Coaching Services in CPD Studies

Coaching provides professional support

New challenges await students on CPD studies: A key issue is the balance between work, personal life and study. You have to steal the time for the continuing education course from somewhere else, good time and self-management is required. Furthermore, you are now acquiring further professional qualifications in your CPD course; you expand your knowledge and skills, thereby also opening up new fields of knowledge and new career prospects. Therefore, many students are planning their next career steps while studying. The Professional School’s coaching offers the offers effective support and answers to these and other questions.

Coaching support for students at Leuphana Professional School

The Professional School offers coaching support, in which you can, for example, reflect and define your study and career planning, work together with your coach on personal strengths or optimise your time, self-management and conflict matters. For Bachelor and Masters students of the Professional School, the use of one coaching cession is free of charge and constitutes an integral part of the studies. Please note that coaching is not included in the Masters programme Governance and Human Rights.

You decide according to your current needs, how and when you wish to take advantage of our coaching services. We will gladly advise you on the costs and scope in a personal interview.

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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