About Me


My name is Ellen Preussing and I've founded Lightwings in 2014. I believe, that personal development has no ending and is helping individuals to further succeed in their lives and with their professional careers.
Now, more than ever, leadership, self-reflection, communication, flexibility, change management, creativity and a constantly growing know-how are the foundations for success.
I find great joy in accelerating the personal evolution of those, who are willing to go the extra mile for learning – also about themselves.

Development and interest

I like straight forward and pragmatic training approaches, as they enable participants to quickly understand and apply new thinking methods.

For many years, I've worked as a group and senior team leader, heading a large, heterogeneous team at Novartis, a global international pharma company in Switzerland and worked in academic environment. Already during my time as Director at Novartis, I was engaged as a mentor and coach.

I've gained my degree in veterinary medicine at Hanover Veterinary School in 2000 and continued my own personal development with a focus on: general psychology (University &VH Basel/CH), industrial psychology (FH Hamburg/D), drug development (ECPM), coaching (CSF), executive leadership trainings (e.g. Harvard, Oliver Whyman Group) and teaching (IH London & SGD), and still continue to learn.

I'm convinced that education and your personal development has no ending!


Industrial psychology (M.Sc.) (ongoing)

Veterinary Medicine

Certified Coach (CSF)

Certified 2-year Psychology course

Certified Train the Trainer (IHK)

English teacher (Cambridge certified)

Certificate of advanced studies in Drug Development at the european  centre of pharmaceutical medicine (ECPM)

Managing Managers and numerous further international leadership trainings

Change Excellence

Depending on the size of the group, the intensity of the seminar (e.g. a team facilitation, solving conflicts) and whether a special subject, such as change management is addressed, a second or third specialized trainer will join us.

Your interest and best results are always the focus on all actions.

Lightwings Preussing

Lightwings Preussing

Lightwings Preussing
Deuberrainweg 5, 8807 Freienbach/CH
Tel.: +41 445852007