I am a relational leadership coach, dedicated to empowering intentional individuals in the making (we all are!) to grow lotus from the mud of our relationships in work, life and love.
I am a certified Integral Facilitator and Coach with a passion for the deep work that enriches your experience and expands your repertoire of living and creating masterfully, in the face of the ever-evolving challenges life puts in front of us. Leading yourself well in moments of conflict and difficulty is what I get called in most, a place that breaks me open and excites me deeply for its potential and deep humanity. And I get it, I’ve been there, and continue to learn with every client and person I engage with:
Life is wild, conflict is difficult, both is personal and can be absolutely consuming. The way we show up with challenges makes or breaks teams, it grows us as individuals, or keeps us stuck in mostly unconscious behavior. And it is what makes an organizational culture a learning, humane and thriving one, or not.
I have been a student of positive psychology, adult development and interpersonal dynamics for the past 20 years. My interests range from personal development to relational intelligence, creative conflict engagement to participatory leadership. I am a possibilitarian, highly creative, both visionary and pragmatic. I am fascinated by the question of what difficult times teach us, and how we can bring our deepest insights into practice.
I know the potential of deeper relationships through engaging our differences, also in my marriage with a man of a very different background, and am deeply moved by the complex challenges of our times – personal, societal, global. I believe in the potential to evolve in how we show up to them, to each other and the world. My sweet spot lies in the intersection of self-leadership, accessing conflict as potential, affirming healthy structures and building thriving cultures.
Over the past 15 years working with teams, individuals and on whole organization levels, I learned that what’s in the way of satisfying relationships, good collaboration and thriving wellbeing and performance isn’t so much the lack of just the right idea or strategy, or the competence of individuals.
It usually is our ability to engage the deeply human aspects in our work and life setting: communicating authentically, working well with diversity, and tapping into the creative potential in conflict. It’s in the subtleties of our human interaction. It’s the power and potential of the work we can each do, our inside, the invisible aspects of our humanness I focus on. I support you deepen your capacity to be with disturbance and conflict in a generative way, and create powerfully from that place.
I am also a mother of two, Zen practitioner and health foody, living in Frankfurt, Germany as well as the co-founder and creative director of “MADE IN Afghanistan”, a social enterprise and product label, contributing to a strong, empowered and peaceful future of Afghanistan.
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“Nina offers rich perspectives, inspiration and possibility, and a sense of heart-centered strength. She is a guide, a teacher, a learner, deeply in it herself, teaching from the becoming.”