We believe that investing in their leaders is the most impactful yet most commonly overlooked tool fast-growing companies have in building successful, resilient organisations.
Our work at MTL is dedicated to creating and holding space for leaders to grow. We operate as a network of coaches, consultants and trainers, firmly rooted in startup world and inspired by practices from systemic constructivist thinking, non-violent communication and the reality of operating in venture-backed businesses.
WHO WE ARE
Anna has been working with tech startups for the past 8 years and she's seen the whole bandwidth from startup to corporate. In her work she has built up broad HR experience in different companies cultures and industries. Currently she works as Head of People Operations for Giant Swarm and is leading the People & Organisational Development function. Anna is a trained and certified systemic coach and mediator. Her consulting work focuses on international recruiting, remote work, agile leadership and personnel development.
Jenny has been working with fast-growing businesses in the digital world for the last decade. Her previous roles include VP People & Operations at EyeEm, Portfolio Manager at the VC firm Lakestar and founding member & COO of Factory Berlin. She spends a large part of her time consulting startup founders and companies on organisational development and HR implementation, facilitating 360 feedbacks and enabling new managers. Jenny is currently training as systemic coach at the ARTOP Institut (HU Berlin).
In our peer coaching programs we curate groups of professionals who work in similar roles and face similar challenges.
One of the core methods we use in peer coaching is collegiate counseling (“Kollegiale Beratung”) - a structured way of supporting a group member in tackling challenges without giving advice.
The secret sauce of the programs is the symbiosis of self-reflective work on each participant’s individual unleveraged leadership potential and a long-term group experience in which participants support and accompany each other through their learning journey.
As experts in People Management, Organisational Development, “New Work” and HR, we work with companies undergoing growth and change. We’ve been called in for damage control before but much prefer collaborative damage prevention by ensuring the right conversations are being had and alignment has been found before you jump to execution.
We offer one-off and ongoing leadership trainings which are highly collaborative and enable management and line-management teams to learn and agree on basic principles they want to incorporate in their leadership.
Coaching (remote & in person)
We work with founders, team leads and new managers who face difficult decisions or want to work on themselves as leaders. We follow a systemic constructivist approach which puts the coachee at the center and assumes that they are the expert of their issue - and the only person who can find the best solution. These sessions can be one-off or continuous.
When conflicts are beyond the point of internal resolution, we step in. We provide professionally facilitated mediation, a highly structured and process-oriented method of conflict management. The mediator is impartial here and helps conflict parties to develop win-win solutions. We offer mediation between teams, within teams or between individuals.
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