there are opportunities in the most difficult moments

What once seemed to work is past and gone. The desired future has not yet arrived. Yet the times ask for change.

Find support as individual and team in developing a shared vision, strategy and goal, your inner capacity and shared culture. Remain open, creative and connected in challenging times.

Our practices are informed by cutting edge and traditional frameworks for organisational transformation, community-building and the inner dimension of leadership.

It is grounded in being part of purpose driven organisations and businesses, social movements and community projects.


 change the story about your self and the world

One on One Coaching

Group Facilitation

Strategy Consulting

for the development of shared vision & values, purpose & principles, strategy & position, identity & culture, crisis interventions, collective decision making.

In settings like seminar places, meeting-rooms, online spaces and outdoor, we talk and move, and we use paper and notes. Integrating our cognitive, emotional, body and field intelligence.

Our cutting edge participatory approaches are:

Generative Facilitation

Dragon Dreaming

Social Presencing Theater

Theory U

Passage Rites

And are backed with Strategy Consulting on business models, brand development and organisational design.

▶︎Generative Facilitation◀︎

Enable transformational and often profound change and innovation through integrating the inner with the outer dimension of leadership. Stay open and in connection, so problems can become solutions. Shift from re-acting to re-generating. Tap into the four intelligences: cognitive, emotional, heart, and body. Anchor and allow changes to manifest on the behavioral level. Activate your full creativity and (co-)create something extraordinary in work and life as individual and as team.

▶︎Dragon Dreaming◀︎

A cyclical process that is leading a group to a collective vision (their Dreams), goals and next steps in the shortest possible time. The process is also revealing the groups challenges and limitations (their Dragons). In order to be able to integrate the learning as a group, Dragon Dreaming offers practices that foster a culture of awareness, error friendliness and playful cooperation. The practice has been applied worldwide over 30 years in grassroots, activist, civic and community-projects.

▶︎Social Presencing Theater◀︎

An embodied awareness and social arts-based change methodology, developed for making visible current reality and exploring emerging future possibilities. Social Presencing Theater reveals the wisdom in a social system and supports movement towards healthier futures. It can reveal insights for individuals, team, organisations, and larger social systems. It is one of the most effective methods in the framework of Theory U that is developed by the Presencing Institute.

▶︎Theory U◀︎

Theory U provides a clear roadmap for navigating systems change and facilitating emerging futures by opening minds and hearts and unlocking the willingness to act. The tools are including Listening and Dialoge Skills, Generative Writing, Systems-Mapping, Prototyping. The practices have been developed at the Presencing Institute and MIT and used for over fifteen years in business, government, and civil society settings around the world.

▶︎Passage Rites◀︎

A rite of passage practice can help in preparing yourself consciously for entering a new phase of life. It is marked by intentional fasting (food, company, media) in wilderness or nature. It has a positive effect on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligence and promotes the ideal conditions to help us face the biggest questions of life. There are forms of adapting the threshold ritual to one hour and to a team context. Though the basic form is for an individual and takes four days and nights.

▶︎Strategy Consulting◀︎

Integration of classic Business Coaching like SWOT Analysis, Feasability Matrix, Marketing Mix and Brand Design, Force Field Analysis, Stakeholder Interviews, System Mapping, Strategy Co-Design and Prototyping. On the organisational design level we consult around Ownership and Governance questions, Cooperative Structures, Decision Making and Roles.


We create sessions & workshops, according to your needs and context.

Classical Formats: We deliver our services within a 1,5 hour phone call, a 3 hour in person or online workshop, or a 1 to 3 day off-site team-retreat. We harness the skillset from the whole Vanilla Way network if extra capacity is needed.

Embedded Consulting: We are joining your project or organisations as members for four weeks up to three months and facilitate from inside.

body, mind & community


“We ran a Dragon Dreaming workshop with Manuela for our management team. We were not only able to clarify some important personal questions, but also to develop a common vision for our future cooperation. Manuela guided us very well through this whole process.”

Ela Kagel, Supermarkt Berlin, Project Space for Digital Culture and Alternative Economies

Manuela weaves a variety of backgrounds into her Dragon Dreaming Workshops: organizational/management tools go along with circle culture and ritualistic elements and her long experience with group work is palpable.She embodies for me a unique balance between clear and structured leadership and emotional openness. Manuela explains concepts concisely and shared a huge variety of different tools with us- whilst also personal expression, playfulness and integration found space during our time together.I left inspired, full of new ideas and with my toolbox filled up with many  practicable techniques to enrich and organize our community life. Thank you!

Anna Schuster, Löwenherzen, Intentional Community

“With a lot of trust and awareness in the group, paired with efficiency and the corresponding drive for action, the workshop was an enriching process for our orchestra, which now motivates us to go on.”

Juri de Marco, Director Stegreif Orchestra, Selfmanaged Collective

“An interpersonal conflict has been resolved, which was a burden for the group very much. No one wanted to work with the topic before, but Manuela guided us safely (with new methods for us). She has kept the room well and at the right moment set breaks or even ended processes.”

Nina Keller, Loose7, Intentional Community

“Words that inspire me to Manuela’s work style: respectful, breathing, holds the main thread, believes in the advancement that one senses and helps, goal-oriented, grounded, feedback-guided, value-free.”

Miriam Landsberg, Systemic Bodytherapist

“In addition to the practical goals that were achieved, there were also valuable personal insights that were not “on the agenda” for me.”

Sabine Helmer, Founder Café Hier & Jetzt

“If you like to get to the heart of your project quickly, do it with Manuela.”

Solveig Opfermann, Perspektive Oderberg, Civic Movement

All of what I have to offer emerged out of my choice of exploring my edges. On the edge, I’m touching upon the taboos – such as intimacy, money, privilege and witchcraft.

As I do not want to grow in only one direction, I practice different things. And I share them. Wrapped as workshops, trainings, journeys, retreats, festivals and projects of all kind.

What I share is what I love to practice. If „healing is the new punk“, my practice is my form of protest.


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