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Angelika Pohnitzer

Angelika is a passionate advocate for self-improvement and actively contributes to the empowerment of women, communities, and organizations, helping them realize their full potential. She particularly enjoys collaborating with changemakers—whether as co-creative partners or clients—because fostering social change toward an inclusive and regenerative future is deeply meaningful to her. Angelika embraces integral approaches and values personal integrity and a positive spirit as powerful forces.

At Leadership Associates, alongside facilitating organizational development and team building, she develops the Women Lead Community and its programs. Drawing upon a solid foundation in agile leadership and integrated management systems, Angelika leverages her enthusiasm for digital tools and communities. Her professional background spans diverse sectors, from civil society—including faith-based organizations—to small businesses, and from large international corporations to international non-profits.

In her leisure time, Angelika indulges in her passions for travel, singing, dancing, and volunteering.

 

Expertise

  • Women Social Innovation Leaders
  • Integrated Management Systems
  • Tools and Communities for Social & Ecological Sustainability
  • Diversity & Belonging
  • Engaging Facilitation
  • Positive Psychology and Strengths-based Coaching

Education 

  • M.A. Business: Integrated Risk Management
  • Diplomatic Academy Vienna
  • M.A. Criminology
  • B.A. (hons.) Sociology

Certifications/Accreditations 

  • Sociocratic Facilitation Certification
  • Diploma in Social Innovation
  • PM2 Project Management Training and Certification
  • Zukunft.Frauen Programm: Women in Top Management
  • u.Lab: Leading from the Emerging Future
  • Advanced Training in Knowledge Management
  • Diploma Course Systems Manager und Lead Auditor

Memberships 

  • Institute for Integral Studies (IFIS), Freiburg (Board Member)
  • Governance Alive (Board Member)
  • Institute for Internal Audit
  • United Nations Studies Association, Vienna

Languages

German (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (proficient), French, Russian (basics)

Bio 

Angelika Pohnitzer serves as the Executive Director and Head of Community Development at Leadership Associates. She is a licensed leadership and management advisor, auditor, facilitator, trainer, and coach. Her professional focus lies in agile leadership, grounded in personal and organizational integrity and flow, always with sustainability in mind. Angelika is deeply passionate about fostering social innovation, entrepreneurship, governance, management systems, and digital tools.

With an academic background spanning Sociology, Criminology, International Relations, and Integrated Risk Management from Austria and the UK, Angelika brings a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge to her work. Her extensive experience traverses various sectors, from civil society—including faith-based organizations—to small businesses, and from large international corporations to international non-profits.

Based in Vienna, Angelika provides support for Leadership Associates’ endeavors in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Additionally, she serves as a Board Member of the Institute for Integral Studies in Freiburg, Germany, and Governance Alive in the US.

Work with me

Schedule an online discovery call with me. If you are an organization interested in improving the team’s engagement and development, we’ll discuss the tools and programs that can be tailored to your needs. If you are an individual feeling stuck in your current position, struggling to find your purpose, or navigating your professional or personal roles, I’d love to talk to you.
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