"Culture is created by culture and examples spread into the world"
Dr. phil. Bernd Schmid is the founder (1984) and the leading figure of today's isb GmbH in Wiesloch. He is also the executive director of the Schmid Foundation, which he founded. He was initiator and co-founder (1992) of the Association for Continuing Education and Supervision and the international network INOC (2014). He is an honorary member of the Systemische Gesellschaft, co-founder (2004) and honorary chairman of the German Federal Association for Coaching, winner of the Eric Berne Memorial Award 2007 of the International TA Society ITAA and the scientific prize 1988 of the European TA company EATA.
Bernd Schmid studied economics, education and psychology. He provides a large number of his numerous hundred publications in writing, word and image to the public in the free knowledge archives of the isb. His essays on personal and professional subjects can be subscribed to at the isb blog (in German only).
Bernd Schmid works as a concept developer, didactician, learning and professorial culture developer, entrepreneur and founder of initiatives and associations. A counselor, a secular pastor (formerly a psychotherapist), a mentor, a guide, a stimulant, a reminder and an encouragement for generations of professionals.
It is precisely this wide-ranging interest that belongs to what distinguishes him, for he is never a dogmatic advocate of a school or direction, but always in the search for what is profitable for the respective "cause" in the sense of systemic thinking. In doing so, he combines the view of the whole of relationships with that on the individual in the system to a comprehensive cultural understanding.
The worldwide success of concepts from the isb results from their open complexity of this thinking. His range of topics ranges from working with intuition, dreams and inner pictures to the development of complex organizations and the critical examination of social developments. He stands for the approach of a humane economy, which is also lived in isb GmbH and the Schmid Foundation.