Beyond Conference
For Women Leaders | 19th – 20th January 2018 | Applications open


The Beyond Conference is for Women Leaders of all ages…

… who are willing to push the envelope and aspire to serve as an inspiration to others. 

Meet us for a 1.5 day conference in Cologne to cut the small talk and get real. Beyond Conference coaches outstanding women to be crystal clear on how they – through their leadership and their vision – can be profoundly more impactful.

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This is one of those well-kept secrets in the world that you think: “How did I not know about this?!” Everyone has to do this at some point in their lives!
Samantha | Entrepreneur, Italy/Spain
If you accept the idea that everything that happens at The Arc will happen for a reason and every person will be there for a reason, you CANNOT go to there and come back without having been touched deeply by what you experience.
Katharina | Writer & European Project Manager, Austria
A life changing experience that made me change my priorities and pushed me to act in order to follow my dreams. As simple as that.
Kristina | Teaching Professional & NGO Activist , Bulgaria
I would say it some sort of very powerful and positive magic *blink* And the awesome thing is, unlike at the events I have been so far, this event has a big permanent impact on my life. One could also say that the magic just continues afterwards!
Christina | Brand Manager, Estonia
The Arc is the inspiration that fills up the gap between what you are and what you dare to be, to become, yourself at your full potential. The Arc gets you emotionally naked in a way you have never experienced yourself before, and puts the focus on your strengths and your vulnerabilities. After the Arc, I felt the most comfortable I have ever been in my own skin.
Anna | Business Development @ Amazon, Spain

Who is it for?

The Beyond Conference is a 1.5 day event for women leaders who are…

  • strongly dedicated to lead and generate meaningful impact – be that in business, the social or the public sector,
  • eager to question themselves, challenge their own views,
  • curious about new ways of exploring their comfort zone, their triggers and defences,
  • intrigued to inspire themselves and others.


There are just too many great women out there

If women had ruled banks, the financial crisis wouldn’t have happened. Whether or not that is true – we don’t care.

But: The commitment, the intelligence and the inspiration by so many smart women we have met all around the world is just too big to not tap into their wisdom.

Do you have the mindset that you wanna have?

Despite being pretty equal on paper, women are still magically dropping out. Mindset, the way we perceive and interpret experiences, our self-talk and the beliefs about ourselves are a whole different beast. Hence, we ask: What could happen to your impact and to your life, if only for a few hours you bought into the idea that you have 10% more choice over your mindset than you think you have?


Meet incredible women of impact

We’ll bring together missiondriven women that impact the world each in her own way. They will share their stories, their vulnerabilities, their struggles and their victories. We are not saying we’ve got it all figured out, but that knowing what you want and setting your mind to it can move mountains.

Get coached • Get real • Forget smalltalk

 Two breath taking coaches will work with you on: Who do I dare to be and which impact do I wanna stand for? How inspiring am I on a scale from 1 to 10? How does my very own thinking limit me? What is my growing edge? My purpose? And what commitment will I make towards following it? Disclaimer: Whilst there might be some “TedX”-style inputs, this is an event which is mainly interactive i.e. we will work individually or in small groups. Just sayin’

The Venue

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A notebook and something to write with.

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The Beyond Conference will happen at the Cologne McKinsey Office located:

McKinsey & Company
Christophstraße 17
50670 Köln, Germany

Curious? Thrilled? Excited?

Apply below!

The fee includes event participation and lunch on 19th January 2018.

  • OPTION A: €140,62 as an external
  • OPTION B: €45,00 if you are a member of IAAG (INSEAD Alumni Association Germany)
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Join the community of a life time:

The Team

Astrid Schrader
Astrid SchraderProject Manager
INSEAD, PwC, Facilitator/Negotiator @ United Nations & Europen Union, Founder of The Arc
Evgenia Peeva
Evgenia PeevaCoach
Harvard, McKinsey & Company, Founder of Teach For Bulgaria
Anni Päutz
Anni PäutzCoach
Organisational Psychology & Startup Coaching
Annika Rahm
Annika RahmHost
INSEAD, McKinsey & Company
Raphaela Balzer
Raphaela BalzerHost
INSEAD, Project Manager @ Siemens / Siemens Management Consulting

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