Udo Gast, a renowned TOP 100 expert from the German Association of SMEs, has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur. After studying economics and social sciences, he founded one of the most successful vending companies in northern Germany and was awarded the BDV Oscar for outstanding achievements. Central themes that have shaped his life are responsibility, entrepreneurial success and the close connection between business and humanity. Udo Gast has taken on responsibility in a variety of roles: in intensive care medicine, as an honorary judge and as an entrepreneur. He shares his extensive knowledge of success in personal coaching, as a business mentor and trainer at seminars and on stage. He is the author of the book "Success needs responsibility". With his EVA model, he has developed a navigation system that helps entrepreneurs to steer a successful course. His EVA crisis model is available for special challenges in difficult times. Two guiding principles accompany Udo Gast on his life's journey: "To live is to learn" and "To be successful is to take responsibility and seize opportunities." His expertise and commitment make him a valued partner for companies and people striving for sustainable success.