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KATJA KOLMETZ

Founder of WaveMakers, a platform to empower diverse leaders.

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CEO & Founder

WaveMakers.io

Germany 🇩🇪

inspirational leader
Katja Kolmetz
Katja Kolmetz

ABOUT KATJA

Katja Kolmetz is a visionary leader and the founder of WaveMakers, a digital platform aimed at democratizing leadership education. She focuses on empowering a diverse array of individuals, challenging outdated leadership norms, and providing innovative educational tools. Her background includes significant roles at SAP and Philips, and she has taught at universities across Europe. Katja's dedication to fostering inclusive and impactful leadership is evident in her development of a 15k community of next gen leaders as well as the WaveMakers app that helps companies create bigger and more diverse talent pools.

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MAKE WAVES, MOVE MOUNTAINS!

Katja Kolmetz

KATJA IN A NUTSHELL

CEO & Founder

WaveMakers.io

area of expertise

Coaching Consulting Germany 🇩🇪

companies Katja has worked for

leadership

KATJA AS A LEADER

Make waves, move mountains!

Leadership is not a job title.

Great Leaders stay true to who they are and where they come from.

The future of leadership is colorful.

When I think of a leader, I do not think of a man in a suit. Anyone can be a leader.

Katja Kolmetz
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DIVERSITY IS NOT JUST IMPORTANT, IT'S ESSENTIAL.

Katja Kolmetz

KATJA ON PERSONAL CHALLENGES AND GROWTH

Reflecting on personal loss and the demands of entrepreneurship, Katja emphasizes the importance of self-care and mental health. She shares how taking a break to grieve and reconnect with her passions helped her return to her startup with renewed focus and energy. Her approach underlines the importance of managing one's well-being amidst the pressures of leadership and innovation.

KATJA ON INNOVATING LEADERSHIP EDUCATION

Katja discusses the creation of WaveMakers, highlighting her commitment to changing leadership education to include more diverse voices and experiences. She reflects on her journey from corporate roles to entrepreneurship, driven by a desire to influence the tech industry and redefine leadership norms. Her work includes integrating creative and inclusive strategies within her team and collaborations, ensuring that her company not only succeeds in its goals but also fosters a supportive and dynamic environment for all employees.

Katja Kolmetz
Katja Kolmetz
Katja Kolmetz
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THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS OF LEADING, AND WE NEED TO FREE OUR MINDS FROM OUTDATED PROFESSIONAL NORMS AND GENDER STEREOTYPES.

Katja on becoming a better leader

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