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Karla Schlaepfer, founder of Legal Design Change, has been using agile processes within the legal sector since 2017. She is a Design Thinking and Google Sprint facilitator, professional cultural change coach, educator and author. Here a selection of those who trust in Karla’s work.

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Thrilled to collaborate and moderate with experts in the digital, legal tech and business project management sector. We’ll combine interactive formats with information and fun. Always with content-rich take-aways that you can use in your work.

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Want to get some legal dynamics going? Read our book!

Karla Schlaepfer M.A. is co-author of the Schäffer-Poeschel non-fiction reference book on Cultural Shifts, Transformation and how to integrate digitalization processes into human-centered working.

Karla Schlaepfer and Martin Welz create a compelling case for New Work models in our continually changing digital world. In their book, they outline the steps required to change the way we work in the 21st century. Their model of New Work focuses on why a shift to human-centered values in the workplace is key to enabling innovation. They outline how to carry out this innovation shift with mental models, agile best practices and the creation of high preforming teams. The authors have conducted interviews in Silicon Valley, at IDEO, Stanford, and with top business people in Germany and Switzerland. The results are presented in a highly visual, informative format with practical tips on skill development and go-to advice in an extensive reference section.

Visit our five-star book website: Das dynamische Unternehmen Wie Wertewandel, Innovation und Digitalisierung zum Erfolg führen.

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Articles on New Work collaboration, Remote Legal Teams, Cultural and Agile Shifts with Design Thinking, Legal Tech Keynote and interviews. My interviews and articles combine systematic agile methods with how-tos for holistic cultural change in the legal field.

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Do you want to create the right conditions for thriving people cultures?

Take a step back and start to see legal tech issues differently!

Use agile Best Practices to assess, prioritize and focus on the right solution for you.

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Helping you succeed – selected Testimonials

Nora Scully – Instructional Designer – ASL Interpreter
Your creative leadership skills as a designs sprint facilitator shined bright during our work together in this 12 week project. I look forward to sharing and serving change in our world together in the future.
Susan Hackett, CEO, Legal Executive Leadership, LLC, Bethesda, MD 20816, USA
I just wanted to complement you (and your co-author Baltasar Cevc) on your excellent article on "Remote Legal Teams, which I just read on Legal Business World’s website. I am a longtime advocate of the concepts you put forth, but rarely have I seen them addressed with such clarity and so practically.
Philipp von Bülow, Legal Tech Entrepreneur, Participant Design Thinking for Legals Workshop Legal ®Evolution Expo & Congress
“I really appreciated the Design Thinking workshop and learned a lot. It was great to experience the complete workflow of Design Thinking and even have a really solid prototype at the end. I would definitely recommend this Design Thinking workshop to others.”
Baltasar Cevc, Lawyer, IT Expert
“It is a pleasure to work with Karla and experience our exchange from very different yet understandable perspectives. I look forward to working with you and learning from your experience in Design Thinking – it’s always good to work with people with broad experience and a positive mindset!”
Dr. Michael Faatz, LL.M., Legal Counsel
“Thank you, Karla. I liked your workshops because you made them very lively by alternating between lecture and active exercises with the participants. I particularly liked your approach of using your working methods to try to get the quiet people in a group more involved and not just the ’extroverts”. That’s very important in teamwork and all too often comes up to short in everyday office life.”
Amada Maria Arley Orduna, Dr. ODR and AI, Consumer Protection in North America and Latin America
“Simply wonderful! I learned a great technique! I can apply this Google Design Sprint tool to work with interdisciplinary teams to develop platforms in the legal field and design online platforms for dispute resolution using artificial intelligence. From Mexico to Germany, I have been looking for this tool. Many thanks to Karla Schlaepfer for your great generosity.”

Karla is a certified Design Sprint facilitator. Read more about Design Sprints and amazing outcomes.

Offer: Design Thinking

Score with Best Practices from agile Design Thinking!

Use a synthesis between the tried and true and the necessary new!

There are more similarities to “legal thinking” and Design Thinking than meets the eye.

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Offer: Coaching


Coaching for Legal Leaders and Partners

Focus on what matters to equip yourself to lead with resilience and empathy.

New leadership and strategic soft skills for our New Work digital age.

Why work with me a Professional Systemic Coach?

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Offer: Agile Workshops

Agile Workshops – Adaptability is a key to success!

Find out more about how to enable agile Teams with training, coaching and a digital mindset shift.

Get high-impact tools for teams to align around common goals, gain team buy-in, build trust, reduce risks and deliver concrete results on your projects.

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Example Agile Case Study 2020

The Bonn University administration begins an exciting agile transformation.

Find out about their experimental journey.

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Book Your Individual Digital Tech Lounge

Color me stoked! Excited to work with the digital and legal tech experts at Unterschied und Macher! We’re collaborating and have created an exciting microlearning format for law firms on subjects covering digitalization and cultural change. Have a look!

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Not convinced? Read on!

Here is what you as an open-minded Legal Professional might want to consider.

The breaking points; look at current disruptive challenges for all legal game changers.

Which issues and questions have high business value and need to be tackled now?

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