Heidrun Kippenberger

Employee, Psychologischer Coach, VITA Akademie GmbH

Nordhorn, Germany


Systemische Organisationsberatung
Design und Moderation von Konferenzen
Team Building
Personal Coaching
Coaching von Unternehmensleitung
Interkulturelle Kompetenz
Transformation von Organisationen
Management Training
Change Management
Executive Coaching


Professional experience for Heidrun Kippenberger

  • Current , since Jun 2020

    Psychologischer Coach

    VITA Akademie GmbH

  • 3 months, Feb 2020 - Apr 2020

    Psychologischer Coach

    VITA Akademie GmbH

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

    Führungscoach, Trainer, Moderatorin, Organisationsberaterin


  • 1 year and 9 months, Apr 2017 - Dec 2018

    CEO, Organisationsberaterin, Coach, Trainer

    Leadership Presence (in Nairobi, Kenia)

    I worked with middle sized companies, INGOs and private individuals, supporting them in a range of transformative processes such as leadership coaching, team coaching, team building and organisational consulting.

  • 6 years, Apr 2011 - Mar 2017

    Africa Divisional Manager - People and Leadership

    Christian Aid (Position in Nairobi, Kenia)

    I was responsible for leadership development, executive coaching, people management and organisational development in the Africa Division of Christian Aid. My work included: Professional executive coaching for senior leaders across Africa and the UK, design, facilitation of leadership and management development, facilitation of team building and conflict transformation, organisational development interventions , facilitation and design of major conferences and workshops.

  • 10 months, Jun 2010 - Mar 2011

    Amtierende stellvertretende Direktorin für Afrika

    Christian Aid (Position in Accra, Ghana)

    During this period I closely worked together with the Head of Division in all aspects of leadership and management of the Division across 13 countries in Africa, including programme strategy, management of Country Managers, organisational development and budgetary oversight and planning.

  • 3 years and 5 months, Jan 2007 - May 2010

    Landesvorsitzende für Ghana

    Christian Aid (Position in Accra, Ghana)

    I led the Ghana country programme and office for Christian Aid during this period. This included setting up the office, recruiting staff, managing the team, leading on and developing the country strategy (focus: advocacy and governance), representing Christian Aid externally, fundraising, leading on the country strategy, budgetary oversight, development of partnerships and capacity development of national partners.

  • 4 months, Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

    Team and Leadership Coach

    Christian Aid (Position in Freetown, Sierra Leone)

    This was a sabbatical in Free Town, Sierra Leone, during which I facilitated an organizational and systems development process, team and individual coaching and coaching of working pairs .

  • 1 year and 8 months, May 2005 - Dec 2006

    Programme Manager - Ghana

    Christian Aid (Position in London, UK)

    I was leading on the Ghana country programme from London. This included programme strategy and development, annual planning and reporting, management of relationships with donors and partners, budgetary and financial control, project cycle and grant management, frequent monitoring visits to partners in the region, donor fundraising and reporting and facilitation of capacity development of national partner organisations.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Apr 2003 - May 2005

    Senior Programme Officer - Ghana

    Christian Aid (Position in London, UK)

    I was managing the Ghana programme for Christian Aid. This included development and implementation of 5-year country policy and strategy for the programme and preparation of annual country planning and review reports. management of relationships with partners and donors, development of new partner portfolio, project cycle and grant management and donor fundraising, frequent monitoring visits to partners in the region, budgetary and financial control and provision of technical support to partners.

  • 1 year, May 2002 - Apr 2003

    Field Support Officer - Sahel Region

    Christian Aid (Position in London, UK)

    The role included supporting local staff in establishing and running local offices, monitoring of country office expenditure and development of financial and administrative systems with field staff, project cycle management and management of partner relationships, monitoring visits to the region , supporting the Programme Manager in strategic planning and donor fundraising.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Oct 2000 - Apr 2002

    Programme and Communications Assistant for West Africa

    Christian Aid (Position in London, UK)

    The role included supporting the Programme Manager in regional programme strategy, project cycle management and development of proposals with partners, budget monitoring and grant administration, training of staff in the region and supporting the Communications Officer in promoting work to the public in the UK.

  • 6 months, May 2000 - Oct 2000

    Secretariat Administrator

    CARE International UK (Position in London, UK)

    The role included budget monitoring and preparation of budgets and financial reports to DFID and the World Bank, establishment of financial system, editing and publishing Secretariat research products and maintaining Secretariat website.

  • 6 months, Nov 1999 - Apr 2000

    Assistant Project Management

    Y Care International (Voluntariat in London, UK)

    Based in London, I assisted the programme staff for Africa and Latin America in the preparation of project proposals, financial and narrative project reports and capacity development initiatives of partner organisations in the regions.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Aug 1998 - Oct 1999

    Data Analyst

    Exchange Data International (Position in London, UK)

    The role included managing and entering financial data for stock exchanges across the world and communicating with them, using multiple international languages.

Educational background for Heidrun Kippenberger

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2015 - Sep 2017


    TU Kaiserslautern (Fernstudium)

  • 1 year and 1 month, May 2014 - May 2015

    The Power of Embodied Transformation

    Coaches Rising, USA

    Embodied Leadership - Coaching

  • 7 months, Aug 2012 - Feb 2013

    Coaching, Presence Based, Somatics

    Presence Based Coaching (PBC), North Carolina, USA

    Coaching, Presence Based, Somatics

  • 2 years and 3 months, May 2009 - Jul 2011

    Organisational Development, Gestalt

    Gestalt International Study Center (GISC), Cape Cod, USA

    Using Gestalt for Organisational Development, Cape Cod Model, Small Systems, Coaching, Building Blocks of Creativity

  • 2009 - 2011


    International Coach Academy

  • 1 year and 2 months, Nov 2006 - Dec 2007

    Organisation and Systems Development, Gestalt methodology

    Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, USA

    Organisation and Systems Development, Gestalt methodology

  • 6 years and 11 months, Sep 1989 - Jul 1996

    Lateinamerikanistik, Soziologie, Theaterwissenschaften

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Coaching

    International Coach Federation (ICF)

    This is an accreditation by the International Coach Federation


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Spanish


  • Portuguese



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