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EXPERT FOR

STRATEGIC INTUITION


 

I support people that love pursuing a vision.

 

I HELP YOU USING YOUR STRATEGIC INTUITION
  • to make better strategic decisions

  • to build a future-flexible structure

  • to create a set of tracks you can run on.

I CULTIVATE THE DIALOGUE YOUR VENTURE AND YOUR TEAM NEEDS:
  • Inspiring discourse to ponder options and experiment smartly.

  • Soothing exchange to face uncertainty, complexity and moments of failure.

  • Empathetic conversation to stay motivated.

Transforming your vision into a force.

 

NOW, YOU’RE NEXT!

 



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HOW MALTE & TILL EXPLAIN WHAT I DO…

Malte & Till: Two smart and talented illustrators that work with me to visualise abstract content in workshops. See Partners

  • The elements of my work
  • The elements of my work
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MY

Clients

Are you as visionary, dedicated, and kind as the people I’ve enjoyed working with so far?

THEN COME ALONG!

To make your projects fly high, we both need an open mind, the curiosity to discover inspiring possibilities,
a love of dialogue and the guts to ask daring questions.

My clients are eager to…

untangle strategic knots and jump hurdlesregard their business from a new perspectiveconnect stray pieces into a solution

…and I’ve helped them already to:


SET-UP STRATEGIES

that can withstand the complexity, fragmentation and change frequency the world demands.


CLARIFY

strategic processes, enable confident decision-making by moderating interdisciplinary thinking in workshops.


CONSOLIDATE

scattered projects and ideas into a rooted plan, joined separate actions into a purposeful process.

EXPLORE

white spots, opportunities, routes, product ideas, brand universes, new categories, cross-category topics.


PROPEL FORWARD

portfolio strategies, business visions, innovation plans, propositions, stakeholder rationalisations.


INITIATE

team dialogue and collaboration on global/ local level, re-define attitudes and relationships towards service partners.



 

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DIVERSITY IS MY USP.


ABOUT ME

I am an independent expert, strategy consultant, international senior manager and intercultural mediator.

Having lived and worked in South Africa, France and Indonesia, I move easily across cultures and love to initiate a dialogue. Now, Hamburg is my home, it’s the place where I have put down roots.

I see the bigger picture across industries and I understand the unspoken connections between people and business.
A beacon of calm in the storm, I observe and intuitively sense unfolding patterns, unearth and follow hidden paths.
Eyes wide open, brimming with curiosity, I happily ignore the borders between disciplines.
I see the inherent story, the overarching leitmotiv.

Perhaps that’s why I believe in having dogs in the office? And, by the way, I am convinced that video streaming TV series is the best invention since they’ve put wheels under suitcases.

 

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Skills

  AND COMPETENCES

 


STRATEGY CONSULTANT

e.g. Carlsberg, Allianz, ING DiBa, P&G, e.on, Unilever Nordics, *bofrost

I provoke new perspectives, inspire innovative solutions, inject creativity, consolidate thought streams, sharpen opportunities, back-up strategy with rationalizations and turn abstract meanings into enticing stories.

SENIOR MANAGER

Local & Global HQ: e.g. Kellogg, 20th Century Fox, Coleman EMEA

13 years solid leadership experience as senior Marketing/ Brand/ Innovation/ Group Business Manager in large, international companies. I know your universe, your stakeholders, your motivations, your tasks, your challenges, your discussions.

MEDIATOR

Intercultural conflict management, sustainable collaboration

As a trained mediator, I foster interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage internal dialogue. Dealing with needs, inherent conflicts, mindsets and tactics of stakeholders/ consumers is key here.

INTERCULTURAL

Lived in Germany, South Africa, France, The Netherlands, Indonesia

Having lived and worked in several cultures and juggling with up to 3 languages, I have a fine sense for the stories that bind people together …and for what makes people’s heart beat.

BORDSTEIN BLOG

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE CURBSIDE. Mostly in 2 languages: German + English

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I don’t have any rules, because I would only be breaking them, so it’s a waste of time.

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CONTACT

NICOLE MENKE
strategic intuition

mobile +49 163 733 11 50
nicole@nicolemenke.com

Lerchenstr. 28a
22767 Hamburg, Germany