My passion, my research, and therefore my topic is transformation. Since early teenage years I was fascinated by how matter changes. This curiosity made me become a scientist and PhD chemist.

After my doctorate as a polymer chemist I spent more than 13 years in various positions with increasing management responsibility in two top 100 companies in the chemical industry. I created innovative products myself -and witnessed ambitious initiatives fail. I led people through change.

Over time, my focus shifted, from transforming matter to study how human beings and systems change. I changed myself, from being a chemist to becoming an „al-chemist“ in the original sense. Transmutation: we all need to change. Change – growth, movement – is the very definition of life. Much too often, change is perceived as bad. Much too often we resist – as individuals, organisations or systems.