How do you aim to contribute to social change?
“With the founding of the Be the Change Foundation for Cultural Change in 2009, the development of society as a whole increasingly became the focus of my work. The foundation aims to promote a new definition of prosperity, opening our eyes and hearts to how much better life could be for everyone if we as a society placed ecological sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfilment at the center of our efforts. To this end, we collaborate with organisations from around the world, offering transformational educational formats such as the Be the Change Symposium. The foundation also continues to initiate implementation oriented projects such as Trees for Change. From 2011 to 2020 I worked as a consultant for the Terra Institute, a systems change consultancy, which gave me valuable insights into those mechanisms that enable or hinder systemic change.“
How and when did you write your books?
“In December 2007, my first book was published: ‘The Power of Feelings – A Practical Guide to Emotional Intelligence’. I chose this topic because at that time I perceived the greatest deficit in our society in the topic of feelings. From 2014 onwards, I devoted more time to writing, so that a new book appeared every year until 2019: ‘A Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence’ (2014), ‘The Art of Relating’ (2015), ‘Sacred Sex – The Intimate Prayer’ (2016), ‘Feelings@work’ (2017), ‘The Emotional Backpack’ (2018) and ‘Your Inner GPS’ (2019). In March 2021, my latest book ‘True Prosperity’ was released. Some of my books are only available in German, yet new titles continue to be translated.“