New Impulses for your career

The Professional School’s coaching service provides support during your studies as well as personal advice for your later career. This service is geared toward people who want to expand their skills in order to redirect their professional path, thus it addresses students and potential applicants as well as anyone with questions about their options for continued professional development.

Coaching services at Leuphana Professional School ©Leuphana/Anne Gabriel-Jürgens
Coaching services at Leuphana Professional School

You can thematize your own personal concerns in an individual coaching session. For example, the possibility of taking on a new leadership role or the need to make an important personal decision could serve as a good justification for arranging a personal session. We have a selection of experts available for you in our coaching pool. Feel free to contact us, if you are interested in an individual coaching session.

For most Bachelor and Masters students, first-time participation in a career coaching session in a group or for a personal 90-minute session is free (please note that coaching is not included in most of our English Masters programmes, please contact your programme coordinator for further information). Alumni of the Professional School and external participants can also use our coaching services for a fee. Simply contact us.

Coaching is possible despite the corona pandemic. Together with the coach, it can be decided whether digital or presence coaching should take place in compliance with the rules of distance and hygiene.

The registration for the coaching takes place over the learning platform in the course "Coaching - Professional School".

Overview of coaching types in English language

Individual Coaching

Thanks to individual coaching, you benefit from a familiar and very individual counseling by your coach. For individual coaching you can select very different subject from your own personal context. Themes for single consultations can be for example time management, conflicts, deciding situation or career issues.

In one 90 minute session plus a preliminary discussion, you can plan first impulses to clarify your problems together with the coach and plan the following steps.

Tandem or Group Coaching

In tandem or group coaching, you can discuss various points of importance and contents with your coach. Looking at issues from various perspectives helps finding new solutions and positively influences one’s own performance capacities and motivation.

You can combine a tandem or group coaching for example to deal with a subject matter of your choice, and combine the 90-minutes’ coaching time available to every Bachelor or Masters student of the Professional School with your fellow students.

Find the right Coach


Dr. Christof Domrös studied economics in Mainz and Münster and then worked for almost twenty years in management positions in Germany and abroad (including Hamburg, Copenhagen, New York) and in various corporate functions (including finance/controlling, strategy, risk management, restructuring). He has many years of experience as a mentor and coach for executives, junior executives and specialists. Since 2014 he has been working as a freelance management consultant and coach. He is a certified "Systemic Coach" (Professio GmbH, recognized by DBVC) and "Transactional Analytical Consultant" (DGTA - German Society for Transactional Analysis).

Coaching focus

  • Decision making
  • Management techniques
  • Leadership in digitization
  • Career planning
  • Conflict situations
  • Organizational Development
  • Roll Finding
  • Site assessment
  • Changes

Coaching locations

  • Online-Coaching
  • Hamburg

Steffen Elbert, PhD

Steffen Elbert supports top executives in their professional and personal development and in unleashing their growth potential - especially in cases where they seem to "stand in their own way“. As an entrepreneur in his private practice, he is focused on working with long-term beliefs, convictions and biases - mostly rooted in biographic experiences.

Earlier, Steffen graduated with a PhD in (bio-)chemistry from Heidelberg university and then worked as a consultant and partner for two top tier strategy and personell consulting firms for over 20 years.

Steffen is certified an a systemic coach by DBVC and as a systemic advisor, coach and supervisor by DGSF. He is furthermore trained in clinical hypnosis, psychotraumatology, constellation work, embodiment-focused methodologies (EMDR, PEP, SE) and systemic organizational development.

Coaching focus

  • Limiting beliefs and imprints in everyday working life
  • Unleashing your potential“
  • Collateral damage of success (e.g. danger of burn-out, depressive moods, addiction etc.)

Coaching locations

  • Online-Coaching
  • Lüneburg
  • HamburgOnline

Beate Munding

Beachte Munding is a management coach and organisational consultant in Hamburg. The qualified organisational sociologist worked as a television journalist for the public broadcasters NDR and ARD for twelve years before changing sides professionally. Since 2010, Beate Munding has advised domestic and international businesses on personal, strategic, organisational and cultural change processes, and assisted managers in finding their individual leadership style, mastering critical situations and realising their potential. She is a communications expert, a certified systemic and personal coach and helps people to optimise their personal style and approach, overcome professional challenges and explore new options and possibilities. Ms Munding works closely on changes in the world of work, digitisation and new leadership and is a speaker for the Matthias Horx Zukunftsinstitut.

Coaching focus

  • Personal manner, presence and communication
  • Roles and management style analysis
  • Organisational development
  • Coping with stress and stage fright
  • Objectives and career coaching

Coaching locations

  • Online-Coaching
  • Hamburg

Lars Schmidt

Lars Schmidt graduated in business administration at the Hamburg Academy of Economics in 1992 and then studied economics at the University of Hamburg. After graduating in 1998, he worked in the media sector for several years. Since 2003 he has been working as a trainer and coach, with a focus on accompanying people in situations of professional change. Since 2011 he has been an independent trainer, consultant and moderator. He works from Hamburg nationwide for clients from industry, trade, services and the financial sector. For them he gives soft-skill and leadership training or designs and moderates workshops - from team development to interface and strategy workshops. In addition, he accompanies executives and acts as coach for two personnel consultancies.

Coaching focus

  • Career coaching (professional orientation, support in application processes)
  • Management Development
  • Self-presentation
  • Dealing with personal stumbling blocks and decision situations
  • Dealing with conflict situations

Coaching locations

  • Online-Coaching
  • Lüneburg
  • Hamburg

Dr.-Ing. Christina Kühnel

Having studied and obtained her doctorate in environmental engineering on the topics of sustainability, resource management and educational skills, Christina Kühnel gained many years of experience in the scientific community and in (international) project work. At the same time, she became a mother of three and experienced what it means to "want to get everything under one hat". Later, she worked for several years in strategic university management as head of a university-wide change project and took on leadership and budgetary responsibility. She continued her education on leadership issues in the areas of self-management, change and complexity management and completed a part-time training as a systemic coach and process facilitator. She then coordinated the part-time master's programme in sustainability law at Leuphana University and accompanied people on their way to successful graduation. Today she works as a freelance coach and lecturer on topics such as self- and time management and intercultural support for international students. Empowering people to become more resilient in their own responsibility and to develop their own solutions for a life in balance between meaningful work and fulfilling leisure time is an important driver of her work.

Coaching focus

  • Accompanying change processes for personal and/or professional development. 
  • Developing potential (for a sustainable career): Where are my true potential and strength, my competences? How do I focus on what is important to me? How do I gain clarity? Where do I stand right now? What does career mean to me?
  • Developing a balance in the areas of life between meaningful work and fulfilling leisure time in order to remain resilient, physically and psychologically healthy. Burnout prevention: Finding solutions for exhaustion, overwork and excessive demands.
  • Self- and time management: How do I manage myself and achieve self-responsible self-control? What are my needs? What is my understanding of leadership? How should leadership be? What kind of corporate culture do I need? How do I communicate?

Coaching locations

  • Hamburg
  • Lüneburg

Contact & Advising

For further information about our coaching services please contact