About Clients

Consultation clients range from private individuals to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across various industries and sectors in Europe. All share the common desire for achieving meaningful change, growth, and transformation in their specific area. Business clients focus on aspects such as strategic pivots, leadership development, company culture enhancement, talent attraction, and generational change, including real estate, architecture, and interior design considerations. Private consultations revolve around personal development, relationship and family dynamics, career advancement, and they might involve private property, architecture, and interior design topics.

Client quote

“I want to express my deep gratitude for the incredible insights and guidance you provided during our consultation. Your unique perspective and holistic approach to growth have already inspired significant reflection and change. I am truly appreciative of the time and energy you invested in understanding and supporting our journey.

I am particularly touched by your genuine care and concern, evident in your detailed suggestions and the resources you shared. Your dedication is truly admirable, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with you.

Samuel Onuha, ICON. AMSTERDAM 

Marion Degel Portrait
Marion Degel Portrait

About Marion

As an engineer and designer Marion’s core strength is to innovate, problem solve and strategize. Her central motivational thread is the passion for personal growth. She is deeply interested in cutting-edge technology, design excellence and sustainability. Starting with a successful career in the fashion industry, Marion possesses professional experience in leadership and executive roles within SMEs. She took on the stewardship of the historic family estate, Gut Hohenfelde, embarking on its sustainable economic and ecological transformation to meet the needs of future generations. To broaden her insides into innovation and startup culture, Marion invested a year studying at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

2017-2018: international student at UC Berkeley Haas, focusing on business, entrepreneurship and innovation in the BHGAP program

2013-2016: Co-founder and Chair at Waldorf School Lienen (nonprofit)

2008 to present: Founder at Degel Consulting Lienen

2007 to present: Owner of Gut Hohenfelde Lienen, a historic estate, with a focus on sustainable construction of rental apartments within existing buildings, organic agriculture and forest regeneration

2002-2006:
 Co-founder, Head of Purchase and Sales, Managing Director at YO! Fashion GmbH Lienen

1994-2001: Junior Product Manager, Buyer, Central Buyer at abz Zentraleinkaufsagentur GmbH Essen

1989-1994: M.Sc./ Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Textile and Fashion Technology and Design at University for Applied Science HS Niederrhein

1986-1989: Apprenticeship in Ladies’ Dressmaking Braunschweig. Chamber, state and national champion, German representative at the Skill Olympics.

1986: High school graduation (Abitur) Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Wolfsburg