On April 9, 2018, the innovative workshop “Music & Leadership” was hold as part of HHL’s coaching program “New Leipzig Talents”. The coaching program was launched in 2016. It is a leadership competency development program for HHL students. Participants learn about their strengths and improve them with personal coaching by outstanding personalities from business and society.
The Music & Leadership workshop was led by Bibi Pelić, Founder & CEO Music & Leadership and HHL alumna Ulrike Michel-Schneider (full-time MBA) and took place at the authentic Mendelssohn House in Leipzig.
Coachees of the program as well as NLT alumni were invited to explore the work and life of a conductor and to learn about music organizations and roles within such teams. The workshop participants were introduced to the skills and characteristics of influential conductors. During an interactive session, the students had the chance to slip into the role of a conductor and experience first-hand what it is like to lead a team. These new insights helped to develop one’s own critical thinking and to improve personal leadership styles.