What My Clients Say

Success Stories

Personal Branding

Carmen Belasus

Carmen Belasus

Business Development Manager, Cloudbridge Consulting GmbH

As part of the Microsoft Fast Forward program, I took part in 2 of Katja’s workshops. Personal Branding was a topic that I was very curious about from the very beginning. How can I strengthen my brand without coming across too exaggerated. What are MY values, what do I stand for? The approach was just very good. Katja has perfectly understood “despite” or just “because of” her online format to take all participants along with her and bring us to our “core”. The “espresso” is still there as a metaphor. Her way of working is just like “balm for the soul”. One always feels “right” and encouraged to follow his/her own way. She convinced me so much, that I go as far as really recommending her from the bottom of my heart. 

Nicole Dierauf

Nicole Dierauf

Project Manager Strategy and Innovation, Siemens Healthineers

One notices from the first contact that Katja is a person who knows how to combine cordiality with expertise. Although I didn’t really need a coach at first, after a teaser lesson on LinkedIn, I went on a big journey to build my own brand with her. In an uncomplicated and natural manner, I really discovered completely new aspects. I can now not only name them, but also use them in a targeted manner thanks to her support. Her coaching skills go far beyond “what do you want”, but also include a holistic and long-term perspective from the beginning. I can now relate to both at any time and further develop them on my own. I have already recommended Katja to several friends, acquaintances and colleagues.

Miriam Piper

Miriam Piper

Sales Manager Government, Microsoft

Katja, thank you for allowing me to go through your Personal Branding coaching with you. You helped me to get a lot of clarity, to distill my values, strengths and the attributes of my brand. You were very sensitive and patient, gave valuable feedback, prepared interesting exercises as well as sessions. The tasks for each session have always been a lot of fun. The results of the coaching can be ideally applied to my work, no matter in which area. You motivate and encourage to clearly define oneself and use one’s strengths – even if not everyone likes it. The personal Branding has helped me to develop my positioning in connection of my “Energetic Healing” education and I am curious to see how this area will develop in the future. Thank you and much success on your way forward!
Franziska Schaadt

Franziska Schaadt

Consulting B2B Tech Companies in leveraging LinkedIn | Social Selling Expert

I asked Katja to host a webinar about ‘Personal Branding’ as a guest speaker in my Online Masterclass Series “LinkedIn Branding & Positioning” for Women in Tech. Katja has done a great job facilitating an online environment where everyone felt comfortable sharing, engaging with the content presented and learning with/from each other. She not only explained how to identify one’s personal values, mission and self-perception but also empowered the participants to translate these findings into their personal brand. If you are looking for an energetic coach who takes a personal approach and challenges you, Katja is the right person for you!

Leadership & Cultural Change

Holger Klimaschweski

Holger Klimaschweski

Managing Director Jenoptik Power Systems GmbH

In April 2020, we participated with 20 leaders & executives in the webinar series “Excellent Virtual Leadership” with Katja & Regine.

Due to the Corona crisis, we sent some of our employees to work from home in March and had just introduced Microsoft Teams. In mid-March, as a management team we were facing the question how to best support our leaders & executives with in these changes on short notice. Traditionally, partly because of the very high security requirements in our business, there was virtually no home office and VPN at all. Suddenly overnight, 80 people worked from home. A culture shock.

It should be a quick start into the main challenges that come with change and working from home.

We coordinated the details with Katja & Regine so that our leaders got an understanding of a new mindset and first tools to support them in the new situation.

It was a very good start, only 5 units are of course too little for a complete cultural change.

A new, holistic program will be needed that will enable managers and teams to take advantage of the opportunities offered by working remotely. We have seen what is possible and how much more could be possible. Regine and Katja bring valuable experience as well as the necessary flexibility to accompany us on this journey.

Thank you for your work – it was a first step and opened our eyes: where we stand and what is still possible in the future. Thank you for your help!

Christian Meyer

Christian Meyer

Managing Director straight solutions GmbH

I had the pleasure to work with Katja in various workshops in Microsoft’s Fast Forward program on topics like “Change Management” and “Virtual Leadership”. I am always thrilled how Katja emotionally meets me where I stand, promotes an inspiring group dynamic and enables an appreciative dialogue among the participants. In addition, I was able to benefit from the diverse and multifaceted practical examples that Katja brings to the workshops from her own professional experience.
Bernd Sailer

Bernd Sailer

Director Professional Services ec4u expert consulting ag

Thank you for the interesting and productive workshop on change management! Katja Pischel and Regine Lang presented the topic of change management in a very practical and vivid way in this workshop. Practical exercises and theoretical units helped to keep the energy high while going deep at the same time. I have fully achieved my goal of receiving practical suggestions for implementing ongoing change processes. I am therefore happy to recommend participating in this or similar workshop with Katja and Regine. I’m looking forward to our next meeting.
Gregor Bieler

Gregor Bieler

Former General Manager Germany, One Commercial Partner Organisation, Microsoft Deutschland

Katja is one of the few people who truly understand the importance of company culture as the key differentiator to future-proof your business in the digital age. With her positive energy, clarity and pertinent insight she is enabling personal growth for people and cultural transformation for teams and organizations. In our joint time at Microsoft, I have always especially appreciated her persistence putting the importance of cultural transformation on top of everybodys agenda. It’s a pleasure working with Katja.
Thorsten Treidel

Thorsten Treidel

Adoption & Change Management Consultant

This summer I was participating in a workshop that you and your colleague gave in your role as trainer for the Microsoft Fast Forward Program. You have illustrated very vividly the topic of culture change in the field of Modern Work as well as the natural flow of change processes that relate to human behaviour. For me it has really been a key moment to recognize why many changes that I had been part of in recent years have not been successful. Not successful, because we were not considerate of natural, human behaviour when it comes to change. If we as leaders don’t provide a safe space to employees in which they are allowed to react to change, we should not be surprised when blockers occur.

Thank you very much for this insight and for your truly likeable “different” style to hold this workshop!

Coaching

Kathrin Seifert

Kathrin Seifert

Senior Learning & Development Expert

Katja was my coach when I was in search of a new professional challenge incl. a change of industries. Together we sharpened my strengths profile und made myself more visible. Within no time I had a variety of interviews and could choose from two attractive offers. Even better: both of them completely met my 10-point-wish list that I had compiled with Katja! Katja is extremely empathetic, always genuinely interested in her counterpart and at the same time 100% focused on business results. For me that was the perfect combination for my professional reorientation! I only can highly recommend that you work with Katja – Personal Branding that is truly personal, authentic and goal-oriented.