Career Well-Being Self-Assessment Workshop + Panel Discussion

From Career Frustration To Career Fulfillment

Following the delightful turnout at our April event, Viva is offering another powerful workshop followed by a stimulating discussion with our eminent panelists.

What is the workshop about? The workshop is called the Occupational Wellness Self-Assessment, where you are invited to participate in a questionnaire about your values, skills, talents, and past experience. You will then be welcome to share your results with a partner in a safe space. The sharing is voluntary.
In the six dimensions of a wellness wheel, some researchers added a seventh dimension called “Occupational Wellness”. Occupational Wellness means that through your work, you gain personal satisfaction, find enrichment and meaning, build useful skills, and contribute to your community. It requires successful time management, stress reduction, and communication and negotiation. The questionnaire can help you discover more about what occupational wellness means to you and how to achieve it.

After the workshop, you are encouraged to actively participate in the panel discussion with our mentors and career experts to empower you to fine tune your career goals with personal needs.

Who should attend the workshop? Those looking to work out a career strategy that satisfies their financial, intellectual, personal, and social needs.

Are you: 

  • Looking for a career change/career transition/ choosing a career that suits your personality, interests and talents?
  • Coming back to work after a break/ creating a vision for your future?
  • Searching for ways to be an entrepreneur/ inspiration to start a business alongside work?
  • Open to change and want to learn new skills?

…then come join us!


Meet the Panelists:

Mike Hofmann, Viva Mentor

Managing Director at Melchers (Beijing) Ltd and Chairman of the Board at Koehler Pharmaceutical Beijing Ltd.

Mike Hofmann is the Managing Director of Melchers China in Beijing and the Chairman of Koehler Pharmaceuticals Beijing Ltd. Mike works and has lived in China for over 14 years. During this time, he gained extensive knowledge and experience in Business Development, Strategy, Sales & Marketing in various management roles in foreign companies in China. Between 2011-2018 I also served as Vice Chairperson of the Beijing Chapter of the German Federal Logistics Association BVL.

He holds an Executive MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland and a Masters in History, Economics, and Law from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Mike is a Doctorate Candidate for Business Administration at the Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of Business of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.


Caroline Xue, Viva Mentor

Managing Director of Kurki Fashion Beijing Co. Ltd.

Caroline Xue 薛锐霞 has been the Managing Director of MARJA KURKI China operations since 1993. She established this Finnish fashion accessory business and the brand from the very beginning in China, where she built up the distribution channels, franchising system, and later on the online business, and company organization by hiring and training. At peak period around 2015, they had 70 shops throughout China. Currently, they have 5 online shops on TMall,, and 40 offline shops with nearly 100 employees in China. Many of them have been working with the company for over 15, or even 20 years.

Their major products are silk scarves, woolen scarves, umbrellas, hats and gloves etc. They also customize silk scarf designs for companies for corporate gifts.

Caroline has been interviewed by various media such as Vogue, Elle, China Daily, Beijing TV, Finnish business magazines, HELSINKI SANOMAT, and more.

Michaela Schneebauer, Viva Mentor

Group Leader for Oncology and Virology and Regional Clinical Trial Manager

Project Leader for various international projects

Michaela Schneebauer was a Manager in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry.

She began her career as Quality Manager and held several positions within the Quality department. Afterward, she joined a Biotech company where she was Project Manager for new biopharmaceutical compounds. The next step was a Clinical Research Site Manager where she was responsible for conducting clinical studies in hospitals. She became a Group Leader to manage an international team with different functions. Further on, she was assigned as Regional Manager where she was leading teams in central and eastern Europe. The focus was leading and training international teams in order to develop medicines to improve health and the quality of life.

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Event Details:

DATE: Thursday, May 27th, 2021

TIME: 18:30 – 21:30

VENUE: Prototype at Hotel Jen (Guomao)L3 Prototype Hotel Jen Beijing No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing 10004 China北京市朝阳区建国门外大街甲1号,北京新国贸饭店, 3层众社

COST: Members 180 RMB, Non-Members 250 RMB (includes 2 drinks and substantial appetizers)



18:30-19:00: Registration and Mingle

19:00-19:30: Workshop

19:30-20:30: Panel Discussion

20:30-21:30: Networking