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Karsten Drath is an entrepreneur, author, coach and extreme sportsman. He is a Managing Partner at Leadership Choices and works with top managers to make their executives and organisations crisis-proof. As an author, he has published numerous books on leadership, resilience and coaching. He gained his practical experience working in international management positions for more than 20 years. At the age of 32, he was already an executive managing 200 employees in an international industrial group and later became the Managing Director of one of the global players in the IT sector. As an engineer, MBA graduate and psychotherapist, he likes to create „moments of insight“ by combining the complex interrelationships of his research with his own experiences in a way that is both easy to understand and exciting. He manages to make it easy and practical to apply his demanding material of increasing the resilience of people and companies as well as the neurobiological aspect of change.


Resilience for managers - the effective way to handle emotions in business

  • How to use the FiRE® model to learn methods to deal with crises and setbacks effectively
  • How to make your business successful through self-discipline and self-perception
  • How to model and establish resilience-building leadership in your company

Neuroleadership – change from the perspective of brain research

  • What happens in our brain when we are confronted with disruptive transformations, e.g. “digitalisation” and “industry 4.0”
  • How to make use of the 6 basic neurobiological needs and guide your employees through change well
  • How neuroleadership can bring about change and keep employees healthy and productive

Crisis-proof into the future – resilience for companies

  • What factors you and your executives need to consider in times of digitalisation and disruption
  • How to measure and optimise your company‘s “immune system”
  • How you can positively influence the resilience of your company to ensure long-term economic success


Feedback to Resilienz in der Unternehmensführung (“Resilience in Corporate Management”):

"Clear, well-founded, comprehensive and meaningful reading for managers and practitioners.” Dr Regina Eckert, CCL

Participants‘ comments:

“This talk should be attended by anyone who thinks the subject doesn‘t concern them or will ever concern them.”

“Good spurs for self-reflection.”

“A very good mixture of concentrated knowledge transfer, personal experience and the personal touch.”

Company reference list:

  • Axel Springer
  • Bayer
  • BearingPoint
  • Bombardier
  • Bucerius Law School
  • Coca-Cola
  • Daimler
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Linklaters
  • Microsoft
  • Mannheim Business School
  • REWE
  • SAP
  • Syngenta
  • Standard Life
  • WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • World Economic Forum


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The presentation contains sound or film sequences

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- Präsentationsformat: 4:3- Mikro ab 50 Personen - Wasser ohne Kohlensäure

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