When you are learning at your best, you are like what?

Maybe you have never thought about any of your decisions taken and implemented in the past as the outcome of learning.

So, why would you be thinking about problems, turning issues over in your mind, allowing them to preoccupy a considerable portion of your mental capacity for hours, days (even nights!), or months, sometimes even several years?

This may happen because of beliefs and assumptions that might impede learning or, in other words, block us from getting on and beyond. Consciously or unconsciously we are kept prisoners of rules and assumptions we have been carrying with us for some time. As precious and rewarding they may have been – future will always be unknown territory:

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

Paul Valery


We can no longer rely on examples of previous practice to shape the future. Instead, we need to unleash our potential and overcome the fear of breaking tacit agreements when it’s time to abandon them. But how to communicate about what drives us and what we stand for, how to explain our vision of the future and ways we see to take others along? Both can be achieved with the help of a sparring partner, with professional coaching and training, in particular online-coaching. This is what we offer – for you personally, for your team, for your organisation.

Learning how you can cope with tricky situations, getting a clearer picture, expanding your sphere of action, finding a final deal, or just „fail better“ – these can be situations when you are learning at your best, and in all these instances, coaching can assist you in getting ahead.


So again:

When you are learning, and leading, at your best, you are like what?

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as
what you become by achieving your goals.

Henry David Thoreau

Career Development
  • since 2016 Executive coaching and training in English and German
  • since 2014 Teaching coach and professional trainer for qualified Online-Coaches
  • 2014 CAI®-certified Online-Coach
  • since 2013 online-coaching
    Professional Trainer and tutor for CAI® Coaching Conference
    Free-lance team supervision
  • 2011 Train-the-trainer course: Intercultural Competence in English
    Dr. R. Camerer
  • since 2010 appointed member of Inhouse Consulting Services of the Evangelical Church in Baden, state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Gemeindeberatung und Organisationsentwicklung der Ev. Landeskirche in Baden)
  • since 2010 certified and authorised Facilitator for Kollegiale Coaching Konferenz®
  • 2008 Train-the-trainer-AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
    (AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.)
  • since 2008  regular Teaching assignments for English (B2 CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference) at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
  • 2006 founding of „Anke Ulmer M.A.   Beratung I Training I Coaching“
    Self-employed activity in Consulting I Training I Coaching
  • 2004 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Adult Education
  • 1981 – 2005 family manager and volunteer with managing responsibilities (until 2014)
  • 1979-1987 self-employed translater
  • 1979 Graduate translator (Diplom-Übersetzerin), Heidelberg University
Training for business coaching und further professional skills
  • 2016  Virtual Facilitation Skills
    Frederik Fogelberg, Nomadic -Internat. Business Society
  • 2015  Führungskonzeptionen – Basis für Führungskräftecoaching
    (Leadership concepts)
    Prof. Dr. M. Nagy
  • 2014  Fuzzy Culture: Konzeption interkultureller Trainingsmaßnahmen unter Berücksichtigung des Fuzzy-Paradigmas des Kulturbegriffs
    (Fuzzy Culture: Designing intercultural trainings)
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bolten
  • 2014  CAI®-zertifizierte Online-Coach
    (CAI®-certified Online-Coach)
    Dr. Elke Berninger-Schäfer
  • 2013  Hypnosystemische Nutzungsmöglichkeiten intuitiver Kompetenzen für sinnhafte Lebensbalance in herausfordernden Kontexten
    (Hypnosystemic use of intuitive competencies in the context of complex situations)
    Dr. med. Gunther Schmidt
  • 2011  Train-the-Trainer course – Intercultural Competence in English
    Dr. R. Camerer
  • 2010  Multiplikatorenschulung zur Kollegialen Coaching Konferenz®
    (Train-the-Trainer for Kollegiale Coaching Conference® -peer group coaching)
    Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • 2008  Abschluss des Coaching Lehrgangs der Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg (DBVC-anerkannt)
    (Certified Business Coach)
  • 1999/2000  Systemische Beratung , 2-jährig
    Advanced Training in Systemic Consulting)
    Prof. Dr. F. B. Simon
  • Leading geographically dispersed teams
  • Building an open feedback culture
  • Management and leadership roles in corporate cultures
  • Taking on new responsibilities, incl. in a transcultural context
  • Intercultural dexterity
  • Developing soft skills for business communication
  • Group and team coaching
Selected References
  • AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
  • Badische Beamtenbank
  • bruderhausDiakonie Reutlingen
  • Coaching Zentrum der Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Evangelische Erwachsenenbildung Karlsruhe
  • Evangelische Landeskirche Württemberg, Projekt Strukturberatung
  • Evangelische Landeskirche in Baden, Gemeindeberatung und Organisationsentwicklung
  • Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft – Institut für Fremdsprachen
  • Karlshochschule International University
  • KIC • Karlsruher Institut für Coaching, Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung
  • Landesakademie für Fortbildung und Personalentwicklung an Schulen Baden-Württemberg
  • Regierungspräsidium Tübingen
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Staatliches Schulamt Karlsruhe
  • Telekom Deutschland GmbH
  • Universität Koblenz-Landau
Publications and Conferences
  • SIETAR Forum 2016: Kultur; Konflikt, Kooperation – Interkulturelle Herausforderungen
    Track „Konflikt- und Kooperationsmangement – Methoden zur Unterstützung von Individuen und Teams bei der Lösung von Konflikten“:
    CAI® Collaboration und CAI® Coaching Conference
  • Co-Autorin des PraxisPapiers  08/2015  der DGFP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung e.V.)
    „Virtuelles Coaching – Bilanz und Orientierungshilfe“ (verfügbar auf der Website der DGFP)
  • The ‚early birds‘ of innovative online-coaching (Nane Steinhoff),
    discover Germany, Switzerland & Austria, August 2015 (Download als PDF)
  • Anke Ulmer, Anne Haab, Detlev Schemion: Die Kollegiale Coaching Konferenz® – KCK® (Download)
    erschienen in Armin Fichtner, Werner Müller (Hrsg.): Methoden und Porträts erfolgreicher Coaches Gesamtausgabe, epubli GmbH, Berlin 2014
Target Groups
  • Middle and top management in change processes of communcation and management culture
  • Control of cross working teams, even in transcultural context
  • Teams and Project groups
  • SME and international companies
  • Education sector, medical sector, social sector and churches
  • German
  • English
Organisations / Pool Memberships

Deutscher Bundesverband Coaching e.V. (DBVC)


BDVT e.V.  Der Berufsverband für Trainer, Berater und Coaches

KIK     CAI® zertifizierter Online-Coach der CAI GmbH

Unknown   Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research

 GemeinedberatungBerater- und Coachpool der Gemeindeberatung und Organisationsentwicklung der Ev. Landeskirche in Baden


Fields of Personal Interest
  • Walking, running and skiing _ physical and mental fitness
  • Gardening  and nature _ traveling and intercultural encounter
  • Music, literature, cultural activities
  • Cooking, friends and family _ enjoying the savoir vivre
Contact info / Websites
Born and raised in the 1950’s  in (West-)Berlin Resident of Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Married, mother of 4 adult sons

Home and Office:
Felix-Mottl-Str. 20
D – 76185 Karlsruhe

Landline office: +49 721 556681
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