I support you to boost your effectiveness as a leader and achieve outstanding result.
I offer a constructive dialogue at C-suite level to create clarity in complex challenges, realize strengths and capabilities, define next goals and successfully implement specific actions.
Top executives live in a world of permanent change and unpredictable challenges.
Times of change may create pressure and uncertainty, but may also offer new perspectives and opportunities.
Changes in the ownership structure, supervisory board or C-suite of a company result in changing framework conditions and require a recalibration. Wether to embrace personal or organisational change as an opportunity in the existing organisation versus to look for new challenges elsewhere is a decision of great consequence even for experienced leaders.
I work with executives in transition processes to audit the current situation, help them find clarity for their personal decisions and explore new paths and opportunities.
For new executives, the first three to six months are a particularly critical phase. Ideally, the foundation for successful work in the following years is laid during this time.
A crucial challenge for leaders who join a new organisation is to establish relationships of trust and effective communication with the key people on the executive or supervisory board.
I offer individual coaching tailored to the specific situation to help new C-level executives make the most of this critical phase.
I support you to further develop your competence and effectiveness as a leader and achieve your most ambitious goals.
Companies that are able to build high-performing leadership teams will achieve outstanding results.
High-performing teams are created by highly motivated employees who are empowered to achieve common goals through inspiration, leadership, recognition and development.
I use my years of experience in consulting and support C-Suite teams to improve their performance and consistent alignment with the organization’s strategy and goals.
Organisations and leaders permanently need to adapt to change and unexpected challenges.
The organization of a company not only defines the tasks of individual managers but also mirrors the corporate culture.
Young companies may be structured too much around key people and thus need a more professional organisation. Larger corporates may be trying to create more flexible and agile organizations.
I offer advice in shaping the leadership organisation and discovering, developing and retaining the right people.
Mergers & Acquisitions are only successful if new teams can work together effectively. Issues in the leadership organization or a poor corporate culture are the most common reasons for unsuccessful integration processes.
A People & Culture Due Dilligence produces transparency and clarity both prior to the deal and in PMI processes and creates the foundation for substantial people-related decisions.
It is crucial for successfully integration processes to be able to understand other management cultures, identify potential conflicts in top management, anticipate resistance and retain top performers.
I work with my clients both pre- and post-merger to
Retaining top talent in the company has a direct impact on the company’s performance. A high fluctuation in the leadership team causes significant damage such as higher cost, a loss of intellectual property, customers or reputation.
For more than 20 years I have been familiar with motivation patterns and motivational structures of executives. I know the reasons why executives resign from their organisations.
In addition to an outside-in view and benchmarking with the relevant market, the Retention Analysis© offers specific recommendations for concepts and actions to motivate and retain top performers in the company.
For more than 20 years, I have been advising companies on the design of their leadership organization as well as the development of top executives and their teams. During these years I have lived in Berlin, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, London and Hamburg. I have worked in Europe and the USA.
Today, I work with clients across Europe and also serve on supervisory and advisory boards for people and leadership related issues.
I am a Mastered Executive Coach, trained by Meyler Campbell in London. Meyler Campbell is one of the world’s leading business coaching organisations and works closely together with the Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard University. The Mastered program is accredited by the Association for Coaching and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and has been awarded the European Quality Award by the EU.
In my early years at university, Leadership was already the topic of my master’s thesis, after I had experienced what leadership means under the extreme conditions of a submarine crew.
I subsequently worked in investment banking at UBS in London and as a strategy consultant at A.T.Kearney in Munich. After three years at RussellReynolds Associates in London, I became a Managing Partner at Civitas International in 2004 and have been a co-founder and Managing Partner of “The Human Impact Group” since 2020.
I graduated with an M.A. in Sociology, Politics and History from Hamburg University and later completed my M.B.A. at ESCP Business School in Paris.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School and a regular participant in Mobius Leadership’s Next Practice Institute in Boston.
I am happily married with two grown sons and am a passionate musician and active jazz and gospel singer. I prefer to spend my free time with my family at the North Sea, with band rehearsals, playing golf or good – really good books.