Friederike Sommer



Friederike Sommer

Friederike Sommer As a senior trainer and coach, Friederike develops, directs and implements a wide range of global initiatives and trainings. After more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she has decided to start her own consultancy company, focusing on coaching and mentoring, leadership training & development, strategic project management and communication. In addition, Friederike provides moderation and facilitation for large scale events in the global business environment.

Before starting her own company, Friederike was the Director of Learning & Development, Europe, at ResMed Corporate. She used her extensive experience in organization development to define a long term strategy for learning to support strategic business objectives through specific training initiatives.

Prior to joining ResMed, Friederike was with Novartis Pharma, Global Organization Development based in Basel, Switzerland where she held several global positions and had the fortune to lead and implement new training and meeting technologies. Acting as an expert & consultant in all projects related to Development, Change Management & Communication, as well as Leadership Development to build a culture of continuous learning and growth.

Friederike started her career as a faculty manager & coach in the world largest growth center dedicated to human relations & individual transformation in India. She leveraged this expertise and built up a highly skilled training center in Italy before acting as a consultant on inter-cultural communication between Germany and India. During her many years in India, she became very skillfull in the ability to effectively listen to people & remain flexible in a constantly changing environment. Customer satisfaction & passion are key for her and she anticipates client's needs to fulfill their expectations.

Major achievements: Implementing a new meeting technology globally focusing on speak up mentality and creativity for Novartis Pharma, which included US, India, Japan, Russia, Europe and Switzerland Managing CEG Leadership Survey with top 300 senior managers in Novartis to measure team climate in the company Moderating large scale events with up to 3000 participants for the Pharmaceutical Industry and working closely with top management to meet business objectives Designing, implementing and evaluating workshops to foster team performance and team development to meet business strategy continuously. Implementation of Pathways (a competency framework) for the Global Finance function

Friederike lives in Zurich with her husband. In her free time, she likes to travel back to India, motorbike in the Himalayas & Meditation.


e-mail: fs@friederikesommer.com phone: +41 79 592 18 66 Stampfenbachstrasse 129 - CH 8006 Zurich