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Personality

Each person is an individual with regard to the way he or she feels, thinks and acts. His or her personality does not always suit a given professional or private situation. Certain steps need to be taken: rejecting the old, taking on the new and setting priorities. Often such challenges cannot be dealt with alone. The professional view of a third party, fresh incentives and methods and emotional support are necessary if one is to move forwards.

We are aware of how a personality can change and we have the necessary empathy, knowledge and methodological skills to support people along the path of individual development.

We take on the following tasks on behalf of our clients:

  • consulting and support in adopting changes with regard to personal career development,
  • devising and running seminars on specific topics such as self-management, time management, life balance, conflict as opportunity, dealing with change.

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 over the past decade, I have been 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 Ltd. and simultaneously of the inlingua language center Olten. 2011 – 2016 I founded, grew and sold the inlingua language center in Biel. 2017 opening of inlingua 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

  • 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 Businessquest.de (Gesa Heiten), Herculescoaching.com (Michelle Holmes), Jayteetraining.co.uk (Julie Thayne)
  • 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.