Katrin Aust, Senior Consultant

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“Showing regard for the personality and skills of my clients is of particular importance to me.” read more
“Showing regard for the personality and skills of my clients is of particular importance to me.”

As a trainer and consultant, I support my clients closely in their area of responsibility. It is particularly important to me to both encourage and challenge my client’s personal and professional skills. I like working together to achieve a result I pass on the enjoyment I get from my work and make sure there are plenty of opportunities for learning and development by offering a variety of different methods. I am an attentive listener when there are issues that are not clear but will also address topics which might otherwise be quietly overlooked. 

What does your desk normally look like? read more
What does your desk normally look like?

When I’m sitting down and working, my desk looks chaotic. Depending on what I am doing, such as preparing a workshop, my entire surroundings are affected, with pens, folders, laptops and large sheets of paper all over the place.

What made you angry when you were a child? read more
What made you angry when you were a child?

When I was a child I never understood how they got the tomatoes into the tins – they’re CLOSED!

What urgently needs to be invented? read more
What urgently needs to be invented?

Following such brilliant inventions as the gramophone and the dishwasher, it’s now time to change the way people move around. It would be so useful, both professionally and privately to be able to get to any place in seconds. I’m looking forward to it!

When did you get the feeling that you had conducted an effective training course? read more
When did you get the feeling that you had conducted an effective training course?

Sometimes a participant reports back in a training course: “My boss attended this seminar as well and working with him is great fun and very productive”. Also a retrospective feedback from a participant saying: “Yes. I really changed something and it works” is something I interpret as a confirmation that we have provided the right impetus.

What would be the greatest misfortune for you? read more
What would be the greatest misfortune for you?

Not being able to combine family and job. I feel it is a huge gift to be able to be both consultant and trainer as well mother and partner with the support of all involved. And I wouldn’t want to be without any of these roles.

A learning gift from your participants? read more
A learning gift from your participants?

Letting go. And trust your counterpart’s solution.

What talent would you like to have? read more
What talent would you like to have?

To be able to sing. As early as third grade I heard my music teacher hiss the words “Who’s that growling?”. Since then I have refrained from singing unless the nearest ears are some distance away. But therefore I enjoy listening to others singing all the more.

What makes a great holiday for you? read more
What makes a great holiday for you?

I like the sun and the sea. Therefore the combination of both is for me the perfect basis for a great holiday - preferably with my family! But for a skiing holiday I’m happy to make an exception.

What did you want to be when you were a child? read more
What did you want to be when you were a child?

Flight attendant. At a very young age, flying itself and the chance of having a job connected to flying was something that fascinated me. And therefore it was only logical that following my Abitur I should spend a few years exploring the world as a flight attendant. It was a great time!

What do you think is the most important insight of systems theory? read more
What do you think is the most important insight of systems theory?

Self-organisation works – it’s just not obvious in what direction. Time and again I observe how groups or teams organise themselves. A structure emerges from supposed chaos and time and again I am fascinated by the result.