“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun, you find the fun and *snap* the job’s a game.”
I strongly believe that fun and creativity lead to more efficient learning results and will help you to discover new meaning in what you do.
© Nicole Schurr
Before I became part of the first Design Thinking generation in Germany, I worked as a cultural manager. I assisted Christoph Schlingensief, at the Salzburg Festival and Herbert Grönemeyer's campaigns. I founded and failed with my first company RITA (Resonance In The Arts) and directed Piano City Berlin, an innovative and award-winning piano festival that took place in over 100 Berlin living rooms.
As a coach and track manager at HPI's School of Design Thinking, I was part of a team that implemented D-Schools in Malaysia, China, and South Africa. I co-designed the Professional Track at HPI, a three-month training for managers and change makers, who create their own Design Thinking implementation strategy. Over the years I have supported countless companies such as SAP, Deutsche Bank, Nord LB, Consorsbank, Henkel, Volkswagen and DIE ZEIT with their innovation projects.
I am the co-author of the HAUFE Design Thinking Pocket Guide, and currently work on an action picturebook: the Workshop Design Cookbook. I certify mothers during their parental leave, thereby increase their attractivity for future occupations and support with founding new businesses. I develop methods and interventions for conferences, retreats and trainings and strongly support the idea of working remotely on whatever island you are at.
I studied in Berlin and Seoul and acquired a master's degree in musicology and media from the Humboldt University in Berlin. I am a certified design thinker and yoga teacher, systemic consultant for organizations and coach of various methods, including the (RZT)® Resilience Circle Training. I was a researcher exploring the future of classical music concerts at the University of Arts in Berlin and a lecturer at the design academy berlin, the Zurich University of the Arts, the University of Anhalt Dessau, the University of Bremen and the Shiftschool.