What others say - References & Insights into the professional journey

In our workshop with Hedi Schaefer, we learned that design thinking teaches an attitude that will enable you to find solutions for challenges and put your goals into action. Design thinking does not allow you to dwell on all the reasons why something does not work. It has the potential to move us forward as a bank.

Dr. Sabine Johannsen (Executive Board NBank, Hannover)

With her exact observations, specific methodological advice, and personal encouragement, Hedi Schaefer’s professional attitude and drive as well as her excellent sense of what is needed at what time were invaluable assets when developing a work project. I was thrilled and often recommend her to others!

Gabrielle Schmid (Coach and Designer / Mentee at Hochschule der Künste, Zurich)

Working with Hedi Schaefer was an eye-opener for us. With a lot of creativity, empathy, and her profound knowledge, she designed a method that helped students and teachers to develop themes for a participative music project. In addition, design thinking methods became a crucial building block for an interdisciplinary conference that we conceptualized. We were surprised how many creative and innovative ideas the children AND adults of our target groups developed with Hedi’s assistance.

Tim Spotowitz (Musikvermittlung & Kulturelle Bildung, Kammerakademie Potsdam)

Hedi Schaefer led a creative and effective value-workshop for the 25 members of the software development department at Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. During the workshop, she responded individually to the needs and methods of our agile team, showed a lot of empathy for its heterogeneous structure, and flexibly adjusted the workshop to the pace of our discussions and implementation. We were very happy with the results and felt very comfortable working with her.

Sandra Muellrick (Chief Advisor, Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.)

Hedi Schaefers wit and creativity turns problems, into challenges which you look forward to. Her view from the outside enables you to become an innovator yourself. It's more than a coaching: High speed ​​problem solving with fun factor. Personal, competent and absolutely flexible.

Malin Schulz (Editor In Chief, DIE ZEIT)

We had the pleasure of having Hedi Schaefer and Flavia Bleuel lead a Design thinking workshop here in Harpa for the Icelandic opera with excellent results. They were both inspiring and professional and the participants all agreed that it was the most interesting workshop that they had participated in. We worked on a lot of ideas that we have already put into action with great results.

Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir (Artistic and General Director, Icelandic Opera)
With her power, competence and positive energy, she once again convinced us!
Doreen Suenderhauf (Senior Team Head Customer Engagement, Consorsbank)