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.

Recognised international qualifications & certifications e.g.: Executive Sen. Business Coach, Master Confict Coach (CDP), Master Entrepreneur Coach (EMP), LIFO Sen. Coach, LINC Personality Profiler Coach, ProfilingValues – Value based Profiler, MBTI/GPoP Coach

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.

Recognised international qualifications & certifications e.g.: Sen. Business Coach, Sen. Confict Coach (CDP), Sen. Entrepreneur Coach (EMP), LINC Personality Profiler Coach, ProfilingValues – Value based Profiler, Birkman Coach

„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.

Recognised international qualifications & certifications e.g.: Sen. Business Coach, Sen. Confict Coach (CDP), Sen. Entrepreneur Coach (EMP), LINC Personality Profiler Coach, ProfilingValues – Value based Profiler

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.

Sabine Flade


An internationally experienced manager in the field of finance, she is passionate about supporting teams and executives on their path of joint and personal development.

Recognised international qualifications & certifications e.g.: Business Coach, Confict Coach (CDP), Entrepreneur Coach (EMP), DISC Coach, LINC Personality Profiler Coach

International Companion

“I am not what has happened to me, but what I have chosen to be.” (C.G. Jung)

After more than 25 years of experience in financial areas of international corporations, Sabine has consciously chosen her passion, the communication and interaction with people. She empathically supports you on your way to turn employees into a well-coordinated and high-performing team, financial experts into valued finance business partners and leaders into leaders! With international workshop and coaching experience – from the Philippines to Canada. Multicultural – in German and English. She shows further expertise as a trainer in the area of “presentation techniques – out of the box”.

As professionally so privately. Sabine loves to spend her free time with her friends and her son. With hours of conversation, cooking together and a glass of white wine. She likes photography and in the Jungfernheide you can meet her either with sneakers or Nordic Walking sticks.

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. Recognised HR expert on leadership issues, restructuring and labour relations, among others.

Recognised international qualifications & certifications e.g.: Executive Sen. Business Coach, Master Confict Coach (CDP), Master Entrepreneur Coach (EMP)

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.

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.

Recognised international qualifications & certifications e.g.: Stress & Burn-out Coach, Conflict Coach (CDP), LINC Personality Profiler Coach


Andreas Hewald

Consulting and support of interdisciplinary and international teams in process optimization, expert for Lean Production, KAIZEN process and improvement coaching KATA.

Certified systemic business coach at the Institute Organization and Management of INA (Freie University Berlin) as well as certified Conflict Coach (CDP Practitioner) and Entrepereneur Coach (EMP Practitioner) .

Lisa Lanza

Coach & Mediator, Conflict Coach (CDP), LINC Personality Profiler Coach, HR Business Partner, Business Economist.

Specialisations: HR generalist & HR management, workshops, profiling, coaching & training around conflicts, team development, leadership and communication, coaching & counselling of managers and teams, internal communication, HR projects.

Beatrice Hunt

Consultant, Business Coach, Conflict Coach (CDP), 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.

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.