Changing things in organizations is easy. Making them better is hard.
The job of managers is not to constantly and ever more frantically change things. It is to help make things better in and for their organizations so that they are able to create sustainable value for all their stakeholders.
Making things better requires a much deeper understanding of what the issue at hand really is, why it is the way it is now, what better for all would look like, and how that might be achieved.
To address these questions managers must develop mastery in presence, vision, focus, connection, and thinking together.
We support our clients in developing and finetuning these essential personal and organizational practices in these three areas:
We support Board members, CEOs and other senior executives and managers to improve the quality of their individual leadership, master difficult people dynamics, address complex strategic and organizational transformation issues.
We coach leadership teams to increase their strategic clarity, their ability to think and perform together, their role modelling courage, and their ability to mobilize others to create voluntary engagement across their organizations.
We help organizations to better understand and manage the dualities of stability and agility, of conservation and innovation, and of reflection and action.
Since more than 20 years I have been working as an Executive Coach worldwide for a wide range of organizations in public, private, and governmental sectors.
Prior to my own practice as consultant I was working for the European office of the State of Wisconsin, Department of Commerce.
My clients describe me as very relational, mindful, tenacious, analytical, as well as international, and highly professional.
The essence of my work is having conversations that invite my clients to understand more deeply what they want to achieve in their companies, the challenges associated with this, and skillful ways to master them.
In my experience, working in the here and now is necessary to, and beneficial for raising issues that managers are reluctant to bring to the table in their everyday work environment.
I like to pay particular attention to the role language plays in creating movement in organizations, therefore enabling my clients to become more proficient in understanding their thinking and expressing precisely what they want to communicate to others.
I have a Master in American Literature, Philosophy and Political Science from the Goethe University in Frankfurt. I am currently pursuing a Master in Executive Coaching at HULT/ Ashridge International Business School.
Art, Psychology, Mindfulness and Neuroscience have for many years been special areas of focus.
I was born in Frankfurt, Germany and I have lived in the US. I currently reside in Frankfurt and work worldwide in English and German.
I consult worldwide on leadership and organization/culture development issues across a multitude of industries, both in the private and public sector.
I have taught mindfulness and leadership at Saïd Business School – University of Oxford, organization change on the Ashridge Masters in Organization Change, and leadership at Management Centre Europe, EFMD and IMD.
Prior to starting my independent consulting practice, I was on the leadership team of the consulting unit of Ashridge Business School, Partner at Oliver Wyman responsible for the Executive Development practice in Europe, Managing Director of Insight Consulting, Corporate Director Leadership & Organization Development at Zurich Insurance Group, Director Management Development at Dow Chemical Europe, Employee Development & Quality Performance Manager at Dow Chemical UK & Eire, and Training Manager & HR Business Partner at Dow Chemical Stade, Germany.
I hold a Doctorate in Organizational Change from Middlesex University, a Master in Organizational Consulting from Ashridge Business School, and a Master in Education from the University of Hamburg.
I am trained in systemic consulting and have professional diplomas in executive coaching and body-centered awareness.
In addition, I have studied and practiced Karate, meditation and improvisation theatre for many years.
I was born and grew up close to Hamburg, Germany. For 25 years I have lived in the US, the UK, Spain and Switzerland. I am currently based in Frankfurt, Germany and work worldwide in English and German.
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Dr. Hartmut Stuelten
60431 Frankfurt a. M.
Dr. Hartmut Stuelten
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