Meet Our Team

Sybil Kleinmichel
Managing Director

Sybil Van Riper Kleinmichel is a security and management systems expert. She is the founder and Managing Director of Sycheck Systems and Sycheck Foundation. These organizations help companies and non-profit organizations to facilitate rapid and positive change worldwide. As an FLI XCHANGE Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, she helps leaders transform themselves and their organizations, by asking powerful questions.

As a lead auditor in over 10 global ISO and other standards, Sybil has a proven track record in helping executives and their teams to identify strengths, co-create company strategies and achieve measurable success, both professionally and personally.

Before becoming a business leader and coach, Sybil spent two decades in leadership positions at companies in New York and Frankfurt including at Swiss Bank, Accenture, Deutsche Telekom and SYSGO AG. Her responsibilities included serving as a Financial Analyst, Quality Director, Head of Security Audit, VP Quality and CISO, respectively.

Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico Sybil now lives near Frankfurt, Germany, where she serves senior executives world-wide. Sybil and her team of experts stand for reliability in service and creating measurable results. She is married and has two grown children. Hobbies include writing customer-specific standards and perennial gardening and hybridizing.

Marie-Luise Stoll-Steffan

Board member of the Wiesbaden Foundation and Non-Profit Quality Management System Lead Auditor.


CEO   Life School GmbH, Wiesbaden

 Petroleum Engineer


Founder and CEO of LLIS SA (now named KSI), Lake Geneva, Switzerland,

Founder and CEO of ISF GmbH & Co. KG

Deputy Director at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Frankfurt

Executive Senior Governmental Official (Regierungsdirektor) Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Wiesbaden


 German, English

NGO Activities – Civic Engagement

Chair of the Community Foundation Group Germany at the Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen BVDS), Berlin

Regional Trustee for the Community Foundation Movement (Regionalkuratorin)
Association of German Foundations, Berlin

Deputy Chair of the Board
Community Foundation of the City of Wiesbaden

Norbert Sickenberger

Member of the board of the German Children’s Foundation in Frankfurt and fundraiser par excellence.


CEO sino marketing kommunikation 

Master’s degree in German language and literature, history, adult education.


• … as owner of sino marketing kommunikation – amongst other things consulting and advising:
– Banks, also European Central Bank
– Marketing agencies
– Social institutions

• … as employee – amongst other things: 

– Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Manager Sales Literature for Private Customers)
– Leipziger Exhibition Centre, Leipzig (PR Coordinator for the opening of the new exhibition area)
– Regional Chamber of Industry and Commerce, IHK Heilbronn-Franken, Heilbronn, Germany (Public Relations Director)


 German, English

Other Skills

• Knowledge of literature, music and creative arts and the ability to reach a judgement based on knowledge.
• Voluntary social work: Since 1992 member of Kinderhilfestiftung e. V. ( an organization based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany which looks after chronically ill, disabled and abused children. As of March, 2009 Norbert is a member of the board and press spokesman.

Andrea Watzel

Website Design