Kompetenztraining für Frauen von Schwarzgurt-Managerin Dr Saskia Schottelius: Kommunikation + Kampfkunst für Führung, Karriere, Resilienz, Rhetorik  u. Charisma

The Art of Self-Presenting for female Scientists.

From Positive Language to Powerful Performance


Effective self-presenting in the way of showing your strength confidently and authentically at the right moment is an art - and a professional competence that can be learned.

Whether you are at conferences, in front of an academic committee, making a presentation or promoting a research project… the way you think about yourself and how you come across to others will deeply influence your success.

Starting with the concept of positive language and self-expression, we will move on to the “Queen-concept” of grace and flow – supported by mental training and bodywork like “meditation in movement”.

After an overview of classical Rhetoric and speech structure, you will be able to improve your presence and personal charisma in an academic setting/ context and effectively promote yourself with confidence and joy.






Resilience Training for Female Scientists

How to transform a crisis into a challenge


Resilience is the ability to keep on going no matter what setback or struggle comes into your way. Highly resilient people are able to rebound successfully during challenging circumstances and are always open to new learnings and new opportunities. Strengthening your resilience muscle is a skill that can lead to more self-confidence, less stress and more effective work management in the academic context.

In this workshop we will focus on how resilience can be learned and how it can be used for your personal growth and academic success and solutions. The key will be a training in mindfulness, based on awareness in language and in motion. After a lot of practice, movement and experimenting we maybe will be able to look forward to our next crisis and handle our conflicts with generosity and grace.


You can say what you want!

Assertiveness-Training for Public Events


A strong impact, presence, individual expression, looking good, being calm, collected and composed…, but also:defining your borders, calmly retorting to verbal attacks, showing a fighting spirit, reacting spontaneously, being courageous and trusting yourself… this and much more is what we will be training in our workshop “secure and self-confident”. We will practise direct communication and self-presentation as much as assertiveness, mindfulness and meditation. After a lot of practice, movement, fun and experimenting it becomes clear: All of these go together to create convincing self-expression and to support and encourage you when you are under pressure in your personal and professional life.




Positive language and mental power
Self-expression and body language
Crisis- and conflict management
Verbal response training
Body: Language in motion
            Body language and self-expression for a solid status
            Corresponding: exercises from martial arts and meditation
            Meditation in motion: Taoistic health exercises
            Voice and mood
            Find your individual shape; dare to be who you are
            Awareness in language and motion
            Positive language, self-esteem and self-advocacy
Relaxed counter attacks: creative quick-wittedness
            Responding like a tiger or a crane
            Experimenting with ready-witted strategies
Office-Wendo: Assertiveness in 3 sentences
            Clarity: Clearly formulating your desires and statements
            Contour: Getting noticed and being taken seriously
            Charisma: Authenticity, respect and dignity
Brief theoretical inputs
Mental training
Indiviual and group work
Role plays
Analyses, reflecting, coaching
Exercises in awareness and meditation
Voice- and bodywork


Dr.' phil. Saskia Schottelius, M. A., born in 1963, studied German, Communications Research and General and Comparative Linguistics at the University of Bonn (M. A. 1988/ PhD 1994). She is a mental trainer (1993) and teacher of martial arts, meditation and philosophy. She gives courses and seminars on the subject of personality development and career training for women throughout Germany and promotes the dissemination of modern martial arts philosophy and the theory of communication awareness in her trainings and publications.