Gwen Meyer-Hansen was born in 1971 in Hamburg. She studied Educational Science (specialising in counselling, social management and psychology) at Lüneburg University, where she carried out numerous training assignments in the field of counselling.
After her successful graduation she worked as a lecturer with the non-profit making limited company "STEP 21 – Jugend fordert!" (Encourage youth!) where she conceived and implemented advanced training schemes for educationists and multiplicators.
After the births of her children, she initially applied herself on a freelance basis to concepts for the social engagement of companies and became a self-employed Trainer. In addition to a thorough training as a communication consultant, she has undertaken ongoing, advanced training in coaching, leadership style analysis and team development.
She has been a Trainer with E>V since it was founded in 2005, concentrating on the area of coachings, team development as well as on professional dialogue management.
She is married and lives in Hamburg with her husband and two daughters.
When working with people (either in face to face coachings or in team development) it is important to me to raise each individual’s awareness of their own strengths and resources, as well their awareness of these in others. A knowledge of individual and common strengths combined with a positive attitude lead to being able to approach changed - and possibly even vexing - situations in daily company life with increased clarity.
"How can you increase the cooperation and productivity of your team in order to strive towards high performance?" is a central question to which I have dedicated my work with teams.
The aim is to uncover the attitudes of individual team members and for them to experience a sustainable reflection process. I refuse to get involved with the simple consideration of shortcomings in my work; I much prefer to call participant’s attention to solution-orientated strategies. This makes membership of a team more attractive and leads to a heightened degree of identification with the team, the work – and ultimately the company itself.