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ABOUT ME

My background, qualifications
& methods

Meike Rottermann

My Background &

Motivation

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'!

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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'!

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I am deep and pragmatic. Warm-hearted and results-oriented. Infinitely curious. I am sensitive and, where necessary, direct. ​

 

My approach to coaching is iterative and creative. I work with each client individually and without a prefabricated scheme.

My Qualifications

Professional Stations

  • Freelance professional coach and career advisor, individual and group coaching, mentoring groups, training (since 2020), Max Planck Society coach pool (since 2021) ​

  • Co-founder of JoyWorks Trainings with my colleague Dr. Nicholas Bauer. Training for emotionally and socially intelligent management, team and career development (since 2023) ​

  • Participation in the establishment of a Career Center for young scientists in Munich, member of one of the world's largest research organizations (2019-2022). There career coach and trainer (since 2019) ​

  • Career Consultant (since 2017)

  • Experience in academic teaching, e-learning conception, as well as science communication and project management (Charité University Hospital) and  (2006-2017)

Education & Training

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

Coaching Training "Psychology of Change. Emotional Intelligence in Coaching"

153 training hours, (IOBC- and DBVC-certified), ​Dietz Coaching, 2018

Zürich-Mainzer Career Advice Model (ZML)

150 training hours,  Fortbildungszentrum Laufbahnberatung, 2020

Essence Coaching

Core Purpose Coaching, 80 training hours, Akademie für Coachs, 2022

MBTI Step 1 Certification

The Myers-Briggs Company, 2022

Embodied Teaching 

Integrating mindful awareness into training & coaching, Unified Mindfulness, 2024

 

Design Thinking

Basic Track, HPI School of Design Thinking, 2016

 

Regular Supervision with Thomas Dietz (Dietz Coaching)

Diploma in Cultural Anthropologies

University of Vienna, 2016

I like to combine established coaching approaches with proven teachings in somatic, intuitive intelligence and mindful attention.

Current, scientifically based approaches are important to me, but not fast-moving trends.

My Methods

Methods I work with

My approach are based on scientific principles and a humanistic worldview.

 

I integrate the following approaches into my work:​

  • Resource and solution-oriented methods

  • Strengths and values ​​orientation

  • Internal Family System according to Richard Schwartz

  • Systemic questioning techniques and constellation work

  • Intuitive intelligence Mindfulness

  • Zurich Resource Model

I treat my clients with respect, empathy and the conviction that every person has access to a wisdom that lies within them.

About Me

Personal

I am a partner in a binational relationship, live with my life partner in Munich and few months a year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York City.

For me, getting to know local communities is definitely one of the great joys of life, be it in the provinces or the big city.

Since 2019 I have been practicing Zen (meditation, philosophy, Zen flute) with Prof Yudo J. Seggelke and at the New York Insight Meditation Center.

I am an author and publish prose and poetry in literary magazines in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Ever curious, writing is my artistic cardio-training.

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