A Berlin-based innovation consultant, executive communication coach and professional event host. In 2012 Ole founded PEAK, an agency specializing in innovation and communication. Ole ongoingly present some of the most important conferences in the tech-, startup and digital business world in the DACH region.
At the age of 18 Ole began working in the television industry as an actor and presenter, reaching an audience of millions for years. He hosted youth shows for RTL, the biggest broadcaster in Europe, sharing the stage with co-presenters such as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and the famous German comedian Helge Schneider. Throughout my lengthy engagement at RTL, he benefitted from journalistic training from the renowned Adolf Grimme Institut. My acting work included roles in movies, sitcoms and crime series for most major German TV networks.
After leaving television, Ole spent the next three years working as an acting coach, incorporating training based on American storytelling principles and a Russian acting methodology. The diverse actors under my tutelage went on to successful auditions and roles in movies and plays.
In 2009, Ole joined the TED event series, drawing upon my experience as a professional show host, actor and acting coach to prepare more than 350 speakers for TEDx conferences in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. At the same time he also entered the world of academia, becoming part of the coaching team at the School of Design Thinking in Potsdam as well as teaching at the Berlin Design Academy.
The next natural transition was into the startup world. In 2014, he became involved with Berlin’s Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator. Ole’s contribution to the high-caliber startup incubator is to design and lead a three-month pitch design and coaching program to help founders and entrepreneurs craft a concise, five-minute pitch to potential investors.
With close to two decades of experience as a professional presenter, consultant and coach, Ole has developed his own methodology for helping anyone craft a concise pitch presentation or an inspirational speech in the famed TED style.
Ole’s clients are industry heavyweights such as Daimler, ThyssenKrupp or Lufthansa as well as newer digital upstarts like Airbnb, Etsy and Zalando.