I help people and companies explore and identify what they are actually capable of –   designing, creating- and shaping future Businesses.

My professional roots are in branding and advertising. From 1997-2015, I worked at BBDO, McCann-Erickson and ran my own ad-agency, planetsisa. Todays activities have beeing ignited in my part at the TED/TEDxjourney from 2006 to 2016. In 2011, TED assigned me global TEDxAmbassador and in 2015, I joined Singularity University as faculty coach. 

I am excited about amplifying voices and changing peoples perception about the(ir) future(s). Withdeep empathy to visionary ideas, exponentially growing technology, global grand challenges and the very personal questions, concerns, fears and visions people have, I co-founded the Silicon Valley Inspiration Tours with Mario Herger - with industry-vertical one-week programs in 2012 and my School of Talk in 2013.


In 2018 the tour program expanded to New York, London, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Mumbai and Hongkong.


As a speakercoach, I have been working with ~1.000 speakers in the past 10 years, helping them from scratch to finetung their narrative – to deliver riveting talks on prestigious stages like TED, Singularity University and numerous TEDx events.



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