„We must be the change we want to see in the world.“ Mahatma Gandhi
Olga Klimecki, PhD, is a neuroscientist and psychologist. Her research focuses on promoting the sustainable development goals i) peace building, ii) high quality education, and iii) health and well-being. She is currently interim group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE), Dresden. She was faculty member in psychology and political sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, from 2016 until 2020. In 2020 and 2021 she was guest professor in psychology at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. Her scientific work was awarded with several prestigious international awards, grants, and fellowships. To implement evidence-based strategies in organizations, start-ups, and companies, she started her own company for consulting, training, and research in 2022.
Olga holds a PhD in Psychology (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich and a master degree in Neuroscience from University College London.
She is Co-PI on the longest study on meditation to date – the Medit-Ageing / Silver Santé Study and is leading research on conflict resolution since 2015. The insights of her work have been implemented in the trainings of major companies, including the Search Inside Yourself Program at google.
With over 15 years of research expertise and over 60 publications, she is currently also an associated researcher in psychology at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, the University of Geneva, the University of Liège, and the Laboratory for Peace at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, VA.
In recognition of her ground-breaking research on neural plasticity and conflict resolution, Olga received several awards, including the Early Career Award from the Society for Social Neuroscience in Washington DC in 2014 and a Marie-Curie fellowship from the European Commission.
Olga has worked and lived in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, the UK, and France and has spent several months of her life in the US. She has 15 years of experience in leading multinational teams across different countries and institutions.
To promote collaborative and productive environments, Olga is offering talks, trainings, and consulting to organizations, teams, and leaders.
Here are some key inspirations in Olga’s life.