Dr. Nico Rose

Dr. Nico roseI am a German Professor, human resources executive and keynote speaker. Harvard Business Manager, the German edition of the Harvard Business Review, recently described me as „one of the leading experts and keynote speakers on Positive Psychology in Germany”.

Mappalicious started out as my diary while taking part in the 2013/14 MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) program at University of Pennsylvania. In August 2014, I graduated – yet I decided to go on with this page and to develop it into a more general resource on all things Positive Psychology.

Dr. Nico Rose: Short Biography

Nico Rose (born 24 March 1978) is a psychologist (WWU Muenster) and holds a doctoral degree in business administration (EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel). Additionally, he´s an alumnus of the MAPP program at University of Pennsylvania.

In his main occupation, as of 2019, Nico is a full professor of organizational psychology at International School of Management (ISM), Dortmund, one of Germany´s premier Business Schools. Prior to his work in academia, he served as the Vice President Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition at Bertelsmann, Europe´s largest media corporation.

Nico Rose has authored three books (in German) and +80 professional articles or book chapters. He is a frequent interview partner on human resources and leadership topics in newspapers, professional magazines, and online publications. Nico is also a regular keynote speaker at corporate events and conventions on leadership, coaching, and human resources.

Nico lives in Hamm/Germany with his wife Ina, two children, and two cats.

10 thoughts on “Dr. Nico Rose

  1. Hah! This is great. I just finished MAPP and my capstone. If you would like to see a summary of my thesis, check out my blog, and please feel free to be in touch if you need help with anything. I trust you will have a great year!


  2. Hi Jeremy, the sounds great. I do know that a “Weltanschauung” does a have a lot of “power” – from my coaching clients. E.g., changing someone´s belief from “At the core, this world is a bad (or dangerous) place!” to the opposite can literally change everything. But I haven´t seen any objective measurements so far. I will dig deeper into that when I have the time.


  3. Welcome to the MAPPA community Nico! I look forward to meeting you at Summit.
    Katie, MAPP.8


  4. Congratulations for redefining MAPP to your person, career and discipline. Its truly worthwhile and I hope as I interact with you through the little source of my knowledge compared to yours, I may as well grow to build my database of career, person and Discipline.

    I wish you success in your teaching, psychology interactions and Summit and in the nurturing of your family.

    Congratulations and Thank you.


  5. Great work Nick! Your website is awesome. I just completed the MAPP in Melbourne, and its wonderful to have such a great resource for keeping us up to date with all of the amazing work happening around the world. Thanks, and all the best with your new book 🙂


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