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$16/h
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Lessons offered by Antonia
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • German
Levels
  • All Levels

Native German offering German classes (all levels) in the greater Austin, TX area

Methodology

I base my classes on the in-depth knowledge of my mother language (German) and am a very supportive and motivating instructor. With my leadership skills, natural interest in people, and love for my mother language, I am sure I can help any student excel.

Background

I am Human Resources professional with international leadership experience. Having been born and raised in Germany, I love to teach my mother language and to help others learn it. I have an MBA from Miami University of Ohio as well as an MA in International Human Resources Management from a German college.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $16/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $75
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $150

Details

My rates are based on a 60 min lesson; however, I can also teach 30 or 45 minutes depending on student's needs or schedule. Once lessons are booked, I will require a 48 h cancellation notice. There will be a $5 charge, if lessons are cancelled less than 48 h prior to the appointment.

Lessons offered by Antonia
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • German
Levels
  • All Levels

Antonia's resume

Antonia Zeller, MBA, SHRM - SCP

US permanent resident; Applied for US citizenship, German citizen


Profile

HR and business professional with management background in international start-up and SMB environments; leadership experience with virtual and diverse teams; bi-lingual (German/English); professional communicator and collaborator able to build strong trusting relationships and networks; conceptual thinker and strategist who integrates various interconnected disciplines such as marketing, branding, communications with HR activities; experienced advisor with strong listening and counseling skills; successful developer of effective recruiting strategies in various industries including IT, oil & gas, media, consulting; proven track record in developing and implementing structured and efficient HR processes and workflows


Professional Experience

06/2020 – Present
Cordillera Geo Services, LLC, Cedar Park, TX
Director of Business Development & Co-Founder
• Responsible for strategic planning, growth and development, marketing, customer communication, accounting, and any other business activities

05/2017 – 05/2020
Datavard, Inc., West Chester, PA / Cedar Park, TX
Global VP Human Resources; Member of the Extended Board
• HR Lead for 200 employees in 5 countries (USA, Europe, Asia)
• Direct report and confidant of the CEO for all people and business matters
• Restructured and rebuilt entire global HR team, leading it virtually
• Professionalized HR turning it into a true Business Partner
• Demonstrated strong HR Leadership and Change Management in two crises (2018,2020) that forced the company to adopt a new business model
• Coached Senior Leaders and established Leadership Development
• Designed and implemented a Performance Management System
• Introduced a Top Talent Program, Team Health Checks, and Individual Development Plans to retain and engage key employees
• Developed global Recruiting Strategies and new Onboarding Concepts
• Evaluated and implemented first ever HRIS
• Supported several successful due diligences for potential investors
• Datavard won “employer of the year – women in IT” in Europe in 2019

07/2015 – 10/2016
Shore GmbH (software start-up/SaaS), Munich, Germany
Head of Human Resources
• Built the first professional HR department including hiring the HR team
• Leadership for up to 14 team members from various divisions
• Alignment of quarterly HR roadmaps with business goals
• Thought leadership on salary structures, career paths, leadership instruments, employer branding
• Development of a companywide recruiting strategy and professionalization of all recruiting efforts
• Implementation of application management system including training for all hiring managers in all international offices
• Design and launch of various employee engagement programs
• Professionalization of the whole HR administration and reporting
• Further development of the company culture and key values
• Direct reporting line to the executive leadership team

02/2014 – 06/2015
Felix Burda Foundation, Munich, Germany
Officer/Personal Assistant to the Executive Board Member
• Responsible for content of internal and external speaking opportunities of the board member
• Development of projects and conferences/workshops
• Research and analysis of scientific/medical studies for public communication purposes
• Established an international expert network in cancer research




10/2012 – 01/2014
Hubert Burda Media, Munich, Germany
International Recruiting Consultant
• Development of recruiting strategies for different business areas
(International, IT, Digital/Online, Journalism, Finance, Communications, Marketing, Sales, Licensing, and Administration)
• Recruitment of management, specialist, and intern positions
• Implementation of structured recruiting processes
• Project lead for university recruiting and marketing and collaboration in the target group analysis within the “Employer Branding” project

10/2011 – 09/2012
SAP AG Headquarters, Walldorf, Germany
HR Recruitment Consultant (Limited contract)
• Responsible for complete recruiting process for professionals in the areas of Global Communications, Product & Solutions, and Translations
• Graduate recruiting for Custom Development and Corporate Functions
• Hiring of temporary employees

08/2010 – 04/2011
TEECsolutions LLC, Houston, Texas, USA
(German geophysical service provider for the Oil & Gas industry)
Manager Administration, Marketing, and Customer Relations
• Responsible for recruiting, administration (accounting & taxes, compensation & benefits), and marketing (materials, trade shows, internet presence of US branch)
• Reported directly to the CEO and Vice President in Germany

08/2008 – 08/2010 ahz services & translations, Oxford, Ohio/Austin, Texas, USA
Founder, recruiter and translator (German-English)
• Recruiting of professionals and graduates
• Translations with legal, business, and HR content


Internships

05/2008 – 06/2008
Grohe Sanitary Products Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China
Supply Chain & Logistics Intern
• Project-based consulting work with the goal to integrate the Hong Kong supply chain into the Greater China supply chain
• Responsible for communication between Grohe Germany and Grohe Shanghai to ensure best possible project results

08/2007 – 05/2008
Perfetti Van Melle, Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky, USA
Marketing Intern
• Project responsibility for a B2B initiative to increase seasonal product awareness and sales; evaluated market research data and competitive analyses for new product launches (Europe versus USA)

09/2006 – 02/2007
Ernst & Young AG, Eschborn, Germany
Human Resources Intern (Recruiting and Marketing)
• Development and implementation of new selection process for graduates in Central Europe including design of new interview guideline
• Presented key component of new selection process to decision making committee in Germany

2000 – 2006
WILD Flavors, Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky, USA and
Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG, Eppelheim, Germany
Several internships in the USA and Germany in the following departments:
• HR, Purchasing, Strategic Planning, Sales, Marketing, Market Research


Education

05/2007 – 06/2008
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management

08/2005 – 12/2005
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA
Semester abroad (focused on marketing and entrepreneurship)

03/2003 – 11/2007
University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
MA in International Human Resource Management
Thesis: “The Conceptual Design of a New Personnel Selection Process at the Ernst & Young AG for the Central European Area”


10/2000 – 02/2003
Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany
Economics (basic studies)

Qualifications and Training

Computer skills: MS-Office, Greenhouse, e-Recruiting, Personio, SAP ERP & SAP R/3 - HR

Continued Education: “RISE” – Leadership Program (2020); SHRM – SCP certification
HR Management from A to Z, labor law, interview training,
project management, presentation training, American business law

Languages: German – native, English – fluent, Spanish - basic

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