Andrea Schäfer coaching|beratung: Portrait

Based on my expertise and comprehensive experience with change processes and development, I coach executives, teams and organizations to actively shape their future. I am dedicated to trust, partnership at eye-level and a strong orientation towards practical applicability.

Key aspects of my activities are:

  • Coaching for executives and management teams
  • Consulting and training on leadership and organizational development

I am a certified Senior Coach of the German Coaching Association (DBVC) and the International Organization for Business Coaching (IOBC).

Professional training

After majoring in business administration I completed my professional training by participating in numerous advanced training courses such as:

  • Agile Business Development & Collaborative Leadership Concepts (Werkstatt für kollegiale Führung, Hamburg)
  • Facilitator Curriculum (Kommunikationslotsen, Köln)
  • Change Essentials (Heitger Consulting, Vienna)
  • Systemic Organizational Consulting (Simon, Weber & Friends, Berlin)
  • Systemic Coaching (ISCO AG, Berlin)
  • Additional therapeutic training based on Gestalt approach (Dr. F.-M. Staemmler, W. Bock, Würzburg)
  • Accreditations: Insights Discovery®, Size Prozess® Personality Profile, MotivStrukturAnalyse MSA®, Voices® 360-KornFerry

For my own personal development I consider regular supervision and peer-intervision to be extremely important. As a certified yoga-teacher (BDY/EYU) I may integrate body-awareness and mindfulness into my work as a coach, consultant and trainer if required.

Career path

11/2008 – today:

  • Independent consultant with a focus on coaching for executives and management teams as well as consulting and training on leadership and organizational development
  • Project cooperation with Heitger Consulting, Shape Leadership, step pro, Leadership Choices
  • Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt and Stuttgart

1996 – 2008:

  • Various positions in international operative and strategic human resources management, for Wella AG and Merck KGaA, most recently as Head of Corporate Leadership Tools & Programs, design and implementation of numerous change initiatives as part of the takeover process Procter & Gamble/Wella and Merck/Serono