Our teaching institute has existed for 15 years and has now trained more than 70 facilitators in six courses and certified them according to the standards of the European Coaching Association (ECA). The focus lies on conveying and applying a precise threshold vocabulary for transformation which should be experienced and embodied in a variety of ways by the prospective facilitators.

The training is rooted in the archetypal transformation grammar and vocabulary developed by Iris von Tiedemann and Jürgen Kugele (, which represented the structure of the “Facilitator of Transformational Leadership” training offered at the Institute for Transformational Leadership from 2009 to 2012.
Today the basic structure of the series forms a more precise and evaluated threshold concept for transformation, which is based on the results of a research series in winter 2013/14 with Iris von Tiedemann and Dr. Felix Hoch.



Iris von Tiedemann

lives in Berlin and has been working as a business and teaching coach (ECA) for 25 years. She is trained as a process and systems consultant as well as owner and head of the institute, which has been in existence for 15 years. Iris von Tiedemann works primarily in intercultural design contexts in the areas of media, culture and art. She loves discovering individual uniqueness and creating intelligences in transformative relationships.



Tobias Sommer

is a certified coach and facilitator. He completed his studies in Arts Management and Cultural Work at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. Until 2011 he worked as Brand & Account Manager. Most recently, he was the studio lead in the workplace consulting department at AECOM in Munich. Since then he has worked as a transformation consultant in medium-sized companies and corporations. His talent is to interweave art, leadership and community work for creative cooperation. In his private time he supports his father in reforesting forests.


Adrian Wagner

is a PhD student in Thomas Hübl’s AIS graduate program and co-founder of Teal Wave Consulting. He is a political scientist and social worker. In his dissertation, Adrian Wagner explores the Pocket Project through mindfulness-based action research based on presencing and U-theory. The aim of the work is i.a. exploring how global social witnessing can be cultivated individually and collectively. As part of the Institute for Integral Global Competence, he supports the Global Social Witnessing Labs 2020 project at the University of Witten / Herdecke. Adrian has a passion for Japanese martial arts, meditation, poetry and tango.



Ngan-Tram Ho Dac

Ngan-Tram Ho Dac is an ECA coach, facilitator and mediator for transformative processes in times of New Work. Furthermore, she is a lecturer in psychology. From the cognitive science school she developed a passion for interdisciplinary research into the mind and its training. As an associated member of the institute, she accompanies the facilitator training. As an entrepreneur, she develops projects for the technological support of transformation.



Dr. Maren Beverung

Dr. Maren Beverung is a Business Coach (ECA) and consultant for sustainability in supply chains. For over ten years she has been accompanying companies in their ecological, social and economic transformation across the entire value chain. From cotton farmer in India to a top manager in Germany. She loves value, culture and relationship work as the basis for sustainable business.


Manuela Bosch

Manuela Bosch is a facilitator who accompanies transformative experiences in group processes. She brings 13 years of experience in consulting and project management and supports cooperative teams with Dragon Dreaming-inspired moderation. Manuela Bosch is the initiator of the Vanilla Way Network and the Collaboration Incubator Program.

Dr. Felix Hoch

Felix Hoch has accompanied innovation and change processes since 2010. He studied biology, religious studies, Japanese studies and philosophy in Munich and Tokyo. With Iris von Tiedemann, Felix Hoch developed the threshold concept for transformation. Felix Hoch works independently as a process facilitator and consultant and is a lecturer at the School of Design Thinking (D-School) of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam.


Jörg Geier

Jörg Geier has carried out a number of impact projects in various international roles. During his 5 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he networked German and Silicon Valley-based companies and ecosystems in the field of cleantech. As part of an EU-funded project, he researched incentives for “sustainable entrepreneurship”. As Director of Executive Education at Cambridge University Judge Business School, Jörg Geier coordinated leadership and capacity building programs. He is a member of the Club of Rome, where he was previously Deputy Secretary General.

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Melissa Kieffer

Melissa Kieffer works independently as an embodiment coach, dancer and choreographer. She leads groups on embodiment and movement research. In her work she combines the creative artistic approach with methods from bodywork and practices from contemporary dance. The core of her work is to accompany and initiate embodied transformation processes. Her focus is on promoting individual body intelligence, group intelligence and exploring the common development space.


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Michel

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Michel is a lawyer, mediator and business coach. He accompanies transactions, personal and organizational change processes as well as succession processes in family businesses. Ulrich Michel teaches law as an honorary professor at the Babelsberg Film University. He is trained and certified as a process moderator and facilitator at the IFTL.

Ute Schechtel

Ute Schechtel works as a facilitator, business coach and creative consultant. As a source of inspiration for a sustainable global community, she advocates the integration of old knowledge into new opportunities, as well as the establishment of personal mastery as a basis for personal growth and sustainable business.



Christian Kaspar Schwarm

Christian Kaspar Schwarm is an entrepreneur, art collector and expert in creative strategy development. He is an honorary director of the Berlin youth welfare association “Karuna”, lecturer at the Mannheim POP Academy and publisher of the non-fiction subscription “8 Books A Year”. Christian Kaspar Schwarm is an expert in social change flows in our masterclass and describes them, among other things. with the help of Spiral Dynamics.


Stephane Seckin

Stephane Seckin has been a QI Gong teacher since 1995 and treats people with special Qi massages. He has also been a Kung-FU trainer for 30 years. Stephane is an expert in bringing ancient Qi knowledge to the management levels of international companies. He works as a coach and trainer and gives lectures in many places on “Mindfulness and development potential for companies”.


Monika Smith

Monika Smith works as an executive coach for transformational leadership, purpose and impact. The author of “Business Purpose Design” accompanies future-oriented change processes and questions entrenched structures. In doing so, it helps companies to live an innovation-driven, people-centered and sustainable perspective.





European Coaching Association

Presencing Institute

Golden Profiler of Personality

Enneagram Institute


64Keys Wien


Sebastian Baier,

Heiner Diepenhorst, Coaching Berlin Mitte

Thomas Hartwig, LEOGANT

INJU, Peter Kowalsky, Luise Tremel

Annette Klusmann, Pure Design Berlin

Axel Schmittknecht, GROW AG

Birgit Ströbel, Empowering People and Brands

Denisa Tanase, Grafik Design

Cylla von Tiedemann, Photography