dr Myriam Hadnes

Before starting idayz, I followed an unconventional career in higher education. I was a researcher, a lecturer and the strategic advisor to a University president. 

I have Masters' degrees in economics and sociology and completed a PhD in behavioural economics. For my thesis, I studied the impact of culture and social norms on economic decision making in Burkina faso, West Africa.

After completion, I set up a study program for Vietnamese students on behalf of Goethe University Frankfurt in Ho Chi Minh City. There, I taught Bachelor, MBA and PhD students how to apply economic principles to practical challenges. 

Together with the German Business Association in Ho Chi Minh City, we developed a mentorship program for the students that would build connections between high potentials and business leaders.

From Vietnam, I went to Luxembourg. As the strategic advisor to the University president, I was in charge of a "bottom-up" strategy process for which I built a team of experts. It became the core advisory unit to the University leadership. We engaged the university community to define guiding principles and a strategic framework that was both, visionary and achievable. 

I left my career to start my own venture in which I combine my learnings from all these important episodes of my professional and personal life. Today, I collaborate with international partners to design and facilitate working sessions that bring forth the best of all participants.  

In my private life, I train my mind with Vipassana meditation, my body with functional training and my soul with meaningful relationships. I live by the principles of devotion, awareness, and effort to reach my goals and to help others to reach theirs.


“My clients find support from the group to tackle their individual and team challenges.”

Myriam Hadnes, founder of idayz

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