Vaya is the managing partner of the Hamburg-based training and event agency Impulspiloten GmbH. She has been inspiring as a speaker and trainer for emotional intelligence in business, specifically in leadership, sales, and customer service, for over 23 years.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was a member of the international training team for Marriott International and served as the Director of Learning Development at Performance Solutions, a leading seminar provider based in Schiphol/Amsterdam.
Vaya is a co-author of two books, "Brainself" and "Customer Love." In 2022, her own book titled "Scheiss auf Selbstoptimierung und lebe lieber lustvoll" was published, translated as "Forget Self-Optimization and Live Joyfully Instead." She is a licensed NLP trainer (Society of NLP), DBVC-certified coach, certified Deep O.C.E.A.N. Coach, certified meditation teacher according to DGAM, and has completed numerous further education programs over the past 25 years.
Since 2019, she has been a member of both the board and the Academy Expert Council of the German Speakers Association and served as Vice President of the BDVT from 2020 to 2022.