»I AM AN ADVOCATE OF THE FUTURE AND A KNIGHT OF THE PRESENT, CAUGHT IN THE AGE OF DISTRACTIONS.
IT’S TIME TO GET FROM ›SELFIE TO SELF‹ – FROM ›MIND FULL TO MINDFUL‹ – FROM ›ALWAYS-ON TO ALWAYS-OMM‹.«
CREATE TOOLS, ART & SOLUTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD RESILIENCE, AGILITY, CONNECTION & CLARITY WITH THE GOAL TO MASTER CHALLENGES AND CHANGE.
Dipl. Media Economist Lilian Güntsche-Hilgendag is an author, consultant and coach for agility, mindfulness and digital transformation. For almost two decades, Lilian has been supporting cross-functional teams and supporting companies such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, Volkswagen Group, Daimler, Audi or Axel Springer strategically and organizationally in global digital transformation projects.
As a mom, founder of THE DIGNIFIED SELF® and internationally active keynote speaker, she also knows very well how to stay focused and calm despite of constant change. With her books »Mindfulness in Digital Times« and »Serene and Agile – thanks to children« (published in German, Springer Verlag 2016 & 2023), her Mindful Agility® training program and her podcast »Mindfulness for Parents by MARIENKÄFERMOMENTE«, Lilian is committed to cultivate more serenity in everyday parenting and in establishing more consciousness and (digital) well-being in businesses.
True to her credo »Don’t forget to be human among all the machines«, Lilian’s talks and trainings are always modern, customized and contemporary. Her topics find international resonance, e.g. in publications such as the Harvard Business Manager, the Huffington Post, Manager Magazin and FOCUS. Her speaker references include keynotes and lectures in Germany, Austria, Spain and England at leading companies, business universities and renowned industry events.
Lilian has a passion for singing, meditation, yoga and travel. She has released songs as a singer-songwriter too and started her professional career in product management at Bertelsmann, BMG, one of the largest record and media companies.
After living in the United States, Spain and several German countries, Lilian now lives in Berlin with her husband and son.
BUCH »GELASSEN UND AGIL DANK KINDERN«
(in Engl. »SERENE & AGILE THANKS TO CHILDREN«), RELEASE FALL 2023
What unique opportunity do children give us? Through children we learn to perceive things more consciously again, we are more careful, more mindful. We experience our lives again – from children’s eyes. Or to put it another way: »It suddenly becomes important again how many dots a ladybug has.« Many parents feel stressed and sometimes push their own limits. This book explains how so-called »ladybug moments« can help us to become more relaxed. It delivers an innovative mix of the basic attitudes of mindfulness and agility, applied to everyday parenting.
Buch »Achtsamkeit in digitalen Zeiten«
(in English: »MINDFULNESS IN DIGITAL TIMES«)
A non-fiction book with a personal note that combines storytelling with concrete tips to implement in everyday’s life. Lilian addresses companies as well as individuals and discusses important technology and humanity trends that even more explain the high relevance of a sharpened consciousness today.
Lilian has the heart of an entrepreneur. She is passionate about digitalization, constant learning, solving new challenges and working globally with different cultures. Throughout the last decade she has started several initiatives and projects. She has guided and inspired leading corporations worldwide in the areas of digital transformation, agile methodologies and in establishing mindfulness and focus to support overall wellbeing of employees.
Güntsche Concepts was the starting point of Lilian’s path into self-employment back in 2011. Its key focus is digital consultancy and strategic advisory, especially focusing on digital platforms and transformation management, agile project management, change, and product ownership.
The reference list is long, including collaborations with companies such as Coca-Cola, Samsung Electronics, Axel Springer, Volkswagen Group, Daimler, Audi, Publicis Agency Group and many more.
Additionally, Lilian has been working as a lecturer at a top leading business University since 2017. She has led courses on project and change management and even co-designed a newly developed course on agile development as part of Data Science and Digital Business BA/MA.
THE DIGNIFIED SELF® (TDS), which was initiated by Lilian Güntsche in 2015, is a one-stop shop for knowledge transfer, exercises and inspiration around mindfulness and agility in the digital transformation – especially focusing on how to work mindfully. TDS invites organizations to rethink, see change as a chance and to establish a compatible new work mindset. It is a movement for more humanity in a technology dominated world. TDS stands for a transformation that puts people at the center of technology, but nonetheless uses the opportunities of digitization. THE DIGNIFIED SELF® has been listed in well-known publications, such as the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Manager, Manager Magazin, Focus or Brigitte Magazine.
MINDFUL AGILITY® is the training approach designed by Lilian Güntsche. The mission statement of the training program is: »Master the NOW with mindfulness & agility«. Why? Resilience and adaptability are two superpowers strongly needed today in times of constant change. Those powers can be fueled and cultivated by mindfulness practices and an agile mindset – significant skills in turbulent times. As a well-educated mindfulness and agility coach, Lilian combines these two forces in her trainings in one unique way. All trainings are customized for its audience and its special needs. Lilian has applied parts of her trainings not only in companies, but also with individuals and in the education sector at High Schools or Universities.
MARIENKÄFERMOMENTE (in English »Ladybug moments«) has the mission to cultivate more serenity and mindfulness in parenting life. It supports the improvement of a well-balanced work-life-kid-integration. With Lilian’s book »Serene and Agile – Thanks to children« (in German: »Gelassen und agil dank Kindern«, Springer 2023) and her accompanying podcast talk series podcast »Mindfulness for parents by MARIENKÄFERMOMENTE«, Lilian shares impulses, introduces remarkable personalities and provides audio-visual guidance with meditations and more. Core idea is to see life more from a children’s mindset and become aware of little things again, like the dots on a ladybug. This renewed consciousness can help to reduce stress and increase happiness.
Podcast »ACHTSAMKEIT FÜR ELTERN« by MARIENKÄFERMOMENTE
(in English »Mindfulness for parents«)
You are not alone! There are many people who don’t always find it easy to juggle everything at once – work, life, kids. A balanced integration can be challenging sometimes, especially in times of constant change, like we are experiencing today. But mindfulness and agility can help here, author, mother and coach Lilian Güntsche-Hilgendag claims. In the international speaker’s podcast, which accompanies Lilian’s new book »Serene and agile – thanks to children« (release autumn 2023 in Germany), she invites inspiring role models and personalities from the areas of compatibility, mindfulness, health, medicine, communication and personal development to share their stories of increasing serenity in parenthood.
The focus in all podcast-interviews by host Lilian Güntsche-Hilgendag, is on how especially performance-oriented parents, learn to »let go« a little bit and live more in the moment, yet not lose sight of their own dreams. For example by »counting ladybug dots« and recognizing so-called »ladybug moments« (in German: Marienkäfermomente). Basically, seeing life, a little more through the eyes of children (again). Be cautious – this change of perspective and the impulses shared by the guests in this podcast, can be mind-blowing!
Lilian has also been guest speaker in other podcasts. Find some examples below.
Digital Sensemaker #50
»Achtsamkeit in digitalen Zeiten« mit Lilian Güntsche
Mut zur Persönlichkeit #17 »Achtsamkeit & Agilität im Business« mit Lilian Güntsche
As a trained singer and speaker, Lilian is known for her unique voice. Being a mindfulness trainer and mindful parenting coach as well, she has started to create and record guides meditations, that she partially shares in her newest book and podcast. Find a first impression of a German meditation here. More on demand only.
Lilian also works as a speaker, voice-over and dubbing artist and has created jingles for cooperations.
Voice-Over Reference Télefonica, o2
Often, Lilian has been rocking a stage not only as a speaker, but also as a singer. Lilian’s biggest passion is music and singing. She has been writing songs since she was a child and has released several songs, where she was involved as a singer-songwriter. Lilian graduated from a music oriented High School in the USA, has a professionally trained classical voice, a music performance certificate and loves writing lyrics and Pop songs. She plays the Piano and Ukulele and has been engaged in several bands and music ensembles. Lilian has sung commercials and company Jingles and has been a member of the renowned Choirs, Honor’s Choir Vienna and Bonner Jazz Chor. In the past, Lilian also worked full time in the music business at a leading record company, but eventually decided to protect her biggest passion and source of energy (music) by rather stepping out of the industry. Nowadays, she mainly sings at private events and is involved as a songwriter in several music projects.
Below are some reference sounds and videos. If you are interested in musical collaborations, do not hesitate to contact Lilian. Her musical heart is always open for new adventures.
Musik Video by Band STiLL »Smells like teen spirit« arrangement, in cooperation with Positive Motion
With Lilian’s initiatives around THE DIGNIFIED SELF® and MARIENKÄFERMOMENTE.JETZT, Lilian is committed to cultivating a good work-life-kid-integration, serenity and mindfulness in everyday work and family life. As a mindful parenting and agile coach, Lilian is a member of the Professional Association for Relaxation Pedagogues e.V., the Scrum Alliances and the National Honor Society, USA. Lilian engages herself in the areas of health and education, and supports charity causes for animals, children and art. Lilian teaches students at universities to support them on their career path with valuable skills in digital business, change – and project management as well as in agile working methodologies.