Benefit from personalities who think outside the box.

Knowledge of human nature and business experience are the foundation of the consulting and coaching services offered at ILD. Passionate, competent full professionals from all areas of business life help you to successfully shape transformation processes – regardless of industry or company size and supported by our following international network: our Advisory Board, our Project Partners and Strategic Partners.

An experienced team.

Frank Strathus

Senior Managing Partner & Founder

The internationally experienced top manager in HR and business partnering is curious about people who want to improve themselves and their team.

Passionate Future Shaper

“Working well together and good leadership are the art of a proactive attitude, constant self-reflection, and appreciative behavior with a relationship focus.”

Act and lead differently: Frank sees himself as a partner in transformations, in designing new paths, in building interdisciplinary bridges and in releasing potential. His goal is to involve people in change processes and to bring out their strengths in the process. Core areas are the alignment of attitudes and emotions, the development of key competencies in cross-disciplinary collaboration and adaptive leadership in working for mutual success. Giving constructive feedback, addressing disturbances respectfully but clearly, setting impulses, pointing out solutions and implementing them characterize him. He is a highly experienced executive, change, communication & master conflict coach.

As a former competitive athlete, Frank Strathus is still active. When playing tennis, golf or beach volleyball, he admits to rather average talents. Walking the dog clears his head for inspiration. And over a nice meal in convivial company, the family man likes to discuss things with good friends.

Kerstin Wilke


The internationally experienced top manager in the areas of finance and IT looks forward to meeting deciders and teams who want to productively shape change processes.

„Those who act from potential have a lasting effect. Those who nurture potential have multiple effects. And he who despises potential – goes out.” Leon R. Tsvasman

Kerstin Wilke advises and supports companies in the transformation of finance, leadership, culture and organization. With appreciation and empathy, she quickly builds a trusting relationship with her clients. She is enthusiastic about rethinking development formats and leadership tools. She brings her keen powers of observation and precise analysis to the design and implementation of concepts, with the goal of safely placing development measures and unleashing potential. As an economist with practical experience and a healthy pragmatism, she attaches great importance to the ability to implement.

Kerstin is a family man and an enthusiastic nature lover. She can often be found gardening, searching for new treasures in the plant market, playing with her family or sitting in the sun with a good book.

Arndt Kempen


The internationally experienced top manager in the business sector provides expert advice on strategy issues, organizational and cultural development, collaboration and leadership.

Structured Maker

“Paths are made by walking them.” (Franz Kafka)

As a management consultant, Arndt Kempen supports organizations on their way into the future. He is enthusiastic about new forms of leadership, strategy and organization and is convinced that the decisive factor for success is not only to design an organization consistently, but also to live it in daily leadership actions.

For Arndt, leadership and organizational design are two sides of the same coin, and effective leadership is a question of attitude. In his consulting work, he therefore combines a systemic understanding of organization with a focus on people as the center of economic action. As an economist and executive coach, Arndt’s focus is on issues of corporate management, strategy development and the further development of leadership skills. It is important to him that conceptual ideas and solutions are put into practice.

When Arndt Kempen is not on the road for the Institute for Leadership Dynamics, he can be found on excursions with his wife and two daughters, running along the Mauerweg or socializing with friends. As a child of the Ruhr region, he still eagerly awaits the results of VfL Bochum or discovers culinary highlights in his new home of Berlin.

Stefan Schönholz

Co- Founder, Chairman of Advisory Board & Founder (retired)

ILD co-founder Stefan Schönholz has retired from operations, but remains with us as a competent advisor and chairman of the ILD Advisory Board.

Networker and entrepreneur

“One waits for the world to change, the other seizes his destiny and acts.”

After serving in the German Armed Forces for12 years as a captain and company commander, Stefan Schönholz completed a complete career transition in the HR field up to Labor Director, VP HR and international HR Business Partner. He is a highly experienced executive & master conflict coach.

In addition to his expertise from many years of international HR work, Stefan has an extensive network due to his activities as an honorary judge at regional labor courts, on the (regional) board of the DGFP and on the board of health insurance companies and employers’ associations.
He devoted himself with particular interest to the topic of “good leadership”, which is why he founded the Institute for Leadership Dynamics together with Frank Strathus in 2011.
Thinking not in terms of problems but in terms of solutions and being in love with success aptly describes his optimistic outlook and pragmatic approach.
In addition to writing, cooking (and eating well), the un-retired man is driven by traveling in his motor home.

Daniela Hewald

Office Management

Expert in event organization, travel management and coaching for young adults.

Kirsten Strathus

Office Management

Expert in event organization, travel management and coaching for young adults. Well-founded professional experience in the banking sector and head of training and further education in a large corporation.


Dr, med. Dirk Stemper

Expert in Adaptive Leadership, Individual and Organizational Resilience, Wellbeing & Performance with over 20 years of experience in management and consulting functions in executive health and the management of ias PREVENT GmbH and Conradia Medical Prevention. Dr. Stemper is a regional physician for internal medicine and psychotherapist with his own practice: Psychology Halensee.

Sabine Flade

Self-employed, internationally experienced trainer & coach: finance business partnering, team and personality development, guest lecturer at HTW, Berlin, certified IHK trainer, business coach with certification in the Reiss Motivation Profile and DISC, certified Conflict Coach (CDP Practitioner).

Andreas Hewald

Consulting and support of interdisciplinary and international teams in process optimization in administration and production, expert for Lean Production, KAIZEN process and improvement coaching KATA. Certified systemic business coach at the Institute Organization and Management (IOM) of INA as well as certified Conflict Coach (CDP Practitioner).

Beatrice Hunt

Consultant, Business Coach, certified Conflict Coach (CDP Practitioner), internationally certified trainer for cross-cultural training & coaching; university lecturer and international speaker, among others at the European University Viadrina and Sungjoo Group, South Korea, Big5 Kuwait & Big5 Dubai. Owner of BE Consultants International.

Thomas Kastner

25 years of professional, management and consulting experience in the automotive industry, chemicals/plastics, mechanical engineering, electronics and building materials trade. Supervisory and advisory board.

Prof. Dr. Johannes Kirch

Expert for HR management and corporate leadership at bbw University of Applied Sciences, HWR Berlin, HTW Berlin, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, FOM, Berlin Professional School. Main topics: digital leadership and motivation, leadership development, talent management, HR strategy, organization, transformation as well as HR competence development.

Barbara Landers-Schultz

Expert in mental healthcare management and conflict coaching. Internationally certified Conflict Coach™ (Conflict Dynamics Profile®; CDP Practitioner). Offerings: Integrative Psychotherapy, Hypnosis Master, EMDR, Owner and Counselor: Career Counseling & Coaching BLS, Practice for Psychotherapy (HPG) and Psychological Counseling.

Advisory Board:

Prof. Mag. Dr. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani (Vienna, Austria & Berlin, Germany)

Hertie School of Governance, Institute for Internet & Society, Professor for Business Policy and New Public Management – Teaching Master and Executive Education Programs, former Managing Director Accenture and Rector of ESCP Business School.

Dagmar Blume (Berlin, Germany)

Head of Business Development, Strategic Major Projects /Turnkey.
Altorm (former Bombardier Transportation).

Johannes Czwalina (Basel, Switzerland)

Dipl. Theologe, Top-Management-Berater, Executive Coach & Autor
Gründer und CEO der Czwalina Consulting AG.

Kelly Kirschner (St. Petersburg, FL, USA)

Vice President and Dean of Executive and Continuing Education (incl. Leadership Development Institute, Center for Conflict Dynamics) at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida/USA.

Hans Christian Maaß (Berlin, Germany)

Head of the Berlin office for the Schaeffler Group.
Head of the Volkswagen AG representative office in Berlin for many years.

Stefan Moschko (Munich & Berlin, Germany)

Siemens AG, VP Human Resources Deutschland.

Stephane Rambaud-Measson (Paris, France & Berlin, Germany)

Entrepreneur/investor and former CEO & Chairman of the Management Board of Faiveley Transport; CEO Transdev and President and Managing Director at Bombardier Transportation GmbH.

WP & Stb. Andreas Schröteler (Berlin, Germany)

Founder & Managing Partner BDCons The Business Consultants.

Craig Runde (St. Petersburg, FL, USA)

Internationally recognized conflict expert, best-selling author and guest speaker, Master Coach and former Director of the Mediation Training Institute Fl/USA.

Strategic Partner.

Eckerd College, USA

Think outside: MTI and LDI are Eckerd College’s internationally renowned institutes and stand for, among other things, evidence-based test diagnostics as well as innovative training programs that include individual and goal-oriented development, interactive learning processes with personal profiling and feedback. In combination with the other institutes and partners, the resources are almost limitless.

Mediation Training Institute (MTI), USA

The MTI at Eckerd College trains and educates internationally certified in the areas of conflict management, crisis intervention and mediation. The flagship product is the Conflict Dynamics Profile®, the only internationally scientifically standardized behavior-based method in conflict management and coaching.

Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute (LDI), USA

LDI is the sister institute of MTI/CCD at Eckerd College and a key network partner of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). It stands for the development and implementation of international leadership programs with thousands of local, national and international clients. One of its flagship products is the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile®. Currently ranked fourth among the world’s best institutions in leadership development.

bbw Gruppe/bbw University, Berlin, Germany

The Bildungswerk der Wirtschaft with its own accredited university is part of a close network with associations and companies, chambers, ministries, senate administrations, scientific institutions and social actors. The group under the umbrella of the Berlin-Brandenburg business associations works in the network of educational institutions of the German economy.

MoneyMind, Porto Alegre (RS), Brasil

A strategic leadership and team development partner offering training and certification in the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP). MM also coaches on money decisions as well as daily management of financial tasks, inspiring harmony between mind and money to become more conscious and successful.

Czwalina Consulting, Basel, Switzerland

Founded in 1993 by Johannes Czwalina from Berlin, Czwalina Consulting AG advises executives at all levels and companies of different sizes and industries with a network of experienced and practice-oriented consultants, trainers and coaches.

tebble, Austria & Germany

The consulting agency for digital transformation offers solutions for medium-sized and large companies to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital transformation. This process is already in full swing in most companies across all industries.

BE Consultants International, USA

The company offers services for companies and private individuals: Anyone who is sent on business to the Arabian Gulf, Turkey, the USA or South Korea can prepare themselves specifically for this with intercultural training.