Latest Episodes

#18 Julia Minici – Being ambitious & humble

Uploaded: 19.10.2022 | Duration: 38:49

Today I am back with a wonderful guest, Julia Minici, Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase.  Leadership for Julia is not a job title, it’s who you are! I invite you to walk with us chronologically starting with the impact that Julia’s parents had on her leadership journey, her rise from Analyst to Executive Director in the bank, the importance of feedback in successfully leading a team, why she cares... View Article

#17 Carolina Garcia & Karla Staton – Like Yin & Yang

Uploaded: 13.06.2022 | Duration:

After a long break of one year, hello again! In today’s episode we have two special guests all the way from Costa Rica, Carolina Garcia and Karla Staton. We talk about their inspiring leadership journey and how they formed Bellelli, an out of the box educational institution for early childhood education. We speak about how their diverse personalities have translated into the success of Bellelli – that’s where the title... View Article

#16 Isabella Phoenix – Spotting butterflies

Uploaded: 10.05.2021 | Duration: 44:02

Today’s guest is Isabella Phoenix who describes herself as mother, wife, friend, activist, board member and Global Head of Channel Enablement & Sustainability at Hewlett-Packard. In our conversation we speak about her leadership experience in all of those aspects of her life. You’ll hear recommendations for young leaders called “Chessboard”, “Honest John” and “Snakes&Ladders”. I like how this are such exciting cliffhangers! Just like the title I gave this episode... View Article

#15 Rolf Grunwald – Be a sparring partner

Uploaded: 10.01.2021 | Duration: 28:00

For this first episode of 2021 I have invited a very special guest – my dad! My dad has been leading teams for around 20 years at DEG, a German development bank. As a child I perceived my dad to be working long hours, spending time with his team members rather than us kids and once a year inviting his team to our home for a BBQ in the summer.... View Article

#14 Anna Roizman – Community leadership

Uploaded: 10.11.2020 | Duration: 33:47

Welcome to the 14th episode of Destination Leadership. Today’s guest is Anna Roizman, who is an agile coach at Porsche. She was recommended to me as someone not in a hierarchical leadership position like the other guests in this podcast, but rather as someone leading informally within a community at a large organisation. As I believe that it will be in future more and more common that young leaders gain... View Article

#13 Nicole Wilke – Be honest & yourself

Uploaded: 20.10.2020 | Duration: 00:30:51

Today’s guest is Nicole Wilke. Nicole is the Head of International Climate Policy within the Federal Ministry for the Environment in Germany and the German lead negotiator as well as one of three EU lead negotiators at international climate conferences, such as the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015, which you have surely heard about. I’m really honored to have a leader in my podcast, whose personal and team actions... View Article

#12 Sohaila Ouffata – Purpose-driven leadership

Uploaded: 10.10.2020 | Duration: 00:30:17

Today’s guest is Sohaila Ouffata from BMW iVentures. In our conversation we talk about her different leadership roles from starting off in a management consultancy leading a project team in India, to leading more than 120 developers in Tel Aviv as someone born & raised in Germany with Moroccan-born parents. We also talk about her current leadership role as an investor supporting start-ups to succeed. What I especially enjoyed was... View Article

#11 Julian Voje – Leadership in a political environment

Uploaded: 10.08.2020 | Duration: 00:31:06

Today’s guest is from a completely different world from the ones we have had on the podcast so far – the world of politics. It’s Julian Voje, Head of Programs at the Munich Security Conference, who previously worked in the office of a German parliamentarian at the Bundestag and a political foundation. I find that our conversation shows the great positive energy & humour Julian has and at the same... View Article

#10 Tips for remote leadership

Uploaded: 10.06.2020 | Duration:

In today’s episode, 5 tips for remote leadership are shared based on Katrin Grunwald’s experience as team-and organisational development consultant and coach for first-time leaders. The tips include: You as a leader are the key to a good remote team Create individual relationships and inspire trust Take care of your team’s remote logistics Take time for team time  Use technical tools to activate and raise engagement More about… Remote Leadership... View Article

#09 Sebastian Wächter – Change Mindset

Uploaded: 10.05.2020 | Duration:

In this episode Sebastian Wächter shares how at the age of 18, he had a severe accident leading to 95% of his body being paralyzed. That’s why the first team he was actually leading was a team of 24/7 caretakers at quite a young age. We further talk about the role of leadership during his active time playing and coaching wheelchair rugby and lastly about his main topic where he... View Article