Mentoring Program

We understand mentoring as the support by an experienced colleague (mentor) who shares her know-how and/or experience with a colleague who needs support (mentee) and help with her issue. In confidential discussions, the expectations are defined, goals are set and limits are specified. Further information upon request. Feel free to contact us!

Mentoring becomes more and more popular within IMA Germany and we are glad to have a dedicated team who shares their knowledge. The mentoring team is headed by Ulrike Friedrich who also is in regular contact with other IMA countries that are keen to learn more about our mentoring program in Germany.

Lately, we had the chance to do a short video during our autumn training in Salzburg. Please watch it here.


  • Ulrike Dirkes

    Born in 1959, married, one grown son

    Executive assistant at Reuters news agency

    Since 1989 self-employed in the placement of office professionals (assistants, HR etc.) IMA-member (Deputy Chairman Germany) since 2013

    Focus on: Personal development and professional career coaching, positioning in the job market, support during restructuring, intercultural topics, establishment and integration of networks within the company, support during out-sourcing procedures, conflict management, reconciling work and family life, coaching, mediation

    To get in contact:


  • Angela Parker

    Born in 1964, married, two grown children

    Apprenticeship in hotel management and trained translator for English/German 1987 – 1989 stay in the US

    Since 1991 assistant at various small and medium-sized companies (machine building and logistics) IMA-member since 2010

    Since 2019, assistant to director facility management of Studierendenwerk Heidelberg

    Focus on: Being the sole assistant in the company, accompanying fundamental corporate restructuring (job cuts, takeover by a foreign investor, integration into an international group of companies), mobbing/bossing and conflict management, intercultural topics (China and US), reconciling work and family life

    To get in contact: