Main focus: Psychedelics & System Change
Languages: English, German
Topics: psychology, afghanistan, user research, user centred design, user experience, social entrepreneurship, ehealth, africa, ict4d, women empowerment, entheogens, hallucinogens, psychedelics, mena region, india, yoga tradition, iraq, kenya, nigeria, hci, peer coaching, shamanism, social psychology
Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview
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I am passionate about upgrading what I believe is at the core of all global challenges that we are facing as a species. The state and stage of consciousness from which everyone of us operates.
I have a pretty multi-facetted background including Academia (PhD in Social Psychology from Cambridge University, teaching at ESCP Europe), Tech (IBM & eHealth Africa), Women's Empowerment (co-founded an initiative now active in 15 countries on 4 continents) and International Development (projects with UNICEF & GIZ).
Despite seeing meaning in all of those projects and activities, I knew that I had created a "double life", where my personal convictions and my professional work didn't fully align.
Here is why. Since I was 14 years old, I have been a devoted practitioner of Yoga, Meditation and Eastern Philosophy. For the past 5 years I have also immersed myself in Shamanism, in particular the Gabonese Bwiti tradition. These practices have shaped who I am on every level. They have added depth and purpose to my life. Yet, it took me many years until I was able to integrate this spiritual practice in my professional life.
Last year, I connected the dots and co-founded the PSYx platform, which I am currently the CEO of.
The focus of PSYx lies on radically disrupting global leadership, innovation and systems through the purposeful application of endogenous and exogenous PsychoActive Technologies (incl. meditation, breathwork, psychedelics etc.).
At PSYx, we PsychoActivate System Change.