The CU*i Online Programme for Culture Transformation


Our blended learning approach combines online learning and social learning and can be scaled cost-effectively across your entire organisation.

Why CU*i?

Re-invent your organisation

CU*i supports you in reinventing your organisation
as a ‘Conscious Tribe’ – a thriving organisation in which people…

Inner Work

Do Inner Work

Develop your self by training the following essential meta-competencies:
  • self-reflection
  • self-compassion
  • ownership
  • ability to engage in deep dialogue

See the Big Picture

Gain a systemic understanding of the most important stakeholders and interfaces within and beyond your organisation.

Connect Deeply

Connect Deeply

Increase your ability to form meaningful and trusting relationships, which are grounded in mutual understanding, openness and support.

step 4 conscious rituals

Apply Conscious Rituals

Create sustainable change for yourself , your team and your organisation by establishing the right rituals.

    ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast.’

    Peter Drucker

    Our Approach

    The CU*i programme achieves sustainable transformation through the combination of online learning and social learning.

    Online Learning

    Our online platform is accessible at any time from any device and:
    • hosts content in the form of videos, audios and scripts guiding self-reflection and dialogue
    • encourages micro-learning by dissecting content into small tasks
    • allows participants to study when it is most convenient for them
    • increases accountability, positive competition and communication

    Social Learning

    Dialogue and experimentation generate insights, shift mindsets and trigger new behaviours. CU*i promotes networking between all members of the organisation through:
    • weekly buddy conversations
    • regular team reflections
    • regular group video conferences with a CU*i coach

    Four steps to transform your organisation

    The CU*i programme is based on four steps that simultaneously promote individual and collective development:


    Act with self-awareness

    Inner Work


    Treat yourself and others with empathy


    Show ownership


    Engage in deep dialogues

    Why we are uniquely qualified to support you

    CU*i is scalable

    • Engage your entire organisation: virtually simultaneously from 150 to 15,000 employees
    • Cost effective: include everyone at every level
    • Democratise access to high quality coaching content: stop investing in top leaders only, start investing in everyone
    • One consistent message: align all levels of your organisation
    • Gather and maintain momentum: involve more people for longer

    Our content sticks

    • Make learning fun through thought-provoking and entertaining content
    • Create a shared language and deeply embed new mindsets and behaviours
    • Deep conversations become easy through our detailed worksheets for self-reflection, buddy conversations and team reflections
    • Cross-pollination between departments and timely coaching-support and through bi-weekly video-conferences with a CU*i coach
    • Transfer insights to behaviour by establishing new rituals.

    We are experts

    • 25 years of combined experience designing and delivering personal development programmes
    • A team of psychologists and designers that delivers culture change programmes across the globe
    • Cutting edge insights from research in psychology and neuroscience explained in simple terms
    • State of the art adult learning methodologies.

    What our participants say about CU*i

    There is now a sense of WE that we never had in the organisation.

    Today, I courageously address conflict while being more open to listening to others.

    Our team became a safe space.

    The buddy conversations enabled us to have radically different dialogue from the ones that normally happen in the organisation. I now trust my team.

    My good intentions turned into actions. I am much more proactive than I used to be.

    We now feel responsible for each other – because we care about one another as a person.

    I am much more willing  to engage with colleagues that I once labelled difficult because I now understand better what drives them.

    CU*i introduced me to important self-care rituals, which increased my wellbeing.

    We are less afraid of looking silly or feeling vulnerable – which has resulted in more creative and interesting solutions.

    * For data protection reasons we cannot divulge the names of our CU*i-participants. Do contact us to find out more about the change created in our clients’ organisations by the CU*i programme.

    ‘To be conscious means to be reflective, sincere and congruent in mind and body.’

    What we do and believe in

    We support the creation of Conscious Tribes; self-organising and regenerative communities in the form of families, teams, companies, and ultimately nations.

    We believe conscious people are capable of

    • (self-)reflection: thinking about your own feelings and behaviours and the reasons behind them,
    • (self-)compassion: treating yourself and others with kindness and appreciation,
    • ownership: understanding yourself as a co-creator of every situation and searching proactively for solutions, to take action, and
    • deep dialogue: using dialogue to tap into collective wisdom and create sustainable solutions.

    We believe the world needs more conscious individuals and collectives that can navigate a complex world while acting in a peaceful and regenerative manner.

    We believe that communities, such as organisations, are the most powerful levers to increasing global consciousness and unleash humanities collective potential – which is why we are passionate about supporting people in organisations to become more conscious.

    Are you ready to become a Conscious Tribe?

    Contact us for a demo if you want to find out how the CU*i-programme can help you become a Consious Tribe.

    Who we are

    Nadjeschda Taranczewski

    – CEO –

    • Master of Psychology
    • One of the first Master Certified Coaches in Germany
    • Past president of the International Coach Federation Germany
    • Member of the McK & Company global delivery team for culture change programmes
    • Design & delivery of team development culture change programmes for pharma, petrochemical, banking and consulting internationally
    • Nadjeschda is in demand as an executive coach for global leadership teams on all five continents.
    • Follow Nadjeschda on Medium and LinkedIn.

    Olga Taranczewski

    – Managing Director –

    • Business maverick and C21st renaissance thinker
    • Pioneering thought leadership on the interface between culture, communications and technology
    • Entrepreneur, technology architect, project management expert
    • Joining the dots between different fields of study from astrophysics to politics, film to organic spices
    • As Managing Director of CU* Olga ensures our work is cutting edge and brilliant.

    Michele Gauler

    – Creative Director –

    • Master of Psychology
    • MA from the Royal College of Art in design interaction
    • User experience designer for IBM
    • Exhibited her designs at the MoMa in New York and Art Basel and received the Designer of the Future Award by Design Miami.
    • Clients have included Porsche, Audi, the Science Museum London and the Plymouth School of Creative Arts.
    • Visual facilitation of strategy workshops and change processes.
    • Michele is masterful at creating simple images and visual maps for complex challenges and processes.
    • Michele’s website is here.

    Read more about the CU*i approach in Nadjeschda’s book:

    Our response to uncertain times, in corporation with Camarados UK:

    Spoon Rooms

    Meet online to connect and have fun

    A Spoon Room is a video conference where you meet with others. It’s a place to be together, where you have permission to be rubbish, nobody fixes anyone, but where we can look out for each other, get through tough times and maybe find new inspiration.

    Find out about Spoon Rooms from Maff (Camerados) and Nadja (Conscious U):

    Take part in our weekly Spoon Rooms


    Every week we host a Spoon Room in German and – together with Camerados UK – a Spoon Room in English.

    Take part to experience a Spoon Room as a participant and learn how to set up your own Spoon Room for your friends & family, your team, your neighbours and any other community.

    Spoon Room

    in German language

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    Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date about upcoming Spoon Rooms in German language!

    Spoon Room

    in English language

    every Saturday
    from 12:00 – 13:15 German time (CET)

    Everyone is welcome to join!

    Set up your own Spoon Room


    Learn how to run a Spoon Room

    The Roots and Wings Exercise

    Feel free to use this exercise at the start of your Spoon Room (find more information about when to do the exercise in the “How to Spoon Room” PDF).


    Conscious U GmbH
    Alte Jakobstr. 121
    D-10969 Berlin





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