Anna Abelein

Organizational Consultant, Lecturer, Agile and Innovation Coach, Design Thinking Expert


  • Lectureships at FOM University of Applied Sciences, in the fields of Digital Business Development, Design Thinking, and Business Model Innovation
  • Founder and Managing Director of innovation consultancy Protostart GmbH, specializing in support for systemic-agile and co-creative concept and organizational development processes
  • Innovation Coach at Innovation Hub Bergisches RheinLand
  • Desk Officer at the German Savings Banks and Giro Association’s Management Academy
  • Head of the liaison office for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Honduras



Fields of consulting

  • Employee-centric diagnostic and strategy workshops
  • Vision and team development workshops with agile and systemic methods
  • Support for organizational development processes for greater self-organization and systemic-agile orientation
  • Trainings on agile working methods, such as Design Thinking, Scrum, and OKRs
  • Training sessions and team support processes relating to virtual collaboration and leadership
  • Support for managers and teams in the iterative adaptation of agile working methods in dynamic environments
  • In-house multiplier training courses in agility, creativity, collaboration, and innovation

Educational Background

Degrees in Political Science (Diploma), Economics (B.Sc.), Public Policy (M.Sc.), and Design Thinking (postgraduate course in the School of Design Thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam)

Events and Publications