playfulness, my work ethic and optimistic attitude towards active problem solving. The trick is to try a lot, to prototype enough to get on the right course. As an innovation and creativity expert and systemic coach, I lead you on the path of experimentation. This means less fear. I enable you discover what is needed to encourage innovative behavior and to help grow people’s ability to solve problems in new and creative ways.
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Organizations that are financially supported by Karla
As the author of a new book, “Design Thinking? Frag mich was!” and co-author of the book published by Schäffer-Poeschel “Das dynamische Unternehmen. Wie Wertewandel, Innovation und Digitalisierung zum Erfolg führen”, I use insights gained in interviewing experts in Silicon Valley, Germany and Switzerland to forge my own proprietary change concepts. These concepts and other elements from communications and positive psychology form the basis of my framework for mindful innovation and mindset change. In this, there is always a perspective shift. This shift can be lived to change personal values and beliefs. Or to ignite a radical focus on the customer experience. Or one that helps create new forms of working organizations where digital and innovative ways of working are valued, recognized and people love what they do.
Thank you very much for your interest. Let’s get in touch soon.
Affiliates and free-lance Partners
- Denkmotor Zurich, Simplicity Expertin
- Talent Futures London, Executive Leadership Coaching
- Diffferent, Berlin
- Better Coach Berlin
- FreshBiz Facilitator, Tel Aviv
Educator and Docent, Speaker
- Cologne Business School
- Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
- Englisches Institut Köln
- IHK Leverkusen
- Universität zu Köln
- Bergische Universität Wuppertal
- Museum Ludwig Köln