Franz is a holistic global executive coach specializing in senior level business coaching for global leaders and multicultural executive teams and supports organizational transformation processes.
He brings a unique combination of nearly 15 years as senior executive and 12 years of rich experience as executive coach to his clients. Franz has worked with executives from more than 15 different cultures from nearly every region in the world.
As a former executive he has a deep respect for the unique situation each client brings to the coaching. He integrates his experience about the complexities of global business with his transformational competence. To be effective and trustworthy he believes that he needs to understand business as much as corporate/national cultures and the development of human beings.
“As an Executive Coach I see myself as a partner with the leader to effectively deal with the complexity, diversity and leadership challenges in a fast changing global business environment.
My holistic and results oriented coaching approach integrates elements of humanistic psychology, integral system transformation, cross-cultural competence and the wisdom of modern science and ancient traditions. My clients feel comfortable and understood because I speak “their language.” I am known for my authenticity and my balanced approach of encouragement and challenge. I carry the dual citizenship of Germany and the United States and coach in English and German.”
As Assessor and Mentor Coach for the International Coaching Federation (ICF) I support the further development of the coaching profession and regularly speak at US and European business and coaching conferences. In 2008 I founded the non-profit organization “Coaching Initiative Bildung und Zukunft e. V.” which supports the integration of coaching into the German education system and provides pro bono coaching for school principles to create better learning cultures.
When relaxing I enjoy the mountains, outdoor sports, Yoga and Meditation.
Self-responsibility, connectedness, creating meaning and making a difference infuse my life and my work.
Corporate and Leadership Experience
Franz brings nearly 15 years as senior global executive to his clients. Prior to becoming an executive coach Franz worked 7 years as CEO for a German based Automotive and Heavy Duty supplier in the US and CAN and served several years as European and Global Business Unit Manager for the Headquarter in Germany. In these roles he worked with nearly every country in Europe and North America. He developed the US and Canadian organization from an Aftermarket supplier to a successful Tier 1 supplier and led several key transformation projects, had hands-on experience with three cross-cultural acquisitions and introduced leadership and coaching programs to the organizations.
“Effective, passionate leadership and profitable, sustainable business are at the heart of my work. My guiding leadership principle is: “Be the change you seek for the world” (M. Ghandi)”
Master of Engineering (Automotive Development), Munich, Germany
Coaching Education and Certification
- Business Coach Program (Individual Psychology), Germany
- Executive Coach and Teamcoach Program (Die Sprache GmbH), Germany
- Licensed to administer MRG and CTT 360º Assessments
- Experienced with MBTI, DISC and Hogan Assessments
- Certified and licensed „Whole System Change” Consultant, Valuescentre USA
- Coach for Transformational Presence, A. Seale USA
- Integral Business and Coaching, Rolf Lutterbeck/Terry Patten, Germany/USA
- Certified as Professional Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Assessor and Mentor Coach for certification of ICF coaches