The traces that remain…

We are growing together with our customers and partners. We changed our legal form from GbR to GmbH. We are currently professionalizing our studio setup for virtual formats. And, most importantly, Sophia decided to dedicate even more time and energy to MountainMinds and will give over her leadership role for global transformation at Daimler Mobility end of April 2021.

Here‘s her farewell note from LinkedIn with more and more comments from a network that will remain:

The traces that remain… 👣 …from Daimler Mobility AG to MountainMinds GmbH and beyond…

Digital mindful adventures ahead – 📸 by Tilo Hensel

Going on – opens up something new: For more than 7 years, I had the great opportunity to shape things at #DaimlerMobility: from the HR board to digital strategy and startup innovation to global transformation. I built global networks, learned from brilliant colleagues, recruited diverse talents and worked with great leaders. These traces remain.

Going off – how new things start: Maybe some Berlin recklessness led me into founding a transformation consultancy two years ago. Our goal: Connecting #digitalization with #mindfulness to make leading and working more effective. I will now focus on #MountainMinds because the world is more than ready for digital mindfulness.

Going back – how new things gain more value: Jobs and projects are companions in our life. When times get tough, we reflect about what really matters. My own cancer and the loss of my beloved mom last fall pushed my decision in reinventing myself again. I became a yoga teacher, a founder and the CEO of my own business.

I go on, off and back – Carried by deep gratitude. And I will leave new traces 🏔⛰

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Photo credits: Tilo Hensel

Transformation Couples

Interview by Natascha Zeljko, F10

Has anyone ever noticed how many great couples are involved in the topic of transformation? We interviewed three of them individually. They talk about each other’s strengths and weaknesses, about the biggest friction points, what makes them a dream team regardless and how to transform a marriage

Read the full interviews with Christina & Tobias Burkhard (Shiftschool), Sabine & Alexander Kluge (KlugeKonsorten) und Sophia Rödiger & Lukas Fütterer (MountainMinds) here:

Artikel by F10

Three questions to… Sophia Rödiger, Head of Global Transformation Daimler Mobility AG

First published on Daimler‘s LinkedIn page August 24th, 2020: Link to post

Is transformation just about mindset?

You can write any new mindset on a PowerPoint slide, but if you don’t change the conditions in your organization, it will fail. If you see the same problems several times, it’s an indicator that your organizational
system has a weak spot. Focus on that first, instead on very intense mindset shift.

What does a successful transformation require?

Intervene on three dimensions!
1. Stage: Tell a story, not just numbers.
2. Structure: Make the required new behavior measurable.
3. Informality: Focus on networks and other non-written rituals, often these are powerful mechanisms.

What is the leadership role during a transformation?

Acting as role models who live and repeat honest, authentically messages. Deal with that through mindful listening and value-based dialogues.

DigitalLife Day 2017

DigitalLife Day 2017

Digitale Transformation bei Daimler erleben & gestalten. Rund um die Themen #transform, #change, #collaborate und #ideate wurde die gesamte Bandbreite der digitalen Transformation bei Daimler abgebildet. Marktstände zu digitalen Innovationen, internationale Top-Speaker aus dem Konzern als auch aus verschiedensten Industrien begeisterten die 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter beim DigitalLife Day 2017. Neben dem Panel Talk von Dieter Zetsche und Kai Diekmann, war die Vorstellung der Crowdfunding-Ergebnisse und die Ideen-Pitches der 10 Mitarbeiter-Teams die Highlights des Tages.

#collaborate Stage – Collaboration Session mit Katharina Krentz und Alexander Kluge

Aufzeichnung der Collaboration Session auf dem DigitalLife-Day 2017 der Daimler AG. Auf der Bühne Katharina Krentz (BOSCH), Lukas Fütterer (DAIMLER) und der Advocatus Diaboli Alexander Kluge