Dr. Neela Enke

Roles: Managing Director, Coach, mediator and trainer;
Background: Biology

Consulting fields: Career development, third-party fundraising, leadership and communication, conflict management, diversity and anti-discrimination training
Languages: German and English

Approach to coaching and training

What is important to me in my coaching, mediation, and training practice?
Ever more complex working conditions are increasingly preventing people from pursuing their passions. Coaching has allowed me to concentrate on challenges and tasks I enjoy and am interested in. This gives me time and energy to focus on the things I care about. Now I want to support others, not just researchers, in making this possible for themselves, and to help them strengthen their professionalism.


I am a coach, mediator, and biologist. I studied Biology in Marburg an der Lahn, where I also studied economics for several semesters. I received my doctorate at the Freie Universität Berlin. For ten years I was involved in various research projects, teaching, project management, and mentoring young researchers. I have held positions at various universities and research institutions in Germany, France, Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic.

After completing further training in the areas of coaching, mediation, intercultural competence, diversity management, and systemic organizational development, I have been working as a freelance consultant for people at universities and research institutions since 2011. I am a member of the board of the Coachingnetz Wissenschaft, and I am actively involved in the Gender_Diversity professional association, the Federal Mediation Association, and the ProFil-Network, which aims to professionalize women in research and teaching.