Nice to Meet You!
A Little Bit About Me
I’m a German-born, international citizen. I’m a 12-time award-winning strategist, SDGs advocate, advisor, educator, entrepreneur and a Renaissance Woman with a “science & art mindset”.
My first strategy work in 2007 was destined to turn Steve Jobs into a fan of my client’s product, and in 2008 I turned MAN Trucks & Bus into the first international company that publicly introduced smart city living, electric cars and energy-efficient transportation as we start to implement only today.
Influenced by my upbringing in sustainability leader Germany, “profit – purpose – positive impact” and #StakeholderCapitalism have always been at the heart of my work. Over the years I directly helped executives of big international corporations, technology founders and investors worldwide to be at the forefront of their industries, to create new, sustainable value, increase revenue by millions or to lead with a strong vision.
I did this by personally advising C-level managers on business development, digital transformation, value creation, brand strategy and purpose/sustainability-led leadership; by strategizing and executing brands, products and digital services; creating market entry strategies and securing high profile partnerships; or by strategizing and executing partner programs and corporate innovation labs.
In 2016 I successfully strategized and launched Germany’s first innovative IT-bootcamp education company in order to address the talent shortage and gender gap in STEM. Enabling access to quality education and empowering people to start a new career feels amazingly rewarding to the soul – can you relate?
Back then I’ve unfortunately noticed that the most needed innovations for us on this planet – those to fight and adapt to the climate crisis, to secure democracy or to enable quality education and equal opportunities – were either underfunded, mismanaged or not on the radar in the investment industry. So in 2016 I started to study the United Nations global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their measurements and ESG investing, connected with impact investors worldwide as well as with sustainability-led innovators and industry expert. The areas of impact that I chose to focus on to help achieve the SDGs by 2030 are education, sustainable finance, responsible businesses, climate tech, biodiversity, responsible AI, gender equality.
Fast-forward to today, I’m the founder of JUST DAMN RIGHT, an international platform for sustainability-led ventures, and I’m also executive advisor, educator and angel investor to impact-led startups. In 2020, I launched the independent, not-for-profit She For Social Impact Awards, which honor women across different industries and from different countries for their impact-led work and innovative solutions that foster a sustainable future already today.
What motivates me each day is that I believe that economies that choose people and planet over sheer profit-making are possible, lucrative and hold exciting opportunities that we cannot imagine yet. And I also believe that individuals inherently seek to contribute to meaningful solutions, brands and ways of living.
My latest ebook, The Value & Growth Toolbox 2020+, was released in January 2021 and is a 48-page curation of must-have tools for creativity, insights and strategic planning, targeting a new generation of professionals who want to positively influence the post-COVID-19 world and help achieve the SDGs.
My industry experiences and international network span software technology, commerce, lifestyle/design, fintech/finance, marketing, data/AI, sustainability and investing.
What Others Say
Metaphorically speaking: Nadine is like a secret weapon.Jascha SteinFounder & CEO, Omnibot
Nadine is clearly ahead of her time and an inspiring leader.Stefan GroschupfFounder and Board Member of Datameer, Founder and CEO of Automationhero
Her intricate sense and sharp foresight of identifying business opportunities, potential products and brands make her stand on the frontline of all things digital and innovative.Head of Innovationinternational Consumer Goods Company
In only three months we have achieved with Nadine the things that we have been trying to achieve with several consultancies for the past eight years.CEOIT Consulting Company
I finally feel empowered to take CSR to another, real strategic level in my company.Senior CSR ManagerConsumer Goods Company
She is a definite asset. Her presence and leadership would always make any mediocre projects inevitable to excellency.Pebbles LinLearning Design Director at NUNC
I believe that economies that choose people and planet over sheer profit-making are possible, lucrative and hold exciting opportunities that we cannot imagine yet. I also believe that individuals inherently seek to contribute to meaningful solutions, brands and ways of living. That said, my mission is two-fold.
On the one hand, I share my plethora of hands-on experiences with like-minded individuals to help them grow in their professions and to drive positive change in societies. On the other hand, I provide forward-thinking leaders with insights, strategies (business, innovation, sustainability, marketing) and with partnerships they need to succeed in the sustainability-led and digital-driven world.
What I Believe In
- Critical and strategic thinking, system design and creative problem-solving are key future leadership skills
- In a volatile world your competitor today can be your ally tomorrow
- Holistic sustainability (ESG/SDG) will be the defining measurement for success
- True power means compassion
- Diverse teams are more successful than one-dimensional ones, specifically in crisis situations
- Future challenges can’t be solved with approaches from the past 40 years
- Education, diversity and transparency are key to overcoming the economic and societal challenges that societies around the globe are facing
FREE Must-Have Tools
If you are a designer, engineer, marketer, analyst or manager who seeks to thrive professionally and to create meaningful solutions and businesses with positive impact, then get my FREE ebook “Value & Growth Toolbox 2020+”.
It’s a 48-page curation of must-have tools for creativity, insights and strategic planning, targeted at the new generation of purpose-led professionals. I also included:
- tools that I used to turn Steve Jobs into a fan of my first client ever
- some of my hard-earned insights
- checklist you can use right away
- links to my favorite books for context