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Anna Caroline Türk is on a mission to change how people communicate and collaborate in the workplace . In today’s pressure cooker work environment traditional management styles and the typical meeting culture no longer work. As a consequence, people and profits suffer and the purpose gets lost.
Anna Caroline holds a vision of the workplace in which communication is joyful, relaxed and supportive. Collaboration is used as the key to partner with all team members and stakeholders to achieve sustainable success in the marketplace.
Conflict is understood as a passionate, innovative fuel to create new solutions and renewed enthusiasm for the mission of the company. Culture is experienced as a heightened environment of productivity, authenticity and integrity that brings out the best in people, not the worst.
This is what her TruthCircles™ approach is all about. Anna Caroline beliefs that these new concepts can be easily learned and applied. All it takes is an understanding of the New Paradigm Leadership principles and a steady practice, not another hip manager gadget leading to a pseudo alternative culture.
Anna Caroline is a leadership catalyst in her own right. As mentor to visionary leaders , she has worked with companies such as Ableton, Dropbox, and Wikipedia, Jugend für Europa, and self-help organizations like the Frauenselbsthilfe Krebs, Network of Young people with Cancer, facilitating groups of up to 800 people. Participants describe her group facilitation as a grounding, centering, and calming experience that catapults the entire team constellation into a coherent and solution-orientated creation space.
During her TruthCircles facilitation, Anna assists the group to get to the core of any conflict or challenge and shows them new ways to resolve it. With her surprising ease and relaxed approach, which she combines with razor-sharp vision and disarming humor, she empowers the group to move forward with a concrete action plan.
Her conflict resolution skills have been tested in the most challenging environments: 100 imams and 100 rabbis talking about peace, neighbors, and politicians debating about the placement of a refugee home, and bitterly divided teams. She knows firsthand how to dissolve toxic group behavior and engrained communication patterns. Under her guidance, people realize that no matter what side of the table they sit on, they are working towards the same purpose and are not opponents or enemies.
Having grown up in East Berlin during the cold war, Anna Caroline witnessed as a young girl both the power of the people and misuse of power. She decided back then that she was never going to take freedom for granted.
Since the early of 17, Anna Caroline set out to apprentice with the world-renowned mentors in Open Space Technology, Genuine Contact™ Program, and Future Search. 30+ years later, these highly advanced collaboration technologies are starting to become slowly but surely more recognized amongst forward-thinking organizations.
For 7 years she served as the global Director of the Genuine Contact Program and on the Leadership Team. Her influence in this global movement has been instrumental.
Anna Caroline holds an M.A. in History from The Berlin Humboldt University and University College of London. She is the founder of TruthCircles, a consulting firm that is dedicated to educating and empowering organizations, their teams, and leaders. When she’s not mentoring and speaking, she enjoys meditating and cooking seasonal food for her friends in her darling Berlin apartment.
Why the Genuine Contact way of working?
This way of working is 100% aligned with how I experience life and organizations. The Genuine Contact process and tools empower me to support others to reflect and learn - imperative for lasting change - on a personal and organizational level.
I became a Co-Owner of the Genuine Contact organization, the moment I became a certified trainer. I am so grateful and privileged to have met the genuine contact way of working! I am happy to share it with other people, so they can benefit from this way of working, living, and being, too.
Why? It's a worldview that is holistic, nourishes self-leadership and leadership in others. It's an approach that is genuine and super robust and effective at the same time.
Services Rooted in Genuine ContactWhat services do you offer that are rooted in Genuine Contact?
Genuine Contact Program WorkshopsThis Trainer offers the following workshops. Check out their website or our Upcoming Events page for details.
- Path to Organizational Health and Balance
- Achieving Organizational Health and Balance
- Individual Health and Balance
- Holistic Leadership Development
- Working with Open Space Technology
- Whole Person Process Facilitation
- Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution
- Genuine Contact Organization
- Train the Trainer