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My background, qualifications
& methods

Meike Rottermann

My Background &


13 years of professional experience in the academic world in various roles, as Science Coordinator, Scientific Editorial Manager and more. But was it linear? No, not for me! As a young researcher, I felt at a loss when it came to taking the next professional step. I broke off my PhD in the second year. My first position? I fell into it by accident.


Step by step I developed a career that suited me. Today I do 'my own thing' and it brings me a lot of joy to support people in their personal and professional development.

From my own experience I believe it is possible to build a fulfilling life after academic research, and most of all, to 'do it your way'!

My Qualifications

Professional Stations

Over 13 years experience in the academic field in different roles granted me deep insight into the academic field and into career development:

from PhD researcher at Humboldt-University Berlin, teaching assistant at University of Vienna, science management and communication at Charité University Hospital Berlin.

In 2019 I participated in successfully setting up a Career Center for PostDocs and Doctoral Students at Helmholtz Munich. There I today support Junior Researchers in their career decisions and in their transition into alternative careers and conceptualize and hold workshops. 

As a copy writer and concept designer in the e-learning sector I learnt how to develop concepts and convey content linguistically as well as visually. This experience enters into the work material I use for my career coaching, and I will also make this knowledge available in my feedback on your self-presentation during an application process.

Education, Training & Courses

Among other things, I draw on these training courses in my work:​

I also hold a Diploma in Cultural Anthropologies (University of Vienna): my studies taught me a lot about the individual in our contemporary world.

It laid the foundation for pay close attention, to listen with empathy and to detect and understand the interplay between people and their environment.

I am empathic and deep. I am attentive and read between the lines. In personal interactions I am calm, respectful and genuinely interested. 


My Methods

Methods & Tools I work with

My methods are based on scientific principles and a humanistic worldview. They are not esoterically enriched.


The following are some of the methods and approaches I use in my work.

  • Ressource and solution-oriented methods 

  • Systemic questioning techniques

  • Systemic constellation work

  • Intuitive Intelligence

  • Mindfulness

  • Internal Family System according to Richard Schwartz

More important than methods is the attitude I bring into the coaching. I approach my clients with openness, empathy and sincere respect for each a person, no matter where they stand.

About Me


I enjoy the new: thoughts and discussions, music and dance, cities and provinces. And I love to explore questions at the heart of the human condition.


Some of my long-lasting passions:

  • Traveling under the radar and learning about local culture and cuisine,

  • Zen practice and meditation,

  • Creative writing: to preserve a space for writing and art has always been a criteria in my career decisions.

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