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.”
Hridya is the sunshine of our team, always positive and productive. She started out as a Marketing Fellow and recently joined us permanently to help increase the reach and impact of WaveMakers. “Positive leadership is more about empowering yourself and others to accomplish the goals. WaveMakers is an inspiration for everyone to stay true to yourselves and generate great waves along the way!”
Kim is an experienced Communications professional and she’s been with us since day one. She coaches the WaveMakers team and occasionally our program participants. Kim is passionate about helping humans grow. “Many people work in environments that make it easier for some, and more difficult for others. WaveMakers is for everyone who wants to be a leader in their own, unique way.”
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.
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