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Ulrike Balke-Holzberger, born in 1968, is a social psychologist, sociologist M.A. with a focus on health psychology, work and family (University of Hanover) and a registered pediatric nurse (University of Tübingen). Today, her work focuses on occupational health management, health and leadership, stress management, resilience, salutogenesis, and mindfulness and relaxation.
As an independent organizational consultant in holistic corporate health management and business coach, Ulrike Balke-Holzberger has been working as a consultant for DAX-40 companies as well as for non-profit organizations since 2000. Prior to that, she worked in nursing for over 15 years.
During her independent work, she was employed for several years as a consultant for employee and management consulting at T- Mobile, and later held a leading position at Leibniz University, where she was responsible for company health management.
Her various fields of work, the diverse corporate cultures and the different roles have greatly enriched her professional life; these diverse experiences, complemented by her coaching, project management and consulting trainings, flow into her work.
Since 2007 she has been working as a systemic family therapist in her own practice.
For CONTUR she has been a supporting consultant, trainer and business coach for many years.
She has written several books on the topics of stress, relaxation, back pain and learning for Klett-Cotta Verlag and also publishes in various professional journals.
In her free time, she enjoys jogging and doing yoga and qigong. She has been meditating regularly for more than 20 years and spends several weeks in mediation retreats every year.