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 more than six 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.
Working with people and developing my team has always been the priority throughout my career. I followed this passion of supporting others in their professional and personal development by becoming a certified Integral Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coaching school. I hold a Master of Arts in English, Business Administration, and Spanish from the University of Mannheim in Germany. I am also certified in the EQ-i 2.0 and the EQ 360, Emotional Intelligence assessments.
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.