Region Advisor Biography

Lukas Liebich, DTM

Lukas Liebich, DTM  Member Since: 2012
Home Region: 10
Home District: 110
Supporting Districts: 59, 71, 91, 95, 107, 108, 109, 110

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and District level):

  • 2020-2021 Immediate Past District Director
  • 2019-2020 District Director
  • 2018-2019 Program Quality Director
  • 2017-2018 Club Growth Director (D95)

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

  • 2018-2019 Excellence in Program Quality Award
  • 2017-2018 Excellence in Marketing Award

What is your understanding of the Region Advisor role and how does your experience relate to the role?

I work as a design thinker and business facilitator in a big corporation. In that role, it’s my job to help groups of people to work better together, help them understand their common objectives and help them plan how to achieve them together.

Region Advisor does exactly that for the District core teams.

On top of that, as Region Advisor, I will be able to act as a link between the European Districts and World Headquarters (WHQ). From my experience in District leadership, I know well that each region has its specific needs and challenges. I will listen to the needs of Toastmasters in Europe and will look for ways to make them heard and understood by the WHQ.

What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams?

My previous role in the company I work for was Scrum Master. I was coaching a team in applying Scrum and agile in their work.

Whenever I was leading a team – either due to the Toastmasters role I had, or because I was organizing an event – I focused on helping the individuals on the team work better together.

Moreover, I mentored more than 25 Toastmasters, both in public speaking and in their leadership roles. I also wrote a number of blog posts covering the topic mentoring. In my eyes, there is often an overlap between the role of a mentor and a coach, and the Region Advisor can take either of these roles.

Why are you interested in serving as Region Advisor?

It’s a combination of doing something extremely valuable (helping the District core teams perform better) and doing something I enjoy a lot (training and coaching).

In my trainings, I sometimes make the participants sing Britney Spears songs. I can’t wait to that again, this time with a global Toastmasters audience!