Christiane Frischmuth


Christiane Frischmuth is a certified leadership and team coach, facilitator, change management & organizational development consultant, trainer, and leadership development specialist with more than 25 years of experience. She partners with her clients to create learning experiences and change processes for individuals, groups and organizations. Christiane has deep experience in developing and facilitating global, results-based leadership programs.  Some of Christiane’s recent areas of focus have included women’s leadership development, results-based meeting leadership, action-learning, strategic planning, story-telling, global leadership development programs, executive and team coaching and facilitating multi-stakeholder coalition building. She has worked and lived in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America and North America. She is certified in various leadership and coaching tools and has been faculty at various institutes and government training agencies. She hikes, swims and bikes, writes poetry, loves nature and traveling.


I have an MA in Political Science from the George Washington University and a BA in International Relations from Hamilton College. I studied sociology, anthropology and political science in Germany, at Mainz University and was deeply influenced by my years as a student at the United World College of the Atlantic, which encourages holistic academic study based on a philosophy of social action and international understanding. I am an adjunct faculty member for the Gestalt International Study Center, Cape Cod and studied organization and systems development at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

  • The Organizational Network Fieldbook: Chapter on Connecting through Improvisation, Jossey-Bass 2010
  • Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration March 2011 in Baltimore: “An application of how to achieve results by supporting devolution of power and enhancing collaboration and accountability– based on international experiences in decentralization and concrete frameworks and tools”
  • Smartlearning series: Fostering a Learning Culture Across a Global Practice Team – Building Blocks to Operationalize Global Team Learning (Emergent Learning About Learning)Learning strategies for Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Newsletter Americaspeaks: Americaspeaks process enhances dialogue in Sierra Leone, May 2007
  • Team Coaching for the International Coaches Federation
  • IIED,Gatekeeper Series: Gender is not a sensitive issues, 1998
  • IIED: The myth of the community, Irene Gujit et al. (eds.), 1998
  • Organizational development: experiences in Malawi, Conference Paper for the International Conference of the OD Institute in Harare, July 1999
  • Water and Sanitation Urban Project (WSUP) Learning Guide