Silke Zanker

Head of Impact Creation

Silke is a dynamic coach, facilitator, and learning and development expert who helps her clients to increase personal and organizational effectiveness, well-being and success through increased self-awareness, mindfulness, balanced relationships and purpose.

Twenty years as a woman in business and in key leadership roles have taught her the demands of our complex world.

She draws from her experience in leadership roles in marketing and business development (Daimler AG and the athletic footwear industry), running her own companies, and being an associate professor at Swiss and American business schools.

She has worked with executives and their teams in organizations ranking from Nestlé, Bosch Siemens Home Appliances, Porsche, BSI Bank, Otto Group, The Lucerne Festival to pharmaceutical companies and startups in renewable energies and sports.

Silke holds a postgraduate diploma in leading innovation and change, a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, multiple coaching certifications, and is trained in meditation, yoga and mind-body disciplines.

She advises various profit-for-purpose organizations and has been the co-curator and speaker coach of TEDx Lausanne, a nonprofit providing a platform to thought leaders and their ideas worth spreading to positively impact the world.

Originally from Germany, Silke lived in the United States and has now settled in Switzerland.

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Recent Posts by Silke
Press Pause for Conscious Choice - How to Stay Calm and Centered in the Midst of Challenging Circumstances
By Silke Zanker
The increasingly fast pace of change in today's world can be overwhelming. We have much better chances of sustainable success - no matter what the actual organizational and personal outcomes we strive for - if we know how to come from a calm, centered space. In this webinar, Silke Zanker shares why the ability to stay calm and be mindful is at the core of high performance and the exact strategies and tactics top executives, athletes and many of our fortune 500 clients use to make powerful choices during stressful times. 
The Influence of Emotions in Leadership
By Silke Zanker
Emotions strongly influence decision-making, creativity and interpersonal relationships. And yet many leaders are uncomfortable with the topic of emotions or are unaware of its influence and impact on leadership, organizational culture and performance. Conscious, courageous leaders are aware of the power that emotions hold. They harness it and make it work for them.
Ultimate Culture Webinar – Tapping Into 15 Years of Changing Organizational Cultures Across the Globe
By Silke ZankerRichi Gil
In this webinar, Silke Zanker and Ricardo Gil will discuss myths surrounding culture and strategies for change based on 15 years of global culture transformation and their partnership with Human Synergistics.
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  1. English
  2. German
  3. French
Areas of Expertise
  1. Leadership development
  2. Executive coaching
  3. Mindfulness
  4. Personal branding and speaker coaching