Freelance Trainer and Coach for Innovation and Collaboration Methods

Since 2015, I have been a freelance coach and have supported teams, executives and organizations in increasing innovative capabilities and resilience.

Together with the organizations involved, I establish an agile corporate culture characterized by a strong set of values.

I support this cultural change by introducing cooperative working methods such as Scrum, Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Design Thinking.

Customer centricity

All of the working methods I employ focus on the customer or user. The organizational forms thus created are heavily based on self-organization and agile leadership with a view of best serving your customer.

I accompany this transformation process in the respective companies by holding presentations and interactive training sessions as well as through facilitating and coaching of both large and small groups.

I have been coaching more than 350 team members and their managers in modern working methods and helped more than 20 teams to increase innovative capabilities and strengthen customer focus.

My customers include companies from various sectors such as insurance (LV 1871), logistics (Schenker Deutschland GmbH), medical technology (BioAnalyt), municipal marketing (Bad Nauheim Stadtmarketing und Touristik), municipal utilities (Bad Nauheim), energy (electricity carrier of the Swiss Canton of Schaffhausen), education (Fontys International Business School) and academies (Academy for Corporate Entrapreneurship).

25 years of industry experience

Prior to becoming a freelancer, I was a permanent employee at various companies of the IT and telecommunications industries, including Deutsche Telekom AG, PA Consulting Group in the United Kingdom, and Mannesmann Eurokom GmbH.

At these companies, I gained international industry experience in roles such as technical project management, product management, technology consulting, business development, and departmental management.

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Education and training

I hold a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany (Graduate Engineer, 1995). In 2008, I graduated in Business Administration at the Institute for Research and Education in Business and Economics at the Distance Learning University of Hagen, Germany.

Apart from these two academic courses, I regularly attend advanced training programs at various organizations such as Strategyzer Academy (Alexander Osterwalder), Scrum Alliance, All-in-one-spirit (Matthias zur Bonsen) and Hasso Platter Institute for Design Thinking.

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I was a speaker at conferences such as Brigitte Symposium 2018 in Essen, Germany, Copargo Community Day 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, LeanConf 2014 in Manchester, UK, and Scrum Day 2014 in Böblingen, Germany. These conferences also give me networking opportunities with colleagues from the agile community.

Andrea SchmittInnovationstrainerinAm Mittelpfad 24aD 65520 Bad Camberg+49 64 34-905 997+49 175 5196446
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