Leadership & Teamwork Development

Join us on a Journey of insight, reflection and deliberate action. Whether you are ready to grow as a leader or changemaker, build your team’s capacity for empowered and effective collaboration, or bring more purpose into your work, our programs and workshops support you to tap into and grow your potential to create meaningful impact.

Our approach

Our workshops are highly interactive and grounded in experiential learning, peer exchange and reflection, as well as sharing and implementing practical methods and tools. 

Our Journeys are multi-week online programs for small groups, facilitated by our Journey Guides. They combine weekly 2 hour online workshops, peer coaching sessions, and individual exercises. We offer a number of public Journeys each year for individuals, as well as Journeys for organisations. 

We can support you to build the leadership capacity in your team, organisation or network with our Leadership Journey, to grow as an empowered and collaborative team through our team workshops, or to offer personal and project development to your beneficiaries or alumni through our Changemaker and Purpose Journeys. Check out our past project to learn about our work with organisations and networks.

All our standardised Journeys have been certified by the Institute for Education and Social Innovation (Ibugi). We also offer customised Journeys and workshop series. Our workshops are mainly offered online, yet we also offer in-person facilitation. We work in English and German.
To learn about pricing and how we can support your work, please contact us.
The Kofi Annan Foundation enjoyed collaborating with Unity Effect for its Kofi Annan Changemakers initiative and greatly benefited from Emily’s facilitation skills and caring attitude. She brought innovative formats while preserving the core spirit of the initiative and was friendly and collaborative throughout the planning and delivery of the programme. On request of the organizing team, Unity Effect also conducted an impact evaluation of the programme, providing valuable information and suggestions that will further support the initiative’s growth and positive impact on its young changemakers.
Linda Peterhans
Kofi Annan Foundation

Upcoming Journeys

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Team & Leadership Workshops

Team decision-making

Learn tools & methods to make decision-making more inclusive, efficient & empowering.

Building psychological safety & trust

Explore conditions & practices to increase the magic ingredient for effective teamwork: trust.

Purpose & values in teams

Gain clarity about your team’s purpose & values and how they can support your daily and strategic work.

Giving & receiving feedback

Learn communication practices and approaches for more mindful and effective feedback conversations.

Setting boundaries & saying no

Practice setting and respecting boundaries in leadership and teamwork and learn tools to communicate them.

Leading with purpose & values

Develop clarity about your purpose & values and how they can guide you as a leader.

Building resilience & dealing with stress

Develop supportive practices for you and your team to deal with stress and navigate challenges.

Digital event design & facilitation

Gain tools & methods to create engaging & efficient online meetings & events.

Workshop Series

Developing leadership capacities, team cultures and embedding new tools and practices into your work is a process. Our guided online programs and workshop series are designed to accompany your team or organisation on your path, with a deeper and more lasting impact.

Leadership Journey

12 weeks, 12 purpose-driven leaders. Our guided online leadership program supports you to grow as an empowered and empowering leader, while learning alongside others in a small and supportive group. Discover and develop your unique leadership potential. Gain skills and tools to build motivated, collaborative and effective teams. Build the leadership capacity in your team or organisation. Lead with purpose, create real impact. To learn more about the program, click here. To book a Journey for your organisation,
contact us.

Team Capacity Building

Our team capacity building supports you to develop the tools, practices and culture for collaborative, innovative and effective teamwork. We work with you to create a tailored workshop series or program depending on your needs, including interactive sessions, consultation calls, hands-on implementation and further resources.

Build your internal capacity for decision-making, clear communication, effective feedback and appreciation. Increase the trust and psychological safety in your team as a foundation for innovation, empowered collaboration and healthy culture. Gain clarity on your team values and purpose to guide your decisions and strategic direction. To explore a workshop series for your team
get in touch.

Workshop Reihe: Lass uns reden

Die Workshopreihe Lass uns reden ist ein 4-wöchiges geleitetes Online-Programm, das auf eine Gruppe von bis zu 10 Teilnehmenden begrenzt ist. Über 4 Wochen hinweg treffen wir uns einmal pro Woche zu einem 2,5-stündigen Online-Workshop mit der Gruppe auf Zoom. In der Workshopreihe beschäftigen wir uns mit dem Umgang mit herausfordernden Gesprächen und Teamsituationen. Die Workshopreihe ist besonders geeignet für alle, die mit grundlegenden Situationen und Methoden zur Gesprächsführung, Feedback, einander Zuhören etc. bereits vertraut sind und konkret tiefer in die Umsetzung gehen möchten. 

Wir bieten unsere Workshopreihe für Einzelpersonen und Organisationen an. Wenn Sie sich über ein Programm für Ihre Organisation informieren möchten, nehmen Sie gerne Kontakt mit uns auf.

Our Journey Guides

All our Journey Guides are Journey Alumni and trained by Unity Effect.
To learn more about our train the trainer program and working with us as a Journey Guide, contact us.
Clemens Binder
Freelancer with Unity Effect. Holding spaces, building bridges and inspiring people to realise what makes them come alive. Passionate about networks and social change.
Emily Johnston
Facilitator, co-founder of Unity Effect, Journey Guide. Deeply passionate about guiding group processes and empowering people to connect with their purpose and leadership potential.
Franziska Kohn
Facilitator, co-founder of Unity Effect, Journey Guide. My purpose: People stepping into their potential. Passionate about personal development and leadership.
Jannik Kaiser
Co-founder of Unity Effect & Journey Guide. Passionate about co-creating spaces for transformative change. Eternal optimist and talented in telling unfunny jokes.
Johannes Hochholzer
Facilitator, Unity Effect team member and Journey Guide. Consultant for team and organisational development.
Linda Wagner
Excited about sustainability and personal empowerment, grateful for nature's beauty and supportive networks, Journey Guide.
Marina Lynch
Participatory leadership practitioner & coach, Flow Game host, Process designer, Journey Guide. My purpose: creating space for authentic conversations and (personal) leadership to flourish.
Matthias Fecht
Head of Human Resources, Forest Stewardship Council International. My mission is to learn how the inner workings of our mind influence our behavior and decisions and how we can use this to become happier and better at what we do.
Sabrina Meissel
Systemic & animal assisted Coach, Facilitator, HR Manager, Journey Guide. My purpose: creating safe spaces for people to be their best self.
Svenja Jesumann
Life Explorer, Human Interactions Manager, Free Spirit, Journey Guide. My purpose: creating an environment for inspiring, healthy, mature human interactions.
Vera Janke
Career & Life Coach, Listening Adventurer, Journey Guide. My purpose: Bringing more listening into the world. One conversation at a time.

Past Projects

Workshops on team and organisational development for MigrationMiteinander e.V.

Conceptualisation and implementation of workshops in 2022 on the topics of improvement and further development of onboarding structures; evaluation of team meeting structures and culture; and guiding two organisational leaders in the establishment of processes for a new feedback and learning culture.

Workshops on Team development and strategic development of a Global Project at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Facilitation of workshops including annual strategic planning, team development and team capacity planning, and decision making, meeting culture and communication.

Kofi Annan Foundation Changemaker's Program

Facilitation of a year-long program which brings together 12 young changemakers with colleagues and friends of Kofi Annan, to foster leadership based on respect, trust, listening and integrity, through intergenerational dialogue and capacity building workshops.

Strategic workshops and leadership retreats for Senior Management team and team members of ASI - Assurance Services International

Design and facilitation of in person and online workshops and retreats on leadership and collaboration, and strategic planning and implementation (ongoing since 2021).

Leadership Journey for Regional Coordinators of the Bosch Alumni Network

12 week capacity building program on leadership development, team collaboration and working in complexity for network leaders.

Team Journey with the HR team of FSC

Guiding a year long process with a series of workshops exploring topics including collaborative leadership, team values and purpose, communication and dealing with conflict, decision-making, and more.

Purpose Journey with Joachim Herz Stiftung

Customised Purpose Journey for young people between 16-19, with capacity building on purpose and values, decision making, resilience and dealing with stress.

Team and leadership workshops for members of the international ChangemakerXchange community

Facilitation of a five day online summit for changemakers, as well as workshops on leading with values and team decision-making for the global community.

Purpose Journey for the Peace Cluster of the Bosch Alumni Network

Guiding the process of creating shared values, purpose and direction for the newly formed cluster of peace practioners within the Bosch Alumni Network.

Team workshops with the global team of Bridge for Billions

Workshops on team decision-making methods and processes and working with powerful questions.

Changemaker Journey for members of the Bosch Alumni Network

Capacity building on holistic change, systems thinking, resilience, purpose and values, intentional action and decision-making and more. Read more here.

Workshops on onboarding and high-performance teams

Conceptualisation, implementation and co-facilitation together with Helga Brüggemann, Systemische Beratung Düsseldorf, for various clients (universities, international business enterprises and tech companies).

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