Rike Pätzold consults, writes, teaches and is passionate about emergence, collaboration, futures literacy and how to deal well with uncertainty and complexity.
As Head of the Institut für Praktische Emergenz, she explores new ways to change living systems from the inside out. Rike is a Munich native, where she now lives again with her patchwork family after circumnavigating the North Atlantic on a sailboat. Rike holds a Master’s degree in Chinese and Japanese Studies and Language Philosophy. She has lived in Taiwan for several years to deepen her knowledge of Mandarin and Daoism.
In her work Rike is all about a mind shift regarding how we handle Uncertainty. She works with leaders from a wide range of industries, organizations and institutions and she teaches at universities and colleges.
Rike is co-founder of NxF | navigate by fiction, the process for collaborative future prototyping for organizations in economy and politics.
As a SPEAKER Rike focusses on how to navigate Uncertainty and foster conditions for Emergence.
Her talks are gripping, surprising, entertaining and inspiring. Rike knows how to engage her audience who takes away a fresh perspective on the value of Uncertainty.
As LECTURER Rike teaches at universities and colleges about Uncertainty, Emergence, Complexity and International Leadership.
She has taught at a variety of universities and colleges: LMU München, Universität Mannheim, Universität der Bundeswehr Neubiberg, Hochschule für Philosophie München, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut, AIB Bonn etc.
To know the dos and don’ts just isn’t enough to be an effective and successful international leader. Being able to apply different leadership styles, foster relationships and knowing about the subleties of communication is far more important.
The ability to navigate ambiguous and unfamiliar situations is the key to get diverse teams to not only perform but to excel. Because diversity is a huge advantage – if you know how to leverage it. Rike coaches, facilitates workshops and gives talks about how to lead internationally in the 21st century. Her particular expertise relates to China and East Asia.