After a long and successful career in a leading international bank both on a national and international scale, I would like to share my leadership knowledge with other executives – also because I have always felt that I owed my (senior) staff something, namely time. My understanding of leadership was - and is - shaped by duty to act.
My professional life has brought me into close contact with restructurings, stabilising distressed customer situations, change management, human resource management and development tools, clarification of company visions and promotion of women in the context of diversity and mentoring projects. I was able to acquire a profound understanding of the financial industry and develop a good understanding of internationalisation processes.
I speak German (native), English, Dutch and Portuguese.
I received my training as Systemic Management Coach (SMC) at the well-respected “CorporateWork Institute for Coaching and Training” that laid the foundation for the Hamburg School of education for coaches.
I am glad to draw on my methodological expertise acquired there, the benefits of decade-long leadership work and my encounters with many entrepreneurs and executives for the benefit of my clients.
As a business economist and banker, I worked for 47 years in a leading international bank, 30 years in management positions both at home and abroad, and of those, 20 years in senior management positions. Customer-orientation, teamwork, innovation, performance and trust were values I shared with the company and which still guide my professional work today. My additional values are respect, integrity and independence. I work entirely independent of employer directives and I treat all information as strictly confidential.
Born in 1943, married and blessed with a large family. Occupational activities, philosophy, 18th century German literature and friends provide further enrichment to my life.