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Empower Your Team with an Interim UX Team Lead

Mimi Scheibe - Interim UX Team Lead

As a seasoned freelancer, I’ve lent my expertise to support numerous UX team leads, gaining unique insights into diverse organisational dynamics. Drawing upon this extensive experience, my journey is defined by a solid foundation as a former employed UX team lead at Gehalt.de, providing a wealth of practical knowledge in the realm of UX leadership.

In response to the evolving workplace landscape brought about by the pandemic, I transitioned seamlessly into the role of a UX coach and mentor. I’ve successfully guided and nurtured several designers in their career development journeys, emphasising the crucial balance between team care and individual growth.

Navigating Success Together: Interim UX Leadership with Heart
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I firmly believe that effective UX leadership hinges on two pillars: fostering a nurturing environment where the team thrives and crafting a robust UX strategy that propels the company forward. With an unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and shaping company culture, I am here to strengthen your UX team from the inside out.

In addition, I am ready to help you chart your UX strategy, ensuring that your design initiatives align seamlessly with your business goals. By choosing my services, you’re not just getting an interim UX team lead; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to your team’s success and your organisation’s UX maturity.

Why Choose Me as Your Interim UX Team Lead

In the ever-evolving landscape of UX, organisations face unique challenges that often necessitate a temporary but impactful solution. Here’s why you should consider interim UX leadership:


Jumpstart UX

For organisations just embarking on their UX transformation, interim leadership provides a catalyst. It ensures that even in the absence of a permanent team lead, your UX initiatives don't lose momentum.

Seamless Transitions

Whether your team lead is stepping down, facing an unexpected absence, or on parental leave, interim leadership offers a smooth transition. Your UX team remains in capable hands, and the learning curve is minimised.

Continuity of Vision

An interim UX team lead can step in to maintain the vision and strategy set by your previous leader. This ensures that your UX initiatives remain aligned with your organisations's goals.

Expertise on Demand

Access specialised UX expertise exactly when you need it. Interim leaders bring years of experience to tackle your challenges head-on, offering fresh insights and strategies.

Nurturing Team Growth

An interim UX team lead not only provides guidance but also focuses on individual and team development. They can help your designers overcome obstacles, build confidence, and become more effective.

UX Culture Reinforcement

Keeping the UX spirit alive within your organisation is essential. Interim UX team leaders help foster a culture of user-centricity, ensuring that UX remains strong even during transitions.

Tailored Solutions

Every organisation is unique. Interim leaders adapt quickly to your specific needs, providing customised strategies and solutions that fit your context.

Hamburg and Beyond

Whether you're in Hamburg or anywhere in the CET timezone, my services are accessible. I offer onsite (Hamburg area) and remote leadership to meet your requirements.

Ready to explore the possibilities of interim UX leadership? Let’s start a conversation. Get in touch with me today to discuss how I can tailor my services to address your specific challenges and goals. Click the button below to book a free strategy call and take the next step toward fully supporting your UX professionals with me as your interim UX team lead.

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Interim UX Leadership: Where Collaboration Meets Empathy

My Approach

I believe that exceptional UX leadership is not just about strategy; it’s about people, growth, and culture. My approach is rooted in two core principles:

1. Nurturing Individual Growth:

  • Personalised Coaching: I understand that each team member has unique strengths and challenges. My interim UX team lead service focuses on providing tailored coaching and mentorship to help individuals reach their full potential.

  • Skill Enhancement: I actively identify areas for skill development and work closely with team members to enhance their capabilities. This ensures that your team becomes more proficient and confident in their roles.

  • Confidence Building: Building confidence is key to achieving success. I empower team members to take ownership of their work, make decisions, and contribute effectively to your UX projects.

2. Cultivating a Positive Team Culture:

  • Empathy at the Core: Empathy is not just a UX principle; it’s at the heart of my leadership approach. I foster an empathetic and inclusive team culture where everyone’s voice is heard, and collaboration thrives.

  • Open Communication: Transparent and open communication is vital for a cohesive team. I encourage dialogue, feedback, and discussions to create an environment where ideas flourish.

  • Stronger Together: I believe that a united team achieves the greatest success. Through team-building activities and workshops, I strengthen the bonds within your UX team.

  • User-Centricity: My leadership emphasises a user-centric mindset, ensuring that every decision made aligns with delivering the best possible user experiences.

My approach is not just about filling a leadership gap; it’s about nurturing your team’s growth and strengthening your organisation’s UX culture. When you choose me as your interim UX team lead, you’re investing in the development of your team members and the foundation of a thriving UX community within your organisation.

On the Same Page: Interim UX Leadership at Eye Level
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Leadership Insights: Explore My Latest Posts

Dive into my Leadership category for thought-provoking articles, expert insights, and practical tips to enhance your UX leadership skills. Stay updated with the latest in UX leadership trends and strategies.

Neurodiversity in UX & Leadership: A Crucial Puzzle Piece to Innovation

This article will discuss neurodiversity and neurodivergence, exploring their profound impact on UX design and leadership. It will uncover how neurodivergent individuals bring unique strengths and perspectives to the table, paving the way for innovative solutions and inclusive leadership styles.

A Culture of Failure: Building a Positive Failure Culture in Companies

Let's dive deep into the heart of failure culture – what it means, why it matters, and how individuals can actively contribute to fostering an environment where failures are not only accepted but celebrated. We'll unveil the benefits of a positive failure culture, the role of leadership in shaping it, and practical strategies to implement change at both the individual and organisational levels.

Design Feedback Demystified: How to Provide Impactful and Actionable Insights

If you're passionate about creating exceptional user experiences and believe that constructive feedback is the secret ingredient to design success, you've come to the right place. Whether you're a UX guru, a seasoned leader, or an aspiring design feedback maestro, this guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide effective feedback that will elevate your team.

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Empathy-Driven Leadership: Elevate Your UX Team's Potential

Mimi ran a Lean UX workshop with us and I would highly recommend her here!

Although we already had an understanding of Lean UX as a team, we didn’t manage to fill out the Lean UX Canvas on our own. We got bogged down, didn’t agree and at some points we weren’t clear what was actually expected of us.

Mimi, with her open and calm manner, helped us to answer all our open questions and successfully complete the Canvas. The workshop sessions with her were also a lot of fun, we laughed a lot and I especially liked her mini-games to lighten things up.

So far, I have always found workshops rather boring, exhausting and not goal-oriented. Now we want to integrate some of Mimi’s impulses into our meetings.

I recommend Mimi without hesitation and without reservation and hope very much that I can take part in another workshop with her soon.

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Mimi was a guest lecturer at our UX/UI Design Bootcamp at neuefische GmbH. Mimi’s personable way of delivering content was highly professional, and she always had the needs and level of the participants in mind. The collaboration was a thoroughly positive experience, both the course and the entire team of trainers were impressed by the professional and cordial collaboration. It was definitely an added value to have Mimi on board for the User Research and User Centered Design topics.



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Mimi is a particularly likeable person who understands in an empathetic way how to recognise needs, define them together with her clients and find the appropriate solution.
I am personally very enthusiastic about her professional competence, but above all about her ability to work out solutions quickly, purposefully and efficiently.

We would book her again and again and recommend her to everyone! 🙂



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