Hello, I'm a
Futurist!

Get ready for your journey of transformation to succeed in 

sustainable change and create a future-ready organization 

that matters to your employees and customers.

This is me. Tanja Schindler.

ABOUT ME.

Get to know me

Hi! I‘m Tanja and a passionate futurist who loves to inspire people through my positive and energetic nature. Through my global experience in Foresight, I see the world from various angles and will transform your point of view to see the world through different eyes. My focus in the futures field lies in highlighting the advantages of futures thinking and developing a futures mindset in the areas of Transformation, Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership. I will invite you to explore Foresight to create a purposeful organization that shapes its own future and matters to your employees and customers. Get future ready and start your journey with me.

How people describe me. Curious. Inspiring. Smart. Creative
Key strengths. Bravery. Kindness. Perspective
International experience. Germany. Australia. Canada. UK. US
Soft skills. Empathy. Team Spirit. Strong Work Ethics
Academic background. B.Eng. MBA/Master of Strategic Foresight
Languages. German. English
Hobbies. Dancing. Yoga. Traveling. Friends. Sci-Fi. Cooking
Awards. Highest achieving graduate. 2nd place APF on Smart Cities
Work experience. Corporate. Start-up. Non-For-Profit

MY MISSION

Get ready for your journey of transformation to succeed sustainable change and create a future-ready organization that matters to your employees and customers.

 

ABOUT MY PASSION.

My perspective on the future

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In traditional Foresight, we deal with future trends and scenarios, but this is just not enough to cope with transformation and change. Instead of seeing the future as a passive field that we try to predict or prepare for, we will create your own or your organization‘s pathway into a desirable future. (Digital) Transformation and Demographic Change needs more than adapting to innovative technology or new work models; it requires a different way of thinking, a new mindset that empowers you and your team to think outside the box and to thrive from change.

Together we will redefine your company’s strategic outlook by understanding emerging social and technological developments and their impact on your company. Through questioning your current perspectives on strategy and innovation we will create a purpose-driven organization that will inspire and empower your employees to proactively drive change in the present. We will actively begin to shape the future in a direction where you meet the burning needs of your customers. Finally, you will learn how your daily decisions can amplify change and transformation to reach your future goals.

ABOUT FORESIGHT.

Why it supports transformation

By applying Foresight methods, we will challenge your and your team’s current perceptions of the past, present and the future, before we begin to build a desired future to fulfill a purposeful and problem-oriented discourse. The future of how we work is changing and a future-oriented approach is essential to attract talents, to motivate your team and to provide meaningful, high- quality and sustainable goods and services to your customers.

PAY AS YOU LIKE FRIDAYS*

Get to know me and what I do by inviting me for an intro session on Foresight and Futures Thinking.

* only applies once per person or organization

MY PORTFOLIO.

A selection of my current work

I customize all my speeches, workshops and projects to your specific needs. I also develop new formats if needed.

INSPIRING SPEECHES

Conferences - Panels - Round Tables

  • Unlock your Futures Mindset – Why we need to rethink transformation
  • Sustainable Cities of the Future – Human-centric and community-driven
  • New Work– Why your company should focus on your employees first

EMPOWERING WORKSHOPS

Team Building - Employee Development

  • Tackle the Digital Age of Transformation– How to rethink change
  • Positive Change– How to rethink uncertainty
  • Future-Readiness– Why everyone can create a future-ready organization

ENLIGHTENING PROJECTS

Business Culture Transformation

  • Future Culture – How Futurism will light up your business culture
  • Futurism & Innovation - adding futures thinking to your innovation space
  • Future meets Strategy – Fast and agile future-based strategizing

PLAYGROUND FOR FUTURES PEOPLE.

A collaborative network of Futurists and Forward Thinkers ready to tackle future challenges together with you.

MY NETWORK.

People I regularly work with.

Aileen Moeck

ZUKUNFTSBAUER

Aileen is founder of Zukunftsbauer and a passionate futurist on a mission to spread the futures thinking mindset in the educational and business innovation sector.

Richard Jaimes

FUTURIST

Richard is a recognized expert with more than 18 years of professional industry experience in the areas of long-term strategy, foresighting and future methods.

Frank Spencer

KEDGE

Frank is the Founding Principal and Creative Director at Kedge and has profound expertise in integrated thinking, foresight, innovation, and strategic design.

Yvette Montero Salvatico

KEDGE

Yvette Montero Salvatico is a Principal and the Managing Director at Kedge – a global strategic design, foresight, creativity, and strategic design consultancy.

Association of Professional Futurists

APF

The APF is a growing community of professional futurists dedicated to promoting professional excellence and demonstrating the value of futures thinking.

MY COLLABORATION

Never walk alone.

Key Competences
School Future Lab
Zukunftsbox
Academy
Key Competences
Customized Engangement
Foresight Training
Conference Speaking
Key Competences
Foresight Software
Data Insights
Foresight & Strategy

MY PROJECTS.

How I spend my time.

Workshops & Training

ZUKUNFTSBAUER

Bringing futures to schools to help kids to deal with complexity, uncertainty and acceleration and to become an entrepreneur of their own future. Zukunftsbauer seeks to scale and bring their work across Germany.

FUTURISM & INNOVATION

Reach for new horizons by adding futures thinking to your innovation space. This new approach includes future-oriented methods to create products and services that are sustainable, meaningful and future-ready. We unlock your mindset to welcome change.

FUTURE MEETS STRATEGY

In this project, we face the reluctance to embrace future developments by applying Foresight methods in a fast way to improve future-oriented decision-making as well as define new strategies that are agile and empower change & transformation.

Research & Speaking

THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSITY

The concept of universities needs to change and has to become a place of idea exchange. Whereas companies can provide on-the-job learning, universities need to prepare for critical thinking and entrepreneurship. So students can face a world of uncertainty and reinvention.

FUTURE SMART CITIES

Cities are not only becoming smart in the future, the way how we live and communicate will change as well. However, a balance between humanity and technology is desirable where community driven and sustainable cities evolve.

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

The age of cars as a status symbol has passed as they have become a new way of transportation. With driverless cars, carpooling and car-sharing a new area of mobility has arrived and cities, as well as rural areas, need new infrastructures.

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MY BLOG.

More about futures thinking

Published on November 27, 2017
Are we shaping the future or is the future shaping us?

Dealing with the future is both, exciting and scary, one feeling after the other or both at once. But why do we fear the future at one point when we are also part of it and may even be able to shape it? The future is built from the past, it is present in the now and leads us towards whatever comes.

Read more

 

Published on November 27, 2017
How to become aware of your biases undermining your mindset?

Today this sentence sounds ridiculous, especially as smartphones are already replacing computers. We are carrying more intelligence capacity in our pockets than during the time humans flew to the moon for the very first time. But where are those assumptions based on?  

Read more

 

Published on December 14, 2017
How to see the world through different eyes?

We can compare mental belief systems with the structure of an iceberg. In general, we see and analyze trends and emerging issues that are on the surface. When we make our decisions, however, there are more processes under the surface that influence our decisions. 

Read more

 

Creating long-term opportunities.

  • Fast Scenario Building
  • Agile Future-based Strategizing

Link the future to your current activities and understand how to create your own pathway into the future by applying new Foresight methods that focus on future relevance and present decision-making.

Tanja-Schindler_tanjafutureme-Innovation

Think innovation anew. Add futures thinking.

Reach for new horizons by adding futures thinking to your innovation space. This new approach includes future-oriented methods to create products and services that are sustainable, meaningful and future-ready.  In a diverse team we will create a future vision that guides your business to set your own direction and to choose the right pathways. An unlocked mindset that is welcoming change will lead to a new pool of innovative ideas.

MY EVENTS.

News and Updates.

Upcoming Events

Strategic Foresight is one of the most important skills of the 21st century and is used throughout the company. In this seminar, you can learn which tools and methods of futurology can apply it specifically in your company to steer purposefully into the future.

Language: GERMAN

https://akademie.muenchen.ihk.de/unternehmensentwicklung/digitale-transformation-wandel-erfolgreich/

 

Strategic Foresight is one of the most important skills of the 21st century and is used throughout the company. In this seminar, you can learn which tools and methods of futurology can apply it specifically in your company to steer purposefully into the future.

Language: GERMAN

https://akademie.muenchen.ihk.de/unternehmensentwicklung/digitale-transformation-wandel-erfolgreich/

 

Past Events

Imagine a building with 200.000 sqm to create a City of the Future – connecting people, food, technology, culture and art. Together with thf.vision I envision a new future for one of the biggest buildings on the planet – pic©️Rolf Schulten 

GUEST

As the world’s leading event for cities, Smart City Expo World Congress provides a unique meeting spot for smart city sectors and an innovative platform for urban action worldwide in Barcelona, Spain.

http://www.smartcityexpo.com

WORKSHOP SPEAKER
The conference for innovative ideas, practical solutions and intensive exchange around the topic of digital transformation on October 11, 2018 in the BMW Welt Munich, Germany.

http://www.digitalmindchange.de/

MEETUP SPEAKER

Where humans & technology meet in Copenhagen, Denmark

http://techfestival.co/

Conference FTA 2018 - Future in the Making banner

SPEAKER

Exploring new challenges of policymaking and future-oriented frames and methods to respond to them is the aim of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) FTA2018 conference – Future in the making in Brussels, Belgium.

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/fta2018

SPEAKER
The Future Expert Day is aimed at people who professionally deal with trends and innovation in the course of management, marketing or consulting. The topics range from the art of forecasting, the “battle of the future methods” on the nature of the trends to a trend preview for the year 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

SPEAKER

In keeping with the theme of ‘Developing & Engaging the Modern Intelligence Workforce: Thriving in an Increasingly Complex Business Environment,’ our Summit is THE place to discuss, engage, benchmark, and network on the rise of a community-based intelligence structure that harnesses collaboration in order to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and impact in Caiscais, Portugal.

https://www.2017scipeusummit.com/

Lateset Tweets

Learn more about #Futures, #Foresight and being a #Futurist from the Founder & Guardian of Futures Space Tanja Schindler - by listening to her FuturePod podcast episode. https://t.co/mdK8aYY3zR
#futuresspace #podcast #founder #berlin #futureofwork https://t.co/yVNiLnPQA3

Axel Springer takes on the challenges of #newwork by introducing a #building that invites #collaboration, #knowledgesharing, and #cocreation. Hear more about this project during our event Futures of Work: register here: https://t.co/sJ836h5omG - https://t.co/PEu09Muwky

Introducing Jasmine Werner as #Speaker at our event #NightoftheFutures #FuturesofWork with @betahaus - https://t.co/ICJwWXlGLf
“As an expert for #NewWorkspace and #NewWork at Axel Springer SE, my team and I find #strategies on how to successfuly accompany #change" #futuresspace https://t.co/CfAtfONMUB
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Our Spacewalker Richard Jaimes explains what is a #Futurists and why #organizational and #cultural #change should be the #focus topics of every company.Thanks to Rusmel Muñoz for the interview. #change #culturalchange #mindset #foresight #futuresspace
https://t.co/Jl8Hrm6Muz https://t.co/lvAXlV53DK
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