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"Our work is our path."

- Lao Tzu

Our Team

  Co-creating the future - One interaction at a time

We are a growing network of experienced Solution Focus and Leadership Circle Practitioners.

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Fun Facts About Us

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Annie Bordeleau

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Can read Hiragana

Loves pottery

Addicted to maple syrup 

Fun Facts


Colleagues say

"Annie creates a special atmosphere of insightfulness and at the same time lightness and laughter. She's got the ability to quickly move in the client's world and understand what is needed to support them in shaping their next conversation."

"She makes links between different topics that enable you to discover new ways of seeing things. She detects even the tiniest shifts moving in a good direction, enhances them and gives individuals and groups the momentum to keep moving in that direction. She nudges entire systems with an incredible amount of patience"

"She puts a piece of her heart in every interaction and be sure she will always see the raw diamond in you."

"Be careful though, you can't expect to get the same pancakes twice ;)"

  • Development programme design

  • Leadership Training, Journeys  and Coaching

  • Solution Focused Training and Coaching

  • Team Offsite

  • Leadership Systems Certification

  • LCP and Team Survey Certification

  • Solution Focused Facilitating and Coaching

  • M.A. in Adult Education and BSc in Anthropology

Maren Telsemeyer

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Talented singer

Adores Disney movies

Secretly a home designer

Fun Facts


Colleagues say

"Maren brings sunshine even on the most rainy day, her energy is contagious and this makes training with Maren not only a learning experience but also fun."

"She makes theories highly applicable by the examples she gives and by explaining things so clearly. Her hands on attitude will make you love experimenting with your own behaviors and she will challenge you to reach for the next level. And you will love to be challenged, as she will give you the confidence to just do it by seeing all your resources."

"You will also rarely meet a person who can empathise more than Maren - which makes her a brilliant coach! She has the ability to see every person's unique set of skills and challenges. This is where she will meet you and support you to go the next step in your development."

  • Cooperation / Collaboration

  • Conflict Management

  • Leadership Journeys

  • Coaching

  • Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) Certification

  • SF Mediation Certification

  • Solution Focus Professional Facilitator and Coach

  • First Class Honours Degree B.A. & B.A. (Hons.) 

  • European Business Programme


Ania Smolka

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Fun Facts


Conquered Kilimanjaro

Crazy about dogs

Never skips gym twice

Colleagues say

"She is a personification of agile thinking, gets along with everyone and balances the whole with clarity and procedure."

"If the I2A Network is where it is today, it is greatly due to Ania's dedication to getting things done, pushing our thinking to the next level and actively creating the lively community we've become.  She's always two steps ahead of the game.

Clients say

"With her very authentic and human way Ania encouraged and supported a wonderful journey of self-reflection and growth experiences, both for the individuals as well as for our community of research project leaders. I feel that many more people speak up now and show more of their "authentic selves" Tanja, Early Discovery Project Leader, Cancer Immunotherapy, Roche 

"Ania helped me to better understand my behavioral patterns. How are reactive and creative behaviors linked to one another? How can I adapt a more creative style and thus become a better leader? I very much appreciated talking to her." Martin, Training Participant, Roche

  • Agile Leadership and Leadership Development

  • Change Management and Facilitation

  • One to one and Team coaching

  • Personality Assessments (BIP, DiSC, Harrison)

  • Leadership Circle Profile and Team Survey Certification

  • Solution Focused Coaching

  • Agile Leadership Certificat

  • Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to M.A.)

Thorsten Hanisch

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Your trusted skipper

Best cook in town

Learned Russian in school

Fun Facts


Colleagues say

"Thorsten has profound knowledge and hands-on experience in transforming business models and organisations. His fascination with all things tech has put “digital" at the top of his priorities for decades."

"He's quick at grasping the big picture, i.e. how different businesses generate value and how people and processes are interlinked. Most people who've worked with him describe him as a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit."

"His calm presence enables you to think with him through a variety of scenarios and to develop new perspectives."

  • Digital Business Development

  • Consulting

  • Digital Transformation

  • Organizational Change

  • INSEAD Executive Education - Strategy, Innovation, Finance, Organisational Behaviour

  • Diploma in Economics (equivalent to M.A.)


Dr. Katja Martinewski


Loves rainbows

Archery Master

Orkish Weaponsmith

Fun Facts

Colleagues say

"Katja's curious and caring personality will make it easy to open up and explore. She will make sure that you can bring up anything that is on your mind and support you to find the best answer possible for you."

"She never hesitates to support people in their development and her enthusiasm will catch on to you - you can almost feel that she is on a mission to change the world for the better. She is a great observer and picks up connections and moods quickly. In our team, she's the one who connects the dots and keeps us focused."

"Katja shapes and lives the world of tomorrow and inspires us with her many sustainability projects. With her, you will never waste time, nor resources." 

"She is driven by a deep passion to bring leadership and communication to the world of science."

  • Leading projects

  • Effective communication for Scientist/Chemists

  • Intercultural competencies

  • Team dynamics

  • Doctoral studies in Chemistry

  • Systemic and psychological Coach

  • Coach the Coach

  • Intuitive Archery Trainer


John Brooker

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Tea time lover

His cat bombs Zoom calls

Author of two books

Fun Facts


Colleagues say

"To think of John facilitating reminds us of a funfair: working with him is energizing, so much fun, exciting and very diversified. A day with him passes by so quickly and you will find that he will go on all the rides you want to make it the most useful learning for you."

"He will never lecture but instead let you find your own way to discover, learn, and apply. Apart from that he brings a lot of relevant business experience that he is willing to share, while staying incredibly humble and spontaneous."

Clients say

"I worked with John very closely on various training activities. I was always impressed by his work ethic and commitment to delivering value added training to our business. He was always committed to ensuring that our learners had a great time while learning. John is always a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him as someone to work with." Anu, HR Business Partner and Leader

  • Lead Solution Focus Collaboration (FreeRun Framework).

  • Lead Solution Focus Innovation (Inn8 Approach)

  • Solution Focused Team Building (Team Impetus)

  • Author of "Jump Now!" and "The Creative Gorilla" 

  • Leadership Circle Profile Certification

  • Solution Focused Professional, Facilitating and Coaching

  • Buzan Mind Mapping Instructor

  • Michael Grinder Group Mastery


Tom Hatton


Golf Enthusiast

Entrepreneur at heart

Gongs before meetings

Fun Facts

Colleagues say

"The first thing that comes to mind is the word "poet" - Tom has the power to spark a different kind of thinking by the language he uses."

"He is  a great coach with a broad knowledge of personal development topics and beyond. He'll challenges you to reflect on a profound level and discover hidden parts of your inner world."

"He will always see things on many different levels and uses this ability to make groups and individuals grow. He's passionate about growth and creates the space that fosters great conversations to emerge."

"He will not let you off the hook easily - if you're serious in your development,  in the most caring way, he will accompany you until you get there."

Clients say

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Tom said a few simple things that had a profound impact on me. Tom's comments were very insightful, felt like a tailor fit to my persona and I have immensely enjoyed and benefited from our interaction. I still haven't had our last 1:1 with him, I am very much looking forward to it." MOMENTUM participant

  • Executive development programme

  • Developing Leaders, Managers and Teams

  • ‘Leading in Action’ programmes

  • Coaching Studio 'Bookings and Enquiries'

  • Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) and Team Survey Certification

  • Dip. Leadership and Executive Coaching 

  • M.Sc. Business Development and Innovation

Dr. Anja Degen

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Lived in the states

Adores horses

Would like to be able to fly

Fun Facts

Colleagues say

"It somehow feels like Anja's day is longer than everyone else's. She's everywhere, taking part in many initiatives, enjoying nature, connecting to loads of people, bubbling with ideas."

"She's such a good sparing partner, listener and coach."

"In the first minutes, talking with Anja, you sense that she's led team in larger organisations and can admire how beautifully she invites authentic, effective and wholehearted conversations."

"Beware, she might keep you on your toes with her stopwatch ;)"

  • Leadership Development

  • Executive Coaching

  • Developmental Coaching

  • Transformation Processes

  • Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) and Collective Leadership Assessment

  • Integral Life Coach

  • Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals


Pete Marsh

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Owns chicken

Dog Lover

Family Orchestra Conductor

Fun Facts

Colleagues say

"Meeting Pete is connecting with him instantly as he has such an approachable, warm and positive aura."

"He is a sharp observer and very skilled listener. I admire his ability to point out which dynamics are going on in an individual and in a group, far beyond the obvious. 

"He interacts in such a respectful and appreciative way that one feels encouraged to give it more thought. He also has a great way to summarise what has been said and connects it to a new perspective."

"When we need some quality thinking time, Pete is always available. Thanks!"

Clients say

"Thank you for all the encouragement, explanations and help navigating the reports. Great support for this development journey.”

" Thanks also for the nice call and the insights you've already provided, not to mention the start of some really interesting thought processes”

MOMENTUM Leadership Journey participants

  • Leadership Journey design and delivery

  • Leadership Team meeting facilitation

  • Facilitating strategy meetings

  • Conflict mediation

  • Leadership Systems Certification

  • Management Coaching and Mentoring Diploma Level 5

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching

  • MSc People and Organisational Development


Marc-Antoine Hamet

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Opera Lover & Expert

Literature Enthusiast

Lived in India


Fun Facts

Colleagues say

"The first word that comes to mind when thinking of Marc-Antoine is “connecting”. He connects people from all walks of life, the body and the mind, the right brain and the left brain and art to business."

He quickly connects to people of all cultures as he has worked and lived in India, US, Canada and France. Marc-Antoine constantly refines the art of supporting leaders to orchestrate their teams and fine-tuning their organisations.

"His contribution is opening up new possibilities to bring more humanity to business and we are extremely grateful for this."

"You will always come out of your conversation with Marc-Antoine, inspired by connections that would have never crossed your mind."

  • Leadership Development

  • Intercultural Competencies

  • Solution Focused Coaching 

  • Team Building

  • Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) Certification

  • Effective Coaching Certification by Korn Ferry Institute

  • 360° certifications: LVI, GELM, LEA

  • Hogan Assessment

Dr. Jan Schmidt

Colleagues say

"Working with Jan is easy, always full of ideas and willingness to experiment."

"He really dives into the individual cases and challenges participants in a way that brings them great insight and enables them to see their current situation from a new perspective."

"Jan is a great listener and creates a explorative atmosphere in his trainings, which enables the best solutions to evolve."

"His creativity in the trainings, invites curiosity and deep learning."


Uses Playmobil in 

his trainings

Never shies away from challenges

Fun Facts

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  • Team leading & team dynamics

  • Running meetings effectively

  • Conflict mediation

  • Leading in a scientific context

  • Moderation and Facilitation

  • Train the trainer

  • HR Management

  • Doctoral studies in theology, WWU Münster 


Johan Decoster


Colleagues say

"Curiously, he explores how people and organisations work. This makes Johan an ideal trainer and facilitator, who radiates a stable calm. As a group, you pick it up effortlessly. With a lot of confidence, he guides you through the smooth and sometimes confronting learning moments."

"In leadership trajectories, he keeps an eye on larger organizational issues and keeps one-on-one human contact warm. He quickly picks up on what is going on."

"Sometimes he takes a flight ahead - you might lose him for a moment - but know that he always does so in the service of your goals. Because without you noticing, he digs to the heart of the matter and puts his finger on what really matters."

Clients Say:

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Loves "coffee Moments"

Plays gongs all night

Did two sacred passages

Fun Facts

"Johan is a good team leader and coach, someone who is reliable and trustworthy. Next to an optimized development cycle, one of the more appreciated results of his work is an improved cooperation between business and IT."

"The Growth Sprints Johan facilitated in the frame of an organisational development journey were a great success! He's got a very elegant way of offering each individual the space needed for deep reflection and playful experimenting. There is no doubt that he is passionate about adult and leadership development. It's a pleasure to co-create and collaborate with him and I hope that we have the chance to work on many more projects together in the future."

  • Agile Team Facilitation

  • Leadership Development

  • Immunity to Change Coaching Arc

  • Growth Sprints

  • Leadership Circle Profile (LCP), Collective Leadership Assessment and Leadership System Certification

  • Certified Agile Professional (CSM, CSP, CSPO)

  • Sociocracy 3.0

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