The treasure of an organisation lies in the relationships it maintains. This is where business development must start: with the people and their relationships within organisations. They have the potential for development and change. We help our clients to unlock this treasure of their relationships – with an integrated approach that goes beyond the classic professional boundaries: strategically. Goal-oriented. Effective.
Journalist “freestyler” until 2002. Humanities scholar with a passion for pragmatics. A sceptic who knows how to enjoy life. A family person. Likes to travel, loves books, enthusiastic about culture and nature.
Trained as a business mediator and conflict coach, he is a member of the Federal Association Mediation (Bundesverband Mediation e.V.); a systemic consultant for organizational development and change management, a systemic business trainer and moderator, as well as a PR consultant (DAPR).
Skilled industry historian and English specialist with experience abroad, outspoken technology fan, highly active in various occupational unions. Leisure time is preferably spent with the family, on stage with the band or on the back of a motorbike.
Communication consultant, systemic change manager and organizational developer, Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management. Advising his international, national and regional customers based on more than two decades of professional experience. Regular speaker at specialist conventions. Publications on communications and collaboration. Prior to founding his own business, he was group head in a leading, award-winning public affairs agency. Family man with diverse interests and ambitions in the arts and music.
She is a trained business psychologist, media scientist and convinced team player with project management know-how. Big fan of participative leadership formats. Likes to try out new things - and improves cooperation and processes with customers and colleagues. When she is not involved in change projects, she dances waltzes, cha-cha-cha and the like, tries her hand at karateka, blogs and hikes. Loves banana pancakes and cheese.
(George Bernhard Shaw)
Has a soft spot for new perspectives and changes. Studied media, literature and cultural studies in Erlangen and gained first journalistic experiences in various local editorial offices. Worked in corporate communications for a Franconian automotive supplier after graduating. Particularly enthusiastic about cross-media editing, change management and social collaboration ever since. Took a break for a year and then decided to switch to agency life. Loves the English language, music, podcasts and everything to do with Ireland.
Youth in Luxembourg, language studies in Germany and England, before settling in Mannheim – and at Commha. Enthusiastic about consulting, copywriting, international media relations and trade shows for many years. Positive personality with an affinity towards black humor, dark music and crime fiction.
Spent her childhood in Moscow and studied political science and business administration in Mainz. During an internship at an advertising agency, she discovered that journalism is not the only communicative profession. Ventured into account management, customer care, event and seminar organization. Her passion for communication, organization and conception led her to PR. Travel enthusiast, martial artist and foodie who is crazy about Japan.
New Heidelberg resident with a Franconian soul and a heart for English literature, film and television. Has a degree in Theatre and Media Studies and English and American Studies from Erlangen, Germany, and spent time in Ireland and New Zealand. Gained professional experience in radio editorial offices, state theatres and communications departments before making Commha her home. Graphically ungifted, yet very interested in video creation.
Likes canoeing, reading crime and true crime in her spare time. Passionate about baking.
Grew up on the outskirts of Heidelberg. Studied English and Political Science at the local university. Relocated to Berlin in 2012, where she got a master’s degree and entered the workforce, initially as a translator. Then, got a taste for the world of PR while working as editor at one of the relevant publications. Loves books, baking, learning new languages. Can often be seen roaming around flea markets on weekends.
Born in the USA. An economist. After a quick pit stop in corporate consulting he switched to trainee and later editor in the field of paper and packaging. Afterwards change to PR. Participates in at least one marathon a year und enjoys spending his free time either sat down with books or stood up at a football stadium.
Process facilitator with systemic background specialized in personnel and organisational development. Passionate workshop presenter. Communication expert with a focus on healthcare and food & beverage industries. Graduate of German medieval studies with business expertise and publishing house experience. Heidelberg native with a weakness for strategic board games, political TV series and American fantasy literature.
Communication studies graduate and certified change consultant with a passion for complex topics, strategic challenges and tricky change projects. As an expert in internal and external communications, customers turn to her for content writing, strategic concepts, trainings and workshop moderation. During her studies, she fell in love with the beauty of lake Constance, the rough charm of Scotland and the sociable Franks. She enjoys travelling, has a weakness for books by Musso and prefers to relax in and around bodies of water.
Raised in upper Swabia (region of South Germany). Studied Spanish and political sciences in Constance and in the Basque Country. Previous experience in local and online journalism and PR internship in the automotive industry. A passionate cyclist and cook in his spare time. Whenever possible he travels the world and examines literature.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Has already discovered her passion for foreign languages in school. After spending some time abroad in Spain and London after finishing school she began to study at the Institute for Translation and Interpreting in Heidelberg. After having worked as a student assistant for Commha for two years, she now continues to work as an assistant for Commha. Loves to travel and never leaves the house without a good book or a podcast.
(Goethe, Faust I)
A graduate in English linguistics, Barbara combines communications expertise with systemic organizational development to advise companies in times of change. Prior to joining Commha Consulting, she was a press officer at Oxford University, where she helped shape external communication for over a decade, from science communication to university policy. At Commha Consulting, her focus is on external communication, team development and change processes. She is a speaker at conferences, presents seminars and publishes in trade journals. She holds certifications both as a PR consultant (DAPR) and in systemic organizational development (Systemic Society Germany).
After nearly a decade working as communication manager in numerous Swiss companies, she moved to the agency-and life in neighbouring Germany. She likes to spend her spare time reading, enjoys hiking through fields and forests and has a passion for delicate china.
Grew up loving the written word and never stopped. Degree in literature and media studies, historian, translator, educational worker. First professional experience working in radio and television, publishing and public relations. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and discovering second-hand bookshops, film festivals and small concerts.
Loves to read for as long as she can think. Studied comparative literature and English in the lovely student city of Tübingen and communication science in Hohenheim near Stuttgart. Finished an internship in the automotive industry while staying in the Swabian capital and worked in publishing and internal communication before moving to Heidelberg. Is constantly trying to make new year’s resolutions stick. Currently: learning Portuguese and playing the cajón.
Got a taste for project work through her mother. Experimented with journalism – TV, radio and print – and expressed herself creatively with film, literature and improvisational theatre. Returned to beautiful Heidelberg after stopovers in Franconia and the rough north of England. Anglicist, who then decided to refrain from doctorates and teaching. Got enchanted by being a consultant and found her accumulated talents well received there. Since then entrusted with campaigns, concepts, videos and workshops. Likes to spend evenings with lively conversation, music and dance. By day, she enjoys discovering the world anew through the eyes of her children.
Studied political science at Marburg, Springfield (USA) and Heidelberg. Browsed through media and took a look at the political scene in the nation’s capital and Brussels. First agency experience in the Rhineland – now back at her chosen home. If not by horse, she’s striding through nature by foot – and this is what she loves the most in Scotland.
Cultural studies graduate (archaeology and ethnology) with many years of Commha experience in the field of communication and design. Passionate about all things visual. Loves the challenge of visualising complex content. Can’t stand the request to "make it look pretty". Outside of work, she blogs about DIY and crafts, is an enthusiastic Indiana Jones fan and finds it hard to resist sweets.
Based in Eppelheim, she likes to dive into different worlds – be it in her own back yard, or other countries or different topics. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in business administration, she gained first B2B experience in marketing laboratory benchtops, where she also had the chance to bring her creativity to life. She attended “Heidelberger Writer’s Room” and extended her skills as a management assistant at a video production company to contribute to her passion for design. In addition to friends, family, sports and her vocation, social engagement is an important component of her balanced lifestyle. This is why she supports societies for developing potentials.
During her media and communication studies she explored, apart from scientific questioning, the conventions of the far north in Helsinki and of the west in New York. Her agency life began with advertising, broadcasting and tabloid journalism. Enjoys coffee chats with friendly people, going to the cinema and books.
Milo und Cookie
Starting her career as a biology and French teacher, she was later the press consultant for an international pharmaceutical company and media trainer for the German research association. Enjoys spending time with her family in the forest or in the countryside – to watch everything that crawls, creeps and flies.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
She studied Political Science in Mannheim, completed her Master’s degree in Journalism in Sydney, and moved on to gain her first editorial and PR experience in Stuttgart. After two years in Swabia, it was time to move back to her home of choice (the Rhine-Neckar region). After work, she enjoys learning new French vocabulary and cooling off at the swimming pool. Three things she can’t live without: coffee, books and short trips across Europe.
Studied English literature and cultural studies out of pure curiosity in Mannheim and Alabama. Ended up with an M.A. and a fascination for everything postmodern. After a few years in a publishing house, mainly as editor for cook books, she decided it was time to move into the field of public relations and to deal with more technical topics. Enjoys finding exactly the right words. Loves to draw, paint, cook and travel. Has a weakness for good food and fiction.
After having studied geography at Heidelberg University to learn more about the world, Melanie did a journalistic traineeship to write about it. After having worked as a freelance journalist she took a job at the university for three years. People and their very own stories inspire her. Completed this interest with further training as a Certified Business Trainer, Coach and Change Management Consultant. With bulldog Bärbel she likes to roam through nature and explore new places. Appreciates good food, coffee with milk foam and adrenaline on the water.
An enthusiast for stories and narratives in all forms. Earned a bachelor's degree in media and cultural studies in beautiful Düsseldorf before pursuing a master's degree in literary and cultural theory in equally beautiful Tübingen. These days, he fuses PR expertise with cultural practice, exploring the intersections of art, science, and society. When not working, he spends his time at the theater, in museums, or in the kitchen, mixing Palatine charm with Wuppertal modesty.
A graduate in Sociology (Marburg and Eichstätt), Eric gained his first professional experience in local journalism and market research before he discovered PR as the ideal combination of creativity and strategy. Career stages in an agency, a corporation and a publishing house prepared him for any editorial task he faces today. Privately he enjoys playing tennis and also acts as press officer for his club. He enjoys quiet moments hiking in his Bavarian homeland.
Originally from Lake of Constance, relocated to Heidelberg. Her love for the written word resulted in a B.A. and M.A. in literature, a fondness for all things American in a year abroad in Connecticut. Several internships and student jobs in city and trade fair PR. During her free time, you’ll find her hugging a good book or exploring the outdoors.
Passionate bookworm. Enthusiasm for the written word led to studies of media and communication in Mannheim. Short separation from her great love Heidelberg in order to study abroad on the Emerald Isle. Now crazy about everything Irish. First work experiences in marketing and communication. Rule of thumb: If she isn’t busy making music, she can be found buried in books or absorbed in video games.
Born in Upper Bavaria. Set forth to study Europe, Intercultural Marketing and Advertising Language in Spain and Finland. Returned and worked as a UX designer and copywriter in online marketing and e-commerce. Now enjoys the sunny Palatinate region and combines conception and creation in an international environment as a consultant at Commha. In her free time she enjoys getting creative with acrylic colours and fabrics, is passionate about standard and latin dance and likes to relax in the forest or by the sea.
Studied International Business Administration in Worms. Spent a semester exploring London and fell in love with the city. Back in Germany, she gained first communications experience during an internship at an automotive corporation. After finishing her studies, it was time to jump-start her career at Commha. Dog lover with a great passion for standard and Latin dances. Likes to express her creativity in photography.
Moved from the hills of northern Hesse to the Baltic coast to study communication and media sciences and German studies. Gained experience in local journalism and internal communications; now a new Heidelberg resident. When she's not out exploring the region, she probably has a book in one hand and some kind of cooking utensil in the other.
Born in the Rhineland and moved south. She has an academic background in English studies and Business – including some experience abroad. First professional experience in journalism, media and public relations, event management and internal communications. You will most likely find her reading or doing sports in her private life.
The studied ethnologist and sociologist worked as an editor for various daily newspaper publishers in the south of Germany in her early professional years. Diversity of topics is and always has been important to her in a professional context. Her pronounced curiosity drives her again and again to learn new things and to pass on her knowledge and experience. In doing so, the power of communication, which shapes human relationships, is especially close to her heart. Privately, she is rooted in the Palatinate region. She is a nature lover, enjoys hiking, is passionate about gardening and likes to do sports. To relax, she sometimes takes out her brushes and paints and realizes her ideas on a canvas.
Master´s degree from the University of Heidelberg in Art History and Slavic Studies, now studying Mechanical Engineering part-time. First professional experience in a technical museum's educational department, then she swiched to the communications unit of a chemical company. She spends most of her free time outdoors, preferably accompanied by dogs or birds of prey.
Studied Corporate Communication Management with practical experiences in Brand Management, Social Media Marketing and Internal Communication. A semester abroad in Finland further fuelled the enthusiasm for the North, nature and travel.
Filling her leisure time with either sports or on the move with her four-legged friend. Other than that, also enjoys staying at home with a book and good food.
(Karl R. Popper)
Spent his childhood and youth in Luxembourg and came to Germany in search of geographical and intellectual new ground. During his studies in philosophy and classical philology in Heidelberg, he not only enjoyed writing the scientific prose but also writing for student and local newspapers. After work experience in print and online journalism he switched to PR. He is a passionate bowler, cook and gardener. He likes touring through foreign countries, long pub evenings and unusual individuals.
For us, trust is the prerequisite for successful cooperation. Our relationships with customers and colleagues are therefore always based on mutual trust and openness.
We are open to criticism – from customers and colleagues alike – because it is the first and most important step in improving ourselves. We give constructive, fair feedback, because this is the only way we can continue to develop.
We enjoy our work. We want to experience our working hours as meaningful and enriching – especially when things get stressful.
Self-determination and the opportunity to actively contribute to success are essential for us. We therefore support our colleagues in being creative and trying out new things.
We do things right – and really well. Quality is a top priority for us in all facets of our work. This also applies to the collegial interaction among our employees.
Balance is important to us – between work and recreation, of course, but also in our daily interaction and in our work for customers.