Donata Gries

Health in the digital working world | Buchholz in der Nordheide
About the person

Donata Gries has been working in the field of training and personnel development for 25 years. She has worked in corporations as well as in authorities and in medium-sized businesses. She worked worldwide and, among other things, helped set up a leadership academy.

Her focus today is on “Health in a digital working world”. Health is seen as a cross-sectional issue that must be shaped in all processes and structures.

Coaching focuses
  • Health in the digital working world – Work 4.0 – Health 4.0
  • Fit under high workloads – recovery skills (employees)
  • Health – personal responsibility and leadership tasks (leadership training)
  • Actively shaping health in organizations (HR managers)
  • Resilience training with managers (resilient organizations), through team development (resilient teams) and for employees (resilient employees)

Born in Berlin, she studied theology and then did a traineeship in a public relations agency. She placed her focus on internal communication early on and began her first training sessions in this context. Donata Gries completed additional training in hypnotherapy, systemic counselling and theatre pedagogy. She is also a yoga teacher and yoga therapist (BDY); She completed some of her training in India.

She received her in-depth trainer training at Ver.di, among others. She accompanied schools in Hamburg and Lower Saxony for over 10 years, among other things, with the introduction of independent schools, cooperated with a management consultancy in advising hospitals and worked for an international consulting firm in Southeast Asia and later also in Europe.

Six years ago she founded her own company, Mensch Management, with a focus on “health prevention in the digital world”. Consequently, there is a strong focus on psychological stability, healthy organizations and healthy teams. From this perspective, she also accompanies transformation processes and trains managers and employees.


  • Stressmanagement in Leitungspositionen (2011 Raabe Verlag)
  • Burn-Out – Diagnostik, Intervention und Prävention; Coverdale Arbeitsbuch (2012)
  • Motivation, Coverdale Arbeitsbuch (2013)
  • Resilienz – Erfolgreich durch die Krise (Beck Verlag, Februar 2016)
  • Workbook Resilienz (2020)
  • Biblische Resilienz (in Vorbereitung, 2022)

How can we support you?

At Crown Coaching, we specialize in empowering healthcare leaders. To find out how we can support you in your role, we invite you to contact us. Please describe your request briefly in your e-mail. This will enable us to prepare for an initial telephone call with you. We look forward to getting to know you and working out together how we can achieve tangible progress in your institution in particular. We will get back to you as soon as possible. The Crown Coaching team looks forward to hearing from you!

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