Pia recognizes that ‘leadership is not a formula, but an attitude.’ Her winning combo of political savvy combined with strategic smartness make her a tactical change driver. She focuses on ‘making things happen’ leading to powerful transformations for top leaders and increased value for their organizations. Inspiring on-going accomplishment and challenging assumptions, Pia influences executives through her pragmatic approach, empathy and great sense of humor.
She enriches the analytical abilities of her clients by developing and expanding their interpersonal skills and guides them in discerning limits while developing concrete, traceable action and implementation.
Pia holds an MBA in Organizational Psychology (INSEAD) and a degree in Philology from the University of Cologne. She is a recognized international business coach with certifications and accreditations from distinguished worldwide organizations, such as:
- Board Certified Coach by BCC
- Executive Coach and Associate Trainer with Center for Creative Leadership
For more than 20 years, Pia has worked with high achieving executives from Fortune 500 companies in more than 40 countries. Specializing in large, multinational corporations across the spectrum of industries, Pia has guided a CEO in a financially critical turnaround despite pressure from change-resistant employees, unions and top management. She has helped a GM in modifying his leadership style and successfully meeting objectives by positively impacting shareholders, peers and subordinates.
Prior to founding Shape Leadership, Pia garnered more than 15 years of broad business experience with cross-cultural teams in multinational organizations. In key accounts, banking and management consulting, she has a proven track record for success and a deep understanding of the issues facing organizations in the global market. Her conviction that each person may influence and achieve much more than they could possibly imagine has birthed in her a contagious positive attitude.
- French (good)
- Dt. Telekom
- Ernst & Young
- General Electric
- Glaxo Smith Kline
- Starwood Hotels