The Team behind OMIND platform
Pioneers of change and innovation
We are more than just a company – we are a team of passionate visionaries dedicated to transforming businesses through innovation and collaboration. Our founding team brings a rich blend of expertise, experience and enthusiasm to the world of culture and business change.
Meet the Minds: our founders
Dr. Aurelia engelsberger
CEO & Co-founder
As an organizational psychologist, I have always been very interested in how to best empower people for the ever-changing workday. In my doctoral thesis, I developed measurement instruments in industrial collaborations to evaluate the willingness of employees to innovate. The biggest challenge in practice is to implement this open mindset permanently in everyday work and to develop it systematically. „Only what gets measured gets managed“ – this was the motto behind the OMIND platform.
CTO & Co-founder
At first, software development was the balance to my Master’s degree in theoretical physics. Above all, the practical application is different from what I learned during my studies. Now it is my full-time job alongside my Master’s degree.
From my previous job, I know time pressure and tight deadlines. It’s no different in a start-up. But the opportunities to develop myself, to lead my own company and to know that everyone makes a decisive contribution to it, has strengthened my decision to fully immerse myself in the start-up world.
CMO & Co-founder
For me, the power of collaboration is at the core. With a background in design and user EXperience, I bring the element of collaboration to the DNA of OMIND platform. My passion is helping organizations achieve common goals by aligning individual strengths, teamwork, and innovative processes through the user experience approach. Being able to work in a young startup right after my Master’s degree is really exciting!
Together we shape the future
As the founding team of OMIND platform, we share not only our skills and knowledge, but also a common vision: to help companies create a dynamic culture where employees can reach their full potential. Our unique perspectives and commitment to excellence are the foundation on which OMIND platform is built. We look forward to working with you and supporting your journey to transformation and innovation.
Our extended team: certified trainers accompany the workshops
Working with our certified consultants is a testament to our commitment to starting a movement of change in organizations. We are proud to work with people who share our passion and look forward to accompanying companies on their journey to excellence. Together, we are ready to tackle the challenges of today’s business world and shape a future where innovation and progress take center stage.
Dr. Anne-Marie Deans
Independent Facilitator & Business Consultant
I believe that as leaders and colleagues, we need to start with our own mindset and strengthen our ability to remain curious in order to change our behavior and support the shift toward greater creativity, innovation and collaboration. I find it exciting how OIMIND offers a unique solution to both develop and practice such an open mindset.
Dr. Malte Krohn
Facilitator, Speaker und Berater at mindfulstartup.school
In my industry PhD, I did research on the right mindset for innovation. I also always enjoy guiding people through collaborative processes in workshops. I am excited to now further put these passions into action with the OMIND team and exciting clients.
Together we achieve great things
The friends and supporters who partner with us bring a wealth of experience and expertise. They are not only experts in their respective fields, but also advocates of our mission to transform organizations through progressive workforce development. Their enthusiasm for a „doer culture“ and determination to bring about positive change make them true catalysts for change. Together, we form a network of like-minded individuals who all adhere to the same principles: Innovation, Collaboration and Continuous Transformation. In this way, we broaden our perspective, bring in fresh ideas, and foster a broader dialogue about the importance of a modern corporate culture.
Head of Sales at Microsoft Germany
After completing her MBA studies at the IESE Business School in Barcelona and at MIT in Cambridge, MA, Adelina Gerteis has been working in various management roles for Microsoft Germany and Ireland since 2018 – most recently as Sales Manager for German SMEs.
For Adelina Gerteis – herself multilingual and raised with an immigrant background – transparent communication, curiosity and openness to the world are of great importance. She would like to bring these values, coupled with her drive to consistently realize potential, to OMIND.
Partner & Coach
For more than 30 years, Olaf managed projects, advised customers and provided IT services at the interface between people and technology.
The key to his success was to work closely and openly as part of a team.
What connects me with OMIND:
„I am convinced that a successful and sustainable team needs more than just the right methods and tools, which is where OMIND comes in.“
Investment Principal at PWC Germany
Jovana worked in M&A and leveraged finance for many years and complemented her hands-on experience with in-depth training in investment management by obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). She entered the venture capital ecosystem in part through her own startup. She founded an entrepreneurial network in Frankfurt that has grown to over 120 women who share the common principle of supporting each other. She supported a wide range of companies of all types, from regional service-oriented to scalable business models.
Today, Jovana is an Investment Principal at PwC Germany, investing in industrial tech growth companies where she also sits on advisory boards and expert panels. She is passionate about increasing the value of young companies that drive innovation and thus enable sustainable prosperity.
Entrepreneur, Investor and Pivot Companion
Innovation is the common thread in Erwin’s professional career. Regardless of whether he works in a start-up, in a large company or in the public sector, he uses his curiosity purposefully to discover new approaches and solve problems.
„If you are open to new things, you will always find a creative solution.“