Rike Pätzold consults, writes, teaches and is passionate about Emergence, Collaboration, Futures Literacy, Systems Change and how to deal well with Uncertainty and Complexity.
In her work Rike is all about Systems Change:
As Head of the Institut für Praktische Emergenz, she explores new ways to change living systems from the inside out.
She helps leaders from a wide range of industries, organizations and institutions to go off-script and supports teams in working together towards transformation.
She teaches at universities and colleges.
As co-founder of NxF | navigate by fiction, Rike developed a process for collaborative future prototyping for organizations in economy and politics using science fiction.
Rike is a Munich native, where she now lives again with her patchwork family after circumnavigating the North Atlantic on a sailboat and getting seasick a lot. 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.
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.
Speaking occasions: TEDx ESMT Berlin, Catalyzing the Future, Emotion Working Women Conference etc.
As a LECTURER Rike teaches at universities and colleges about Uncertainty, Emergence, Complexity, Futures Literacy and Future Cities.
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 isn’t enough in leading well in an international context. 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.