Personal Coaching and Business Coaching in Berlin

Classical coaching and training on how to present yourself and your message

Personal Coaching and Business Coaching


Discover how you benefit from Personal Coaching and Business Coaching with me.

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

Coaching as a miracle weapon or …?


It seems that I have used this site mainly to define coaching by what it is not. And since I finish writing the introduction, it becomes apparent to me. What coaching does in practice is strongly influenced by the people involved. The interactions between the coach and the client are always unique. This is how the effect of good coaching unfolds. A first meeting will reveal what I mean.

What is coaching?


Once upon a time… When I came into closer contact with the term coaching, it was still unknown in Germany. With the turn of the millennium that changed. The form of support, which was largely unknown in Europe, became more and more popular. And as is so often the case with trends, more and more products and services wanted to benefit from coaching. Since then, the term coaching has meant everything and nothing, it has been used inflationary. Sometimes the coach is more of a consultant, trainer, therapist, sometimes a motivation guru, a mentor, and at other times he is even in a more exotic role. Almost every branch today uses the term coaching. What comes closest to the original idea of coaching is what I now call classical coaching.

The agony of choice: mentoring, training, advice, or coaching?


Long live freedom of choice:


Always act in a way that increases the number of choices.

Heinz von Foerster




Which approach leads to the desired outcome?


Do you want to personally develop yourself, make good decisions, master challenges, and improve your situation? How? There is, for example, coaching in a variety of forms, training, counseling, and mentoring. And then there are the many names: Coaching, life coaching, personal coaching, personality coaching, business coaching, leadership coaching, executive coaching, entrepreneur coaching, NLP coaching, systemic coaching, career coaching, mental coaching, philosophical coaching, brief coaching, lunch coaching. Well, which way to choose?






  • Advice: An expert reveals how to do it.
  • Training: A trainer teaches skills through practice.
  • Mentoring: A role model accompanied by experience and networks.
  • Coaching: systemic coaching, classical coaching, NLP coaching, …




One option: classic coaching


Classical coaching helps you clarify the situation and to choose the right solutions for you. Classic? Much of what is now called coaching is not coaching, but rather training, counseling, or mentoring. This may be alright because depending on the topic and goal, all these ways are justified and you have the choice! Here are a few thoughts to help you decide.

My motto in classical coaching: You don’t have to change who you are, you have to become more of who you are.




Characteristics and advantages of classic coaching


Compared to the other options, there are rarely any direct solution recommendations in classic coaching. Here your self-reflection is in the center, your perception ability is increased. Instead of getting ready-made solutions, You get helpful questions leading you to your answers. With support, you explore the perspectives, gain additional insights, and thus recognize the variety of options for action yourself. This makes it easier for you to take on responsibility, to decide freely, to shape it.





Is classical coaching better than other support? It depends on what you intend and what is the right path for you personally. You have a choice when to choose which option in which combination for which goal. Know your priorities. When we work together, we clarify the framework. Enjoy that there are options, use the best ways for you and your goals.

Typical topics of my clients


If you want to move the world, you should first move yourself.



All right, let’s get started.



Some goals of my coaching clients


  • Feedback
    If you want honest and constructive feedback or are looking for new insights and additional perspectives.
  • Coaching for your decision-making
    Decisions are often the occasion for coaching. Although I do not take that from you as a coach, decision-making makes it easier to make good decisions.
  • Activate your own potential
    We gain so much experience over time, but in some situations, we can not access it. Knowledge and skills are waiting to be recognized and deployed.
  • Prepare important conversations
    Whether in private or business life; some conversations have relevant consequences. It is always good to be well-prepared for a conversation, but some situations require special attention.
  • Shaping the future
    Where do you want to go? What should be retained, what should be released, what changed or redesigned? What lures you out of bed?
  • Personal development
    If you know yourself well, you have a good starting point for your own further development.
  • Build and maintain relationships
    Use the power of relationships. Build a network.
  • Stop self-sabotage, resolve fears
    Many of the painful experiences or beliefs that result can cause problems in later stages of life. Very often people do not achieve their goals – or do not set any desirable goals – because they mentally sabotage themselves.
  • Master life crises and change
    Nobody is immune from changes and strokes of fate. Master life crises, overcome losses and realign oneself. This is easier with a coach.
  • Constructively resolve personal conflicts
  • Leadership presence
    Effective leadership requires knowledge, expertise, and trustworthiness, but equally vital to your success as a leader in the way in which you are perceived. Increase your leadership presence so that you and your messages are convincing.
  • Freedom of choice
    Gain freedom of choice through a systematic approach and the right attitude.
  • Stop damaging and debilitating behavior
    Even helpful patterns of thought and behavior can become obsolete and then have a negative effect.
  • Dealing with setbacks
    It’s about dealing constructively with setbacks. How do you learn from the feedback it provides and move forward?
  • Career planning
    Clarity about goals, priorities, and strategies for your career and career decisions.


For these goals, clients often come from distant places or use online sessions:

Let me help you to convey your messages brilliantly, navigate media interviews effectively, deliver presentations and speeches that move people to action, and pitch to investors powerfully and effectively.

Your coach

Since 1998 I am self-employed as a consultant, trainer, and coach. Until then, the terms coach and coaching in Germany were largely unknown. Since then, I have remained faithful to the idea, even though I have specialized in helping people present themselves and their message convincingly.

Coaching is based on very personal cooperation. That’s why you can learn more about me on these pages and in my profile.

Just ask me personally


Please post any questions that may be of interest to other readers in the comments. Looking for professional help?

If you are interested in coaching, training or consulting, if you have organizational questions, or if you want to make an appointment, you can reach me best via this contact form (you can choose whether you want to enter your personal data) or via e-mail ( You can also reach me by phone at +49(0)30 864 213 68 or by cell phone at +49(0)1577 704 53 56 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00. Most of the time I am in meetings, so please leave a message with your phone number in Germany. Please remember to be very specific about the reason for your call. I will get back to you as soon as possible. The privacy policy can be found here.

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What clients say


Karsten has helped me with coaching get to the next level both professionally and personally. The tools, feedback, and candid conversations during our executive coaching sessions have had a profound impact on me. He helped me see things from different perspectives and always invited me to evaluate if what I’m doing will help me reach my goals. I found the coaching incredibly helpful!

Mark Baumann


The coaching helped me to clarify my own mind. Now I know what is really important to me – personally and in my career.  I am impressed by what I got out of our sessions and found it to be very useful. Karsten offers a very good approach to coaching professionals.

Rita Fisher



Over the course of a few months now, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Karsten on an important project. Karsten is both an empathetic and insightful executive coach and an experienced marketing consultant who really gets to know you and your unique style. He has worked closely with me to strengthen my presentation and leadership abilities.

Enrique Poch



Karsten has an ability that one must simply experience to fully understand. He helped me with his empathetic and professional coaching to achieve some challenging personal and career goals. He accompanied me through an inspiring process that has allowed me to experience life more fully while establishing my business. I now know who I am, who I am not and have a much clearer notion of the path that I want to follow.

Sandra Davies



What do you mean by coaching and what do you expect from coaching worthwhile for you?


  1. It doesn’t matter whether it is more coaching or training, as long it helps me.

  2. Finding an effective coach is not an easy task. You need to find someone you can work with. And although coaches are professional beings, we need to find someone we can be a bit personal and close to inorder to build trust and healthy coaching relationship.

  3. If you are able to find the right coach for your, then it will give you the success you are looking for.


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