Margo – Educational & professional background

EXPERIENCE


Business Owner

LET GO – MOVE ON 

Declutter-Life Coach
Jan 2018 – Present, Sydney, Australia

The key to a better life is to get the clutter out, to take back control of our mind and of all areas of our life.

My online coaching programs help my clients clear up their minds and lives, they learn to let go of what no longer serves them and to move on, with purpose and passion.


Non-fiction author

Book Series – Relax creatively – Fabric Painting – No 1 to 3
Jan 2016 – Dec 2017, Published on Amazon

Fabric painting is a very relaxing, creative and productive activity … and it is not difficult, – you don’t need any special qualification or talent to create colourful and unique designs on clothing and other fabric items.

I published a little series of fabric painting books for beginners to offer a quick and easy start.


Business Owner

ZAK Zuhause Alles Klar
2012 – 2015, Hanover, Germany

Services company – Personal support services for private households, 30 employees, 260 customers.

Our home is extremely important to most of us. We want to feel safe, relaxed and comfortable at home. However, time constraints or fitness or health issues can make it difficult to impossible to take care of our home completely on our own.

The purpose of ZAK was (and still is) to offer its clients all kinds of support services which help them to have a good life at home.

I built the company from scratch and ran it successfully until my husband and I decided to move to Australia.

Luckily, I was able to sell the business, so nobody lost their job or support services.


Marketing Manager, Deputy CEO

Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2003 – 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

Government agency – Support for German companies in Africa.

As Head of Department I supervised the Chamber’s marketing activities (Publications: Annual Report, brochures, industry reports; Event Management: Annual Ball, banquets with top-ranking politicians, industry cocktail gatherings, company presentations).

In my role as the Deputy CEO I represented the Chamber and/or the CEO at external functions


Consultant

AWD
2001 – 2003, Hanover, Germany

Consulting company – Risk and capital management for private households.

I developed customized and customer-focused investment and insurance solutions for my Clients


Business Owner

Krekeler Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG
1993 – 2001, Steinheim, Germany

Construction Company, 40 employees.

Leadership role (making strategic decisions, building strong relationships with all stakeholders) and management responsibility for all areas of the business (HR, marketing, sales, administration and accounting, construction project management, etc.)


Assistant 

Knorr-Bremse AG
1989 – 1993, Munich, Germany

Production company – Brakes for trucks and Trains.

Assistant to the Logistics Manager: Data analysis and statistics, preparation of conference programs and documents, active participation in management Meetings



EDUCATION


Life Coaching Institute Australia

Certified Life Coach
Specialty Stream: Life Cycle Coaching
Sydney, 2018


Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Graduate Certificate of Management Post-MBA
Business strategy. Change management.
Sydney, 2015


Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Marketing/Marketing Management
Hong Kong, 2009 – 2011

Hong Kong Management Association Awards for proficiency in: Marketing Management, Services Marketing, International Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Leadership and Motivation


University of Göttingen

Master of Arts
Pedagogy
Göttingen, 1981 – 1987