Leadership is all about mindset

Drawing on years of experience in corporate and consulting roles, I have a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of leadership. My coaching and workshops are designed to spark transformation and drive real behavioural changes. I guide people towards an understanding of leadership that is rooted in values and mindful behaviour. Whether working with startups or large-scale enterprises, I develop compassionate leadership skills within Austria and beyond.


My path to Rethink Leadership

Rethink Leadership Coaching and Training

  • Personal and leadership development
  • Lecturer at the Mindful Leadership Institute in Austria

Continuous professional development

  • Collaboration with national and international leadership experts for professional and spiritual growth


  • Ambassador of Applied CompassionTM (CCARE Stanford University, United States)
  • Coaching (Trigon Development Consulting, Austria)
  • Search Inside Yourself (mindfulness-based leadership training at SIY Global, United States)
  • INSIGHTS MDI (diagnostic tool for unlocking potential, Germany)
  • Firstbeat (HRV-based lifestyle assessment, Finland)

Work experience

  • 2 years in a Berlin consultancy: specialised in culture change, mindfulness, leadership, and talent management
  • 12 years’ leadership experience in a publicly listed industrial corporation
  • 3 years of corporate finance consulting and auditing at one of the Big Four consulting firms


  • International Business Administration (University of Vienna, Austria) – Magistra (5-year degree equivalent to a Master’s degree) in Social and Economic Sciences

Working with Barbara was a very liberating experience. By encouraging me to question my instincts, tap into personal strengths and unleash my creativity, she helped me move beyond ingrained and quite frankly stale thinking. Thanks to our sessions, I was able to wholly re-frame my approach to workplace challenges.

Nadia Benamara Director of Communications at The OPEC Fund for International Development, Austria

We have a total of 19 different nationalities in our team. Such diversity demands sensitivity and a broad knowledge base to ensure that everyone feels included. Barbara offered exactly that in her workshop. She addresses diverse needs and offers tangible approaches. Our team was delighted.

Herwig Springer CEO at i5invest Beratungs GmbH, Austria

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for everything you brought to the CLC program. I learned so much and have been able to immediately implement not just some of the learnings but all of them to some degree. Thank you for always showing up with so much heart and dedication. It’s really changed my mindset and re-energized me. I’m so grateful.

Gail Gonzales Vice President, Deputy Publisher at Penguin Random House, New York

Barbara approaches the topic of leadership with great expertise and empathy. Especially in turbulent times, we need tools that help us stay focused and ground us. Because it is only when our employees are well that we can work together successfully. Barbara has played a critical role here. Thank you!

Robert Bogner CEO at Pulpmedia GmbH, Austria

We have been working with Barbara for years, and her training has been embraced exceptionally well by our colleagues. It has led to a shift in mindset around resilience, self-care, and setting boundaries. Barbara’s science-based approach has even won over the sceptics. Thank you for your valuable work with us!

Katharina Brandner Teamlead Learning & Development at Österreichische Lotterien, Austria

Our international participants appreciate how engaging and inspiring the sessions are, both online and face-to-face. Barbara effortlessly manages to foster deep connections and build trust. What particularly matters to us is the lasting impact and immediately actionable tools for everyday life.

Joachim Klocke Strategy & Innovation Programs Bertelsmann University, Germany

Develop an empowering mindset

Do you want to let go of limiting beliefs and assumption-based success strategies? Are you eager to embrace a mindset that motivates you to navigate complexity and the unknown with courage and composure? Let me guide you on this transformative journey. Discover untapped strengths within your personality, becoming more resilient, empathetic, and compassionate. Make decisions with greater clarity, enhance your overall wellbeing, and amplify your impact within your team. Start forging genuine, mutually appreciative connections and lead with a vision for the future.