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“Over the past 18 months, I have been promoted within the organisation three times, now reaching my global role. Ursula has guided me every step of the way and supported me in becoming a true leader.”

SAP

Ursula
Leitzmann
Germany
German, English, French
Coach, Trainer, Facilitator
My best story

"Clenching hold of the zip line as I slowly slipped backwards, the Costa Rican rainforest, 300 meters beneath me, loomed into view..."

Overview

Ursula is a senior consultant and executive coach. With more than 15 years of coaching, training, and facilitation experience in Europe and the United States, Ursula utilises her key assets of extensive international practice and intercultural expertise in her client work. Her profound knowledge of adult development complements her natural ability to connect with others to facilitate individual growth and create stimulating learning environments.​

Areas of Expertise
  • Executive coach
  • Leadership development
  • Increasing motivation and employee engagement
  • Team building
  • Cross-cultural competency
  • Intercultural business skills
Licence to Practice

Prior to her international coaching career, Ursula held a number of positions across a range of business sectors: Manager for Training and Development at IOR Global, Project Manager focusing on Intercultural Communication at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Program Coordinator, co-facilitating track II conflict resolution simulations at Harvard University. She currently teaches the graduate course, ‘Intercultural Coaching’, at the adjunct faculty at the University for Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany. Ursula has published on “Challenges of a Multicultural Workforce” (Intercultural Management Quarterly, 2008) and “Developing your Cultural Team Charter” (The NASAGA Training Activity Book, 2012), amongst others.​

  • Masters degree in Communication, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
  • Masters degree in Intercultural Relations, University of the Pacific, California
  • Graduate Certificate in Administration and Management, Harvard University
  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF
  • Certified in the Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorMBTI, FiroB, Hogan LEAD, ITTI, ICSI, DISC, IDI
Satisfied clients, include

Abbott, Airbus S.A.S, Akzo Nobel, American Express, Bloomberg, BMW, CSL Behring, eBay, Ericsson, Levi Strauss, Novartis, SAP SE, US Foreign Service Institute, Novartis, US National Institute of Health.​

Three words that
describe me
  • Intuitive
  • Poised
  • Fun

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