My work as a leadership coach combines the world of business with humanistic and philanthropic values. I take inspiration from psychology, philosophy, art and literature to discuss fundamental questions with my clients regarding leadership and life itself:

How do you see yourself? How are you seen? How do you affect others in an organisation? Which role do you play on the grand stage of leadership? How do you reconcile this with your own ‘inner emotional theatre’?

I will guide you through this process as your experienced sparring partner, unafraid of challenging your mindset. Together, we will bring your full – and sometimes hidden – potential to light, allowing you to embark on a leadership path that is best suited to you and your surroundings.

I’m very happy to work with you in person (when possible) or virtually in German, English or in French.

Coaching services

  • International, at all levels & all industries (DAX, SMI, SME, family businesses)
  • Individuals (C-Level, Boards, Non-Executives, first leaders from 18 - 80 years)
  • Teams or groups in periods of change/on their way to better performance and trusted cooperation


  • Leadership transition (top leaders, board and C-level, new/first leadership role, new company, new industry, new country, new corporate culture).
  • Remote leadership
  • Leadership in difficult times
  • Career and potential development
  • Personality development
  • 360° feedback/feedforward for individuals and teams
  • Professional (re)orientation for all generations, especially 50+
  • Tricky/challenging coaching cases

Consulting for shareholders in family businesses

  • Career planning for different generations 18 - 50+
  • Evaluation of your personal and professional situation (analysis of the red thread of your career)
  • Analysis of expectations (own and others, i.e. family)
  • Development of individual identity and professional autonomy

Professional experience

  • 20 years of international leadership experience: 15 years of international consulting experience
  • Self-employed, experienced consultant and coach at Heller Coaching & Consulting since 2018.
  • Managing Director FischerHeller Board Consultation, Hamburg (2 years)
  • Partner at Fischer Group International Hamburg (4 years)
  • Coach and consultant for leadership development in DAX and SMI listed companies (12 years)
  • Global Head Executive Development Zurich, Bern (12 years)
  • Senior Consultant in Big Five consulting company, worldwide (5 years)
  • Head of International Relations in Academia, Offenburg (7 years)
  • Regions: Europe (D/CH/F/PL/UK), US

Education & Qualification

  • University of Heidelberg: English and French Literature
  • University of Paderborn: PhD in „Stereotypes in intercultural perception and communication“.
  • INSEAD, Fontainebleau Organizational Psychology and Coaching
  • University of Lucerne: Leadership and Philosophy
  • International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (online): Psychoanalysis meets Organizations
  • Certified in Talent Q, Myers Briggs


  • German (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (fluent)

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