Make Waves,

Move Mountains

We are WaveMakers, Change makers, creators, sometimes rule breakers. Meet our awesome team and partners from across the globe.

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We are wavemakers,
a berlin-based Startup.

We founded WaveMakers to help anyone be a leader in their own, unique way. That's important. Because millions of insanely talented individuals out there end up following instead of leading, despite their evident potential.

We believe that you can create a massive impact by being your best self - and you're not alone. We will help you navigate the ups and downs of finding your own path to make a difference in the world.

Make waves, move mountains.

We are Wavemakers

Katja

Founder & CEO 

Katja is a Berlin-based entrepreneur with a corporate background from Philips and SAP. As the founder of WaveMakers, Katja was awarded the Berlin Startup Scholarship and she’s a finalist of the Digital Female Leader Award 2021. Katja is responsible for the business and the team, and she facilitates the WaveMakers program. “Leadership comes in many shapes and forms. And that’s the beauty of it.”

Vaida

Product

Vaida is an experienced UX Designer. She pivoted her career from Marketing to Design and has already mentored dozens of young professionals on their career paths. As a WaveMakers facilitator, she helps humans grow with her knowledge in Design Thinking and Psychology. “I am a WaveMaker because I believe that when we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.”

Anja

Community

Anja is a digital nomad who’s traveling Europe with her van while taking amazing care of our program participants and alumni. She’s a social media creator and a co-facilitator of the WaveMakers program. “I believe everyone is a leader of their own life and I am a big advocate for being the change you want to see in the world. At WaveMakers one of our goals is to help you find your true self and be proud of it.”

GABRIELA

Marketing

Gabriela is the sunshine of the team, she has always a lot of great ideas and a passion for helping people achieve their goals. In particular, she helps WaveMakers from a Marketing perspec. "I am a wavemaker because I  believe in people ,  their potential achieve great things and become the kind of leaders the world really needs "

VALENTINO

Business Development

Valentino is a travel enthusiast and one of the most charismatic team members. As the business development lead at WaveMakers he enables people to rewrite their life narratives.  “ Just accepting that we are much more than the stories we currently tell ourselves can be incredibly liberating!”

ALICE

Social Media and Growth

Alice is the creative brain of our team, always positive, funny and full of ideas. She started out as a Social Media Intern and recently joined us permanently to help us grow our social media channels and reach more people with our content and her amazing creative skills. "It’s never too late or too early to become a leader, we should catch all the opportunities and make them our own!”

WaveMakers is not a leadership program, we redefine leadership. We help you discover the leader inside of you.

Because leadership is not a job title. You've got the power to lead - in your own, unique way.

We guide you to influence at all levels while being true to yourself. Learn, experiment, and grow alongside other WaveMakers.

Wavemakers

Values

Outgrow yourself

Waves start small, but they can end up gigantic. Waves of influence are a force of nature, traveling thousands of miles. WaveMakers never stand still, but continuously move forward. They outgrow themselves to touch the lives of many.

Join forces

One wave never comes alone. A wave creates ripples, pulling other waves along. But it always needs that one wave to ignite many. WaveMakers dare to lead and join forces with others. They change course and create new ideals - one wave at a time.

Be
You

Every wave is unique. Think of audio waves, sun rays to the ocean. Some waters are deep and some are depthless, but you can never judge by looking at the surface only. WaveMakers embrace their natural forces as they spread out into the world.

Meet our Advisors

JACKY MUELLER, PHD

Leadership Studies

VITALY VAINER

Product & Tech

PREETI SHETTY

Social Entrepreneurship

VADYM ZHERNOVOI

Market & Finance

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Digital Female Leader Award 2021

Katja Kolmetz is a finalist in the category Digital Leadership. "A title doesn’t make a leader, and not every leader needs a title: Leadership comes in many shapes and forms - and that’s the beauty of it.”...

Virtual Coffee with Katja Kolmetz

Jennifer Pinheiro from SWIT interviews Katja Kolmetz, Founder & CEO at Wave-Makers, a Berlin-based startup focusing on leadership and self-empowerment. In this interview, Katja reflects on Female Leadership…

What Should I Do With My Life

None of us have it all figured out. Let's talk about it! Join Steph Horwitz, as she hosts a variety of awesome guests whose stories and experience are bursting with real-deal insights. In this episode, Katja Kolmetz…

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We offer various workshops and events around next gen leadership, diversity, empowerment, and unconscious bias. You can also request the WaveMakers team for talks and interviews. Just drop us a message if you would like to collaborate with us!

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