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.

Individual coaching 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 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.

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

Ursula Debus

Ursula Debus, coach at the Leuphana Professional School

Ursula Debus, born 1964, is a certified systemic coach and a member of the Systemic Society (Systemische Gesellschaft). She studied Romance languages, German and sociology in Frankfurt and worked for a number of years as an editor at the publishing house S. Fischer Verlage. Ms Debus currently lives and works in Hamburg as an editor, author, PR editor and systemic coach. Her clients include professionals from the media industry and health sector, and university managers and specialist staff. She specialises in career transition and decision coaching, personal positioning and stress management. Ms Debus also advises non-fiction authors and doctoral candidates on questions such as concept development and overcoming writer’s block.

Coaching specialisms

  • Career transition
  • Personal positioning
  • Author coaching for non-fiction writers and doctoral candidates
  • Decision coaching

Beate Munding

Beate Munding, coach at the Leuphana Professional School

Beate 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 specialisms

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


Dr. Wiebke Sponagel

Dr. Wiebke Sponagel, coach at the Leuphana Professional School

Wiebke Sponagel is a certified systemic coach, consultant, author and careers advisor with a consultancy in Frankfurt am Main. She also works as a lecturer and portfolio reviewer for Leuphana Professional School. She previously studied and worked in the UK. After returning to Germany, she worked as a freelance journalist for daily papers in the Rhine-Main area and as an in-house business coach. She gained her doctorate on internal communication at a British company whilst working. Dr. Sponagel specialises in coaching on decisions and choices for individuals and business clients from the Rhine-Main area.

Coaching specialisms

  • Decision-making situations
  • Conflict situations
  • Change
  • Attitude change

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