Become the leader you wish you had.
Contagious energy paired with an inspirational can-do attitude. Providing clarity, structure and the most diverse outside in perspective you can get in a coach.
Stef (43) is a co-active coach who helps leaders in the creative, digital and consulting industries overcome growth hurdles, enhance their leadership toolsets and propel their careers. She has coached and mentored countless high potentials and top talents on their professional journey over the years – from entry-level to middle management up to C-level.
Lead by example.
Starting in 2001, Stef draws on her experiences from a multitude of leadership positions over the last 20 years. Being an innovation leader and business builder, she has lead diverse personalities and teams with compassion, clarity and candor. Learn more about Stef's 5Cs of leadership or her career on LinkedIn.
"Thank you for raising the bar on so many occasions! Thank you for the passion and determination, especially when things got tough! Thank you for being a role model in standing up, keeping us honest and addressing difficult topics! You will be missed!"
Urs Rahne, Managing Director & Partner, BCG Digital Ventures (Berlin)
"You were a true asset to the entire team. I have received outstanding feedback regarding your involvement from many sides, including our brand partners at Volkswagen and Audi. It was always noticeable and inspiring to observe your dedication. I can ensure you that you will be missed."
Anthony Bandmann, President and CEO Volkswagen Credit Inc. USA, Volkswagen Financial Services (Herndon, Virginia, USA)
Never stop learning.
Stef's natural curiosity leads her many ways: Having had trainings in schema coaching (Institut für Schematherapie Berlin), mental regulation (Peacemaker Alexander von Hausen), leadership (Simon Sinek), breakthrough transformational coaching (Christine Hassler) and last but not least co-active coaching (Competence) in 2021, Stef dove into becoming a yoga and meditation teacher, and getting a licence to drive horse carriages in public transport in 2020.
"Talking to Stef always comes with a rich dose of inspiration, unconventional ideas, and contagious energy. Afterwards you always feel like you want to do something."
Jasson Schrock, Design Leader, former Google and BCG Digital Ventures (Berlin)
"You will leave a session with Stef with a really good feeling and lots of positive energy. Stef simply does good."
Michael Ritter, Head of Market Pricing, Alstom (Paris)
"No matter what Stef is going to do, everyone who has her on their team can consider themselves lucky. Both professionally and personally."
Andreas Lochow, Member of Advisory Board, Heycar (Hamburg)
Stef comes with the most diverse background herself: Design/HCI (master of science), leadership/coaching (diploma in psychology), engineering (Dr.-Ing.), business (Industriekauffrau, IHK). This allows her to look at the world through many different lenses and to deeply listen and understand each person's unique qualities, talents and strengths.
"By showing great attentiveness to team members as individuals — each with their unique growth goals, motivations and styles of working — she has the ability to get the best out of everyone."
Juha Lindell, Lead Product Manager,
BCG Digital Ventures (Berlin)
"Stef's range of passions is insane: bee-keeping, chess, interior design, quails, baking, gardening. The newest addition: cultivating rare figs."
Katja Kopatz, Manager of Transformation, Organization and Training, Mutabor (Hamburg)
Stef offers co-active coaching online and in person. She has opened her coaching studio with a view in Berlin-Mitte beginning of 2021.
Stef has recently released her first German speaking podcast, together with her friend Katja Kopatz-Pritchett. "Freischwimmer" is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music and here.