This is us

Connected autonomy is our philosophy. For ourselves and for your organization. Bold enough from the outside, a clear goal, a stimulating framework and an environment to unfold everyones unique potential. Here we are, the people who #thinkbeyond

Vision

Think beyond leadership.

Mission

We empower impactful leaders* of today and tomorrow.

Values

Be open. Stay curious. Think beyond.
Embrace development, diversity and inclusion.
Perform with passion.
Collaborate with joy.

*A leader is a person that influences others.

Connected Autonomy

Real teamwork is powerful!

Watch the full video to better understand real teamwork and get inspired to #thinkbeyond

We are here to be your trigger for bold leadership action and for helping you create an organizational framework to master any business challenge given.

Team

We seek to create an authentic working environment that aligns with people’s whole selves, as we come together to serve our customers by merging each of our own expertise, passion and individuality.

Masha Ibeschitz

Founder & Chairperson

Versatile organization mover and holistic leadership challenge advancer. Never not seeking to maximize impact for her clients. She has more than 20 years of experience as top executive coach & consultant and brings leadership experience from various industries with her. Personal strengths: Going in resonance with people, free mind and creative solution energy. When she’s not helping her clients to reach ambitious business goals and to solve complex leadership challenges, she’s enjoying time with her family, good food and good music.

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Article: Change is always agile?!

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Julia Dotzauer

Customer Care & Solution Development
Currently on maternity leave

New generation leadership enthusiast and beyond one’s own nose thinker. Takes a deep breath of reflection before she goes to well-planned action. Her professional experience brought her from a master degree in International Development to coaching and counseling opportunities in various organizations and industries. Personal strengths: Friendliness, reliability and the courage it takes to think beyond. When she’s not advancing Think Beyond with her passionate energy or helping customers to tackle both business and leadership challenges, she’s into social sciences, music and traveling.

Marwah Ahmad

Project Manager Learning & Development

Versatile global professional with expertise in strategic HR. Marwah has a diverse professional background in telecommunications and banking before joining our team at Think Beyond. Exceptional leadership skills, creative thinking, and the ability to adapt to changing situations are some of her many personal strengths. She’s spent 18 years in Vienna, Austria, and lived in the UK and Amsterdam, giving her a broad global perspective. Beyond work, her curiosity fuels her global city exploration, alongside a passion for baking and home décor.

Kamila Kowal

Executive Assistant

Always on the go and fearless challenge taker. With a background in business education, Kamila has worked as a CEO’s assistant in diverse industries, from sports marketing and advertising to politics and the music business. Kamila’s strengths lie in her humour and self-confidence. She enjoys family moments, running, shopping, attending concerts, and celebrating pop culture in her free time. Born in Poland, she moved to Austria at two, spent 2.5 years in the USA, and now calls Vienna her home.

Marion Mihatsch

Head of Business Operations

Dynamic professional with a passion for sustainability and a global perspective. With a background in Landscape Ecology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Marion is a recipient of the European Training Award. Proficient in systemic organizational development and project management, she has excelled in Consulting, Telecommunication, IT Services, and Urban Planning. Born in Vienna and having studied in the Netherlands, she brings an international perspective to her journey. In her free time, Marion enjoys outdoor sports and values time spent with friends and family.

Barbara Steinhagen

Finance & Human Resources

The allrounder every office wishes to have. Quickly adapts to all kinds of challenges, environments and people. Before moving to Vienna, Barbara has lived in Hamburg, Berlin and London working in the international music industry. Personal strengths: high stress resistance and flexibility. When she’s not the trustworthy anchor of our back office, she enjoys time with her dog and family, reading books and being near the ocean.

Julia Bröderbauer

Content Marketer & Copywriter

Passionate content creator and savvy headline-hunter. Tackles things with optimism and taking care that everyone feels good. Her professional background is in 10+ years of marketing experience both on agency and customer side. Personal strengths: Hands-on mentality and empathy. When she’s not finding the right words for Think Beyond, she enjoys time with her family of four, veggie cooking and fantasy novels.

Susanna Heinz

Content Marketer

Social communication fan and new challenge taker. Approaches things with ease and deliberation. Worked in retail for two years before she decided to jump right into the huge and diverse field of marketing. Personal strengths: organized, flexible, and creative. When she’s not busy finding new takes on how to present Think Beyond online, she enjoys Japanese novels or a relaxed Yoga session.  

Oleksandra Korkh

Content Marketer

Social media expert and content hunter. She is aware of the real estate, beauty, art, caviar, and architecture industries. Personal strengths: time management and creating a positive vibe all around her. In the past, Sasha was a professional horse rider. She left the sport, nevertheless, her determination and ambition still stick with her. When she is not busy with creating content for Think Beyond, she likes spending time in the gym, reading, and spirituality.

Ivy Kristel Quino

Research Assistant

Training enthusiast and passionate seminar organizer. Flexible, open-minded, and proactive. A farmer, graduated animal scientist, and university instructor at one of the leading universities in the Philippines. She has worked in various fields including the government, NGO, private and the academic sector. When she’s not busy with making Think Beyond workshops and seminars a pleasure for the participants, she loves hiking/trekking, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She travels quite often and enjoys discovering different cultures.

Raphael Remhof

Digital marketing / offroad communications

Marketing strategist. Growing up in America, he is now co-founder of one of the country’s first omnichannel marketing agencies in Austria. He has more than 12 years of experience in national and international marketing and is now specialized in omnichannel marketing and developing strategical frameworks for international companies.

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Ashley Abdelmoula

Ashley Abdelmoula

United Kingdom

Ashley was an ex-professional basketball player and team captain. The teams he played for and the national team have taught him the power of discipline and leadership.

From an early age, he has held senior leadership roles within the corporate world, notably, time spent as a Managing Director for a start-up in UK and EU for an Israeli Start-up and a senior advisor to the chairman for a major Middle-East Banking, Telecom and Insurance group.

Truly passionate about people is what Ashley stands for. He worked closely with the clients to build a winning strategy not by creating processes that will stifle creativity, but by guiding individuals and teams to build their new-found vision of what the organization should look like. His motto: Everyone MUST be a change leader.

Working across several jurisdictions has also thought Ashley the need to be attuned to local cultural sensitivities.

Ashley is currently leading the value products proposition for a start-up payment platform in London and has several years of experience in one-to-one coaching practice in the financial and insurance market.

Ilse Adametz-Houston

Ilse Adametz-Houston

Austria

Ilse has worked as a trainer and coach for more than 20 years, also benefiting from her marketing and sales background. Ilse is a counselor and coach and certified in a number of behavioral models. Over the years she has worked with many international companies in different industries. In her role as supporter, sparring partner and reflection guide she deals with leaders on all levels. Her core topics are conflict management, communication in challenging situations and team development. In our fast moving time where changes and flexibility are the name of the game we reduce speed in the sessions, to untie some of the knots so we can speed up again. Besides the variety of tools and techniques that I can offer I have learned that self reflection is the most important ingredient. And out of the many approaches I find the shadow work the one with the strongest lever.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ilse-adametz-houston-81440622
E-Mail: ilse@thinkbeyondgroup.eu
Article: “From the shadow into light: Coming to terms with yourself”
What makes a good leader?

Yenni Benze-Mantwill

Austria/Singapore/Vietnam

For more than 25 years, Yenni has been a passionate consultant in executive search and strategy consultancy. In her roles, she has worked with leaders as trusted advisor and coach in finding success, satisfaction, and meaning in their professional and personal development.

Dealing with challenges? Working towards sustainable results? Longing for a new direction? With her solution-focused coaching approach, she supports leaders and teams in finding the best solutions in the shortest time: To make use of their resources, adapt to constant changes flexibly, and achieve results with lightness and power. Her passion is to bring out the greatness of others in a surprisingly refreshing way, with superior ease and sustainable impact.

Born in Vietnam, and growing up in Austria she deeply understands Western and Asian culture. She is based in Vienna, Singapore, and Ho-Chi-Minh City.

Contact:  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yenni-benze-mantwill-076583/  

Website: https://ybmpartners.com/en/ 

E-Mail: Yenni.benze@ybmpartners.com 

EDWARD BOON

Edward Boon

Sweden

Edward works as an instructional design and training evaluation consultant and course leader. Moving to Sweden in 2002 from his home in the UK, Edward forged a career as an L&D professional. Starting out with language skills training, Edward quickly moved into communication soft skills training and from there into the design and delivery of leadership programs.

In the most recent phase of his career Edward has moved towards the areas of instructional design and training evaluation. Edward works closely with the Kirkpatrick Partners and Professor Robert Brinkerhoff providing both training and consultancy services to help his clients get more value from the training they provide.

Edward is a Kirkpatrick Certified Professional to Silver Level and a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator. In addition, he is co-author of the book Improving Performance through Learning and public speaker at events such ASTD.

Contact:

Website: hplj.org
E-Mail: edward.boon@promoteint.com

Article: Learning is only ever a means to an end—never an end in itself

Simon Caspary

Austria

Simon works as a consultant and coach for family businesses. But he has not just more than 10 years of working experience in this field. He also grew up in an enterprising family. So, he knows the dynamics and challenges that ambitious family members, especially their nextgens have to deal with.  

A family business is more than just a business. The enterprising family and their values have a big impact on the business and the family business structures the way, how the enterprising family thinks and behaves. This interplay contributes significantly to the success of a family business but can also generate destructive forces.  

Simon supports family businesses in developing their value-driven culture, strategy and structures. He also promotes the nextgens before, during and after their succession phase. Significantly the emotional aspects influence the relationships within the enterprising family. This has a significant impact on their communication style and their behaviour. To ensure success, Simon supports as a sparring partner, trainer and reflection guide. 

Contact:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-simon-caspary-234539243/ 
Website: www.simoncaspary.com
E-Mail: coaching@simoncaspary.com 

 

Jason Durkee

Japan

Jason Durkee has been a learning and performance expert for more than 25 years. He is dedicated to helping business people innovate, communicate, work across cultures and transfer learning into action and results.

In 2003, Jason founded Idea Development, which soon became a trusted source of cutting-edge learning and development know-how and learning transfer expertise in Japan.

He is also the co-founder of Practical Training Transfer (PTT).

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Olga Felder

Austria

Cross-cultural business navigation and fulfilling life creation with different cultures in the background are Olga’s special fields as a coach and consultant. Moving from urban Russia to mountainous Tyrol in Austria, she certainly knows what a culture crash is. And how to get back into power no matter how challenging the conditions are. With her own expat experience in the back, her passion is about helping professionals to analyse how different cultures influence their performance and wellbeing and to find out what it takes to unlock personal satisfaction and career success in new and unfamiliar surroundings. 

As a former founder, entrepreneur and people leader, she knows first-hand how busy, chaotic and demanding daily working life can be. For more than 10 years she is successfully navigating international business environments. The studies of Jungian Psychology fuel her understanding for the humane nature and her passion for individual development even more. 

She is your perfect coach if you are keen to tap into your adaptivity and develop strong intercultural skills to flourish in a new environment while staying in touch which who you are. 

Contact:

Olga on LinkedIn
E-Mail to Olga

Ferry Fischer

Austria
Leadership training is not an aim in itself. The knowledge learned must be passed on and the whole team should develop with it. I should not keep the valuable things I have learned to myself and try to apply them, but pass them on to everyone and help my team benefit. For Ferry, that is true leadership.
Away from operational leadership, towards developmental coaching! Based on his many years of experience as an executive coach and sports mental trainer, Ferry has constantly worked on how the whole team can benefit from new knowledge or skills learned. He has implemented this as a player-coach for sports teams (hockey, golf).
As a game changer in this matter, he has developed Learn-Bites, with the help of which managers can take the whole team and departments with them after their own further training.
For him, this step of team integration is the decisive step towards becoming a Level 5 Leader according to Jim Collins (see the book “From Good to Great”).

Contact:

LinkedIn: Ferry Fischer
Website:www.3ef.at
E-Mail: ferry.fischer@3ef.at

Sylva de Fluiter

Switzerland

A financial services professional with 25 years of management experience in international business, Sylva complemented her skills with a Master’s degree in Coaching & Mentoring in the UK. With this background, Sylva offers corporate world experience, business acumen, top management savvy and people management skills as an inherent part of her leadership advisory and executive coaching practice.

In executive roles at several companies across various cultures, she applied different management styles, designed and implemented organisational structures and explored new ways of working with her teams. Coaching, feedback and empathy were typical elements of her management style, always aiming at bringing out the best in people. With her strong belief in individuals and their skills and talents as well as her interest in potential hurdles to success, she supports and accompanies professionals on their route to sustainable high performance.

Sylva’s hometown is Zurich. Throughout her career, she has lived and worked in Madrid, London and Vienna.

Contact:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylva-de-fluiter-608a9a9/
Website: www.bluetulip.ch
E-Mail: sylva.defluiter@bluetulip.ch
Article: From good management to great leadership – reflections from two decades of leadership practice

Andreas Grassberger

Austria

Andreas’ experience in the world of the military taught him one vital lesson: Trust is deeply engraved in the organizational DNA of all peak-performing organizations and their agile leaders take their elite teams along for the ride.
Developing a tribe-like culture, a family-like atmosphere where everybody feels safe leads within a few months to better Key-Performance-Indicators produced by a strong resilient organization that survives every change or crisis. And better numbers are something every CEO likes to see in those days!

Today, Andreas is working with leaders of organizations like OSCE, UN as well as Executives of international corporations to inspire their teams and clients by developing a high-performance team culture and a mindset that makes an impact.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/leadyourtribe
Website: andreasgrassberger.com
E-Mail: coach@andreasgrassberger.com
Article: The Military’s Answer to VUCA:
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Rudolf Greger

Austria

With over 35 years of experience working as a designer, I’ve explored numerous aspects of design work. As a co-founder and long-term leader of GP designpartners, and a former chairman of the board at Designaustria, where I led a significant redesign of the organization, I’ve honed my expertise in driving innovative and strategic projects. My initiative, the Design Thinking Tank, was established to make multidisciplinary knowledge work more readily available. Since 202, I have been working independently as a Business Design Coach, being a sparring partner for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and managers, all with business responsibility and a reflective capacity.

If you want to mature your ideas, if you want to sort out your many thoughts, and recognize their value and the connections, then I am your guide. My clients feel more focused on their actions. They achieve orientation and clarity, they recognize the quality of their thoughts and how they are connected, and they feel inspired and come up with new thoughts which they believe they would not have discovered without our conversation.

I call my consulting approach MIM-Concept – Moderate, Inspire, Motivate – you talk about your topics, ideas, and visions, we sort them, and with the cultivated naivety of the designer, we craft actionable solutions. Each session culminates in defining a concrete step forward, ensuring accountability and leveraging the momentum of progress.

If you are looking for innovation, then with my decades of experience in applying Design Thinking as a designer and other methods and tools, you have an offer you can’t refuse.

Sloterdijk wrote a few years ago that the modern achiever needs someone who supports them in an advising, moderating, and motivating manner. I serve as that guide, your reflective surface, making it easier for you to become your better self. Those inside the bottle can’t read the label. I read it to you, and together we interpret what it says. This is the journey of transformation, I invite you to embark on with me.

Contact:

LinkedIn: Rudolf Greger
Website: RTA Greger
E-Mail: greger@dtt.at

 

Gia Helena Gutierrez

Colombia

A South American woman by nature; a psychologist, trainer, and coach by education; Gia Helena is a warrior by life formation and a mother by choice.
In the past 17 years, Gia Helena has had the privilege to assist members of boards, artists, entrepreneurs, mums, managers, CEOs, designers, athletes, and counselors. As a Senior Trainer and International Coach, she has had the honor to touch the lives of hundreds of global players and participate closely with HQ houses all over the world.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/giahelena
Website: giahelena.com
E-Mail: bold@giahelena.com

Martin Haworth

Martin Haworth

United Kingdom

Fiction writer, adventurer, traveller. Always curious—especially about people—and loves to be in the conversation to see where serendipity leads. Personal strengths: Focus, tenacity, resourcefulness, fun, curiosity. Likes to help others—likes to help others help themselves more.

Motto in life: “What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don’t believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all” Charles Lindbergh
Education: Pharmacy degree. CoahU Graduate. ICF PCC Accreditation
Focus/Method: Curiosity about people and their situations. Realise their inner potential. Conversational coach. Good leadership is always kind leadership.
Languages: English
Publications: ‘Conversations with Juliet’; 11 Books in the ‘Simply Management Series’; ‘The Kind Leader’
Check out Martins article “How Being ‘In The Conversation’ is Vital For Leaders” here.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/martinphaworth
Website: martinhaworth.com
E-Mail: martin@martinhaworth.com
Article: The Significant Value of Difference
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How Being ‘In The Conversation’ is Vital For Leaders

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Araceli Higueras

United Kingdom

Araceli is a multilingual, twice accredited business analyst (by the BCS—diploma in 2013—and the IIBA—CCBA in 2017) and an accredited executive coach (at the end of 2008) with a strong background in training, financial data modeling, user experience design (also accredited), software product development and, recently, operations. She is very keen on systems thinking.

Also, as member of employee networks leadership teams, Araceli has led many diversity and inclusion events, career development workshops and represented my company at the time in external events and committees in London.

Araceli has lived in 4 countries and fluently speaks 5 languages, plus 1 at an intermediate level.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/aracelihigueras
E-Mail: ara.adipiscing@gmail.com

Web: https://energiaforma.com/

Blog: https://energiaforma.com/blog-y-podcast/

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Iulia Jolley-Socea

Iulia Jolley-Socea

Austria

Iulia draws on over 10 years of work experience with various international organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises in the field of peacebuilding and social change to design and deliver powerful team-building exercises and to facilitate participatory workshops and meetings. Her unique expertise is leadership in conflict situations and workplace conflict management. Her approach to conflict is a balanced blend of pragmatism, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and nonviolent communication. In dealing with conflicts, she brings in her experience in peacebuilding, looking at ways in which conflict analysis and transformation from international conflict management can be employed in the corporate world. From her work on two documentaries following the teachings and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Vietnamese Zen master, she draws key insights on dealing with strong emotions and grounding practices in conflict situations.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/iulia-jolley-socea
Website: conflictmedic.com
E-Mail: iulia.socea@gmail.com
Article: We have a conflict. Now what?

Alexandra Kamper

Austria

Alexandra is a certified training facilitator and systemically certified coach with additional certifications in the fields of communication, facial expressions (Mimikresonanz ®), impact competency (wholeception model®), and horse-assisted training. Furthermore, she is MPA© certified.
Her passion for supporting and guiding individuals in their personal development is evident in every training and every coaching session.
Her expertise lies in all aspects of nonverbal communication, impact competency, leadership training and experiential training with horses as co-trainers.
With over 20 years of experience as a trainer and in the field of personal development, Alexandra has worked with a diverse range of leaders and employees from various industries and company sizes, providing guidance and support.
Since 2004 she has been running her own company – SeminarDMC-, and since 2019 she has also been acting as a Managing Partner for ISG Personalmanagement GmbH.

Contact:

Email: alexandra.kamper@seminardmc.at
Website: www.seminardmc.at und www.isg.com
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-kamper

Sotiris Karagiannis

Greece / Czech Republic

Sotiris Karagiannis has been helping people embrace positive change at work for the last 28 years. Being inspired by his leading role as Director of the Greek franchise of Dále Carnegie Training in the past, Sotiris brings in his trainings and consultancy a people-centric approach that builds on his clients‘ strengths. His areas of expertise range from leadership development to sales and negotiations, where he brings in best practices from his collaboration with some of the most vibrant industries like pharmaceutical, manufacturing, hotel and leisure, and FMCG.

Sotiris has been a dedicated academic, teaching Strategy on a Master’s level in reputable Business Schools in Europe. He is also an active coach, working closely with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council through which he offers an accredited program for coaches. He is currently working on his Doctorate research to bring new knowledge and insights into the applications of coaching practice in Higher Education. Sotiris has a passion for storytelling and has designed and runs public and in-house workshops for people who want to inspire and positively influence peers and clients.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sotiris-karagiannis-03270019
E-Mail: skaragiannis@unyp.cz

Stefanie Köster

Germany

Stefanie studied psychology, pedagogic, linguistics and geography at the universities of Würzburg (Germany) and Poitiers (France). Before she became a full-time coach in 2010 she has worked in geographical research, as an officer for international relations, quality manager and auditor for the Department of Lower Franconia and as a project coordinator und consultant for the German Federal Program for Diversity and Tolerance.

At presents she is a self-employed business and leadership coach and teaches soft skills, communication and negotiation at the University of Applied Science Wuerzburg/Schweinfurt. She has lived in Canada and France and coaches in English and German, with a good working knowledge in French. As a coach she specializes in the topics leadership, neuroscience and emotion coaching (working with those emotional blocks that keep you from fulfilling your full potential), self-management, emotional intelligence, communication and negotiation. Stefanie has worked with male and female leaders from various cultural backgrounds, politicians, expatriates and HR specialists.

She is a certified coach for the Process Communication Model ®, wingwave ®, emTrace®, intercultural coaching and training (JUBI), a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and owner of the Vertikaner® model trademark.

Contact:

Website: koester-coaching.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/stefanie-köster-m-a-08808314
E-Mail: stefanie.koester@mdi-training.com

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Robert Kraxner

Robert Kraxner

Austria

Robert is a pioneer who takes nothing for granted and opens up new paths beyond the norm. His customers include founders and companies with up to 15 employees. Roberts workshops are known for developing completely unique business blueprints, business ideas and communication strategies that stand out from the crowd. As a digital native, he sees himself as a bridge builder who combines the existing with the fresh possibilities of the digital age. Robert is convinced that the current organizational forms, cultures and practices in European companies no longer have a future and that the world of work will change radically in the next few years.

He himself describes his work as a rebellion against the unreflective achievement society and the wasting of human potential. At the same time, it serves the mission of making new life and business designs possible. He also offers tailor-made workshops, precise advice and rousing lectures. He commutes between Vienna and Berlin when he’s not at a customer’s site or has withdrawn to write a new book.

Contact:

Website: robertkraxner.com
E-Mail: office@robertkraxner.com
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Rumesh Kumar

Malaysia

Rumesh Kumar is a Certified Professional Trainer; Certified Knowledge Manager; Certified Project Management Professional (PMP); ScrumStudy Certified Trainer; and Certified Tetramap facilitator.

Rumesh specializes in the areas of project management, knowledge management as well as agile leadership development. In addition to being the Managing Director of Sharma Management International, he is the Senior Denison Consulting Partner for Denison Consulting USA and is an Approved Training Provider for the Project Management Institute USA as well as an Approved Training Instructor for the Knowledge Management Institute, USA.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rumesh-kumar-3b55566
Website: https://sharma.com.my/
E-Mail: rumesh@sharma.com.my
Article: The Role of Knowledge Management in Digital Transformation

Claudia Lierl

Austria

As a momentum coach, Claudia brings her vast leadership teachings, methods, tools, and unique approaches, to all her customers worldwide.

Claudia has 25+ years of experience as a leadership trainer and coach around the globe. She has worked with hundreds of leaders on their rhetorical fine-tuning and finding individual strategies to deal with challenging communication situations. Other focus topics are emotional intelligence, change management, agile leadership, and conflict management.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/claudia-lierl-eselböck-186b06b5
Website: https://www.claudialierl.com/
E-Mail: coach@claudialierl.com
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Sylwia Lewandowska-Akhvlediani

Poland

Sylwia is the author of the leadership methodology and book “5 Awakened Talents – Competencies for Leaders of the Future”, which she self-published in 2018. It is a guide to transforming organizations and individuals, addressing key aspects of the change process. It introduces an innovative combination of leadership and parenting, being a practical collection of over 50 practices, tools, and applications for leaders who want to consciously make a positive impact on their everyday environment, both business and family. It forms the basis of all the programs we run.

She created and manages Progressive Partners – a boutique development and consulting firm – which has been operating for over 15 years, including internationally in the areas of leadership and business culture. Sylwia works with a group of international experts in various disciplines: leadership, storytelling, innovation, artificial intelligence, customer journey, social selling, as well as sport and bodywork, which are excellent metaphors for business. Progressive Partners incorporate a range of psychometric and evaluative tools to explore and work with reality, not imagination.

Contact:

Sandra Loidolt

Austria

Sandra brings in 15 years of professional experience in Leadership & Management Development positions in international manufacturing and FMCG companies.

Her background includes an MBA, Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner, and certificates for Design Thinking, Kirkpatrick, and much more.

She is coaching young leaders to find their natural leadership style as well as supporting high potentials in finding their next career steps.Sandra is convinced that everybody has the needed resources to succeed. It’s “just” about switching perspectives to discover those hidden resources and activate them properly.

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Franz Mair

Austria

After graduating from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Franz has held several HR management positions before founding Blindspot consulting with Friederike. His expertise includes systemic coaching, lean management, communications, and body language, international labor laws, and super fascinating methods like Economic Kung Fu and intuitive archery / long bow.

Contact:

Suparna Malhotra

Suparna Malhotra

United Kingdom
Suparna is an accomplished executive coach and seasoned professional and lover of wholehearted conversations. Truthful and honest discussions that take us a few steps forward in our understanding of what it is to be human. Avid Liverpool F.C. fan since 1996.

Motto in life: “It takes guts to be Gentle and Kind” – author unknown

Education: BA, Political Science & Sociology, Richmond, the American International University in London; MBA, University of Westminster

Focus / Method: My focus is to give my client what they need, get right to the heart of the issue. To do this, it is necessary for me to establish trust quickly. My methodology has been/is being fine tuned based on over 25 years of experience, extensive training by the likes of the Co-active Training Institute and David Petersen and David Goldsmith’s programs. More importantly, it is derived from hundreds and hundreds of hours of spent working with clients and a passion for supporting leaders in finding what makes them inspiring and inspired whilst delivering on their personal and professional objectives.

Languages: Hindi, English, French, Italian

Publications: Article in Forbes about me, Amazon #1 Best-sellers I have co-authored – Fit For Purpose Leadership #4, FFPL #6

Contact:

LinkedIn: inkedin.com/in/suparnamalhotra
Website: suparnaway.com
E-Mail: suparna@suparnaway.com
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Melanie Martinelli

India

Melanie combines her entrepreneurial spirit with her experience in the learning field to help build memorable and results-based learning experiences. Melanie has 15+ years of experience in Learning & Development and has facilitated workshops on a variety of topics such as cross-cultural management, leadership, negotiation, executive presence diversity, and inclusion across the globe. Two years ago, Melanie decided to combine her passion for sports and learning and co-founded The Learning Gym. TLG’s focus is on upskilling learning professionals and helping them stretch, tone and build their learning muscles in the field of needs analysis, training design, delivery, and evaluation.
Along with being an Accelerated Learning Master Facilitator, Melanie is also India’s first Kirkpatrick certified facilitator. The amalgam of these helps her provide customized learning solutions for both the F2F and virtual classroom that significantly improve the return on expectations.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/melanie-martinelli-804342137
Website: thelearninggym.co
E-Mail: melanie@thelearninggym.co

Dragan Milicevic

Germany

Dragan is an accomplished professional known for his expertise in international Leadership Development Programs and Performance Management Systems. He’s also recognized for pioneering the unique coaching approach ROMPC®. Dragan has made a global impact as a trainer and coach as the founder of Exceptional Performance with locations in Madrid, Munich, and Düsseldorf. His strong educational background includes degrees in Communication Sciences & Psychology and Industrial Relations. He is certified as a Management Trainer, Business Coach, and ROMPC® Coach. Dragan’s career also includes leadership and project experience at major companies such as Bertelsmann AG and Beiersdorf AG. His proficiency in personality assessments, including MBTI and Hogan Development Survey (HDS), further highlights his exceptional skills in the field.

Contact: 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dragan-milicevic-67506791
Website: exceptional-performance.de
E-Mail: milicevic@exceptional-performance.de

Mikhail Molokanov

Mikhail Molokanov

Russia

Mikhail came back to practice as a free-lance executive coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant after holding a role of CHRO in a Russian private companies Forbes-200 NMGK Group (fat-and-oil industry). Based in Moscow he trains, leads and organizes T&D programs for owners, business leaders, executives, managers, entrepreneurs and sales people since 1992.

Mikhail believes his adaptability to clients’ needs allows him to train and coach people of all levels, nationalities, and cultures.

Contact: 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mikhailmolokanov/
Website: STRADIS.top
E-Mail: Mikhail@Molokanov.biz

Sabine Muth

Austria

Sabine Muth is an independent consultant for strategy, innovation, and business transformation as well as a systemic coach, trainer, and facilitator. Sabine has a genuine interest in people and with a lot of passion and energy, she supports clients and companies in their individual development and journey. She is an expert in innovative and agile approaches, Design Thinking and Customer Experience Management and she has a strong background in the fields of agile transformation and customer-centricity. With an open and solution-oriented mindset she strives to inspire others, highlight different perspectives and ways of thinking, and most important of all – unlock the potential on a personal and business level.

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Thomas Olesch

Austria

Thomas started out his career as a teacher as it came very naturally to him to stand in front of people, to present topics in an exciting way and to make learning stick. He then applied his people skills in international companies where he served for almost 20 years as Head of Human Resources. It was finally the company that Gives Wings to People and Their Ideas, Red Bull, where Thomas worked in International HR and Global Talent Management, that made him realize what the next step in his life needs to look like: Taking his natural teaching talent and precious experience as business manager to help leaders and employees in organizations perform at their best! He now delivers high-class business trainings and assists leaders as a coach on a global level. Besides his teaching degree, he holds a Master in Management and is a Certified Coach. Thomas also runs his own company that puts needs of people in the center of business in order to connect performance and humanity.

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Luca Pulito

Switzerland

Luca has a master’s degree in economics and has held several executive positions in multinational companies in various industries. Dealing with enormous pressure leading multicultural teams and managing huge budgets, he ended up in a major burnout. Years of self-awareness and self-care later, wondering why all those leadership mentorship and training programs he had in his jobs haven’t helped him, he got into coaching and acquired several degrees (NLP Master, NLP coaching, and ICF corporate coaching). Being a fully reintegrated burnout victim, he now particularly cares and specializes in burnout prevention and reintegration. Besides his coaching experience, Luca is an experienced Project & Program Manager, Scrum Master, Change Manager and Business Process Improvement manager. Luca firmly believes that our performances, our serenity, our happiness depend largely on ourselves. That’s why he loves to stimulate that magical moment in which someone decides to be happy, authentic, immune to external interference. The moment that opens the way to continuous growth.
Lucas’s work focuses on leadership with emotional intelligence, burnout prevention, self-awareness, NLP techniques, and transactional analysis. With “cognitive transformation learning” he created his own method.
Luca lives in Tessin, Switzerland, and speaks fluent English and Italian. One of his passions besides Coaching is conscious finance. He is a trainer in financial intelligence with the aim of spreading awareness and the right approach, both technical and mental, to the management of one’s assets. He loves to develop and evolve as a person. He loves to help and energize people in becoming the best version of themselves.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lucapulito
Website: https://www.fyooturecoaching.com/
E-Mail: pulluca@hotmail.com

Uwe Reiner-Kolouch

Austria

Uwe is founder of the Austrian consultant & trainer network imc – integrality ® management consulting e.U. (imc.or.at) He is management consultant, coach and trainer, life and social consultant. Uwe is certified PCM master trainer since 2013, certified PCM trainer since 2007, Life and social counselor since 2008 and Business coach since 2004.

Uwe studied mechanical engineering / business administration (Vienna University of Technology) (1987-94).

He brings in many years of experience as a manager in the areas of quality management, human resources, organizational / personnel development and as a consultant, trainer and coach.

Contact:

Website: processcommunication.de
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/uwe-reiner-kolouch
E-Mail: uwe.reiner@kcg-pcm.de

Günter Rothbauer

Austria

Günter has been independent organizational consultant, executive developer and coach since 2003.

His work history includes: HR manager and organizational developer at Voestalpine, management developer and organizational consultant on Hernstein Management Institute, organizational consultant and coach at ÖSB

Günter studied economics and psychology, has done trainings as a consultant and systemic psychotherapist at the ÖAS Controlling course at the Austrian Controller Institute Course in organizational development at the Neuwaldegg consultancy group. He is certified Wing-Wave Coach.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/günter-rothbauer-844b12194
Website: rothbauer.at
E-Mail: rothbauer@rothbauer.at
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MARKUS RUßWURM

Markus Rußwurm

Germany

The communication psychologist complements his more than ten years of sales and management experience to help people achieve success in practice. Since 2016 Markus has been working as an organizational and sales developer for savings banks and executives. His tool is the ability to emphatically and successfully accompany people through changes.

Certified qualifications:

  • Master of Science Communication and Business Psychology (Vienna University of Applied Sciences)
  • Savings bank economist (Sparkassenakademie, Kiel)
  • Master in Neurolinguistic Programming (Society of NLP)
  • Communication trainer (fresh academy, Feldafing)
  • Sales coach (EQ Dynamics, Munich)
  • DISG trainer (Wiley)

Contact:

E-Mail: m.russwurm@veraenderungskultur.de
Website: veraenderungskultur.de
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/markus-rußwurm-wertschöpfer
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Ceri Samvilian

Kenya

Ceri has worked in the Human Resources industry on two continents in several countries and brings a vast experience managing and working with people of many different cultures and mindsets.

As a life coach, she aims to assist in understanding who you truly are and be a guide in your life journey, of discovering what you want to do with your life and who you truly want to become. She wants to inspire and guide you by working one on one and giving direction to your personal improvement.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ceri-samvilian-9103204
E-Mail: ceri.samvilian@gmail.com
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Marianne Schofield

Marianne Schofield

United Kingdom

Marianne is a working mum and a business and performance coach with over 15 years experience working across a range of businesses and industries. She is experienced in developing and implementing business strategies and mentoring many individuals through her work with various companies.

Marianne is trained as a coach with ITOL in 2017 and an accredited NLP Master Practitioner. Her approach blends her vast business experience with a variety of coaching tools and language techniques to create a positive change in peoples lives.

Mariannes Motto in life: ‘It is never too late to be what you might have been’ George Eliot

Her Education:

  • Drama BA Hons from Loughborough University,
  • Diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Coaching qualifications
    • ITOL – Coaching Practitioners Programme
    • NLP Practitioner & NLP Master Practitioner Certificate
    • Group Coaching Accreditation

Languages: English

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marianne-schofield-41882b47
Website: marianneschofield.com
E-Mail: marianneschofield@outlook.com
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Friederike Schwartz

Austria

Friederike brings more than 15 years of experience in HR consultancy with her. The international business graduate is co-founder of Blindspot Consulting.

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Rupert Seewald

Austria

Rupert Seewald is an international trainer, speaker, founder of COMMOVIS and co-founder of Hansen Beck. As the owner of Rupert Seewald GmbH, his primary responsibility is to improve his participants’ professional and personal results through training and to coach with long-term impact.

Contact:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rupert-seewald/
Website: rupertseewald.com

Carmen Semler

Germany

The author of consultinginhighheels.com and professional coach, Carmen loves to challenge peoples’ mindsets. A coaching session is a think tank where you can throw your ideas on a white canvas and when looking at it from all angles, you’ll get new insight and inspiration. As a coach Carmen adjusts the light, turns the picture, and moves peoples’ heads around by asking thought-provoking questions.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/carmen-semler
Website: consultinginhighheels.com
E-Mail: carmen.semler@accenture.com
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Mag.a Dr.in Alexandra Singer

Alexandra Singer

Austria

The whole is more than the sum of all its individual parts! Systemic resource-oriented process support is the methodical approach of our consultations with a focus on recruiting, employer branding, diversity and personnel marketing. We give you impulses on how you can better recruit, communicate and perform your organizations and your teams. Tailor-made and guaranteed to be successful.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alexandra-singer-femalerecruiting-hrstrategie-kommunikationsprozesse
Website: jobaffairs.at
E-Mail: info@jobaffairs.at
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Alexandra Sock

Alexandra Sock

Austria

Alexandra is an International Leadership Development consultant & trainer, Emotional Intelligence coach and a certified DiSC® Agility EQ trainer. She has more than 25 years of global leadership and executive coaching experience and is passionate and dedicated to increasing emotional intelligence and agility, intercultural consulting, potential analysis and HR Consulting.

Alexandras company, the Sock group offers highly experienced experts in all fields of organizational development, transformation, change management, culture and CI, leadership and self development.

Specialties: leadership styles and communication, international management—special knowhow on Russia, Dubai, India, China, Japan, Italy, France, South Africa.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alexandrasock
Website: sock-consulting.at
E-Mail: as@sock-consulting.at
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Dilek Süzal

Turkey/Austria

Dilek is a Self-Mastery for Business and Career Coach, Trainer, Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator, a high-performance team coach and a former architect with a corporate background.  She is a PCC with the International Coaching Federation, a PWN mentor and she is featured in ‘Top 15 Coaches in Vienna 2022-2023’ by Influence Digest Media.  

Through her business Dilek Süzal Coaching & Training registered in Austria, she partners with companies and organizations like Think Beyond Group, Turkish Airlines, Daikin, The World Bank Group in training programs to increase the know-how, unlock creativity, create clarity, build progress with strategy and keep motivational action.  

She also partners with coaching and training platforms like Sparkus Digital Coaching Platform and BetterUP, in creating a coaching culture, to help professionals reach their personal and professional goals time and resource efficient.   

Dilek works in Turkish and English, and she is fluent in German. She is a proud mother of two, a singer, a public speaker and an explorer in life!  

LinkedIn: Dilek Süzal PCC,M.Arch LinkedIn page
Website: www.dileksuzal.com
E-Mail: dilek@dileksuzal.com
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Magda Tabac

United Kingdom

Magda is a certified trainer in the Process Communication Model ® and a NeuroMindfulness© Master Practitioner. Previous to this, she gained over twelve years of experience in multinational organizations in Brazil, Romania, the United Kingdom, and Germany, where she now lives. She started her career working in strategy consulting and continued with roles in commercial strategy and planning, customer experience, employee engagement, and people management. In 2017, she decided to change career and turn to subjects that have always interested her and are closer to her heart: training, psychology, and neuroscience. This is why she has become a Certified Trainer in Process Communication Model® and an Applied Neuroscience Master Practitioner and started her journey and mission to help people to better understand themselves and others in order to forge stronger relationships and be more productive.
She works face-to-face or virtually with customers across Europe.

Her personal WHY: ‘I help people lead better lives, through increased self-awareness, better communication and improved stress management.’

WHAT she does:

  • Process Communication Model® Trainings (in-house and open) and 1:1 PCM Profile Debriefs/Coaching
  • Applied Neuroscience Workshops and Webinars – focused on communication, well-being, stress management, resilience, building trust, etc.
  • Blog Writer and Contributor (about PCM and Applied Neuroscience) – on www.magdatabac.com/blog, Training Zone, HR Zone, Medium and Thrive Global.

Problems she solves for leaders and their teams:

  • Stress and conflicts
  • Inefficient communication
  • Decreased motivation
  • Unproductive behaviors

Certifications:

  • Process Communication Model® (PCM) – Trainer Certification (2017)
  • NeuroMindfulness Coach Certification – Master Practitioner Level (2018-2022)
  • The Neuroscience Academy – Applied Neuroscience Certification (2021)

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Elmar Türk

Austria

Elmar is an experienced Executive Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Coaching, Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, Organizational Development, and Strategy. Strong business development professional with a Mag. rer nat in chemic Universität Wien.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/elmar-türk
Website: elmartuerk.at
E-Mail: info@profilingvalues.at
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Veerle Verstraeten

Belgium

During the last 20 years Veerle developed deep international expertise as an HR expert, Trainer, and Coach, in national and international companies.
As Co-Driver you can rely on her for:

o Coaching leaders and teams by supporting and challenging them

o Training teams and individuals in social skills (so-called “soft skills”)

o Facilitating workshops and experiences in topics like stress management, emotional intelligence, change management, and self-empowerment

Known for her passion, strong communication skills (and languages), adaptability, and ability to function well in cross-cultural environments.
Her biggest motivators are: supporting someone’s development, interacting with others, and seeing and working around potential.

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Ina Weinbauer-Heidel

Austria

Ina has been dedicating her professional career to understanding and improving the interface between transfer research and transfer practice. In her roles as a scientist, speaker, consultant, and trainer, as well as head of the Institute of Transfer Effectiveness in Austria, she works relentlessly to make scientific findings applicable in practice.

Specialties: Transfer management, Transfer Research, Evaluating & Analysing Transfer Effectiveness, Transfer skills for Trainers & L&D Managers, Designing and Implementing Transfer-effective Development Programs, Designing & Implementing Customized Transfer Tools & Intervention

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ina-weinbauer-heidel
Website: transfereffectiveness.com 
E-Mail: ina.weinbauer@transfereffectiveness.com
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Charlie Whalley

Charlie Whalley

United Kingdom

A marketing professional with over 15 years’ experience in international business, Charlie brings strategic, tactical and management skills to her approach. Over the years she has used coaching in her work to develop her teams and also to navigate her own life and career transitions. So convinced of the importance and power of coaching to help people take action and achieve their goals that she trained with Animas Centre for Transformational Coaching and is a qualified Firework Career Transition Coach.

Charlie has lived in Bangkok, Singapore, Paris, and then London.

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/charlie-whalley
Website: charliewcoaching.com
E-Mail: charlie@charliewcoaching.com

Maren Wölfl

Austria

Maren is the founder of the FEMALE WAKE-UP CALL where she provides inspiration, support, and tools for women in order to walk their path – a path where children and a professional career is possible – for a better working world!

Contact:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marenwoelfl
Website: femalewakeupcall.com
E-Mail: mw@msolution.at
Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCujvn2lZE6f0uzupg6LMn3g
Facebook: facebook.com/femalewakeupcall
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Fion Yip

China

Fion believes “you are your best teacher” and she comes to help her clients to see that. Apart from leadership workshops, she also provide training in change management, public speaking and presentation, multicultural communication, story-telling, decision-making and professionalism etc. She is particular keen on assisting female leaders in enhancing their soft skills in their professional and career development. Her clients include Chinese and multinational companies, universities and professional organisations in China and other Asia countries. Fion has been an executive coach and trainer since 2011 and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

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Francine Zimmermann

Germany

As a former CIO, Francine understands the challenges faced by executives and board members, drawing from her own experiences in her professional journey. Today, her mission as a coach and trainer is to help companies develop cultures that enable both growth and continuous change.
She primarily coaches executives, board members, and higher-level management professionals, leveraging her expertise in logistics, financial services, and insurance sectors, coupled with her CIO experience and solid knowledge of systemic thinking and agility methodologies.
Additionally, as an ultramarathon runner, she guides high-performance and ambitious hobby athletes in mental training, recognizing the power of one’s thoughts in achieving success, a realm where she collaborates with leaders.
Her third focus area is “Respectful and Human-Centered Separation – Navigating Difficult Situations with Dignity.” Transparent and respectful separations can provide a competitive advantage for businesses in today’s world.
“Seeing how you have transformed setbacks into incredible growth potential amazes me and demonstrates to every client what’s possible when they are willing to work on themselves.”
Many of the daily challenges you face, I have experienced firsthand. They have always been the driving force behind my personal and professional development.
Collaboration with me is marked by values such as respect, empathy, and authenticity. Simultaneously, I believe that fun, humor, and light-heartedness are essential, as they can help achieve so much more.

Contact:

Website: www.francinezimmermann.de
Email:info@francinezimmermann.de
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/francine-zimmermann-81b270100/

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