More than 25 years of experience in leadership, management, executive coaching and consulting, including 12 years in national and international leadership roles in international companies. A wealth of experience from different industries and countries.
As Human Resources Development Director for EMEA at 3M – a diversified, innovative U.S. corporation – responsible for the training and development of 17,000 employees. Focal points: strengthening the leadership bench by implementing an executive assessment approach, an international senior management development program, and an innovative succession planning process for the top 250 executives. Coaching and consulting of business and country managing directors on organizational development, leadership, and performance management issues.
Management of the HR function for three European market centers in 23 countries with 2,500 employees. Track record: significant improvement of the effectiveness of performance management systems and the resulting compensation strategies by downsizing, restructuring, focusing on disciplined goal setting, market positioning, and performance differentiation, contributing to a profitability increase of 30 percent in two years.
As Customer Relationship Manager responsible for customer satisfaction improvement. Headed the company's steering committee for various cross-functional projects.
As a board-level executive for one of the largest non-profit organizations in Germany, management of 120 rehabilitation centers for psychiatric and handicapped patients.
Coaching & Consulting
Proven track record in coaching, training and consulting international senior executives. In multinational companies and middle-sized enterprises, in publicly traded companies and family-owned businesses. Across a wide range of industries – in particular the finance, chemical, automotive, health care and pharmaceutical industries – and retail and consumer goods markets.
Coaching of 1st and 2nd level executives on topics like communication, performance management, leading in an intercultural context, influencing in complex structures, decision making, career development and planning, strategic versus operational leadership, employment of emotional intelligence.
Specialized in coaching executives in the first 100 days in a new function and in onboarding processes in the case of external staffing of top positions.
Support of leadership teams in change processes such as restructuring, outsourcing and internationalization.
Potential evaluation, career and HR management consulting: design and implementation of various 360° feedback processes; including one for the European executive board of a global chemical products company, resulting in improved leadership effectiveness and performance management.
Management audits, recruiting assessments, development assessments and career consulting for more than 500 executives.
Design and implementation of various international programs for executives in businesses within many different industries.
Design and implementation of strategic HR processes, i.e. succession planning, talent development, performance management.
Master's degree in Psychology, University of Muenster
Educated in Short-Term Interpersonal Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Client Centred Therapy und Theme-Centered Interaction (TCI), and as Psychodrama Therapist (Dr. M. Schoenke, Director of Psychodrama, Moreno Institute Inc., Beacon, N.Y., USA).
Skilled and licensed in the administration and interpretation of various psychometric methods and assessment tools, i.e. Personality Questionnaires, MBTI, HOGAN Assessments Systems, Career & Life Style Inventory (LSI), Decision Styles, abilities tests and other measurements.
Certified Independent Executive Coach, Korn/Ferry International
Languages: German (native language), English (fluent)