I am a scientist with a background in mathematics, organizational theory, and the psychology of leadership.

As an independent coach and consultant I help entrepreneurs and leaders to get unstuck.

A place for inspiration and deep thinking

Leadership Research

I studied mathematics to understand how the world works. I then became a social scientist to find out how we can change it.

The grand challenges for society and organizations are complex. Yet in the end, every change comes down to people, every step towards it to an act of leadership.

My research focuses on leader pairs. I believe it is important to look beyond the myth of the great-one-man. I want to show ways to share knowledge, power, and responsibility in order to make a positive difference together.

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Clarity and Growth through leadership coaching

Coaching for clarity and change

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” As a mathematician and physicist, I always loved this quote by Einstein. And I know the pain behind this insight.

To change something often starts with changing ourselves.

As a leadership coach and consultant, I am happy to be a trusted partner who brings a new perspective, fresh ideas, and the clarity to make the next step.

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I moved to Taiwan two years ago.

It is still an exciting and humbling experience, driving me to learn new things, meet new people, and grow myself.

Much of my play these weeks and months is about this growth, and the adventurous journey that gets me there.

Self Portrait with Camera


Since moving here, photography has been a welcome practice to relate to the people and places around me in more mindful and playful ways.

I love how my camera stops time for a while, offers a connection to the details around me – and a familiar object to hold on to.

> See my images

The skyline of Taipei

Time in Taiwan

Taiwan is a small and beautiful island in the East Chinese sea and a young democratic country still looking for its identity. As the only democracy with Chinese history, I think that both the East and West can learn much from it.

Taking images and writing about Taiwan is a way for me to meet it on a deeper level and learn about it.

Here, I share my favorite places and stories, as well as personal reflections.

> Read my Taiwan journal

Latest updates

I have a monthly newsletter, Benerkenswert, to get me and you off our social media addiction.

You can subscribe here to stay up to date and read all older issues here on this homepage.

Benerkenswert August 2023

The August 2023 issue of Benerkenswert

Benerkenswert July 2023

The July 2023 issue of Benerkenswert


My thoughts on life, the universe, and everything. One small essay at a time.

Taiwan Pride 2023, Celebrating Love in All Its Colors

Taiwan’s annual pride parade took place in Taipei on October 28th, this year under the motto “Stand with Diversity.” With its estimated 176.000 participants, Taiwan Pride was the largest such event in South East Asia this year. The event was joyful from start to finish, a colorful celebration of love and togetherness at a time driven by diversion.

Oh Germany – Introduction

„What’s wrong with Germany“ has been a question occupying me for a while now. It is a fuzzy question, with a questionable assumption to start with. Is it “just” personal, or does it hint at a shared anxiety?

This post introduces the “Oh Germany” essay series.

On AI, v1 (March 2023)

There is a lot happening in the AI-world. Fun stuff, crazy stuff, scary stuff – and I am already a bit tired of the hype, even though it just gets started.

This article is the first in a loose series of playful approaches to make sense of this topic.

2022: Best books and films

The books, movies, and TV series I enjoyed most in 2022.

Remembering 228 in Chiayi (嘉義市), A Study Tour

The 28th of February 1947 is one of the most important dates in Taiwan’s history, marking the day of an uprising that later lead to the “White Terror” period and leaving marks in any bigger city in Taiwan.

This post summarizes the memory of this event in the city of Chiayi (嘉義市).