Wolfgang Schmitt worked for us as a conflict coach in a difficult change – in addition for me personally as a coach in an outplacement process. He convinced me and my colleagues above all by
- his clarity,
- his ability to motivate others for a change in their mindset
- his flexibility to create a quick and efficient response to upcoming obstacles,
- his competence to solve difficult situations and conflicts,
- his focus on win/win solutions,
- his authenticity in appearance.
Since I have been the responsible HR manager in this process, Wolfgang accompanied me to the successful end of the project - which for me surprisingly meant taking my leave from the company as well! Finally everybody was happy - this is something I had not expected!
„For me as an executive a change management coach was a very new function to which I had to get used to...It's about fears and concerns of the employees which the coach can only open if the executive acts reserved. Finally, change management deals with subjects employees or team leaders are not willing to inform their executives about. Besides, success is not measurable. For me it was a learning process to provide necessary freedom to the coach.However, it has really helped to motivate our employees to be part of a change process and to avoid possible relapses in outdated approaches and attitudes.“
„During my time as a project manager at a mechanical engineering group I have enjoyed about several years the privilege to be accompanied by Wolfgang Schmitt as a coach. In particular in difficult project phases and conflicts which arose necessarily from diametrically different views of stakeholders and other keypersons, Wolfgang has helped me methodically and analytically from what both the project and me personally in my development have benefitted."
During my time as managing director of the Italian subsidiary of a German mechanical engineering group Wolfgang Schmitt has accompanied us over two years after the acquisition during the process of integration. In particular that of Mr. Schmitt decisively conceived and carried out team building and - training process allowed by quick approximating of cultures a long term successful cooperation and integration.
„I work together with Wolfgang for more than 10 years very successfully and very much with pleasure.
Besides, the challenge was always to form a functioning and efficient team in the shortest possible time and under difficult conditions. Above all, in the context of different working traditions and linguistic-cultural differences Wolfgang was ever convincing by his very clear situation analysis and his completely authentic presence - so he could indicate us ways to success. Besides, Wolfgang is a virtuoso on the keyboard of change compositions: from quite fine and quiet tones up to the thundering drum beat!“
„I got to know Mr. Schmitt on account of the recommendation of a colleague when I found myself in a very difficult phase of my life and was unable to handle it properly – for a period of 6 months I was accompanied by Mr. Schmitt, was supported and advised until I found internal and external stability again. Particularly has impressed me his professional coaching, his unshakeable optimism and his consequence in dealing with my continous attempts not to want to put me to reality. From my side many thanks and a clear recommendation!
„Healthy nutrition! Though it sounds very simple, however, in reality there's much more behind it. After my first consultations with Anja this picture became much clearer for me – therefore, my heartiest thanks for her specific and effective explanations and hints!"
We work together with Wolfgang Schmitt now for a couple of years very successfully in the most different projects and settings of tasks. As an established consulting group in sales & distribution we keep an eye on the ability of our partners to meet the individual interests and challenges of our customers and participants in the most flexible way. In Wolfgang Schmitt we have found such a partner. Him and his work distinguish above all his long experience and methodical variety, combined with a high professionalism and unique down-to-earth-approach which guarantees that customers and participants are taken seriously in their challenges.
He knows very well how to work on eye level with his customers and how to initiate positive changes through high expertise and empathy and how to promote them with sustainable effects. Particularly sales functions and attitudes seem to change faster and faster and even more radically. Accordingly, for our participants reflexion and adaptation of own mindset, own values and own process design are most likely the key success factors. In these challenges we happily rely on the expert's assessment of Wolfgang Schmitt and recommend his work also with pleasure!“
„In a very rich in pain period of my life, with constant inflammatory pushes of my arthrosis disease, I was accompanied by the alternative practitioner and nutritional adviser Anja Pausch professionally and patiently.
Her meticulous anamnesis and unexcited approach to the relief of the acute pain situation, the slow conversion of my nutrition habits and the warmhearted, patient conversational guidance helped me very much to get over the long waiting period up to the surgery appointment.
Also in post- surgery period and during my ambulant rehab Anja supported me with her advice - she is very committed in her professional attitude and always open for new therapy attempts – I feel very pleased to recommend her warmly!“
Hello Wolfgang, during the last years I have attended several seminars under your management on various subjects out of our „sales – excellence“ campaign. I am inspired by your mediation of the subjects - the profound practical orientation as well as your far-reaching experience in different subjects of our profession was very enlighting and a great benefit for myself.
Particularly I would like to emphasize your impressive ability to meet the individual interests and questions of the seminar participants. Thus every seminar became a living event with remaining character.
For the challenges of your professional life I wish you all the best and hope that our paths may cross once more. “
„I always thought that I live quite unhealthily. However, after having analysed my nutrition habits, Anja gave me small, but sensible and actual hints in addition. Following these I have no longer a bad conscience with what and how I eat. Small causes, large effect!“
"I know Wolfgang Schmitt since many years as a consultant and coach. In July, 2017, he facilitated a multinational workshop on a demanding subject in Italy. Preliminary planning, concept design, realisation and documentation have been very professional and have led to very good results.Therefore I recommend a cooperation with him with great pleasure."
With Wolfgang I share a long and valuable time. In 2010 he has already looked after my dissertation on the subject „executive's communication in change management“ – even then he has struck me by his open minded and direct energy. The dissertation was a full success and, besides, I have learnt much from him and his many years of experience.
2 months ago, after some years of my professional life, I have contacted Wolfgang again and since then we work together in a very sensible coaching process. He is a kind of person who simply can sum up things and recognise the resources of people immediately. He has the ability to identify the core subjects and to stimulate one’s reflexion.
Momentarily I am going through a challenging phase of my life – my father has contracted a very serious disease and in parallel I have started a professional reorientation. I am very grateful to have Wolfgang by my side as a coach, friend, companion and supporter. In October we have scheduled our second coaching weekend at Goellheim - even if I have to cope with a longer journey from Tuebingen, I am looking forward to it with great expectations!
It doesn't always have to be the big strategy workshops. Sometimes it is enough that someone else can channel your thoughts before important decisions and direct them into the right and sometimes surprising paths for you. Wolfgang has a large bouquet of possibilities and creates the right atmosphere in which you can let off steam. This way he can solve something in one or two days, which you yourself were busy with for weeks without reaching a result. Always a good investment!
Wolfgang professionally organised team trainings for our international Scrumteam in both Germany and The Netherlands. These team trainings were of great value for building trust between team members as well as for defining team-rules for working over a distance. I can recommend him for building a high performing team both national and international.
I feel lucky, because I’ve had the opportunity to work several times with Wolfgang since 2012 in many international team trainings. During these years I saw that Wolfgang continuously updates his skills by adding new competences. Our last common experience this year in Italy showed his high ability in improving the collaboration of international teams, but not only..
I warmly recommend Wolfgang as a coach to train persons and teams.