About Me

I grew up in Hamburg and studied social pedagogy at the University of Lüneburg.
After completing my studies, I moved to Seattle, where I spent 10 years of my life.
During that time, I married, pursued further studies in IT/web development, worked in the field, danced tango passionately, and traveled extensively throughout North and South America.

In 2008, I returned to Hamburg and switched careers again.
I trained to become a systemic coach and later dedicated several years to becoming a trainer for Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and a mediator.

Since 2015, I have been sharing my knowledge and experience of the healing and transformative power of NVC with others.
In 2019, I received certification from the international "Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC)."
Awareness of power and privilege, as well as trauma-informed approaches, are important components of my work.


Further Training, Influences, and Sources of Inspiration::
  • Since 2009, I have been deeply involved with Buddhist philosophy and psychology, practicing meditation and mindfulness both in everyday life and during annual retreats.   
  • I have been divorced since 2010 and have been in a committed partnership since 2012.
  • Since 2020, I have been training in Relational Life Therapy (RLT) with Terry Real at the Relational Life Institute.
  • Intensive advanced training in developmental trauma with Dami Charf.
  • Further training in trauma with Thomas Hübl, Stephen Porges, and Peter Levine.
  • Anti-racism training with Phoenix e.V. in 2019.
  • Influential NVC trainers who have shaped my work include Sarah Peyton (trauma-informed NVC), Robert Gonzales (spiritual dimension of NVC), and Miki Kashtan (NVC and social change).
  • I have also been deeply inspired by Joanna Macy and her work within the climate movement.
  • I am part of the team at the Hamburg Institute for Nonviolent Communication and the Nonviolent Communication Hamburg association.