Not interested in playing the game but in changing the game


A political entrepreneur, strategic advisor and leadership coach to political executives, activists and civil servants. Successfully led presidential, mayoral and parliamentary election campaigns in Austria.

I am the founding director of Demoktatie21, a Vienna-based organisation that enables multistakeholder-dialogue on the future of democracy. Together with European Forum Alpbach I initiated the political innovation programm Re-think Austria. Currently I am starting up a leadership program for up-and-coming politicians in CEE.

My topics in the field of politics include innovation, people development, organisational culture, transformative leadership, change strategy, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, journalism and the future of democracy.

I  publish ideas and analyses, appear in international media (e.g. Financial Times, Monocle) and comment on Austrian politics. I’m invited by Universities as a guest lecturer. During the 2016 presidential elections in the US I was an election observer with the OECD.

I was born in 1982 and grew up in my hometown Graz. I am now based in Vienna. Austrian Citizen. European.

Drop me a note at mail at milotesselaar dot com