Dr. Christa Weßel MPH

Medical doctor and master of public health. After several years in health care, computer science and management: author, lecturer and adviser in organizational development, social informatics and higher education.

 

Grown up in Northern Germany with the languages German and Plattdeutsch (blog …).


Approach

Core of my approach is Appreciative Inquiry (Cooperider and colleagues). In the course of this I assume that each question is an intervention (Lewin) and thus causes und fosters change. A counselor and coach is a companion: attentive listener, observer and analyst. A counselor and coach encourages, stimulates and grounds. I work in Germany and globally. Of course I observe confidentiality.

 

Qualification & References

Since 1990 I am a physician and counsel and support people. Since 1997 I work as consultant and since 2002 as business coach. 2012 I finished an 18 month education as systemic organizational consultant. The continued quality assurance of my work consists of regularly reflexions and dialogues with colleagues and teachers (German: "Supervision"), studying specialized literature and the participation in and performing of trainings, courses and conferences. Furthermore I published for instance the textbook serial Catch the moose … Basics in Consulting (in German). On request I'll be pleased to name personal references. Here are some echoes …

 

Vita

  • 1990 Graduation as Medical Doctor (FU Berlin, D)
  • 1990-1996 Resident Physician in Radiology and Pediatric Surgery (Berlin, D)
  • 1997/1998 Consultant in an interna­tional consulting company, topic: Health Care (Switzerland)
  • 1999 Dr. med. – Thesis (in German): Clinical Pathways as Tools for Quality Management (University of Basel, CH)
  • 2000 Master of Public Health (MPH) – Thesis (in German): User centred production of a practical guide to certification and quality awards using the example of ambulant medical rehabilitation. (TU Berlin, D) – Book (in German): Certification and quality awards – a guideline for health care providers.
  • 2000/2001 Quality Manager and Controller in Hospitals (Munich and Delmenhorst, D)
  • Since 2002 Scientist, Lecturer, Coach: Research, Development and Teaching in Medical Informatics (RWTH Aachen University, D), Occupational Health (University of Mainz, D), Public Health (HS Fulda, D), Business Informatics (BHT Berlin and DHBW Mannheim, D), Social Informatics (Hochschule Furtwangen University, D)
  • 2010-2012 Qualification as Systemic Consultant of Organizations (WSFB Wiesbaden, D) – Thesis (in German): Business Processes and Organizational Learning
  • 2012/2013 Resident Physician in Surgery (Frankfurt am Main)
  • 2015/2016 Gestalt education at the Gestalt-Institut Frankfurt am Main
  • 2017 Founder and CEO: Weidenborn Verlag, Frankfurt am Main (Weidenborn Press) 
  • 2020 Weidenborn Verlag moves to Rastede near Bremen

Books & Blog

Memberships

Lower Saxony Medical Association (Ärztekammer Niedersachsen - ÄKN)
German Association of Informatics (Gesellschaft für Informatik - GI)
German High Sea Sailing Association (Deutscher Hochseesportverband HANSA e.V. - DHH)