Welcome to a special Thought Leaders episode with Martina Peskoller-Fuchs in which we learn how to cultivate and nourish a positive mindset for self-innovation.
I’m your host Elisabeth Riemann and today we learn the importance of taking control of our choices and our reactions to live a healthier, happier, and more meaningful life. While we can’t always be in control, we are free to choose how we respond. Martina says we need look no further than the humble bumble bee to be reminded that the seemingly impossible is possible (I love that).
Martina tells us how she walks the talk herself and explains how thought leaders, like neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, have inspired her own self-development. We talk of the search for meaning, hard choices, and soft skills. Martina shares her personal and professional experiences with us from her happy memories of the beauty and freedom of the mountains to the pain and suffering inflicted by conflict.
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Guest: Martina Peskoller-Fuchs
Ombudsperson at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Martina Peskoller-Fuchs is from Austria and holds a Master of Law Degree from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She worked in the legal and international environment for over a decade. After spending considerable time in war-torn regions and dealing with large-scale crimes while working for the International Criminal Court, she developed an interest in conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution. She then trained and became a certified mediator in Austria and started working as the ombudsperson for the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Furthermore, she has training and extensive experience in coaching, NLP, communication, conflict resolution and meaning-centered psychotherapy by Viktor Frankl.
References & Recommendations
- Viktor E. Frankl (2006) Man’s Search for Meaning
- ISBN-10: 9780807014271
- ISBN-13: 978-0807014271
- Paul Watzlawick (1993) The Situation Is Hopeless, But Not Serious (The Pursuit of Unhappiness)
- ISBN-10: 9780393310214
- ISBN-13: 978-0393310214
- M. Scott Peck (2003) The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth
- ISBN-10: 0743243153
- ISBN-13: 978-0743243155
- Daniel Goleman (2005) Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
- ISBN-10: 9780553383713
- ISBN-13: 978-0553383713
- Matthieu Ricard (2006) Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill
- ISBN-10: 0316057835
- ISBN-13: 978-0316057837
Follow Martina on LinkedIn @Martina Peskoller-Fuchs
Hosted by Elisabeth Riemann – Senior Knowledge Consultant & Product Manager, openSAP
1 comment on “Thought Leaders Episode 5: Cultivate a Positive Mindset for Self-Innovation”
Always enriching to listen to Martina Peskoller-Fuchs and her views and mindset on how to go about life in general, and challenging situations in particular — and the interviewer, Elisabeth Riemann, made very pertinent questions and comments, always trying to translate what Martina was saying into practical aspects. Definitely worth listening to this interview!
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