As a business designer, I bring ideas to life by building new ventures. As a business companion, I blend creative and strategic thinking and co-create with my clients.
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Accelerate your business
I help individuals, teams and organizations cultivate the confidence they need to create new or improved products, services and business models.
Navigating a changing world takes courage and power. Facing a broad range of challenges, this is the time to jump-start business innovation.
I work with clients seeking growth, influence, design, and building their next generation of products, services, and business models.
Focusing on customers’ needs is the way to turn constraints into the cornerstones of your business around a purposeful cause.
In an all-hands-on-deck moment, we start to think about how we might communicate and operate differently to progress.
As we continue to navigate uncharted waters, we can find ways to repurpose the assets that we have to keep delivering value.
Ulrike (Uli) is the founder and owner of two companies. Women’s Springboard is a community for female business owners which offers membership programmes in expertise, authorship and feminine leadership. Springboard Edition is a publishing house, content provider and organizer of online-courses, memberships and online-summits for business experts. As a business designer Ulrike loves to provide tailor-made business models and to help businesses solve client problems more effectively. She is also a Senior Design and Management Professional with advanced knowledge in design and management disciplines and the proven ability to combine, design and plan strategy, marketing and design. She invests in further education and has been a trainer in Nonviolent Communication (Rosenberg) since 2014. She helps both English and German speaking clients from Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and the United States to develop business models. She is also an experienced author and speaker and likes to inspire her audience.
Ulrike started her career with formal training as a typographer and won State and National Awards. She studied in Mainz, Germany in communication design (University of Applied Sciences Mainz, diploma, 1989 – 1994) and business administration (Verwaltungs und Wirtschaftsakademie, diploma 1996 -1999). In 1994 she started a successful design agency in the Rhine-Main-area and worked for private and public clients such as Deutsche Bank, AirLiquide and the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. One of her projects was to design and manage a network of players in the health economy on behalf of a German state ministry (economy, department of innovation). This venture was supported by two other ministries (social, education) and players included companies (SME, global), Universities, health insurances etc. The purpose was to enhance innovation and to support and provide the creation of new work places by connecting players and by regional, national and EU-funding projects.
Ulrike has been an Assistant Professor for two courses:
Communication design at The University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm, 2012-2017 for BA and MA students,
Media design at The University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, 2016 for BA students.
As an experienced Scuba-diver, Ulrike has a passion for diving into the sea. She also has a tendency to delve into academic topics that interest her. This led to her embarking on doctoral research in a DBA-programme at University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom (School of Business and Technology) in 2018. In 2020 she transferred to a PhD as her research has become more theoretical.
Strengthen the business for tomorrow
AgrEvo, AIG Europe, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany, Central Krankenversicherung, Clariant, Degussa Bank, Deutsche Bank, Dragon Real Estate, Dresdner Bank, DyStar, Feinkost Dittmann, efiport, European Business School (ebs), Fachhochschulverlag, Falken Verlag, Gesundheits- und Pflegezentrum Rüsselsheim gGmbH, GWV Fachverlage (Verlag B.G. Teubner, Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Gabler Verlag, Mediadaten Verlag, Vieweg Verlag, Zimpel Verlag), Hoechst AG, HVAG (Hoechst Versicherung AG), IMG Innovations- und Management, infraServ, Kompetenzzentrum Erneuerbare Energien Rheingau-Taunus e.V., Lafarge, LII Europe, Luchterhand Verlag, MajaLingua, Mazda, MVB (Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels), Nutrinova, Öffentliche Versicherung Braunschweig, Servas Deutschland, TetraPak, thermPhos, Ueberreuter Verlag, VDEW, Vianova Resins, WestLB u.a.
Federal State of Baden-Württemberg/City of Aalen (Limesinformationszentrum Baden-Württemberg, Aalen)
Federal State of Hesse (State Chancellery)
Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Ministry of Economics, Department of Innovation)
The Administrative District of Rheingau-Taunus, Hesse
communication and innovation
01 Companionship request
Consultancy and companionship regarding strategy, current and target positioning, branding, corporate identity, communications, marketing.
02 Workshops request
Choice-creation (development of innovations); decision-making in teams (self-organization; consensus-oriented).
03 Conflict prevention request
Support, training and coaching in conflict prevention for individuals, groups or teams; nonviolent communication (Dr M. B. Rosenberg).
04 Mediation request
Mediation in an organization between two individuals or teams/groups.
05 Website request
Your website is your access to the global market.
06 Implementation request
Design and implementation of virtual and tangible media, e.g. corporate design, corporate communications, marketing media.
Located in the middle of Germany
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Straße des Friedens 17
07381 Pößneck Germany