About Me

My mission is to help smart professionals to connect and engage with their networks online and offline beyond just relying on word of mouth referrals. For many people, meeting strangers is far outside their comfort zone. When I came to Australia, I didn't know anybody. Building a strong network quickly, I'm sure you can do that as well.

I am curious to learn how I can help you - on this page you find all about me

Strategic & Professional Networking

When I started my new life in Sydney not knowing anyone, I couldn't rely on old friendships or former workmates. For many this is a scary situation, especially at 40+.

I saw strategic networking as the ideal chance to moving into a new place quickly. Using my natural curiosity towards others, I realised that being open to helping them works better than asking them for help in finding a job.

 

Personal Branding & Social Selling

This blog is my platform to share my journey about building and cultivating a personal brand. Combining this with my experience in sales and marketing, I developed a passion for Social Selling.

This buzzword comes from the corporate world, and I'm helping smaller organisations to leverage these powerful principles to advance their business agenda.

Passion & Purpose

I am passionate about the transformation of modern workplaces to embrace new ways of collaboration. Cloud based tools, mobility and Artificial Intelligence enable these trends. I consult and guide my audience as a trusted advisor along the change journey, to prepare for a connected tomorrow.

The Australian ICT industry is unique: it is an ideal test market for new technologies and services. At the Australian software vendor Noggin, I help partners consulting their clients about risk, incident, emergency and crisis management to handle disruptions, smarter.

Leadership & Management

The Sydney campus of the Australian Institute of Management became my first professional home. This institute was the ideal place to formally improve my leadership skills after a solid foundation as Sales Manager in Europe.

As a fellow member of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, I obtained the accreditation as Chartered Manager (CMgr), a huge motivation to continue on the "lifelong learning" journey. I write regularly for leadership blogs and contributed 2018 to the book "Leaders of Influence". 

Lifelong Learning Down Under

Attending and completing the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management at AIM has been the perfect intro into Australian business and lifestyle

Extracts From my Presentations

Contributing to events and conferences, here are some examples of my work.

Some Fun Facts

What's not written in a resume:

  • I write regularly about opera and musicals for already 20 years, published in Austrian and German magazines
  • After moving to Sydney, I built the Opera House in a Lego kit - it is never too late to have a happy childhood
  • As a student, I have been working as a tour guide in London and Venice, later became a destination manager for Prague
  • I run a small travel blog on www.habitz.ch in three languages
  • As a born introvert, I changed over time into the ESTJ personality type
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