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

Ursula Debus

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.

Coaching focus

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

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

Contact & Advising

For further information about our coaching services please contact coaching@leuphana.de.