Public Speaking

Hi, my name is Cosima Laube and public speaking is one of my passions. My talks build bridges between tech, organization and people, they inspire and they motivate. Besides that, I am a freelance (Agile) Navigation Coach for People, Teams and Organizations and also work as a Trainer & Facilitator (with agile-living).

“Cosima has a very unique stage-presence. Calm and at the same time very powerful.”

[feedback after a “Mindful Leadership” session, 2019]

“I really loved this talk – it was a highlight for me during the conference. I thought Cosima was very brave to not only talk about her colleague’s story but also her own. It was really inspiring. […] It’s a really important topic that affects our mental health and everyone should listen to this talk. Thank you Cosima.”

[feedback on “Gratitude & Positive Psychology in business”, 2019]

Book me for an inspirational talk, an interactive workshop, a PechaKucha, lightning talk or a keynote at your event or in your company.

My focus areas:

  1. Mindful Leadership / Leadership and Business Agility
    some keywords: decision making, willpower, psychological flexibility, awareness, healthy mindfulness, formal/informal mindfulness practises, change capacity, change willingness, systems thinking
  2. Gratitude & Positive Psychology in business
    some keywords: broaden and build theory, double continuum of (mental) health, effects of gratitude on physical and mental health
  3. Professional / catalytic skills (a.k.a. “soft skills”) for people in IT and engineering
    possible areas: communication basics, feedback, dealing with conflicts, easy visualization techniques for everyone, responsibility and its impact

“Thank you. You taught ‘leading and managing’ without mentioning the term “management”. Mindful leadership – that’s the next big thing!”

[feedback on one of my Mindful Leadership talks, 2018]

My current bookable talks:

  1. Multiple Selves?! Growing leaders applied.
    Video (from AT London)
    • 2019: OOP ‘software meets business’ (DE), Agile Testing Days Berlin (DE)
    • 2018: OOP ‘software meets business’ (DE) , Craft Conf (HU), Agile Austria (AT), Lean, Agile, Scrum Zurich (CH), Agile Tour London (UK), The Architecture Gathering “TAG” (DE)
  2. The Business Case Of (Daily) Journaling
    • 2020: OOP ‘software meets business’ (EN)
    • 2019: Agile Breakfast Sankt Gallen (evening edition) (DE)
  3. Gratitude in business – more than “just” appreciation
  4. D.A.R.E. more, F.E.A.R. less – a tale about leadership in ACTion (Pecha Kucha)
    video (from OOP ‘software meets business’ 2020)
  5. Courage, Curiosity, Connection (Pecha Kucha) – video (from OOP)
    • 2019: German Testing Days (DE), OOP ‘software meets business’ (DE)
  6. Sketchnotes for engineers (60-120 min workshop)
    • upcoming: JavaLand 2020 (DE, 03/2020)
    • 2019: Herbstcampus (DE), The Architecture Gathering “TAG” (DE)
  7. Into the Jungle and Back! A tale about Leadership in IT…
    • 2019: Software Architecture Meetup Nueremberg (DE), JavaLand (DE)
    • 2018: several Meetups

Info: crossed out means that I don’t offer this anymore


“I found it so brave to share your story! I really like your style and I found your ideas so valueable! I am thinking about it since I heard the talk, more gratitude is so important for all aspects of life, not just business”

[ feedback on “Gratitude & Positive Psychology in business”, 2019]

You want to know more?

Have a look at my website for more details, drop me a line (speaking AT with your ideas and wishes or call me via skype (ID: elgazebo).

We will then clarify together details like e.g. tailoring the topic to your context, your people and your needs, agree on a compensation, etc.