Romy Kranich-Stein

    Romy Kranich-Stein began her career at a national educational company in Hamburg where she worked for over 14 years, six of those in managerial positions (in HR as well as other departments). She has been working as a business coach and consultant since 2011. Her activities include lecturing and speaking on HR and communication topics, and in 2012, she was appointed coach in intercultural communication at the FU Berlin. Since 2015, she has been acting as the authorised process consultant for the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs’ project “unternehmenswert: Mensch / The value of a company: Its staff”.
    Romy Kranich-Stein trained in Marshall Rosenberg’s NVC (Non-Violent Communication) in 2012. In 2014, she studied systemic organisational consultancy with Fritz Simon in Heidelberg. In 2015, she went on to complete training in “Presencing Foundation Program – Collective Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change“ (MIT Boston, Theory U – Leading from the Future as it Emerges) with Otto Scharmer and she has just completed a 3-year training course in transactional analysis (humanist psychology in communication and behaviour) in Berlin.
    She trained as a paralegal from 1993 to 1996 in Anklam. Then she graduated as a BA of Social Economics from the University of Economics and Politics, Hamburg in 2008 and went on to do an MA in Human Resource Management (University of Hamburg) which she completed in 2010.

    Workshops by Romy Kranich-Stein

    Workshop 1: Why our internal drivers can make us sick in the long run

    Have you ever wondered why you can't say no, why you always avoid conflict or why it can be so hard to ask colleagues for help? Or why certain behaviours when dealing with other people are more stressful than others? The reasoning lies with our inner drivers, which we internalise as children and can be a prime source of stress – right up to the point of burn-out. But how do we deal with them, and how do we ensure that they don’t make us sick in the long run? The goal of this workshop is to answer these questions.

    Objective and benefits:
    •    Identifying your own drivers – driver test
    •    Discovering six dimensions and consequences of healthy leadership
    •    Finding a healthy lifestyle and working with the right attitude
    •    Recognising obstructive habits and behaviours

    Contents:
    •    Recognising the five drivers of our actions and confronting their impact both on the verbal and non-verbal levels
    •    Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of drivers in groups

    Workshop 2: Theory U – leading from the future. A theory and application workshop

    Acting and managing in the here and now, in a future-oriented way – what does this mean? How do you, as a leader, apply modern thought and action for yourself or within your day-to-day professional life? Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer in economics at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has set new standards in the areas of management and leadership in everyday life with Theory U. Theory U offers a very useful framework for organisational learning and is a model for designing management and development processes that incorporate every employee.

    Objective and benefits:
    •    Discover Theory U – and develop ideas that enable you to recognise opportunities and potential in both your personal life and in management.
    •    Get a brief overview of Theory U. Using a handful of practice-based sequences, you will discover how Theory U can be integrated into your professional day-to-day life and what to look out for in change processes.

    Contents & benefits:
    •    Cultivating your own awareness
    •    Pausing and listening to what’s really important
    •    Analytical reflection and activation of intuitive thinking
    •    Training your own awareness capabilities

    Workshop 3: Self-reflection and self-awareness – how can I change myself?

    How do I go about observing and reflecting on what I am presently doing so that I can see my own actions and change them?

    Objective and benefits:
    This workshop helps you with self-reflection, self-awareness and recognising your own potential for strengthening of the self. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own present actions from various perspectives through targeted reflective questions.

    Contents:
    • Seeing your own ego from different perspectives
    • Directing mindfulness and attention to the question: What am I doing right now, and where would I like to go?
    • Recognising your own stressors
    • Becoming aware of your own needs
    • Which professional challenges do I face in a work context and how do I master them?
    • Visualising and strengthening your own resources
    • Ideas that can be used in real-life situations for shaping your own professional future in your own
    company: Where am I? Where would I like to be? (What kind of work do I do? Who am I?)

    Workshop 4: Confidently handling critical discussions

    It’s a situation we’re all familiar with – parent-teacher night or talking to colleagues about difficult and troublesome issues can often trigger unpleasant feelings, and we often postpone these discussions so long that the relationship between us and our discussion partners, whether parents or colleagues, deteriorates and becomes tense. This workshop will show you that there is another way.

    Objective and benefits:
    •    Leading critical discussions using professional discussion techniques and methods
    •    Expanding your own room to manoeuvre
    •    You will develop your own analytical capacities, enabling you to respond with greater flexibility, consciousness and sense of purpose
    •    Working through real-life cases that can create greater confidence in dealings with parents and colleagues

    Contents:
    •    Modules with exercises for training individual communication techniques, e.g. ways of asking questions, ‘I’ messages, feedback, mirroring, the four levels of listening, de-escalating discussion approaches
    •    Reviewing your own attitude and impact in critical discussions
    •    Phase model for preparing, carrying out and following up recognition, execution and reflection