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Multi-tasking within Design with Clarissa Biolchini

Jun 23 • 07:22
For this episode of Bite-sized Berliners, we caught up with Clarissa Biolchini. Clarissa is an alum from Class 20 of our Executive MBA and is a true creative leader.

From a young age, Clarissa had a real passion for the arts. Influenced by her grandmother’s painting career and her grandfather’s passion for toy-making, she decided to pursue a creative field upon leaving Braz...

Leading From the Heart with Marie Reig Florensa

May 20 • 05:00
Maria Reig Florensa of Class 19 is a recent graduate of our EMBA. She is a humanist, communicator and heart-based creative leadership executive coach. As a humanist, Marie studies at the crossroads of leadership, creativity and human values. As a communicator and executive coach, she designs, coaches and facilitates tailor-made, playful and artistry-based learning and deve...

Shaping the Future: Using Metaphors to Transform Perspectives with Marguerite Coetzee

Apr 30 • 58:16
Marguerite Coetzee is an artist, anthropologist and futurist based in Cape Town South Africa.

After getting her postgraduate diploma in Future Studies at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, she became an emerging fellow at the Association of Professional Futurists and started her own company Omniology in 2019, dedicated to “Breaking the barriers of research and...

Improving News and Media Literacy with Paul Glader

Feb 10 • 07:57
Paul Glader of Class 12 recently founded a new business, Vett News, designed to help news outlets become more transparent with their audience and readers become more media savvy – at a time when public trust in news media is at a historic low. They’ve developed a CX tool, which is now up and running on more than a dozen partner platforms.

Be sure to also check out the Forbe...

Re-imagining Retail with Arie Fabian

Dec 16 • 07:33
Arie Fabian is an alum of Class 21 of our Executive MBA in Creative Leadership. His journey in fashion began back in 1996 at Hugo Boss. A year later, he joined his father, Jeffery Fabian, in running his company Fabiani, developing it from a successful fashion retailer into a leading luxury menswear label, while in tandem opening multiple new shops across South Africa.

This ...

Breaking Patterns, Moving Minds: Creative Rituals for Connection, Transformation & Wonder

Nov 27 • 25:51
Meike Ziegler is an artist, multimedia designer and creator of extraordinary experiences. As the mastermind and creative alchemist behind The Creatual Lab, founded in 2009, her aim is to invite people out of their patterns of expectations, create unique spaces and offer impactful moments that invite reflection.

Working out of her studios in Amsterdam and Berlin, Meike has d...

Leading from a Distance with Folker Wrage, Part 2

Nov 17 • 07:08
Here’s a fascinating story about a German living in Switzerland leading a company in Tbilisi, Georgia. Folker Wrage is an alum from Class 10 of our Executive MBA. Today, he’s president of Leavingstone International, a branch of the digital creative agency he was originally hired to run as CEO during their challenging times of rapid growth.

When the pandemic hit, priorities ...

Black is Human: Evolving a Campaign Based on Hard Truths with Nikki Davis Crump

Oct 6 • 03:15
Nikki Davis Crump, Berliner from Class 6 of the Berlin School’s Executive MBA in Creative Leadership is the VP Account Director at Burrell Communications, a full-service marketing communications company known for its transcultural, multidimensional work. Listen in as Nikki explains how Burrell Communication’s ‘Black is Human’ campaign evolved from calling attention to the ...

A Short Horror Story of What's Right with the World with Jihane Fadel

Oct 1 • 10:32
Jihane Fadel, Berliner from Class 22 of the Berlin School’s Executive MBA in Creative Leadership, is an independent creative director and a constant fighter for human rights who practices resilience on a daily basis. Listen in on her story and that of her city, Beirut: an eye-opening anecdote about how unprepared we are to face the rapid changes in our own cities.


Racial Reckoning in the Design World: Identifying New Canons and Icons with Shani Sandy

Sep 18 • 46:59
“In 2015, in the major design hub of New York City, 67% of the population was non-White, yet non-Whites made up only 29% of those employed in creative occupations.”

This is just one of the disturbing and eye-opening statistics that Shani Sandy, a Berliner of Class 14, cited in her 2016 thesis entitled, “Is Designing with the Same Colors, Yielding the Same Old Design? – Inve...

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