Annette is passionate about supporting leaders and their organizations to lead transformational processes and fundamental changes for their long-term success. She encourages organizations to dream beyond their plans and leaders to tap into their inner purpose and connect that with outer goals and tasks to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results.

Her diverse corporate career in the financial industry over the past 25+ years comprises different roles in the Private and Business Clients area, Asset and Wealth Management as well as IT and Human Resources. Annette led international teams in her home country and abroad, managed and contributed to multiple projects with global reach, managed (project) teams virtually, and worked and lived in New York City for many years.

Annette founded her coaching and consulting practice Inspired Executives in 2010. It is hugely important to her to increase the awareness of senior position holders on the interconnection of thoughts, emotions and actions. Annette strives to help humans become the kind of leader the world needs now. Today, her business offers coaching (1:1 and for teams), change facilitation, business writing, HR partnering and public speaking. With Inspired Executives, she and her business partners develop individuals and organizations from the inside out.

Innovation, change management, leadership excellence, resilience and cross-cultural communication have gained ever more relevance in the current business climate for leaders and organizations alike. If you are a senior leader of a small or midsize company or a start-up, the head of HR or an aspiring female leader, two or more of the aforementioned topics will affect you in some shape or form. They require a huge reservoir of change capability. Lead courageously and get the support you deserve. Contact us.

Coaching & Qualifications

Through her affiliation and accreditation as Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, Annette adheres to the highest ethical standards in the coaching industry. She is committed to the art, practice and science of coaching. She regularly publishes articles and blog posts, and is the author of the eBook “Energetic? Change! Exceptional Leaders Use Leadership Energy.”.

Annette’s coach qualifications and professional designations include:

  • Member of the International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and mentor coach
  • Certified Story Coach™
  • Energy Leadership Master Practitioner™
  • Graduate Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
  • Member of iPEC’s global coach community LiveLeadPlay
  • Variety of assessment tools including the MBTI®, LIFO®, LIFO® Work-Life-Balance, DiSC®,  Lominger Voices™ and Hogan Leadership Assessment™

Annette’s clients range from start-ups, small and medium sized businesses to multinational organizations in the financial, aviation, gastronomy, IT and creative design sectors. She offers coaching in English and German, in person, via telephone or Skype. Contact us for a complimentary coaching session.

“It’s all about Leadership! I love supporting leaders in making and delivering on strong commitments, while building resilience, executive presence, and capacity for
purposeful action along the way.”

Coaching Background

  • Member of the International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and mentor coach
  • Continuous learner and very curious about the latest and greatest in the field of leadership, leadership development and coaching
  • Coaches leaders at all levels – front-line to C-Suite – in international corporations, start-ups and small & medium size businesses
  • Founded Inspired Executives in 2010
  • Graduate Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
  • Internal coach at financial services firm for almost 20 years

Business/Career History

Current coaching & consulting business

  • Leadership, business & executive coach, facilitator, writer & speaker. Inspired Executives’ services include coaching (1:1 and for teams), change facilitation, business writing, HR partnering and public speaking.

Previous career in financial services

  • Change & communication expert in HR IT environment
  • Global HR project leader
  • Head of Talent & Development, Americas Region
  • Head of Learning & Development, Continental Europe
  • Senior Consultant Strategic Personnel and Organizational Development

Coaching Areas

It’s all about leadership! New or different contexts call for transformation. For it to stick, we develop leaders and organizations from the inside out in these fields:

  • Change management – From Tunnel Vision to Multiple Perspectives
  • Leadership excellence – From Purpose to Impact
  • Cross-cultural communication – From Outsider to Insider