Personal Growth and Development by Mentoring


Mentoring becomes more and more popular within IMA Germany and we are glad to have a dedicated team that shares its knowledge.

We understand mentoring as the support by an experienced colleague (mentor) who shares their know-how and/or experience with a colleague who needs support (mentee) and help with their issue.

In confidential discussions, expectations are defined, goals are set and limits are specified. 

Learn more about our mentoring process in the recently published article in working@office - Magazin für professionelles Büromanagement; 2021/08,

Further information upon request. Feel free to contact us.

Profiles of our Mentors

Ulrike Dierkes Mentor IMA Germany

Ulrike Dirkes

  • Born in 1959, married, one grown up son
  • Executive assistant at Reuters news agency
  • Since 1989 self-employed in the placement of office professionals (assistants, HR etc.)
  • IMA-member since 2013
    (former Deputy Chair  IMA Germany)


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
Angela Parker Mentor IMA Germany

 Angela Parker

  •  Born in 1964, married, two grown up 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)
  • Bullying  and conflict management
  • Intercultural topics (China and US)
  • Reconciling work and family life