Become A Leader In Your Field
As a scientist, soft skills are one of the most relevant tools for success in your career. We offer career development skills that will transform your career into a memorable event of presence, systemic understanding and leadership performance. We work with an artsbased method that will allow for your reflection and awareness on your potential and your challenges. We help our trainees to uncover their style and abilities within an experience-based frame.


  • ERC Presentation Prep for Professors
  • Strategische Lehrstuhlentwicklung für ProfessorInnen / Strategic Development
  • Presentation Skills
  • Creativity + Innovation
  • Basic Professional Communication
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • Self-marketing for Women
  • Self-Marketing and Networking at International Conferences
  • Small Talk and Building a Professionel Network
  • Empowering Voice and Presence
  • Improvisation and Communication


Ruhr Universität Bochum, The Research School
Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany
RWTH Aachen
Ruhr Alliance Universities
Universität Duisburg Essen
Universität Köln

Various SFBs and Excellence Initiatives / Cluster of Excellence

Communication Workshop: „A useful way of looking at everyday situations from a different point of view. A lot of value of increasing introspection and giving tools for assessing situations going forward. Nice, energetic, and enthusiastic trainer, I would love to join the other parts of this workshop since it is really confidence-boosting.“ Group Leader, RWTH Aachen

P.I.’s Response to individual coaching for his postdoc
“Kathrin Keune had been remarkably effective – and in only a few sessions – in improving the presentation-style of my postdoc in terms of voice projection, scientific content (visual data presentation on powerpoint slides and accompanying verbal commentary) and overall impact of her presentation. I can recommend her to all junior and senior scientists at all levels (students to professors) to augment the impact of their science communications.”Dr. Rolf Bodmer, Sanford-Burnham Institute

Presentation Skill Workshop
“I had my interview for an Emmy Noether Research Group and nailed it. So I am now about to be a Research Group Leader. Thanks a lot for all your help! The presentation workshop paid off 100%!” E.M., Postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics

“I could use the many tips you shared with us in a presentation already the following week and it worked super great! Instead of generic comments I used to get before like ‚great talk‘, I readily received explicit feedback that the presentation had been very lively and engaging. This training will definitely help improving my public speaking skills.”
B.M.., Postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research

“Thank you so much again for your workshop. It was really nice (and it was the best workshop I have ever attended).” V. L., PhD Student, Ruhr University Bochum

Leadership Workshop: „Strongly experience based course. It is a good way to give a foundation to support exchange of experiences between young leaders and guidance to questions from the field.“ Postdoc, RWTH Aachen

Leadership Coaching: “Wir hatten uns in diesem Jahr bei zwei Workshops getroffen, einmal im Rahmen des LeadNet Symposiums in Berlin und das zweite Mal im Juli am Max-Planck-Campus in Tübingen. Ich freue mich sehr, dass wir uns in diesem Rahmen kennen gelernt haben und von beiden Veranstaltungen habe ich sehr profitiert! Ich empfehle dich weiter, ich finde dein Konzept nämlich super und die Themen absolut spannend und wichtig!
M.W., Professorin, Universität Stuttgart

Individual Presentation Skill Coaching: “In my opinion, it was great coaching. In a very limited time (2 weeks), I had all the tools I needed in order to perform a great talk. My colleagues who used to listen to me before and who didn’t even know I was taking coaching classes, told me that my speech was 100.000 times better than before. They were really surprised by all the changes I introduced to my presentation. I also got lot of recognition from strangers who approached me directly to acknowledge my great talk. This has never happened before.“ T.Y., Postdoc, Sanford Burnham Institute

Communication and Self-Marketing Coaching: „Kathrin Keune is also very motivated and very engaged in the class. She comes early to prepare and brings everything needed for the class. She is very, very friendly with no complexes and will do everything in her power to make the class successful and enjoyable. I was very fortunate to receive coaching from her. It was a great experience for me and I will do my best to keep everything I learned from her. I would strongly recommend her to anybody.” S.D., Postdoc, Sanford Burnham

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