WHO WE ARE - THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
We unite thought leaders and practitioners within the worlds of neuroscience, cognitive and socio-emotional development and professional education with an innovation driven games development team.
Through powerful, multi-disciplinary collaboration we convert our combined expertise into high-impact, thrilling, experiential learning adventures designed to support executives in implementing organisation wide change initiatives, responding to strategic challenges and coping with increasing levels of complexity in their work environment.
Being at the forefront of applying cutting-edge games technology including VR and AR to training and education we provide programs for senior executives and virtual instruments for assessment centres and recruitment in a wide range of private and public sector organisations.
Our growing team includes business psychologists and developmental coaches all with over 30 years experience of management development in the corporate and SME world – plus, most of us have been line managers too, so we understand what life looks like from our clients’ perspective.
ANTONIA KOOP - CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Antonia Koop (MA Conflict and Reconciliation Studies, MBA Warwick Business School) has a rich and varied background in war journalism, professional training, academic lecturing and research. She is founder and former CEO of a multinational media organization providing training and support for journalists in war zones. In 2013 she founded Kite Rider - Strategic Adventures Ltd. better known under it's trading name corncutter.games, developing games-based simulations for the German government and development agencies. In 2016 Antonia co- founded Strategic Nudge Ltd to expand the company's offer to cater to commercial as well as public sector organizations. In 2011 she was shortlisted for the 'Women of the Future' Award for her achievements in improving the quality of conflict journalism and in 2016 was shortlisted for the 'Women in Innovation' Award from InnovateUK.
Since 2017 Antonia is a member of the advisory board of Immerse UK.
CHRISTINE BAKER - CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Christine Baker (BA Hons, MSc Organizational Behaviour) is a business psychologist, author, coach, business owner of Requisite Development and former corporate executive: the combination of Christine’s rich knowledge and business experience spanning industry sectors and national cultures over 30 years has helped her build trusting relationships with her global clients. Her insights, informed by the latest research in cognitive and socio-emotional development together with her observations of human nature and behaviour within organizations, feed into the authenticity and high-value learning which are the hallmarks of Strategic Nudge’s business games.
MARIUS STROHSCHNEIDER - CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Marius Strohschneider, Dipl. Media Designer, has a proven track record of successful serious games projects. In his role as Lead Developer and Designer of previous simulations of Kite Rider - Strategic Adventures Ltd. and corncutter.games he has been responsible for projects including the ‘Schools for the Future’ project for Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Germany, which is currently used, amongst others, in Afghanistan and the management training game 'Managing the Mess'.
IVA VURDELJA, Ph.D.
Principal, Requisite Development LLC, Adjunct Faculty, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago.
Iva serves as adjunct faculty member in the Management Department at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business and is also the principal of Requisite Development LLC.
As a leadership and change consultant and a cognitive developmental coach, Iva works specifically with senior executive teams in enabling more effective strategy execution, change management, leadership and talent development. Her clients report feeling that they have expanded their thinking to new dimensions, leading to a greater capacity to manage complexity, embrace challenges and improve relationships with their teams.
Managing Director at Duxinaroe Ltd.
David has led a multitude of organisational performance improvement projects in commercial organisations across Europe for >25 years. He is a recognised voice in the lean community having mapped the latest science from the disciplines of psychology and neuroscience to the subject of ‘High-Performance Culture’.
David is a ‘Technical Authority’ on manufacturing history and principles, the Toyota Management System (Comprising TPS, TDS and TMSS), Hoshin Kanri, Culture change and Leadership. He has spoken on stage in Milan, Warsaw and London on the Psychology of Change at various Lean & OpEx events.