Whitney Breer

Managing Director of Lebenskunst

Expertise

  • Change management
  • Leadership development programs
  • Personal resiliency
  • Presentation skills
  • Customized workshops

Working languages

  • German (fluent)
  • English (native language)

Why is this job a calling for me?

“When I get up in the morning I feel gratefulness for getting to do the job that I love to do. I love working with clients and helping them to develop and grow and stretch themselves to become the people they desire to be. I love the creativity and variety of tools I get to toy with. I love the travel (most of the time…) and cultures and languages as well as the chance to grow and develop personally as well as professionally. And I am deeply appreciative of the engaged and passionate trainer team I work with – the chance to work with people who love their job as much as I love mine. What else could I ask for?”

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (North Carolina State University / USA)
  • Master of Arts in Adult Education (Old Dominion University / USA)
  • Master of Arts in English (Old Dominion University / USA)
  • Master of Arts in Personnel Development (Technical University Kaiserslautern / Germany)

Qualifications

  • Intercultural Trainer Certification (University of Jena / Germany)
  • Certified Trainer for Change Management (ADKAR® and PROSCI®  Methods)
  • Licensed Trainer for Insights Discovery, Myers-Briggs-Type-Indicator and DISC Analysis
  • Certified Business Coach and Licensed Wingwave ® Coach
  • Licensed Stress Management Trainer (Key Areas: Resilience, Autogenous Training, Progressive Muscle Relaxation)
  • Licensed Trainer for NLP and hypnotherapeutic approaches (Practitioner, Master and Trainer License)
  • Licensed Administrator for the EQ 2.0 and EQ 360° (test to measure emotional intelligence of leaders/managers)

A favorite book

One of my most favorite novels is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It takes place in the 1960s in the southern United States and explores racism, false beliefs, incitement of fear and hate through politics and yet also provides hope and yearning for change. This book always throws me on a roller coaster ride of emotions – laughter, joy, shock, sadness, shame, outrage, disbelief and hope.