Known from television, radio, and newspaper articles.


I recently met a friend of mine in Zurich. He is a manager in a large and successful company. In principle, he likes his job. But he considers quitting it, because he is upset about the poor quality of training for the managers and the implementation of leadership strategies that lack any scientific evidence.

Why is this still happening in the 21st century?

We live in a time that has evidence-based solutions for promoting successful leadership, conflict resolution, and well-being.

If you

– want your company to be a leader in its field

– to attract the best leaders into your team

– to lead by inspiration

it is time to train your management and teams with evidence-based content.

In the past 9 years, I have trained managers, leaders, heads of states, diplomats, humanitarian workers, mediators, and people working in health care in how to implement evidence-based strategies to promote their own well-being at work and to promote social cohesion and productivity in their teams.

As a psychologist and neuroscientist, I have been leading research on neural, social and affective plasticity since over 15 years.

My scientific findings have been awarded with several prizes. The results of my research has been incorporated in trainings of leaders worldwide, including companies and organizations like google, the United Nations, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Novartis, the Max-Planck Society, and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.

Why wait? You can book the following trainings for your management and leadership now:


– preventing burnout and strengthening compassion and resilience,

– promoting teamwork and social cohesion,

– resolving conflicts,

– promoting health and well-being across the lifespan.


In my workshops I give short scientific impulses and guide practical exercises. Using concrete case studies from participants we develop an implementation of evidence-based interventions to:

– strengthen resilience and resources

– work in a trauma-informed way

– promote constructive social relations in teams and groups.

For more information, contact:

Grow together!

  • Evidence-based trainings for leadership, team building, & client communication.
  • Psychological and mindfulness-based consulting.

Olga’s work aims at improving the well-being of individuals and the cohesion of today’s society. She is a renowned public speaker and provides talks and trainings on developing the potential of individuals, groups, and organizations. Her work is based on the latest scientific findings, mindfulness and over 15 years of experience.

She conducts rigorous academic studies in the domains of neuroscience and psychology to promote evidence-based policy making in the domains of education, conflict resolution, and healthy ageing. She (co-)authored over 50 publications on these topics. She has long-standing expertise in conducting scientific studies, leading multi-national teams, and training people from various backgrounds.

After her last position as guest professor in psychology at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Olga is still associated with TUD, and also with the University of Geneva, and the Laboratory for Peace at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, VA. Olga holds a PhD in Psychology (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Olga has a meditation practice since 2008, including regular silent retreats of up to 6 weeks.

Voices from participants:

„Once again, a big thank you! Both the keynote lecture and the practical exercises in the afternoon workshop were an outstanding success. A highlight this year that we can hardly outperform.“

Stefan Gross, Novartis, Global Senior OD Leader – Mind&Body P&O Agile Team – Energized for Life Mindfulness Lead

“Truly world class.  I would love to see this forum continue even if only virtually – it worked very  well and I fell it would be a very valuable resource for mediators and arbitrators in every country.”

Margaret Considine, CEO Equita Group, Board Member Chambers Ireland, Past President of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland, Chair TUHF, Past President South Dublin Chamber of Commerce

„The collaboration was a win-win for the content. Thanks to their high level of experience and in-depth knowledge, exciting connections between science, operationality, and humanitarian education can now be proven as well as its added value in emotional skills. More knowledge is needed on how to strengthen resilience, social cohesion and peace building in order to cope with the existing global challenges. This requires close cooperation between science and humanitarian actors.“

Susanna Graf, Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“It was really a pleasure to work with you, and your knowledge is so valuable to share.”

Natalie Alexander, United Nations

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Olga is the leader of Workpackage Emotion in the Medit-Ageing/ Silver Santé Study.

In this workpackage, she is investigating how mental health and well-being can be promoted through mental training in the ageing population. The particular focus is on the role of emotions, their malleability and their underlying brain function.

Olga is co-leader of the network „Understanding Others“ which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft:

This endeavour is being supported by the European Social Fund.

Evidence-based management