Poetry in Business/2CG® is continually advanced and enhanced with artists, philosophers, researchers, communication experts, CoP facilitators, and users.

Christina is the founder of TalkShop, Poetry in Business and Lab 21. As a social learning strategist, facilitator of knowledge groups and lecturer she has conceptualised and facilitated numerous blended learning projects in Austria, the Netherlands, Africa and Nepal.

Christina's purpose and passion is to build the bridge between research and practice, thereby facilitating learning and knowledge communities where people explore new ways of thinking and doing and contribute their ideas openly. Christina's approach puts people centre stage while considering business needs.


Check out her business blog and her personal website.

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Christian studied contemporary puppetry and art at the Berlin Ernst Busch University. 


As a professional puppeteer, he has been developing puppetry play concepts for various theatres and opera houses in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, ranging from casper and Frankenstein to complex puppet constructions. His repertoire includes avantgarde Bauhaus installations, drama and opera, and he also has a strong interest in historical puppet theatre.


Theatre puppets are ideal to help us unlock our creative potential and fantasy. A puppet character can help us understand and create our real life environment - be it our organisational culture or our private life.

Robin Boss studied law, economics and philosophy at renowned international Business Schools and Universities of the Arts.  


In his job, he has been developing management concepts and implementation strategies, with a focus on Artificial Intelligences and Human Beings.


Robin's repertoire includes avantgarde creativity techniques, mathematics and historical as well as future developments.

"Reality is an interpretation of fantasy. Images become music ... " We are happy to announce that Camilla Klose, Viennese violinist withTurkish roots, will play at our upcoming Poetry in Business™ "Premiere" event!


Camilla has been in love with her violin since the age of four and is known for the mesmerizing effect she has on her audience all over the world, from Vienna to Germany, Italy, Turkey and the US. She will enchant us with her exquisite violin play to electronic beats and poetic text.

Special Guest

Life has given Mae immense opportunity for travel – she grew up in the Philippines, United States, and Africa where she completed her studies of educational science at the University of Namibia. Her Turkish husband then swept her off her feet to Vienna where she has spent almost 30 years filled with work experience in the culturally diversified environment of the United Nations.

May finds herself today in the world of creative journaling, which gives her a place where she can generate symbiotic energies of her cross-cultural life experiences.  Mae is a regular guest in our TalkShop sessions.

Special Guest

Emilia is Chief Wellbeing Officer (CWO) at a corporate entity. Her job is to inspire people and to make sure that they come up with innovative ideas and solutions.

In our Poetry in Business workshops, Emilia supports management and teams in exploring new ways of thinking. Emilia was created by Michaela Studeny and is member of Figuren-Atelier and Lab 21.

Meet Emilia in our featured Lab 21 interview!

Life has given me immense opportunity for travel – I grew up in the Philippines, United States, and Africa where I completed my studies of educational science at the University of Namibia. My Turkish husband then swept me off my feet to Vienna where I have spent almost 30 years filled with work experience in the culturally diversified environment of the United Nations.

I find myself today in the world of creative journaling. As a passionate writer and reader, I enjoy journaling as it gives me a place where I can generate symbiotic energies of my cross-cultural life experiences.  

Poetry in Business has hired Michaela's Emilia

Special Guest

Michaela has a professional background in social work but has always cultivated her love for theatre and puppetry. She has been working as an actress and puppeteer for many years. Michaela also builds puppets and works for the Vienna Volksoper, the Urania puppet theatre in Vienna, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation as well as some smaller theatres. With her Figuren-Atelier, Michaela has produced several shows for young audiences.

Poetry in Business has been workinig with Michaela's creation Emilia, Chief Wellbeing Officer.

Special Guest

Georg studied biomedicine, psychology, communications management and economics. He works as an artist but is definitely passionate about scientific topics and the arts. As a trained puppeteer and impro theatre expert, Georg has appeared in numerous shows in the US, the UK, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Georg's current main goal is to make scientific topics accessible to the younger generations. Since 2012, he has been starring in several puppet shows for children in Austrian TV.

For Poetry in Business, Georg gives his voice to Emilia, Chief Wellbeing Officer. 

Courtesy: Stefanie Hummer

Special Guest

Neil is originally from West Cork, Ireland. He graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and began writing poetry soon after. His poems have appeared in dozens of international journals. He has a passion for travel and has so far featured as a guest speaker in literary festivals, conferences, Fringe festivals etc. in Australia, the US, Ireland, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria.  In 2018, his full debut collection, Stopgap Grace, was published. 

Neil now lives in Vienna and gives our business workshops a magic touch. His poems inspire participants to think out of the box. (Clock on the Wall)

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