Sylvana Grabitzki




sustainable success

We see our role as a means to bring lasting changes in companies. To this end, we seek a dialogue with the company decision-makers in order to clarify the needs in advance, and to ensure the embedding of the measures into the corporate framework (vision, culture, company strategy, and management practices). This allows the implementation of selective measures to close competence gaps from one source.

We design our trainings in a solid, competence-oriented manner. For each topic, we use the latest findings - including those from brain science, happiness research, and resilience studies, findings from the mindfulness concept, approaches from humanistic psychology, communication research, experiential learning, as well as from systemic-constructivist counselling.


The interactive input phases are followed by practical exercises, experiments and phases for self-reflection. The exercises are designed to "touch" people, to motivate them, and help them transfer into practice and facilitate the learning process. For the right mix of methods, we draw from a mature, extensive collection of effective methods such as: self-study of provided models, sociometric methods, self-study and group work, discussion, individual and group feedback, presentation, moderation, role play, case study, experience-oriented exercises, transfer tasks, learning partners, etc.

We also offer all our services in English.

Our trainings

We offer our clients in-house training which are tailor-made (in terms of content and methods) for the topics "sustainable ..."

Create the foundation for an energetic and successful commitment to customers, colleagues, employees, and your tasks. The training provides an overview and a guide about what makes people strong and sustainably balanced, and provides the most recent findings of brain science, happiness research and resilience studies. Building the key factors that benefit a long-lasting and satisfying career and to improve the quality of life.

“Mental resilience” shows ways for further development of the important factors for resilience. Resilience is our inner strength to cope with pressure, setbacks and uncertainty. It is our resilience that leads us to a helpful mindset. We provide a practical guide of self-discovery, individual strategies, and day-to-day tools based on up-to-date resilience research.

The essence is a single question: What is really important to me? The second question follows directly (especially in today's world, with its almost unlimited possibilities): What can I leave out? - To gain more time for the essentials. Self-management is the primary control element of our balance. At its core are priorities, time planning and free-time activities ("organize oneself"), and maintaining, and affirming one's own balance (“assert oneself”).

Clear thinking, the capacity to differentiate, the ability to maintain composure and confidence in dealings with people all require special mental abilities. Develop mental presence and poise, sustained concentration, and clarity. You will learn ways to balance and switch between mental peak performance and rest. Experience effective techniques from applied brain research. The techniques can be implemented immediately.

Clear and appreciative communication is an important success factor in dealing with satisfied customers, motivated employees, colleagues, and managers. In todays times, we communicate using more and more systems. In the training, you professionalize your communication style so that you can position yourself and assert yourself in "difficult" conversations.

Up to 90 per cent of what is communicated does not come out of our mouth. Our body is our business card. Analyze the impression you make on others through your own eyes, including external feedback. Through feedback, you optimize your performance and gain a sharper self-awareness for your actions. You will receive concrete tips on how to show composure and confidence even under pressure. If not here, where else you have the chance to experiment with new ideas and strengthen your style - far away from rigid behavioural rules.

We do not get what we deserve but what we negotiate, the sober conclusion from many years of consulting practice. You professionalize your flexibility on the factual and personal levels, and learn to position yourself even better. Extend your negotiating skills to ensure that both personal and tactical "fouls" do not affect your ability to convince objectively and subjectively.

You will improve your ability to facilitate group processes (workshops, trainings) in a targeted manner. You can practise how to better deal with objections and how to lead difficult processes constructively and motivationally. You will learn how to withstand the typical dynamics of moderation situations. You will get a fundamental overview of working methods, procedures, and techniques of tried and tested moderation design.

Unresolved conflicts tie up resources. Constructively expressed conflicts are necessary and often valuable. You will sharpen your perception of conflict causes and learn how to express them. Numerous practical examples will help you to understand and apply effective conflict resolution and de-escalation strategies, so that you can work confidently and smoothly with "difficult" customers, colleagues, and employees.

Tell me and I will forget, show me, and I may remember, involve me, and I will understand. (Confucius). Fostering a "we-feeling", openness, and trust, creating emotional prerequisites for (even) better future cooperation, recognizing (and reducing) target conflicts and friction. Constructive handling of resistance and blockages, managing shared challenges, intensive exchange on the personal and content level. Experiential learning is highly suitable for exploring practical skills. Here the opportunity to practice new approaches related to real tasks, through trial and error, is essential. Depending on the topic, the team runs several "action-reflection loops" to integrate the “lessons learned” - on both a personal and a team level. Team-up in the great outdoors, away from the default office mode – get also inspired by forest, wide-open views, and the campfire.

We accompany women on their way to leadership, adjust individual orientation and further development of leadership skills. We support women in shaping her role, and to flexible applying her strong inner resources.

Value is based on appreciation. According to a Gallup survey, 80 % of staff is leaving the company due of their manager. This leadership-based turnover of staff can be avoided, if leaders rise to the occasion and strengthen the cooperation constructively and on eye level.

Mindfulness is a timely competence to deal with uncertainty, multi-tasking and gradually increasing stimuli. With mindfulness, people develop the strong ability to stay focused and to cope with difficult emotions. Further, mindfully-based actions come from a place of choice and consciousness, rather than from our habitual autopilot. This competence leads to more equanimity and mental resilience. Consistently applied, it becomes a personal skill.

Resilient teams stand out in dealing well with setbacks. At times of high pressure, resilient teams manage to stay focussed and maintain to believe in their talent and skill. Promoting team resilience by perusing and building reslilience factors is both teambuilding and an investment into the future.

Change is often accompanied by uncertainty and fear: the old and familiar is changing, the new is still unknown. Rituals are staged settings: Where do we stand, where do we want to go? They help you and your employees to keep pace with the changing course of your company, provide security and structure, create order and a sense of belonging. Rituals get under the skin. Successfully staged rituals are felt as emotionally touching and valuable. This shared experience can release the power for change. It creates a community, from whose shared heartbeat something new can arise.

Training? Workshop? Training-on-the-job?

Would you like to find out more about our offer?
We would be pleased to advise you and help you to choose the appropriate coaching or training form for you - we look forward to entering into dialogue with you.