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
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.
What Does it Take to be a High-Performing, Conscious Leader
By Silke ZankerAndré Hartwich
High performance for conscious leaders is the foundation of creating impact. To achieve sustainable success, you need to focus on the I, We and It levels, and the way you show up is critical to achieving those.
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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