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, teams and organisations to lead change from the inside out.

Program Design

We specialize in designing personal, leadership and team development programs which guide groups on a journey of insight, reflection and action.


We offer workshops on a range of topics around leadership and self-organisation, aimed at individuals and teams. Our highly interactive sessions bring together theory and practice, with a focus on experiential learning.

Empowering Networks

We work together with networks and communities to leverage their collective power, using digital tools such as network visualisation and analysis.


We guide small groups on journeys of personal growth, leadership development and team capacity building. We create experiential & reflective learning environments to guide individual & group processes from the inside out.


Who we work with

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.


Join our monthly online community huddle: The power of appreciation

The call will take place on February 26th (14:00-15:30) online via Zoom, and is a free offer from Unity Effect aimed at social innovators, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, leaders and changemakers. Why is appreciation so important – in our work, teams and relationships? And what happens to us if we experience appreciation or a lack of appreciation? […]

Our Leadership Journey is now getting certified

Participants of our upcoming Leadership Journeys – which next round starts February 27th – will now have the option of receiving a higher education certificate issued by the Institute for Education and Social Innovation (IBUGI) at Alanus University. At Unity Effect, we know that the way we understand leadership is changing. We developed our Leadership […]

Webinars for Tools in Team Work

In cooperation with the Haus des Stiftens, we are offering two new webinars on February 12th (11:00-12:00) and February 19th (11:00-12:00). The offer is aimed at organisations and teams who are interested in self-organisation. The Webinars will be held in German. Details and sign-up links below. February 12th: “Entscheidungen im Arbeitsalltag” Our daily work is filled with bigger […]

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How I became a (non) expert in leadership

By Emily Johnston, co-founder of Unity Effect. One of the questions I am often asked when I tell people that I co-founded a business that runs leadership development programs is: what qualifies you to do that? Are you and your co-founders trained psychologists or coaches? Do you have some kind of certificate? You look like you’re in your early […]

Being a strange attractor

Have you heard about strange attractors? In this new post, our co-founder Jannik Kaiser explores the world of chaos, dynamical systems and complexity, offering you also the possibility of a non-linear reading, in the form of a dynamical Kumu map. This article forms the first in a series of articles. The main theme of that […]

Being a journey guide as a source of inspiration

By Jannik Kaiser, co-founder & journey guide At Unity Effect, one of the favourite parts of the job is guiding people through our Journeys. On this new video blog post, Jannik Kaiser shares about his experience as journey guide and what makes it so special for him. Do you want to join Jannik and Franziska Kohn on […]

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