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Hans has been great to work with. He has provided me with the confidence and tools to navigate the next steps in my professional and personal life, following recent setbacks in both. I’ve really appreciated Hans’s friendly, but challenging approach. I have learned a lot about myself, and the things that motivate me. At the same time, I’ve gained some great strategies for dealing with challenges in the workplace. His support has been invaluable in helping me develop a more positive and pragmatic outlook. It’s no exaggeration to say that I always found myself walking away from a session with Hans with a skip in my step!”
-Research Director, Public Sector
“I worked with Hans over an 18-month period as I wanted someone who could bring objectivity and insight to help me be a better leader. Hans brought objectivity, professionalism, insight and care to our work together. Unlike others in his field, he was able to practically combine knowledge, insight, experience and a deep understanding of both the nature and personal challenges of leaders. Hans brought empathy and the willingness to challenge and ask the tough questions that leaders need to ask themselves.”
– John Harte, Managing Partner, Integrity Governance
“After many years of intense and absorbing working life I badly needed to reconnect with my personal needs.
I decided to look for a coach. When you decide to seek out a coach support, nothing can compare with an engaging person like Hans.
Hans proofed to be (and still is) a very solid sparring partner in my search for directions. Overtime he demonstrated an amazing ability to connect with me and maintain this connection even when several weeks passed between two coaching sessions. This allowed me to progress steadily in what represented for me the right course after a life of not very helpful behaviours and excessive mind talks.
I am very pleased by the improvements he helped me to achieve over a relatively short period of time. Hans has been able not only to strengthen my purpose in life only in few months time but also to substantially improve my professional life. He also guided me to reconnect with my personal needs, something that contributed to a more joyful life. As per today I am still working with Hans as I have identified new projects to achieve a joyful and balance life and I feel he will have a truly positive impact once again. I truly recommend everyone Hans!”
– Partner, Financial Services
“The greatest benefit of Hans for me was clarity of thought. It wasn’t the case that I didn’t know what to do, it is possible there was too much I thought I could do… The fact is that my mind was jumbled. Hans helped me to simplify my mind, allow me to focus on my strengths and gain some proper clarity of thought. I emerged with direction and a renewed vigour to get my career to the next level. On top of that, the sessions were enjoyable, never stressful and something to look forward to.”
– Vice President, Investment Banking
“After deciding to step away from my current job/career, I needed to take time out to gain a deeper understanding on what makes me tick and what meant the most to me. I didn’t want to spend any more time being unfulfilled by my job. That’s where Hans came in. Over the course of 3 months he was instrumental in helping me uncover my core values (career and life), build goals, vision the life I truly wanted for my family and develop a detailed plan to achieve that. I unequivocally recommend Hans’ to anyone looking for clarity and purpose in both their life and career.”
– A. Brown, Professional Services
“I decided to meet with Hans as I had been within the same industry for over 14 years and had lost my passion and drive. At the very first meeting, he opened up my eyes to where my true passion lay and over the course of the next few sessions, we then developed this further and explored various different avenues, career wise, that related to my passion for investing and personal finance. It is through Hans’s direction and support that I then had the confidence to embark on a new and exciting career within wealth management. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hans for those looking for careers’ advice and wishing to consider what could be a life changing decision.”
– Gary Youssef, Director
“Over a 12 week coaching intervention, Hans has helped me uncover and articulate my personal purpose and values, and develop an action plan to bring those to life. While our discussions have led to clear results, we’ve also taken time to explore a range of topics, and the process has been very interesting and revealing. He has supported, motivated and challenged me, and it’s been a pleasure working with him.”
– Nicholas Creswell, Vice President, Performance & Talent Management at Thomson Reuters
“A career planning workshop being run by Hans was recommended to me by a friend, so I booked to go with the hope of gaining a better understanding of how I could find a job that would be truly rewarding to me. What a great decision that I will never regret. Going on this course made me take immediate positive steps that have now enabled me to successfully change my career.
Like many people I guess, I fell into a career that although I felt I was good at, wasn’t totally fulfilling somehow, although I could never really put my finger on it.
Han’s workshop was brilliant. I gained so much from one day it’s quite unbelievable. I went in feeling a bit overwhelmed that I couldn’t change things even if I wanted to and came out feeling full of enthusiasm that I knew what I wanted to do with my life and moreover, that it was in my power to move the obstacles required to get there.
This isn’t some workshop that you do and forget about. The way that Hans facilitates your thoughts to get to the bottom of where you want to be and how you can get there, is amazing.
Hans helped me to decide on some changes that I should have made a long time ago and gave me the confidence to follow up on them. Thank you, Hans.”
– Katy Stenhouse, Owner and Interior Designer at Paeony Interiors
“Who will coach the life coaches? The answer is Hans Schumann. He brings his unique “German Engineering” approach to coaching that is sensitive, delightful, authentic and practical. I have had some breakthroughs in my perceptions that have made a lasting and positive change in my life. I have also learned some great coaching techniques and wisdom from him that I now apply with my own clients!”
– Life Coach London Nick Hatter, BSC (HONS), DIP. COACH (ACCRED), MASTER NLP COACH
“Hans has […] impacted my life making me feel empowered. […] Although I consider I have been doing well in my professional career, I have always felt I was lacking confidence. Each session felt very productive and worthy. Working with Hans was easy, it was a warm environment and I felt understood, and challenged too. He guided me with questions that helped me to realise what I wanted to change. In addition, he gave me very good techniques to help me to achieve my objectives. Few months have passed since I worked with Hans, and I feel different, happier and I cannot remember how I was previously. After this experience I recommend coaching in general and Hans specifically because his experience and expertise really make a difference.”
– Victoria Tena, Financial Services
“From personal development right through to crisis management, working with Hans is true enlightenment. With Hans’s friendly, dynamic and always forward facing approach, I have been able to unlock potential and explore issues in ways I never though possible before. Thank YOU Hans for all your support and dedication. HIGHLY recommended!”
– Paul McNicoll, Dean, School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion
“Working with Hans, I have achieved things I could not have done alone. He has helped me to re-assess my values, re-balance my priorities, and clarify my goals, with immediate practical positive results. Hans works with great insight, warmth and humour. I recommend him whole-heartedly.”
– Elizabeth Mattson, Eduction & International Development Consultant
“Meeting with Hans was immediately mind opening for me. He enabled me to understand which things in my life I was genuinely unhappy with, which as I discovered was often different to what I had imagined. I have been able to make good choices as a result and I feel more aware and emboldened. Hans’s kind, patient and rather joyous support helped me to do what I couldn’t manage alone. Thanks Hans.”
– Susan Pattenden, Restaurant Assistant Manager
“any professional seeking enhanced satisfaction and motivation….would do well to spend time with you”
– Dr Holger Garden, Bid Writer, Trainer, Coach
“Hans – I would like to thank you for working with me and my team at Santander at our annual conference. I have received amazing feedback on your session and everyone has said how thought provoking it was. We appreciated the time you spent before the conference talking through what we were aiming to achieve and adapting the pre-conference questionnaire following our feedback. Your session really appealed to people’s hearts and minds, your personal journey touched everyone. Once again, many thanks. I would whole heartedly recommend you to individuals or other companies. I wish you luck, however, based on your performance I don’t think you’re going to need it!”
– Carol Graham, Head of Business Quality, Santander UK plc
“…when you went up on stage and started talking about values, what’s important, and how vital it is you be fulfilled and happy in your life because it’s brief and challenge is important, everything clicked. It was like a light going on, and I doubled-down on my commitment to myself.”
– Sean Campbell, Santander UK plc
“Hans has helped me focus on those parts of my career and workstreams that directly affect the future I would like to envisage. Instead of trying to balance work/ home life with multiple ideas that sit rather nebulously in the back of my mind, he has worked with me to review my values, streamlining my workload to those areas that will truly achieve my goals. I now have an idea of what I would like to achieve and Hans has given me a step by step blueprint to help achieve those goals. It starts with a book and I’ve started writing it!”
– Anand Patel – General Practitioner
“Working with Hans really helped me to gain some valuable perspective both in my personal life and in my work. Indeed he helped me to realize how strongly these two things were interlinked. Hans helped me to regain a more positive approach in all of my projects and activities and challenged me to tackle difficulties with different strategies. This support has been invaluable in helping me develop a new outlook that is healthier and happier than where I was before.”
– Ramon Casado, Co-Owner / Design Director at Bulthaup Johannesburg
“I came to coaching to better understand myself and find what it is that I look for in my work. Hans was a natural choice for me, he has an international mindset, an inspiring career, but most importantly an honest and caring desire to help. Following my 14 sessions with Hans I am confident with my skills, clear on my ambitions, and focused on staying fulfilled in my professional life. Hans helped me stay accountable for my life and my choices, I highly recommend him to anyone ready to make changes in their life.”
– Ian Labat, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
“Hans Schumann is an exceptional coach. In just 2 hours, he helped me find answers to guide me through a challenging period I was experiencing at the time. Having reached an unhappy plateau in my business, I am now ready to reboot my business venture. I have found the session invaluable – thank you.”
– Peter L. – Business Owner
“Naturally I am a dreamer, always new Ideas and goals pop in my head and although its a great habit to have, the cost of it is I had my time and focus thinned on so many things and its Impact on me is that progress in all my goals was slow. In just couple of session Hans helped me to be aware of my habit and supported me in creating focus on what matters to me the most through his tools, inquiries, powerful questions, holding me accountable and motivating me to take action. During my coaching with Hans I focused my efforts becoming a certified life coach and Start my work in organisational culture change and as a result I am more than half way through to become an ICF certified coach, took my coaching credentials more seriously by being enrolled in an intensive coach training program and now I am working with my first organisation on culture change work. I can’t recommend him enough for any person whom wants to take serous action on his or her goals and aspirations.”
– Hatem Alabki, Business Owner
“Wanting to change from a career that I had become fairly successful in and not knowing exactly what direction to take, made me feel confused and lost. In just a 1.5 hour Skype session with Hans, I was left feeling reassured that a career change can be a positive thing, had a clearer idea about my skill-set, what drives me and inspired to make a change. That was a year ago and I still reflect back on that session as I move forward with my future plans. Thank you Hans for helping me to feel empowered to begin a new journey.”
– H. Keough, Brand Consultant
“Hans was the closing keynote at our Summit 2016. That can often be an awkward spot to fill with people beginning to pack up, itching to avoid traffic and to get home early to what ever awaits them. But not this time! Hans’ humour, energy and fabulous content held the audience gripped to the very end. Hans was a highlight! He brings intelligence and thoughtfulness for what is useful to the delegates along with humour, enlightening stories and self-deprecation and combines them to create an irresistible presentation and experience for an audience. I highly recommend Hans as a speaker! Great value, great content, great presentation.”
– Nick Bolton, Owner of the Animas Centre for Coaching
“Hans helped me look at my situation from a number of different angles and I began to see possibilities and practical routes to make the significant career change I needed. His approach was open, engaging, structured and effective.”
–Director, Recruitment Services
“Hans has been a pleasure to work with. I first came to him at the beginning of my coach training journey. He not only helped me break through internal barriers that were held within myself holding back my progression, he also was a trusted mentor in the process of training in the art of coaching. Hans is upbeat and friendly and always looked forward to our time together. I walked away from our 10 sessions with clarify and confidence in how to move forward with my coaching (with some great advice and tips to point me in the right direction on my new journey).”
-Adam Parker, Head of Programmatic
By the time I started with Hans my life was out of balance. With the ever-increasing pace of job and work demands I was near the edge of my ability to cope with the exhaustion, emptiness and loss of life perspective. Hans, with his warm and friendly approach, helped me to calm down and look at myself from a new angle. Through Integrative Enneagram I recognised my emotional type with its strengths and weaknesses. This allowed me to accept myself, to become my own friend and apply changes in my life though self-encouragement rather than self-pressure or judgement. I explored my personal values and started integrating them in my life with the aim of balance and fulfilment. Now I look forward with confidence and optimism, daring to dream and work on my personal and professional development.
I highly recommend Hans as life coach in all types of personal, professional and, I believe, organisational challenges.
– Stefka B. – Consultant
I started coaching sessions with Hans because I felt quite lost in terms of how to move on with my career as a freelancer. During our sessions, I learned how powerful it is to discuss job issues with someone professional, in order to gain more clarity, motivation, and confidence. I feel I have grown personally and as a professional and that I am now taking steps towards a more independent future. I highly recommend booking coaching sessions with Hans!
– Nadine Willmanns – Freelance Fashion Designer
It has been a real pleasure working with Hans, and I have learnt so much about myself and what I can offer. Hans has the ability not just to hear what I am saying, but to also to see me as a person and to help me see myself, what I want from work – and life – and how I can find that! The sessions have helped me explore and map out both what I love doing and what I am most effective at, and have enabled me to focus on an action plan. The atmosphere has been supportive, encouraging, and ‘can-do’, as well fostering a sense of accountability. Hans has gently guided me to resources that have helped me find my way rather than imposing ready-made solutions. This has also helped clarify joint life goals with my spouse and given us a framework for engaging in life planning and decision-making. Thank you so much, Hans!
– David Whiting – Fundraiser
My coaching sessions with Hans have been very valuable at a time when I was exploring different options and needed to make sense of the things that were important to me in any future career. We have also used the time to explore challenges within my current role to make me more effective and bring a sense of clarity to perceived barriers. Hans’ coaching style is excellent and I always leave with clear actions and renewed enthusiasm.
– Rich Harris, Business Consultant
Working with Hans especially with the Enneagram has been transformational. It has given me a much deeper level of awareness and insights which are delivering results for me at work and home. I highly recommend working with Hans
– Tracy Clark – Joint Managing Director at The CWC Group
I first heard Hans present at a conference and realised I was still thinking about his presentation months later! He has genuine understanding of the challenges of professional life and his focused and practical support has helped me find excitement and purpose in my career and more happiness and balance in my life. Hans Schumann’s coaching is exceptional and comes highly recommended.
– Sally H. – Legal Compliance Manager
After a Law career spanning ten years in the City, I was yearning for a change. Coaching with Hans helped me solve a number of puzzles surrounding my medium to long term career aspirations and life goals. I was able to recognise my core values and develop the strength to pursue my dreams with confidence. I have now made the transition from private practise to in- house and about to make an exciting relocation from London to Berlin. I also made various other changes to my lifestyle during this process, the sum of which has been life changing. I strongly recommend Hans as a life and career coach.
– Sundip Biswas – Corporate and Commercial Lawyer
I have to say that I do feel the effects of our sessions & I’m very likely to continue to do so in future – for which I am grateful. As a result of our sessions, I have gained increased clarity with my purpose & I feel more authentic than I have done in my whole life. I honestly could not put that down to anything other than our coaching experience – which is exactly why I signed up for sessions. I found him to be fully present, engaged and a pleasure to be coached by. Thanks again
– Nancy Tanikye-Buah – Stress Management Coach
12 months after starting to work with Hans’, I have successfully launched two new businesses and made significant improvements to my business strategy, marketing and operations. I recommend Hans to anyone who wishes to make structured changes in their career.
– Ben de Grouchy – Managing Director at DG Partnership