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Karl Schmidt-Degen

Location: Germany


Karl Schmidt-Degen originates from Germany. With over 20 years of experience in management across industrial, automotive, and logistic related sectors, Karl has earned himself a reputation for innovating systems, products, and organisations.


Karl’s career has taken him and his family to Switzerland, China, and Singapore. He has worked with family businesses and large corporations in agricultural machinery, waste disposal, automotive engineering, and mechanical engineering. Karl has worked, amongst others, for CLAAS, Schaeffler Group, SECOP (Danfoss), and Peer Bearings (SKF), and he has consulted for Xmart, Webasto, TVH, Institut für Gefahrstoff Forschung, and BuildingMinds. He has co-founded two start-ups and successfully launched five new spin-off entities in South-East Asia for his companies. Recently, Karl has been coaching a German IT start-up through a reorganisation and has been supporting the COO through this process.


Karl specialises in organisational diagnostics, general management, sales and logistics, change management, and innovation. He is a strong leader who can guide cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to reach their organisational goals.


Karl’s experience in operative business, coupled with his extensive knowledge base, creates a unique style of coaching and consulting that his clients always appreciate. He employs a situational approach to his coaching practice, meaning that his clients receive the coaching appropriate to their needs in any given moment. Karl’s style is guided by the idea that you cannot coach in the past or the future, only in the here and now.


Karl regularly practices yoga, is curious about a diverse range of books and teas, and loves to spend time engaging with people and listening to their individual stories.

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