Susanne Kortendick

Ph.D., MSc, Dipl.-Paed., Dipl.-Kffr.
+49 174 926 33 63

I have 30 years of experience in top management positions in major international companies, including almost 10 years as Managing Director Human Resources and Labor Director. My career has taken me to various industries: My career has taken me to various branches of industry, including transport, logistics, mechanical and plant engineering, and wholesale and foreign trade. International experience in India, Russia and Romania round off my profile.

Coaching Philosophy

In 2012 I graduated from Ashridge Business School in the UK with a Master of Executive Coaching. I have held my Ashridge Accredited Coach accreditation since 2011.

My coaching is always a combination of consulting and sparring. This combination ensures me a high degree of authenticity and credibility, especially with clients at board and executive level. I am often called upon to work on complex management problems, e.g. in cases of restructuring, reorganization or partial sales of companies. My clients come from a wide variety of companies.


I hold four academic degrees, three of which I obtained during my professional life. I completed my doctorate at the University of Freiburg in the field of behavioral sciences. I work in German (my native language) and English. I am accredited to use the BIG5 Reflector Instrument and the Hay Group Leadership Assessment Tools.

My personal way of coaching

“I am a “relational coach” – all my interventions are designed to create a space for reflection, creativity and personal growth for my clients. As a former member of executive management teams of major international companies, I know and share my clients' world of experience and can support them to a very special degree in defining their own personal path in the company.”

Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner Level EMCC Global 2021
Master of Executive Coaching Ashridge Business School 2012
Accredited Coach Ashridge Business School 2011
Dr. Phil. Uni Freiburg 2004
Masters in Economics FernUni Hagen 2000
Masters in Adult Education Uni Köln 1988