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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
The internationally experienced top manager in the business sector provides expert advice on strategy issues, organizational and cultural development, collaboration and leadership.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
Expert in event organization, travel management and coaching for young adults.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Business Development, Strategic Major Projects /Turnkey.
Altorm (former Bombardier Transportation).
Dipl. Theologe, Top-Management-Berater, Executive Coach & Autor
Gründer und CEO der Czwalina Consulting AG.
Member of the Management Board (COO) of PIN AG, member of the Supervisory Board of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)
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.
Head of the Berlin office for the Schaeffler Group.
Head of the Volkswagen AG representative office in Berlin for many years.
Siemens AG, VP Human Resources Deutschland.
Entrepreneur/investor and former CEO & Chairman of the Management Board of Faiveley Transport; CEO Transdev and President and Managing Director at Bombardier Transportation GmbH.
Founder & Managing Partner BDCons The Business Consultants.
Internationally recognized conflict expert, best-selling author and guest speaker, Master Coach and former Director of the Mediation Training Institute Fl/USA.