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Team growth

In 2018, the team steffenhagen started with an increase.

Our office manager Judith Poensgen is expecting her first baby and we follow up all developments closely. Internally, the newcomer received the project name "Pierre". We are very excited. Unfortunately, this also means that Ms. Poensgen went to her well-deserved parental leave at the end of March. At this point, we wish her all the best and are looking forward to short visits to "Pierre".

So that our office does not remain vacant in the meantime, Claudia Gillrath supports us now. Before, she has worked in several companies in a comparable position and is therefore very familiar with the basic processes at this important interface. Of course, you too will soon be in contact with her by e-mail or on the phone. Welcome and good cooperation!


Since the end of 2017, we have been receiving active support from Yasmine Kharkhach. She contributes as a consultant to both Ralf Schmidt and Olaf Lange, to relieve the daily business. With her international roots and her master's degree in project management, she has excellent qualifications to support our dynamic team.


Marie Zeppenfeld joined team steffenhagen as project assistant. Prior to that, she already gained experience in marketing, research and data maintenance, which benefits us today.

Successful Leadership Day

On 28 June, 2017 our second leadership day with familiar as well as new and interested participants took place at Kulturbahnhof Idstein. This year’s topic was “Leadership and Innovation” under the slogan “The Boss is Dead!”.

It was an exciting day and we enjoyed it a lot. The event was very successful and all participants were able to extend knowledge as well as relationships.

Overall it was shown that FAITH will be a crucial competitive advantage for cooperation – and innovation conceals this fact!

The day offered exciting exchange and new food for thought. We are already looking forward to the next leadership day and we’re open for questions and discussions anytime.

GlobeSmart Profile certification for Olaf Lange

Olaf Lange has successfully completed his certification for applying GlobeSmart ProfileSM.

GlobeSmart ProfileSM is a cultural awareness tool that helps participants, based on five dimensions, understand their own preferences and tendencies for interacting with others and compare them with other individuals – such as their own team – and cultures.

The goal is to improve global cooperation and communication, understand co-workers’ daily routines and challenges and support internationally operating business people. In addition, it refines global thinking and cultural agility of single individuals and entire teams so that potentials can be fully utilized.

GlobeSmart ProfileSM is already a key component of intercultural training efforts for many organizations and we are happy to be able to apply it within our projects now as well.

Short and snappy: new e-mail addresses

Maybe you already noticed over the last weeks: we have been getting rid of unnecessary ballast and properly trimmed our e-mail addresses.

You can now reach us on [email protected]. Our individual addresses can be found, as usual, on the team page.

Our website can now as well be found on (also trimmed by a total of 17 characters!).

In case you have saved our old addresses, you can of course keep using those as well, they will stay active.