Hi, I'm Hedi,
your Work-Life Innovation Expert since 2010.
Visionary, Speaker, Author, Mom
and Lover of Life!
I'm here to help you awaken to your full potential.
And create the fullfilled life and business you came here to lead.
Powered by the clarity about your purpose, values and visions
and the clearing of your blocks: your fears, limiting patterns and beliefs. So that you can create limitlessly in an ever-changing 21st century.
Approach: EXPERTISE + EXPERIENCE
I hold degrees and certificates from over 15 institutions worldwide but the greatest teacher was life and my own work-life innovation experiences: Overcoming dark shadows and creating the me, life and soul-business I could have never imagined possible.
The strongest success factors for my holistic work nowadays are condensed below.
These factors give you the base for working on yourself and business strategically, psychologically, mentally, and spiritually. Inside out.
So that you dive deep into your potential and master self-leadership.
Ready to level up? Let's get to work.
When I look at my life in retrospect, it feels like I have lived 4 lives. All necessary to become who I am today and to be able to e the expert I am. Here they are.
Born and raised as a Berlin girl with unshakable curiosity and drawn to the unknown, I experimented forward throughout my whole life. Music was my first love. After that, food and daily creations. My high school year? Far away, in South Africa, starting my curiousity for changing perspectives.
Then diving deep into all (!) kinds of art forms:
Assisting artists like all-rounder Christoph Schlingensief, mega productions at the Salzburg Festival, or the Cape Town Opera House and campaigns of Germany’s most successful Popstar Herbert Grönemeyer.
All the while studying musicology and media in Berlin and Seoul, failing with my first company RITA (Resonance In The Arts) and with convincing my professors to let me graduate with a Ph.D. based on creative and not quantitative research methods.
Here I was completely living the high-performer life. Always in fight or flight mode, high energy, stress, and little sleep. But: The show had to go on, I had to keep running away from myself, land more projects so that my identity was flawless to the outside. Overall exciting but since my health was steadily deteriorating, I knew: something needed to change.
© Kay Herschelmann
"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying."
Now, I became part of the first Design Thinking generation in Germany.
T'was a decade of helping hundreds of incredible human beings to make innovation projects, aka, the impossible, possible. In all different industries. From SAP, Deutsche Bank, Henkel, Danfoss and Volkswagen, to the magazine DIE ZEIT and the Icelandic Opera House.
I was training students’ and executives’ innovation muscles as a lecturer at HPI's School of Design Thinking and Academy, and institutions like the Zurich University of the Arts, the University of Anhalt Dessau, and the Shiftschool Nuremberg. Partnering with the most amazing people to implement Schools of Design Thinking in Malaysia, China, and South Africa.
Of course, my love for music didn't vanish. So I organized the awarded Piano City Festival with 100 living room concerts over 1 weekend.
And as far as my high-performer existence is concerned, I went one step further here. I thought, "The more I do, the better and happier I will be." The opposite was true though.
At this point, I was already happily married but saw my husband on average 1 day a week, then did laundry anyway and slept before hurrying off again. Escaping from myself and miles away from the real quality of life, or ease.
Companies who enjoyed my expertise.
The BIG Transformation from High-Performer to High-Achiever
My last shift happened when I became a mother in 2018. And when I transformed the abrupt standstill, my identity crisis and the questions of meaning: Who am I really? Who do I want to be for this world in the future? What life do I want to lead? And what do I want to leave the world? into a new era. Better than I could imagine by using the most effective personal development, healing and innovation strategies.
Here I realized that we can design anything: not just products, services and team cultures (as usual in Design Thinking). No. Also ourselves, in a sustainable way. For me that meant saying goodbye to the hamster wheel life, leaving external expectations behind and (finally!) welcoming a life of fulfillment and ease.
The principles of success for transformation and innovation crystallized bit by bit. And after sharing these with the community, and the response was overwhelming, I decided to give up my consulting career and share everything about successful identity work and future skills with the high performers who want and deserve to change their lives for the better.
The books Online Workshop and the Mom Transformationscode, the YouTube channel, VIP Coaching and Masterminds were just the beginning. The more meaning and ease I got by transforming my blocks and gaining fresh energy, the faster I could give out knowledge and achieve my goal: to work only 4 hours a day, spend quality time with my family and quality friends, travel and: LIVE.
My journey from high performer to high achiever in flow and ease wasn't easy, but I teach you now the short cuts and most effective methods. So you can discover and share your light. And that's why it was worth it.
We are in a time of massive transformations. A time that couldn't be better to wake up to YOU and step into your power. We need leaders who know how to successfully make transformation and innovation possible. And who know that we always start with ourselves if we want to create lasting positive changes.
I know your time is NOW. And that you are the key to your success.
Are you ready?
Schedule your free 1:1 Call today.