„25 years in, I love what I do even more than when I started.“
Andrea Birte Schüller
A business psychologist by education, I spent the last 25 years doing the same thing: supporting individuals, teams and organisations to become an even better version of themselves – and I still can’t imagine doing anything more exciting, or more rewarding.
The majority of my time is dedicated to designing and delivering bespoke leadership development programmes that accelerate individual and organisational growth. They are targeted at high potentials in international professional services firms and corporations who are being groomed for broader leadership responsibilities. I started out as a consultant, being involved in large scale change projects that ranged from the creation and implementation of a new sales philosophy to supporting organisations through restructures and mergers/acquisitions.
I set up my own consulting, coaching and action learning business in 1998 before co-founding Toguna Leadership in 2014 to promote a truly enabling leadership style: it focuses on talking at eye level, seeing individuals rather than judging them and inducing a deep rooted growth mind-set.
We firmly believe that knowledge-driven organisations with Toguna Leaders at the helm will thrive – as the professionals working with them are free to think for themselves, keen share their ideas and truly invested in their organisation.
As an Executive Fellow of a leading UK Business School I also keep abreast of new developments in the academic world.
I am an accredited executive coach and hold a UK MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change alongside my German MSc in Psychology. I regularly train aspiring coaches and leaders who would like to develop a coaching style. My own academic research focuses on how to drive change through leadership development programmes.
Having grown up in Japan and Pakistan I delight in working internationally. As an adult I spent very happy years living and working in the UK and find any excuse to go back. 80% of my work is delivered in English to international groups. My corporate work currently focuses Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.
I live in a small hamlet just outside of Munich. My teenage daughter is in the final year of her International Baccalaureate – and about to hotfoot it out of Bavaria. Germany didn’t even make it onto the university locations shortlist – another excuse for me to travel more.
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„Helping fantastic people grow – what a job!“
I started my career in Marketing and Strategy Consulting, but have spent the last 16 years working with leaders of all kinds, observing them and the environment they work in grow and flourish– which is fun and fulfilling for me too!
The majority of my work is designing, delivering and improving bespoke leadership development programmes for international corporate clients and working with individual leaders in coaching. I relish the buzz of real-time interaction with others – creating the energy and space that groups and individuals need for their learning.
I hold an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in European Business Administration. I am certified as a systemic business coach, accredited with the DVCT – German Association for Coaching and Training as well as with the Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision (APECS.org). I am certified in a wide range of training courses, amongst others Crucial Conversations by Vital Smarts, Tools of Engagement by the Pro Group, «ZRM®»-Trainer (Zurich Resource Model) by ISMZ, MBTI Step1 and Step2 and Science of happiness at work by Iopener. I also greatly enjoy being part of the bluepointleadership.com community – a group of great professionals mainly in the US but working world-wide.
I lived and worked in Portugal, France, the UK and the US, as well as my native Germany. In the course of my international life, I met my French husband and we are very proud parents of three teenage children.
+49 89 37962637 | email@example.com