• Europe
Area of expertise
  • Developing Leaders
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  • Women in the Workplace
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  • Working Parents

Coaching Specialisms

  • Executive and Leadership Coaching
  • Agile Change Adoption
  • Role Transition
  • Work/life balance/Stress Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Authentic Leadership for Introverts and Female Leaders
  • New Team Formation and Agile Teams
  • Psychological Safety in Teams
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Group Coaching and Facilitation
  • Sparring and Shadowing

Training & Qualifications

  • Solutions Focused Master Coach Credential, Solutions Academy, Frankfurt
  • Professional Coaching Credential (PCC) International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Systemic Coach and Change Manager Diploma, INeKO at the University of Cologne
  • Milton Erikson Hypno-Systemic Training (Module 1 Certificate), Phoenix, Arizona
  • Hogan Personality Inventory Trained and Licensed
  • Design Thinking Coach Credential, Hasso Plattner Institute, d-school Potsdam
  • Scrum Master (PSM1) and Product Owner (PSPO 1) Certificates
  • Digital Resiliency Expert Trained with certificate
  •  BA. University of California Berkeley, USA
  •  M.A. University of Freiburg. Germany

Client Sector Experience

Industry experience: Automotive, Energy, Finance, HR, Higher Education (Uni), Legal Professional Services, Insurance, IT, NGOs, Retail, Pharmaceutical. Some notable clients include:

Aareal Bank, Aldi, Bayer, Ford, Gleiss Lutz, PWC, Roche, SNP, Telekom, Swiss Life, University of Bonn, Heirich Heine University, Düsseldorf

  • Pro bono coaching for Liquid Legal e.V.
  • Board member of the Virtual Education Cohort for the ICF
  • Mentor at Stanford University MBA/LEADS incubator and start-up accelerator


"Karla has been an invaluable resource in helping me navigate a new job. From our very first session, I knew that I had found someone who truly understood the complexities of my role and could provide me with the guidance and support I needed to succeed. What I appreciate most about Karla is her ability to challenge me in a way that feels both supportive and constructive. She has pushed me outside of my comfort zone, encouraging me to take risks and try new approaches, while also providing me with practical tools and strategies to help me achieve my goals. Overall, I highly recommend Karla to anyone seeking an executive coach who is knowledgeable, compassionate, and committed to helping clients achieve their full potential. She has been an invaluable partner in my professional journey, and I am grateful for the positive impact she has had on my life and career."

"Karla has the remarkable ability to helped me find my path and walked it with me. She quickly grasped new topics and introduced fresh perspectives. We have created a structured plan for my development and the time spent with her was incredibly valuable. Karla is a highly communicative, positive, and empathetic coach and I wholeheartedly recommend her."

"I am immensely grateful that Karla was my executive coach for one year. During this time she was very patient with me to fully understand what coaching is. Her observant way of asking questions helped me to discover the right path forward to achieve my goals not only in my professional but also personal life. Our discussions made me realise my own strengths and potential and let me become more confident interacting with senior management and peers. Her very positive, passionate and enthusiastic engagement became the example for me to behave around my team members driving a growth mindset. The 12 months we had together transformed me into a coach manager."

"After my parental leave, I initially had difficulties finding my place in the company and finding the right balance between work and private life. Coaching with Karla helped me to determine my own priorities and find out where I wanted to develop within the company. Thanks to Karla's coaching, I have gained a lot of clarity for myself, applied for a new position with the necessary self-confidence and have since been accepted for a promotion and an exciting further training course. I thank Karla from the bottom of my heart and recommend her without hesitation!"