OUR TEAM

Create – Coach – Grow

The Team Franziska Schaadt

Founder, Coach & Speaker

Franziska is the beating heart of​ FRANSCHA ​–​ her ​entrepreneurial spirit goes beyond owning a business. For her it is a mindset and a way of life​. S​he expresses her sense of adventure and willingness to take risk by travelling the world meanwhile scaling the team and expanding the business model. Franziska shares her knowledge and expertise either in interactive webinars, in-house company workshops or inspiring keynote speeches. In addition, the topic of female entrepreneurship is very important to her and she shares her life and work experience with her mentees and advises start-ups. As an early bird, she rises early when most people are still asleep to meditate. She keeps her mind clear and energy level high by practising and teaching yoga.

The Team Karin Steffens

Personal & Strategic Assistant of Franziska Schaadt

& Project Manager Team FRANSCHA

Karin is known for her structured way of working – An idea comes up and within minutes she visualizes the entire project process including possible problems that might arise and solutions to these problems. As a strategic assistant, she is Franziska's sparring partner for all important decisions. She is also our project manager, in which she manages new and current client programs, starting from proposal writing to evaluating participants' KPIs so that coaches at FRANSCHA can focus solely on coaching. Her role also entails the responsibility of data protection, contracting, onboarding. With her work experience in corporate structures alongside her creative streak, providing a great asset to the team. In order to balance the daily work routine, she does Capoeira workouts, goes swimming in the sea, and often travels around the world. Team FRANSCHA is feverishly awaiting our next Capoeira lesson with Karin.

The Team Julia Maiwald

Social Media Manager & Project Manager Assistant

She started as a working student and now she’s here to stay. Julia is passionate about Social Media and Marketing. At FRANSCHA she combines both: Thanks to her expertise, she develops social media strategies that inspire our community day after day. In the team we call her the strategist because she loves building castles in the air: once she lets her ideas float, there is no way back and anything seems possible.

The Team Cynthia Gunzenheimer

Social Media Assistant

With her passion for social media, Cynthia supports and assists the team in research and content creation. She keeps our network up to date with informative and entertaining content. Thanks to her creative ideas she is the perfect sparring partner for Julia. Cynthia excels in time management: she is not only a dedicated student in business administration but also supports the team with research and content creation in her role as our social media assistant.

Lisa Wieland

Social Media Assistant & Project Manager Assistant

Lisa is passionate about project management, social media and people. She supports us in the fields of content creation as well as events and project coordination. With her optimistic personality, she always tries to find new ideas and gives new input. Lisa loves being outdoors - especially in the mountains - while there is no challenge that is big enough. She is a motivated student in international business and we are happy to have her on the team as social media and project management assistant.

Belinda Antal

Trainee

Belinda lives for the start-up world as she enjoys taking on lots of responsibility and being part of something exciting. She is always looking to see where her next adventure will take her. In her past adventures she has lived and worked in Germany, South Korea, the United States, the Netherlands and the UK. She is trilingual in English, German and Hungarian.

Having recently started her own watch label to gain more hands on experience in managing multiple aspects of a business, she undoubtedly has an entrepreneurial mindset. In her free time, she can be found exploring the Scottish Highlands with her dog Helga or in front of a stove trying out new recipes from countries around the world. She is excited to take on this new challenge with FRANSCHA and will add new insights to the team.

Igo Bione

Creative Director

I am passionate about telling audiovisual stories. Documenting and expanding the reach of innovative ideas and unique stories is what defines my career and motivation.

For me, the best way to start a morning at work is with a cup of coffee and my two dogs beside my desk.

I have 12 years of experience working in the editorial, advertising, and digital market for agencies and brands as a creative director, photographer, and filmmaker.

I was honored to be awarded nationally and internationally by institutions such as National Geographic, Lens Culture, Ellesse Sport, and The Best of Brazilian Photojournalism, 2012 and 2014.

What motivates me at FRANSCHA is how we can be ourselves in a fully collaborative environment. Since the first day, I felt welcomed by the team and excited to contribute even more to our goals. Hey future, here we are!

Mitchell Team FRANSCHA

Technical Support & Automation

Mitchell is an experienced entrepreneur, he has a wide range of knowledge about online businesses and how to structure them. He started working with Franziska right at the beginning of FRANSCHA. What started out as a website already over 3 years ago, has turned into a new way of bringing knowledge across online using interactive online courses where participants immediately implement and test new skills. The technical vision for FRANSCHA is to continue to grow lean, finding new ways to connect people and knowledge using the internet.

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TESTIMONIALS

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Franziska delivered a social selling workshop at the global GG headquarters in Vienna, Austria attended by a diverse team of experts from HR, Marketing and Sales. Franziska was able to excite our team and leave us feeling motivated and energized to invest our time in Social Selling. She explained how new techniques will help us attract the right talent, attain quota, drive pipeline and speed up sales cycles even for an engineering company in a very traditional automotive industry. I'd recommend Franziska as a great coach for any organization interested in new ways of doing business. Get ready for a fully immersive hands-on experience!

Jethro DiMeo

Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Gebauer & Griller

Obwohl unser Team bei Beginn des Social Media Workshops unterschiedlichste Erfahrungen und Wissensstände hatte, hat es Franziska mühelos geschafft, jeden einzelnen Teilnehmer dort abzuholen, wo er gerade stand. Dadurch war sowohl eine stetige Lernkurve sowie Motivation für alle gegeben. Viele Praxisbeispiele, Ideen und Anregungen haben einen dynamischen Prozess gestartet und mittlerweile bekomme ich fast jeden Tag ein Mail mit „Wie hoch ist Dein SSI heute?“....Challenge accepted!

Bernd Kuchar

Leiter Marketing, Bechtle

Recently I participated in a Social Selling Session for Microsoft in which Franziska was the presenter/coach. I definitely enjoyed this invaluable and meaningful engagement with her. The guidance Franziska provided has opened my mind to the vast things that can be achieved with LinkedIn, and will take my profile to greater heights of effectiveness. Franziska was more than willing to assist me even after the session was completed, and it doing so has helped further strengthen my Linkedin profile.

I truly appreciate the time she spent going above and beyond to help transform my profile and make it relevant to dynamic and ever changing business environment of today.

THANK YOU, Franziska!.

Sean C. Brown

Sr. Technical Account Manager, Microsoft

For me - trying to create and maintain a digital / social presence seemed like a rather daunting task. After participating in a Social Selling Session conducted by Franziska - it was a truly eye-opening and insightful discussion on the impact of what Social Selling can accomplish in this digital age. While I'm in the process of honing my personal brand and implementing the recommendations she provided - the information and guidance will greatly assist me in achieving this now - not so daunting task. I look forward to receiving further input and advice, as well as having future discussions with Franziska on continuing to hone and refine my profile to convey information, insights, and interests with both current connections and potential new ones through my social presence on LinkedIn. Thanks Franziska for your time, patience and invaluable insight!

John Rayborn

Senior Consultant, Microsoft