Metakomm is also the more tangible short form of metacommunication. And even today, the name is still very applicable for what we do.
It is with amusement that we note that Meta now also seems to be an attractive name for the ‘blue market giant’ (the holding company for Facebook and Instagram).
It all started at the end of the 1990s with training and consulting assignments, gathering a lot of experience with customers from different industries all over Germany. As the business grew co-operations with colleagues were established and thus the range of topics became wider. A number of further training courses, specialisations and certifications were added. The temporary life in France for five years and England for almost five years brought Metakomm into international contacts and assignments, and also expanded the network of colleagues internationally.
In 2016 the time had come and it made sense to put Metakomm on a broader and more solid legal footing. The Metakomm PartG was founded. After 20 years of a successful corporate career at IBM and Barclays, Christoph Grandpierre decided to further develop his entrepreneurial genes and concentrate on expanding the Metakomm consulting business. Ever since there are two business areas, the training and coaching business, led by Liliane and the consulting business, led by Christoph.
The Metakomm partnership company has its headquarters in Grünheide near Berlin. And just like the name, shortly after we chose Grünheide, another American tech giant followed us. In 2019 Tesla decided to build the Tesla Gigafactory IV around the corner from us in Grünheide. If those aren’t good omens.
In recent years, our business and our team have continued to grow. We have expanded our range, positioned ourselves more clearly and are happy to work with diverse internationally positioned European customers from different industries and countries. What all of our customers and we as Metakomm have in common is the willingness to shape and lead change.
Metakomm is now a team of currently 13 consultants, trainers and coaches, permanent and freelance staff in Germany, the UK and Switzerland, as well as a large number of cooperations.
We continue to grow in terms of topics, internationality, diversity and in the portfolio of our offerings. Working with our customers, our team and co-operation partners is great fun for us and we are excited to see how our Metakomm story continues.