Leading change from the inside out

We believe that real transformation begins with each of us individually and that every individual has the power to lead and inspire change. We are more powerful when we take collaborative action and we are ready to co-create a world that works for us all.

A new story

We see a new world and a new story developing around us. We see it in people choosing careers based on purpose, establishing sustainable businesses and embracing new ways of working and organizing. We see it in the shift towards more conscious and authentic leadership, self-organisation and more collaborative approaches to addressing our complex global challenges.

What we do

Through our services and community, we support more authentic and conscious ways of working, collaborating and leading. We empower people to lead change from the inside out.


Interactive, experiential workshops on topics including agile & collaborative teams, purpose-driven leadership, deep listening and more.

Organisational Development – Companies

Tailored, holistic solutions to support your organisation’s needs, including leadership development, team capacity building, supporting agile working methods & self-organised structures, and creating inspired & innovative work environments.

Programs – Individuals

We specialise in personal & leadership capacity building programs for small groups & teams. We create experiential & reflective learning environments and guide individual & group processes from the inside out.


A holistic approach

In times of rapid transformation, complexity and uncertainty, it is more crucial than ever to develop and be guided by inner clarity. Often when we talk about change we focus on the visible: rules, structures, behaviour, while ignoring the role of the intangible: mindset, values & culture. Each of these dimensions plays a significant and highly interrelated role. We offer a holistic approach which addresses and works with all four dimensions as a whole.


Empfangen & Verbinden: Informelles Get2Gether zum Jahresanfang 2019

Am 23. Januar 18-21 Uhr, laden Social Impact Lab Bonn, Center for Social Entrepreneurship Bonn und Unity Effect zu einem gemeinsamen Neujahrsempfang ein. Die Einladung ist an Akteure im Bereich Social Business und Social Entrepreneurship aus Bonn und der Region adressiert. Soziale Innovation entsteht aus Zusammenarbeit und dem kreativen Austausch von Ideen. Und so möchten wir – […]

Sozialorganische Werkstatt: einen Tag zu Besuch bei Unity Effect

Am 5. Februar 2019 öffnet Unity Effect die Türe für alle Interessenten, um Einblicke in unsere Arbeitsweise, unsere Teamkultur und Prozesse zu erlangen. *The workshop will be offered in German. Wir sind glücklich, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Sozialorganik (Alanus Hochschule, Bonn) der Gastgeber für die erste Sozialorganische Werkstatt zu sein: einem ganztägigen Besuch […]

Apply for the next Changemaker Journey

On January 26th 2019 a new round of the Changemaker Journey will start. The Journey will be in German language. Two in person workshops will take place at EUTOPIA co-working in Thomas-Mann-Straße 36, Bonn on January 26th (Saturday afternoon) and in week 6 of the program. The other sessions will be bi-weekly online via zoom […]

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Five Questions to Franziska Kohn

Franziska (29) is in charge of the backbone structure of Unity Effect. She also performs as consultant for team processes & journey guide, a role that she finds highly inspiring. Franziska is also a passionate hiker; a nature & breathtaking views lover.  Among other things, here she explains why high quality pauses are important for […]

Sustainable business: why the sustainability of your project starts with you

By Emily Johnston, co-founder and co-CEO from Unity EffectThese days, many of us consider ‘start-up founder’ or ‘social entrepreneur’ to be a pretty sweet job title. One that we tend to glorify in association with some kind of working-all-hours-from-home-caffeine-fuelled-sacrifice-my-social-life-for-my-world-changing-ideal lifestyle and a golden ticket into a high adrenaline world of pitches, investors, hackathons and out […]

Listening to a moment can help the person speak change

By Franziska Kohn*Note: This text was written in the context of her participation at the Beyond Storytelling Conference 2018, and it was originally published on the Beyond Storytelling Harvest 2018 Blog. Here, Franzi remind us about something very essential: “the dynamic between re-membering, telling and listening and how this can lead to change. In small […]

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