In times of massive changes and unexpected challenges, the importance of communications - both internal and external - has become greater than ever.

Communicate with your stakeholders: Transparent. Innovative. Authentic.



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Consultancy for 308 companies. Development of 134 communication strategies. Implementation of 625 projects. Management of 278 employees.

Communications strategy and consulting by an experienced, cooperative communication professional and empathic sparring partner.

Together we select from proven communications measures, develop new ideas and use these to design a sustainable communicative boost for your topic. It goes without saying that I also support you during the implementation and integrate myself into your team as your expert in communications.


 
Christiane Dirkes Communications

 
I advise companies and organisations on their internal and external communications.
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My Focus:


  • Development and implementation of strategic, creative communication concepts for corporate communications
  • Issues and crisis communications, people & organisation communications, the communication of change processes
  • Providing strategy and positioning workshops for managers
  • Acting as Interim Communications Manager
  • Lecturer in Corporate Communications


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Concept and Solution

My portfolio of services includes advising my clients in all aspects of communications. You can expect of me in this respect not only consultancy on strategy, but also support in efficient implementation. True added value due to focus, specialisation and experience:


  • Concept and strategy development for complex tasks and preparation of a yearly agenda
  • Positioning, corporate story, corporate values
  • Sparring and advice on “daily business”
  • Targeted project support or ongoing "external resource”
  • Workshops und brainstorming sessions


On the management level, I work with managers, PR executives and their teams to optimise processes – and thus their success. In this you benefit from my know-how as former managing director of international PR agencies. Together we ideally position your team for future challenges:


  • Analysis of processes and structures
  • In-house seminars and workshops
  • Interim management
  • Development of new business for PR agencies
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Competence and Results


As managing director of international PR agencies for many years and in my own consulting firm, Christiane Dirkes Communications, I have advised companies and brands in industries that include logistics, FMCG, retail, financial services, medical devices, mobility, energy and capital goods, and have successfully implemented a wide range of projects.

What characterises and distinguishes me?
 
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Authentic sparring partner with the ability to ask the right questions
  • Profound experience with national, international and medium-sized companies and company groups
  • Manage teams and motivate them at the same time


Bio
Recently:
  1. „I would like to thank Christiane for her strong leadership in ensuring consistent external and internal communications in challenging times and further increasing efficiency and impact of BT´s Communications organization. On behalf of the entire Bombardier Transportation leadership team, I wish her continued success in all her endeavors. I am also looking forward to working with Christiane on project basis in the future.“


    Petra Angstmann, VP Group Human Resources



    Interim Management Vice President of Communications at Bombardier Transportation, Berlin


    For about 10 months I have supported the international company Bombardier Transportation as Vice President of Communications in all disciplines of communications, including:


    • Management of the international comms team
    • Internal and executive communications
    • External communications and issues management
    • Marketing communications

  2. “Christiane Dirkes has given us excellent support in the conception and implementation of the premiere of the Pharmaceutical Circle. In close cooperation with the management team of Fette Compacting, she quickly integrated herself into the marketing team and supported us in the development of a storyline, coordination of experts and in the preparation and implementation of the expert workshops.”


    Volker Reinsch, Director Corporate Marketing & Communication



    Whats Next?!


    Fette Compacting has for the first time developed a dialogue format with the international Pharmaceutical Circle that focuses on the future perspectives of solida production. In panel discussions and hands-on workshops, leading experts from the pharmaceutical industry and its suppliers outlined a roadmap for the pharmaceutical world of tomorrow. To be continued!


  3. L&R People.Health.Care


    The L&R Group regularly issues corporate publications such as "Das Magazin" and the "L&R Sustainability Report”. In close cooperation with the L&R communications and design team, Christiane Dirkes supported the development of a storyline, the interviews and with writing content. The L&R Sustainability Report 2018/19 was presented to the media at the L&R Sustainability Day and received a German Brand Award in 2020.

  4. New concept: Design Thinking for communications professionals


    Design Thinking is more and more on the agenda of companies. But what exactly is Design Thinking – a method of innovation, a management philosophy or "just" a novel brainstorming process?
    In a kick-off workshop I show how corporate communication managers can use Design Thinking. What opportunities this methodology offers for change in organisations, how creative and collective processes can be initiated and how design thinking can contribute to the positive reputation of departments and companies.

  5. Part-time Master's degree course in "Corporate Communications”


    The interdisciplinary Master's programme is designed to prepare students for challenging leadership tasks during their communications career, especially in change and crisis management.

    “The new Master's programme offers academically sound and at the same time practice-oriented continuing education in a dynamic professional field”, explains Prof. Dr. Susanne Knorre, initiator of the course of studies at the Institute for Communications Management of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.

    Christiane Dirkes is a freelance lecturer in the Master's programme "Corporate Communications".

    For further information see
    www.master-corporate-communications.de

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Agility, Resilience, New Ways of Working
How should we communicate during massive change processes? I support you in a change of perspective. Credibly and results-oriented.
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Agility, Resilience, New Ways of Working
How should we communicate during massive change processes? I support you in a change of perspective. Credibly and results-oriented.
Project Book Extract:


  • Conception of digital formats for corporate communications in the context of COVID-19
  • Editorial calendar and storytelling surrounding HR issues, e.g. new ways of working, diversity and inclusion, talent management
  • Internal awareness campaign for Life-Saving Rules relevant to industry
  • Concept for the launch of a Women in Leadership Programme for an international, medium-sized company
  • Change management workshops for firms in the financial services industry
  • Conception of (digital) workshop formats for management conferences
  • Positioning workshop for a German federal association
  • Consulting of PR agencies for new business acquisition


Contact


I'm looking forward to the Exchange with you.

Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 605 635 15
Mobil: +49 (0)172 - 403 54 55
Fax: +49 (0)40 - 605 629 40
cdirkes@dirkes-communications.com