Getting to know me

Hi, I'm here to help you create businesses that people love and that love people. How? By connecting your teams to (a deeper) purpose.

That's it. Plain and simple.

So why do I think purpose is so important?

Well, to answer that, let's first take a few steps back: Transformation and renewal have always reigned supreme in my life. In my corporate roles, I reveled in seeking clarity, in creating new strategies and service models and inspiring others to participate in them. What else? Ooptimizing processes, innovating training programs, and building extraordinary teams.

And yes, there was ambition too. Lots of it.

So far, so good.

One day I woke up and realized that something had pulled me from the safety of the well-trodden path of societal expectations. Burnout opened my eyes to how important understanding our deeper purpose is to our well-being and our work. So once again it was all about renewal. For me personally and for the impact I hoped to create in this world.

So I jumped all in, excited about using my know-how, talents, intuition, and compassion to support those who want to make purpose the driver of their personal leadership and their organization. After all, I believe that we need to create and grow as many purpose-driven businesses as we can.

As the need for purpose is deeply anchored in ourselves, so it is in organizations — and this has been ignored for too long to the detriment of us individually and the economy we created. Purpose is what makes an organization stand out — as a brand, as an employer of choice, as a responsible (corporate) citizen in a globally connected world.

It's time to break the old rules.

Not only for our own sake but for the children in our life, who one day will be adults and walk through a door to start their first day of work full of hope and enthusiasm. Maybe as an intern, maybe as a full-time team member, maybe as a freelancer.

Wherever that door might be — and it might be a virtual one — let's hope it leads to a place that is full of positive purpose and a desire for conscious (social) innovation and knows how to share them authentically: with its team members, customers, and beyond.

If you want to build such a place, connect with me and let's explore how we can work together.

It was enlightening to have Christine as an inspirational speaker at the Women@Google speakers series talking about her journey, finding purpose and living it. She touched our hearts, souls and minds. Christine is a tremendously credible speaker for a senior and knowledge-driven audience. S. Glate Industry Manager Travel, Google

Christine has worked in various industries around the world and is currently living in Germany. She has a BSc and an MBA and attended executive leadership programs at Oxford University and UCLA. Her career spans across diverse areas in business operations and IT, and she has amassed a treasure trove of experiences and tools, from lean six sigma, agile and design thinking to mindful leadership and Theory U. Organizations she worked with include Fortune 500 companies and leading European brands as well as regional non-profits.

She deeply believes that anyone can realize their (higher) purpose and loves to spread the message even in her free time, for example by organizing a TEDx event that featured global changemakers in business and education or by gifting her time to high-potential women who dream of becoming bold leaders. Since 2017 she has been a member of the advisory board at Rank&File Media, with her finger on the pulse of purpose-driven enterprises. She is also the founder of the Maitri Models social impact consultancy, which is a member of the United Nations Women's Industry Disruptor incubator program for the fashion industry.

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As an experienced and strong leader, Christine stands out for her social competency, empathy, and imagination. She's a great motivator and inspires others to believe in their own creativity and ability to make change happen. K. Gillespie H.R. Director, German American Chamber of Commerce Southern U.S.