About Me

My name is Susanne Stephan. I am a coach, manager, business economist and banker with twenty years experience managing international projects. Since 2018, I’ve been a qualified alternative practitioner, focussing on the health implications of psychological stress on our well-being. I launched my business - Susanne Stephan Consulting - in 2013 and have never looked back. I’m also the proud mother of two kids.

Working with people, in all their diversity, is my primary passion. By encouraging healthy cooperation, I set individuals, companies and teams on the path to success.

As a natural “people person” with a great intuition for building social relations, I can help you to find the right approach. That’s what it is all about - finding the starting point so that we can head towards a common goal. In the direct way. Without detours. With success.

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I get straight to the point

I favour an efficient, no-nonsense approach. I don’t work by trial and error, and I won’t drag-out searches for solutions. I’ll quickly adapt to your situation shown and find the right starting point to move your team forwards.

I am a practitioner

I know where you are coming from. With over fifteen years of experience in leading international projects, I understand the difficulties that can arise in complex projects and teams. I’ll identify pragmatic solutions that are feasible and can be implemented to ease your particular situation.

I think outside the box

I combine business management thinking with a high level of social competence. In me you will get the best of both worlds - the clearly decisive manager and the empathetic coach.

I work holistically

I will look at your overall system, including framework conditions, structures, values and management styles. I am interested in the big picture because that’s the best way to ensure sustainable change that grows with your team.

I believe success and health are connected

To find corporate success and maintain healthy employees, you need clear objectives and well thought-out resource allocation. Good health is key for business success and private well-being. It helps in the sprints, but is even more important for the long distance run. That’s why I completed my alternative practitioner examination in psychology and physiology in 2018, in addition to my business management training.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Founder and owner of 'Susanne Stephan Consulting', focusing on international project management, team coaching and individual coaching. I am based in Germany but work with clients around the world.

Project Manager of a transnational project (Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia) based in the Philippines which promotes exchange between municipalities and their umbrella organisations.

Project Manager at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s European Office in Brussels, Belgium. I primarily focus on project management, training, team-building and team mediation of international funded projects in more than 30 countries around the world. I have worked with clients including the European Commission, ADB and World Bank.

Project Manager of an international project with 13 consulting institutions from 10 European countries for political consulting based in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany.

QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma in Business Administration, Rheinische Fachhochschule, Cologne

Apprenticeship as bank clerk and graduation, Kreissparkasse Köln

Qualified alternative practitioner, trained in psychology & physiology

FURTHER EDUCATION

Coaching seminars, supervision, systemic constellation work