Gunther Jancke

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Who is your hero?

My understanding of being a hero is embodied in actions, not names. The closest I can think of is a mix of Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, and the unnamed East German border guard who opened the first checkpoint that led to the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989.


About Gunther Jancke

Gunther is a social intrapreneur, purpose coach, and artist. He is a leadership trainer, fundraiser, project manager and ILM-certified mentor and coach. Gunther is also a member of London’s first Community Land Trust and a member of the League of Intrapreneurs. He currently leads the Responsible Business Award program for Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.

Gunther was the first independent community organizer in Germany, and he co-founded three community organizations in Berlin and Cologne. Through his upbringing in East Berlin and his experiences with the socialist system he developed a strong interest in grassroots political entrepreneurship, leadership development, and social justice campaigning.

Gunther studied International Community Work and trained as community organizer with the German Institute of Community Organizing (DICO). Gunther holds a Master’s in Geography from Queen Mary University of London, with a major in Globalization & Development.

He has strong analytical and relationship-building skills and is interested in identifying people’s passion and self-interest with a view to solving the world’s most damaging problems and taking action.

Privately, Gunther is an Abstract Expressionist with a creative hunger for visual story-telling.