Hi, my name is Daniel, and I like to create things that matter.
I’m an innovator at home in design thinking, technology, and sustainability.
I help organisations create cultures of innovation, facilitate innovation processes and design experiences. I have worked with organisations in the private and public sector on new products and services that answer global challenges.
I love advising social enterprises and young innovators, and frequently travel the world to listen to communities, empower people, and speak at events. I’m passionate about building community to empower people to take collaborative action for the future.
Here you can read about the projects I started or I engage in.
SenseCamp is an unconference for social entrepreneurship and innovation, curated by the global MakeSense network. After we launched it in 2012 in Berlin, SenseCamps have spread all over the world, from São Paulo to Singapore, and have featured speakers such as Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Liam Black, Charles Eisenstein, or Rodrigo Baggio.
Silent Climate Parade
The Silent Climate Parade is Germany’s largest annual climate march. It is a Silent Disco parade – with wireless headphones and DJs on electric cars – that creates a quiet urban space with dancing people raising awareness about climate change. We are not aggressive or moralizing: We create a sight that is so beautiful that it inspires the people around us to join and become part of our movement.
I co-founded the e.V. that has been iterating this entirely new way of demonstrating since 2010, inspiring a group in Mainz to start their own SCP. Funded through crowdfunding, sponsors & on-location contributions, we counted 4000 people in 2014.
A culture of sharing is part of my DNA and with my background in creating and working with innovative projects, I have the privilege of sharing my insights with audiences around the world.
Workshops & Coaching
Knowledge and expertise is worth little if it is not passed on. In my mission to help communities drive action, I frequently host workshops, coach teams, and advise on projects. I also enjoy ‘training the trainers’ to support others on their journey to empower others. These engagements have taken me all over the world, such as India, Italy, Germany, France, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the US.
I also co-authored a book on how to start projects effectively, Phase 0 – How to Make Some Action.
I am always looking for inspired people to work with. I love expanding my network of freelancers for client projects, or meeting project partners with complimentary skills and resources. Tell me about your ideas if you would like to create something together!
I offer consulting to make projects successful. I can help with e.g. innovation and change management, B2B business development, strategic B2C marketing and communication, community and volunteer management, project management, as well as event and experience design.
I focus on bringing value to the audience, so each talk is unique. My talks focus on relevant topics from my expertise fields and draw upon my experience from different projects, e.g. social innovation in the digital age, building inspiring and functioning communities, or the future of work, living and playing.