Elisabeth Heid

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Elisabeth Heid is managing director of KONU Deutschland GmbH, a boutique leadership development firm with offices in Berlin and Washington DC, where she works with clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors to design and implement customized leadership developed opportunities and change projects. 

Elisabeth previously worked as Director of School Turnaround, a position in which she supported administrators, principals and teachers to drive change at high-needs schools in Berlin. She is the co-founder and former managing director of Teach First Deutschland, an educational non-profit. Elisabeth holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and international relations from the Free University in Berlin. She is an associate certified coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation.

Elisabeth was a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute from 2005 to 2006. At GPPi, she was a case study author for the Seed Initiative Report Partnerships for Sustainable Development: On the Road to Implementation” and for the GPPi/​Global Compact study Business UNusual: Facilitating United Nations Reform Through Partnerships”.