Talks & Workshops

You’d like to hear more from me? Then catch me at an (un-)conference, or invite me: My main topics are agile, mental training, and retrospectives.

At the moment, I’ve got the talks and workshops ready that are listed below. But certainly, feel free to ask me to create a tailor-made talk or workshop just for you: Write me!

Interactive Talk: Setting Goals in Sports and Agile

Setting goals in sports: That’s one of the things I teach athletes as their mental coach. That’s what I am in my “other” coaching career. In sports, you’ll often read how goals should be “S.M.A.R.T.”. But you’ll hardly ever read why. That’s why I started to dive deeper into the topic, and with an agile mindset. And this is what’s going to happen in this interactive talk:

  • What’s interactive about a talk? I’ll talk about a piece of theory, and everyone in the audience can work on their own goals during the whole talk
  • What mental training in sports says about goals: Different kinds of goals, goal hierarchies, goal timelines
  • What does agile theory say about goals?
  • Why I don’t think S.M.A.R.T. goals are good goals
  • How to set better goals

Talk and presentation language: German or English

Duration: Approx. 45′ to 1h


Back to the roots: For agile beginners and those wanting to revisit the basics:

  • Why even do this agile thing?
  • What is “agile” even?
  • The Agile Manifesto and the 12 principles
  • Overview over methods, method frameworks, common tools and techniques
  • How you can be agile even in a waterfall environment

Talk and presentation language: German or English

Duration: Approx. 1h

Workshop: Retrospect Yourself!

When working in an organization, inevitably you become “part of the system”. While it’s helpful that you understand the intricacies and structures, it’s also limiting because you stop seeing the big picture: At some point, you’ll just be stirring the same old soup and wonder why you no longer have an impact. A retrospective would be in order! But not one for your teams. One just for you and the work you do.

In this workshop, you’ll spend some time reflecting just for yourself. And you’ll also have the opportunity to use the group’s wisdom to generate new insight just for you and your current situation. Let’s retrospect!

Workshop language: German or English

Duration: flexible, 1-2 hours