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.
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 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 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 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 "
Shalini is a storyteller who believes every person, place, and wave has a tale to tell. She crafts content and uses her amazing creative skills to grow our WaveMaker community through social media channels. ‘I believe leadership comes from within. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.’
Yasmine's essence is that of a community builder with a knack for building bridges stemming from being a third-cultured child. She advocates for a feedback culture in all areas of life. "I am a WaveMaker because I believe in the potential we have within to make an impact on ourselves and the world."
Ankita is an experienced innovation manager who is always seeking new ways to keep her curiosity alive. With a passion for both numbers and creativity, she is a data-driven problem solver and visual storyteller who loves crafting cutting-edge solutions. "I am wavemaker because I believe in 'Let your life speak'."
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.
Founder /Leadership & Culture Consultant /TEDx Host
Storyteller /Podcast Host of "What Should I Do With My Life?"
Messenger/ Speaker /Trainer, Professional Actor
Founder @TalentDiverse / Diversity Advocate
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