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 3 Keys to Having Difficult Conversations Online: man with hands open
The 3 Keys to Having Difficult Conversations Online
By Silke Zanker
Conversations that are emotionally difficult or complex in nature are often stressful. With more and more companies making WFH the new norm beyond COVID19, having difficult conversations online in an effective and compassionate way is a critical leadership skill. 
The Power of Adaptability - changing circumstances, working remotely and creating positive impact
By Silke Zanker
Silke Zanker, Axialent Partner, is one of our global experts working with clients in fast-changing circumstances and has vast experience in working in remote ways. She has an extensive meditation and mindfulness background and believes this is key to our ability to stay grounded in these highly uncertain times.
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. 
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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