Step out of vicious cycles,

broaden your perception, embrace complexity.

Strategic Integral Consulting

for Purpose-Driven Organisations

"We engaged Majka at EIT Climate-KIC to work on the scaling strategy of one of our core programs, The Journey. It was an absolute pleasure to work in a team with Majka to develop the strategy. She pushed the process forward to make sure we got results, diligently brought information together and creatively suggested out-of-the-box ideas, building on a strong theoretical and practical understanding of how to scale impact. Only through the teamwork with Majka were we able to get to the result we arrived at."

Is your organisation wondering what’s the next step?

You see how the world is changing fast, and want to strengthen your ability to navigate in uncertainty and complexity with a sustainable financial model?

You want to encourage changes in behaviours and culture and wonder what is an effective strategy?

You want move from incremental impacts to leading transformational and systemic changes with your services and products?

You have come a long way and realize that to unleash systemic impact you need to engage in new types of collaborations?

You would love to have strategic and hands-on support?

Gain data on what is happening and where your organisation likes to head to, develop initiatives to support changes of culture and behaviours in your organisation, learn to work in a lean way based on experimentation.

Evaluate your past actions, update your impact logic based on the unpredictable dynamics of complex systems, and collaboratively develop a strategic way forward allowing you to develop a resilient organisational model and culture.

Gain broader perspectives on a situation you are locked-in, uncover root caused and explore out-of-the box possibilities emerging from new ways of perceiving, collaborating and functioning.

Integral consulting rooted in entrepreneurial experiences

Through my consulting services we take a strategic look at where you stand with your projects and organisation. We clarify your intention, gather warm and cold data, and learn through experimentation, while paying attention to how we move along promising paths.

I support your purpose-driven organisation by bringing presence, sound methodologies, fresh perspectives, hands-on entrepreneurial experiences, high reliability and consistency.

I work in a systemic process oriented way and apply frameworks from Integral Theory, Theory-U, Design Thinking, Lean Development, as well as behavioural sciences and sustainability expertise. I work with international teams in English, German, French and Italian.

Some project I’ve been working on

Strategic Expertise

Logo Zero Waste SwitzerlandWITH WHOM: Mandate by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland for the ZeroWaste Switzerland Association  

WHAT: as a scaling4good consultant I facilitated the team of Zero Waste Switzerland in clarifying their vision, impact-theory, positioning, roadmap, service & offering, financial model, organisational model, growth and fundraising strategy. I introduced methods & supported them applying them during online and offline workshops. The project was in French. 

SO WHAT: A common problem of NGOs is the vicious cycle building along the lack of financial resources and dependences on short-term volunteers, which leads to high turnover, spread of knowledge, inability to develop as an organisation. Breaking this vicious cycle can be done by putting on hold operations and focussing on fundraising activities with the available capacity. 

WHEN: April 2020 – August 2020

WITH WHOM: EIT Climate-KIC, EU main climate innovation initiative 

WHAT: as a scaling4good consultant I develop with Climate-KIC’s team the impact scaling strategy and initiate the scaling process of the Journey, the largest summer school training international graduates across Europe in system innovation for climate action.  

SO WHAT: Scaling impact often is a tradeoff between going “wide”, reaching many people relatively superficially, and going “deep”, reaching less people but in transformative ways. Clarifying the impact strategy of a project helps to focus available resources and set targets. 

WHEN: September 2019 – April 2020

WITH WHOM: STRIDE learningthe unSchool that empowers profound personal and societal transformation 

WHAT: as a subcontractor I researched cutting edge transformational learning & innovation providers, did several interviews and managed the coordination of interviews for the client’s team.

SO WHAT: transformational learning happens through experiential and holistic approaches. Specialised know-how and formats developed by small players have a large impact potential when brought at scale.

WHEN: August-September 2019

Image from Majka Baur's book A Changemaker's Guide to Designing for Behaviour Change

WITH WHOM: WWF Germany, Markets & Business team

WHAT: as a consultant I introduced key insights about behavioural sciences to the markets & business team, researched potential applications and facilitated learning sessions with the team.

SO WHAT: The mandate was implemented smoothly. My learning: NGOs have a large potential to increase their impact by applying more coherently behavioural science insights.

WHEN: June-August 2019

Talks & Workshops

WITH WHOM: Climate-KIC Journey & TU Berlin

WHAT: developed and facilitated a workshop for 40 international students attending Climate-KIC’s summer school on system innovation. The workshop was about ‘How to find your impact driven career path’.

SO WHAT: within the complexity of the climate crisis and the required transformations, gaining support to find the own impact-path is of great help and not yet done with sufficient depth. 

WHEN: August 2019, Berlin

WITH WHOM: Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM)

WHAT: presentation for the summer school students about ‘Scaling impact & support behaviour change’.

SO WHAT: climate and energy engineers are highly interested in learning about social dynamics. Engaging actors and supporting behaviour change is often a bottle neck in their work.

WHEN: July 2019

WITH WHOM: Urban Future Global Conference (UFGC)

WHAT: as a speaker of scaling4good I gave a presentation to city majors, urban developers and innovators during the ‘Mind games: Changing behaviour’ session about ‘How to become a behaviour change designer’.

SO WHAT: there was a lot of interest about behaviour change and as the room was overfilled we had to improvise and move in the cafeteria area. 

WHEN/WHERE: May 2019, Oslo

Retreats & Facilitation

WITH WHOM: with Katrin Hauser & Helene Roselstorfer

WHAT: together we developed the content of the retreat, blending sense-making of what is happening in the world with the own personal path and applying various methods including emobodiment, nature and coaching exercices, etc. The description of the upcoming seminar of this series is here.

SO WHAT: it was very rewarding to blend processes focussing on the outer, societal dimension, with the personal inner developement perspective. 

WHEN: September 2020

WITH WHOM: With the newly founded Mind*Heart*Eart Community of Berlin

WHAT: I co-designed the prototype of a 3 days retreat providing space for people aware of the global environmental emergency to express despair and nurture hope. I facilitated an outdoor, nature based session and one introducing the impact of our mythology, the old and new story (based on Charles Eisenstein‘s work)

SO WHAT: As the emergence of the Fridays for the Future and Extinction Rebellion movements shows, there is increasing awareness about the severity of the crisis we are in. I belief that dealing with such a change of awareness should include emotional, cognitive and physical integration within a supportive group in order to catalyse growth and action. 

WHEN: December 2019

WITH WHOM: Pioneers of Change, RISE team

WHAT: as a co-facilitator I accompanied the participants of the weeklong leadership training RISE! during intensive processes of personal development and collaborated with the trainer and co-trainer team to provide an ideal frame for the processes of the program.

SO WHAT: this was a very intensive experience I highly recommend to participate to. Let me know if you are interested for the next sessions in Austria or Germany.

WHEN: August 2019 & September 2020

WITH WHOM: Pioneers of Change, ‘Wandel Online Summit

WHAT: as a pioneers of change local coordinator I organised workshops and regular meetings for the local hosts of events about societal change. We practiced active, mindful listening and strengthen the local network of change makers. 

SO WHAT: It was great to connect pioneers and strengthen the community locally 

WHEN: February-July 2019

WITH WHOM: with Katrin Hauser, coach & sustainability expert

WHAT: together with Katrin we developed the content of the retreat, designed a an experience integrating mind, heart, body and nature for the participants, marketed the event, and successfully implemented it.

Have a look at our short movie & description of the retreat.

SO WHAT: developing and facilitating these type of events is something I love the most and look forwards to do more of it.

WHEN: September 2018