dr. Lynn Schäfer


"Zeit, dass sich was dreht" 
("time to get things moving")

(Herbert Grönemeyer)





Globalisation, digitalisation, demographic change and war for talent present enormous challenges for companies of all sizes. The world is changing – organisational agility is needed, but in order to be innovative and successful, companies must also change internally!
Flexibility, freedom and an appreciative, open company culture with a focus on "talent, transparency and participation" are in my opinion essential cornerstones.

In my perspective, the goal of any company should be to identify the best talents in the market, to attract, develop and retain them – and in doing so, being experimental and open. I would love to support you in this journey! Through my professional experience in HR / talent management, as well as my scientific know-how based on my university education and research, I can proficiently advise you on these topics.

My passion is HR, international topics and multicultural settings - my vice is soulfood (I love good food and dessert!).

Since 2012 freelance consultant and trainer at subject:RESOUL (formerly Förster und Netzwerk). Focus: talent management, recruiting, employer branding, leadership development & new work. Profession: After graduating at the ESCP Europe since 2014 head of the newly founded Talent Management Institute; previously 8 years experience in HR / recruiting and talent management at McKinsey and Bertelsmann AG in Germany and China.
In addition to consulting: international research and publication experience; lecturer on topics such as talent management, international human resource management and organisational behaviour.
Professional experience (study and work) in Germany, England, USA, China and India.

PhD on talent management (ESCP Europe); master of science in international human resource management (Oxford Brookes University), dual degree bachelor of international management (Bertelsmann AG, University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management) and industrial vocational training at Bertelsmann AG.
Consulting languages: German and English. French and Spanish basic knowledge.