Franziska von Malaisé
Franziska von Malaisé is a coach, trainer and mediator. For more than 14 years, she has supported top executives in medium-sized and large companies in strengthening their self-reflection and impact as executives.
Previously, she was responsible for political campaigns at the communications consultancy wbpr in Berlin. Between 1994 and 2001, she managed the production, marketing and sales of Ludwig Beck’s private label in Munich.
In addition to her coaching activities, Franziska von Malaisé teaches at various private universities on topics such as communication, (self-)presentation and leadership.
She lives in Berlin and has three sons.
Q. DO YOU HAVE A ROLE MODEL OR LIFE MOTTO?
A. “…live wild and dangerous.” (Arthur Schnitzler)
Q. WHAT EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE STANDS OUT IN YOUR MEMORY?
A. May 2012, Aali Qapu Palace, Music Room, Isfahan, Iran: Our young travel guide, a German language and literature graduate, waits until the few other visitors have left the room and starts singing for us.
Since the Islamic revolution, a strict ban on women singing has been punishable.
Q. WHAT CAN YOU NOT LAUGH ABOUT?
A. Lack of humor.
Q. WHAT's Something beautiful that you bought yourself recently?
A. A day in Venice.
Q. WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU NEVER GIVE AWAY?
A. Marshall Rosenberg “Nonviolent Communication”
Q. WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST ALIVE?
A. Being in a conversation.
Q. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?
A. Self-determination. I believe that each of us can make a difference, sometimes a smile is all it takes.
Q. WHERE IS YOUR MOST PEACEFUL PLACE?
A. Bernrieder Park at Starnberger See.
Q. WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS YOUR LAST GOOD DEED?
A. I have another maxim: Do good and don't talk about it.
Q. WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY DREAMED ABOUT?
A. About the future.
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC?
A. The spectrum ranges from Bach to Bigflo & Oli, depending on the mood.
Q. WHAT IS MORE DIFFICULT for you: STARTING OR STOPPING?
A. I think the hardest part is to hang on.