MBA, certified: Business Coach (INLPTA), NLP-Master (DVNLP), HOGAN Management Assessment.
As a Sparring Partner and Executive Coach, I have accompanied top managers and executives for many years: Managers, Managing Directors and C-level Executives from various divisions, companies and industries, in Europe and USA.
My sparring and coaching work comprises relevant management skills, leadership of people and individual topics.
It includes strategic/operational management approaches, change management, communication, leadership culture, promoted into a new leadership role or terminated.
My work has strengthened managers from all walks of life, and has helped them to grow as a leadership personality.
"If you want to coach (Top) Managers, you should have been a (Top) Manager yourself."
As a long-time Manager and Executive working in international companies and corporate structures, I have faced various management challenges in different positions, countries and cultures (Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, USA). I am experienced in building and expanding markets, divisions and organizations as well as re-evaluating business strategies. In addition, I have had the chance to train and coach managers from Eastern Europe.
Since 2003, I have been working as a certified Business Coach (INLPTA) and NLP Master (DVNLP). As a Greencard-holder, I legally posseess the US working permit.
Karriere - Highlights
Kienbaum Consultants International
responsible for Executive Coaching, Outplacement/New Placement in Germany, Switzerland and Executive Recruiting in USA.
Country Manager/ Managing Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics
responsible for 50 employees (Operations, Finance, IT, HR, Sales, Marketing, Events/Trainings) and 12,000 Sales Representatives. Results: Significant increase of Net Sales and EBIT
Country Manager/ Managing Director Switzerland
responsible for 20 employees (Operations, Finance/HR/IT, Sales, Marketing, Events/Trainings) and 1.300 Sales Representatives. Results: Turnaround of the Swiss company by effective cost saving programs, restructuring Sales and relaunching the corporate brand.
Marketing Manager „National Brands“
responsible for 11 employees, 10 product groups and 250 Mio€ in revenue: significant increase of revenue and EBIT by focusing on high profitable brands and products.
Group Product Manager
„Marlboro“ Line Extensions
responsible for 3 product groups and 950 Mio € in revenue: most successful brand relaunch for „Marlboro Lights“, ever.
Regularly, I have written and published articles on leadership topics for "Huffington Post Germany".
I am a published author of various books on leadership style and leadership culture: