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Dr. Katja Kruckeberg is  an international executive coach, mindset architect, keynote speaker, and CEO of Global Leadership Excellence who works with top management of global organizations on the human side of organizational transformation to harness the power of human performance, intelligence, and potential. Katja has been recognized as a leading expert on mindset and business. Through her consulting, coaching, and speaking services and books she has reached out to hundreds of thousands of senior executives and individuals in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to start-up companies to the leading business schools in the world over the course of her career. Katja has authored and co-authored several books on leadership and transformation and holds a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology, an MBA in Business Administration, and MAs in Political & Sports Health Science.

As a coach Katja specializes in transition coaching for top executives (e.g., to CEO or board member) and the development of high-performing global teams using state of the art insights from neuroscience, psychology, and her hands-on global business experience.

Katja lives in Germany with her family and her two children. 

“I have never known an executive coach who taps as powerfully into the art of masterful communication as Katja does. She is knowledgeable, challenging, funny, and incredibly careful in her approach. An international executive coach and facilitator with C-suite qualities.” 

—Ruth McGill, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, ING Group, Multina- tional Banking & Financial Services Cooperation, Amsterdam, Netherlands



  • Business background: 20+ years of expertise in business, (top) management experience &responsibility for global projects
  • Learning expert: 25 years of experience in facilitating learning across different sectors, industries, cultures.  
  • Over 20 years as a transformation consultant and organizational coach in global settings
  • Master Level Coach: 10000+ hrs of Executive Coaching & Team Coaching on a global scale. 
  • Executive Coach Pool in Global Networks: Duke C.E. New York & London, Ashridge Businss School, UK, Mannaz London, etc. 
  • Executive Coach in Global L&D programs of e.g. Airbus, ArcelorMittal, Bayer, Bertelsmann Media Group, Credit Suisse, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, HSBC, Merck, Nestle, Nokia, Nestle, Pirelli, Siemens, Shell,  Thyssen Krupp, and many more. 
  • Systemic and Integral Coaching, IMD Business School
  • Health and Success Coach Certification , HumanXpression, London, UK
  • Master of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), HumanXpression, London, UK
  • Executive Coaching Certificate, Henley Business School, UK
  • Several psychometric / 360´ certifications: MBTI Level 1 & 2 Certification (OPP), Oxford England HOGAN, Mannaz 360, etc . 
  • Doctorate in Organizational Psychology, University of Klagenfurt
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mitchell College of Business, USA
  • Master Equivalent in International Politics, History, Education & Sport Medical Science, University of Tübingen, University of Bremen
  • Expert in Leadership, Transformation and Change. 

Bilingual,  English / German