“For certain you have to get lost to find a place as can’t be found. Elseways everyone would know where it was!”
Captain Hector Barbossa, in Pirates of the Caribbean, At World´s End
SOURCES OF INSPIRATION
I find my inspiration in two key and what at first glance appear to be entirely opposing ways. First, my curiosity and my quest for creative solutions – especially where they do not readily come to mind. Second, concentrating on what is doable in a given situation.
A happily married father of two children who are firmly on their way to becoming adults. I’ve played football for as long as I can remember. In my active football days, I obtained a trainer’s license and trained several youth teams. I keep fit with Nordic Walking and Beach Volleyball and have been practising Yoga for more than 30 years. I love to travel and consider myself fortunate in being able to travel with my work. I try to keep my carbon footprint low by cycling in and around Freiburg whenever I can.
CURRICULUM VITAE – PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Freelance consultant. Support services for (among others) municipal processes for sustainable urban development, Smart Cities, cooperation with the science and research community and practitioners at national and international level.
Municipal energy and urban development: Head of the Energy Department, City of Freiburg – responsibilities included integrated climate action plan, energy and urban planning, stakeholder involvement and cooperation, international city networks.
Municipal waste management: Deputy Operations Manager Waste Management, City of Freiburg (regional cooperation, waste management plan, industry planning)
Municipal waste management: Head of Waste Operations, Bad Duerkheim County (waste management planning, industry plan) Local Agenda 21 Representative, Public Relations Spokesman
Degree in Geography, majoring in Urban, Energy and Climate Geography, University Saarbruecken, Germany
Parkhouse Leader 1:1 Programme English for Business, Parkhouse Training, Wales
Group Dynamics, Juergen Kugele, Management Trainer, Berlin, Germany
Leadership Training – Employee and Conflict Management, Leadership through Target-Setting and Agreement, City of Freiburg
Project Management, Institute for Vocational Training and Project Management, Freiburg, Germany
A current, detailed CV is available upon request.