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The dynamics of digital developments influence almost all areas of the world of work; organisations are increasingly using technologies to support their core tasks. It is noticeable that digital systems and tools are often implemented from a technological perspective only. The many diverse interdependencies, for example, with the tasks of the employees, with processes and structures or with the requirements for leadership and cooperation are sometimes underestimated.

These diverse relationships and interdependencies are what we particularly focus on as consultants. We support organisations, for example, in dealing with the following topics and issues:

Relationships between people and technology

  • How do we deal with changing job specifications?
  • How do competence requirements change, how can we develop our employees in a meaningful way and direction?
  • How do we support a careful balance between work and private life?
  • How do we deal with increasing acceleration?
  • Relationships between processes/organisation and technology

    • What is the impact of the digitally driven increase in process automation?
    • What interdependencies between features of digitalisation and the flexibilisation of the world of work need to be actively shaped?
    • Relationships between leadership and technology

      • What needs to be considered when distance leadership increases?
      • Which forms of leadership will become more important as digitalisation increases?
      • How do management practices and processes change with the support of digital tools?
      • Relationships between information- and knowledge management and technology

        • How do cooperation requirements change when digitalisation increases?
        • How can the transfer of knowledge and information be sensibly designed?

Ursula Preininger

lead&learn AG

Even after several decades on the job I am still gratefully fascinated by people’s growth. Those moments become even more precious if I have been involved in facilitating such development.

Faced with the daily challenges of running and leading my own SME with up to 60 employees for 12 years, I was able to build a deeper, experience-based understanding of the complexity of leadership, communication and management in real life. These years of hands-on experience, combined with the theory acquired in continuous further education, form the foundation of my focus on my clients’ individual and practical needs when I design leadership development or coaching interventions for them.

Professional Experience

  • Since 2020 partner in the onion: Consultancy Network
  • Since 2010 owner of Lead & Learn AG
  • 2016 – 2023 member of the Board of Directors of inlingua International
  • 2010 – 2021 owner and manager of the inlingua language centers in Olten, Biel and Solothurn
  • 2005 – 2010 leadership roles in the corporate world at Syngenta: Head of Learning and Development Switzerland and later Global Head of Leadership Development
  • 2000 – 2005 Pedagogical Manager at inlingua International, the licensor of the global network of inlingua language centers. Since 2015 member of the Board of inlingua International
  • Grammar school teacher for English and history in the Canton Baselland

Educational background

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CTI/ICF (2022)
  • Diploma for Systemic Coaching and Consulting, CTAS (2019)
  • Integral Coaching, imu, Augsburg (2018)
  • Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership, Neuroleadership Institute, (2014)
  • Leadership Development Program and various programs on leadership and coaching at the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, USA (2006–2009)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in the Psychology of Organisational Development and Change, Heriot-Watt University, Chartered Institute for Psychology and Development London (2009)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in General Management at the PHW Bern (2003)
  • English linguistics and literature and general history at the universities of Basel (CH), Sussex (UK) und King’s College London (UK). MA in 1993 and grammar school teacher diploma in 1995
  • Certifications in TLCP, HBDI, MBTI, DiSC, Situational Leadership II, 360° Feedback by Design, 360° Benchmarks. Ongoing online training as a virtual trainer

Miscellaneous Information

  • Cooperations with (Gesa Heiten), (Julie Thayne), (Leanne Lloyd)
  • Bilingual in English and (Swiss) German
  • Skipper with International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft with the Cruising Club of Switzerland. Teaching navigation courses for decades. Participation in various long-distance races such as the Fastnet Race, Round Skagen, Middle Sea Race. My husband and I love to spend our free time at sea on our sailing boat.