My name is Elke Säubert. I am a leadership and cross-cultural coach and work with leaders to become increasingly effective, approachable, balanced, and culturally aware. I have worked with my clients on topics like emotional intelligence, executive effectiveness, delegation skills, work-life balance, development of effective communication styles, and being more assertive as a leader amongst others.
With 20+ years of professional expertise, 12 of which I served as a Senior Manager with PwC, a leading global accounting and tax firm, I developed and led a team of Marketing & Business Development experts. I coached Senior Executives through proposal processes and helped them excel in delivering sales presentations. I was involved in national and international projects and thrived on assisting teams with the dynamics of cultural diversity.
As a German having lived and worked in the U.S., Switzerland, and Spain for over 10 years, I understand expatriate life and cultural differences. I am passionate about helping international leaders adapt to a new culture and master the challenges of different ways of living, working, and leading teams. I support local leaders in leveraging the strengths of multi-cultural teams, and in mitigating the difficulties of cross-border communication and collaboration.
I hold a Master of Arts in English, Business Administration with a focus on Marketing, and Spanish from the University of Mannheim in Germany. I am a New Ventures West certified Integral Coach, a certified Associate Coach with the International Coach Federation, and certified in the EQi 2.0 and EQ360 Model, an Emotional Intelligence assessment. Additionally , I am an accredited facilitator for “The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team” training, and trained in and certified to use the intercultural training material of The Interchange Institute.
I bring leadership and coaching experience in the global corporate world, a profound holistic coaching methodology as well as a high degree of empathy and genuine interest in people and cultures to my work. I coach in English and German.
When I am not working with my clients, I enjoy hiking, skiing, running and practicing yoga. I also love to travel in- and outside of the US.