Who I am

A trained strategist, optimist by nature and entrepreneur at heart with a 10+ years track in consulting, start-ups and venture studios.

While sustainability has moved into the focus recently, it has been the core of my work since day one. Originally from Germany, Vanessa lived in London where she was Co-Director of Speculative Futures and launched Circular Home Lab to explore the potential of bio-design for businesses. Her academic and consulting work emerged in collaborations across EMEA, Asia, Australia as well as North and Central America.

I'm the kind of person who naturally loves to bring others forward while striving for high standards, never stops questioning and is endlessly curious about the opportunities that lie ahead. My decision to work as an independent consultant has been challenged by some great opportunities, but in the end, this role naturally makes me the happiest version of my (working) self I guess - until now.

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Academia

M. Sc. Business Management & Innovation with distinction at Hult Business School London, UK, Boston and San Fransisco, US

B.A. International Business & Marketing at IBA University Freiburg, GER

Certificates

B Leader for B Corp Europe, Training by B Corp Germany

Circular Economy Strategy at Leuphana University L├╝neburg, GER

Designing for Change, how to execute a vision through participation, IDEO

Vita

Business Design Lead at mantro, Venture Studio, Munich, GER

Co-Director at Speculative Futures London, UK

Coach, Transformation for Sustainability at Impact Hub Leipzig, GER

Hackathon Facilitator & Coach for Boston Impact Hackathon and various corporate clients

Visiting Lecturer for business model design, Circular Home Lab, UAL London

Business Design Lead at oneUp, Venture Studio, Amsterdam, NL   

Business Design Principle at Wilson Fletcher, Innovation Consulting, London, UK

Program Innovation Manager at Beyond, Design & Tech studio, London, UK

Project Manager (various levels) at Markenkonstrukt (now: The Digital Architects), Innovation Consulting, W├╝rzburg, GER

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