Hi, I'm Maike!
I'm a Self-leadership Psychologist, Coach, and Behaviour Change Expert. And, I am a firm believer that happiness can be learned and success achieved through the practice of self-leadership.

For as long as I can think, I've had a fascination with the fact that some people seem to thrive in life, while others go from one hurdle to another. It's what drove me to study Psychology, where I specialised in talent management and health behaviour change and later undertook a doctorate in public health at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. You can find my list of publications here.


I am also a qualified coach in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and acceptance commitment training (ACT) for workplaces. Over the last 15 years, I worked as a project manager, tutor and regular guest lecturer, workshop facilitator, international speaker, consultant and research fellow. You can connect with me on LinkedIn here.

After more than a decade of working in research, I created an evidence-based workshop about how to live life with intention and purpose: the art of self-leadership. I am now working on making this more accessible through this blog, my social media and an online course; and, I am planning the next iterations of my self-leadership workshop. If you are keen to stay in the loop about upcoming dates and other news, subscribe to my newsletter.


If there's anything in particular you'd like help with or that interests you, send me a line through the contact form on this site!