What`s our passion and purpose.

DierkeHouben Leadership Advisors is a Premier Leadership Coaching and Development Boutique for C-suite Leaders and top talents stepping up to highest leadership roles. Combining latest leadership thinking with our passion for people, we create bespoke interventions for lasting and meaningful behaviour transformation – covering the full range: individual leaders, executive teams, Top 100.

We founded DierkeHouben Leadership Advisors in 2003 with a single purpose: Growing Sovereign Leaders for the Next Generation C-suite – ambitious to transform themselves and their teams to thrive in times of disruption. With our bespoke Leadership Coaching and Leadership Programmes we create positive, lasting and measurable impact on the performance of our clients.

We offer our professional services in English and German.

What`s unique about us.

Our experience. We are business-hardened C-suite leadership advisors and coaches.

We know the day-to-day challenges of today’s C-suite leaders first hand. We are “panoramic” senior professionals: Building on 20+ years in the business, we embody a unique blend of experience in executive positions, knowing the boardroom from within, strategy consulting expertise, and coaching + leadership development practice. In addition, as Adjunct Professors for Leadership Experience, we are passionate educators, lecturers and teachers.

Our expertise. We are independent coaches in thought and method.

As a quality leader in our field, we do not limit ourselves to any single school of thought or method. We understand that the reality of any senior leader is highly complex and ambiguous. This is why we provide multiple lenses and leverage our access to latest academic and empirical research for the benefit of our clients. We combine cutting edge leadership thinking with a deep understanding of our clients` challenges to enhance their effectiveness in complex and dynamic leadership situations.

Our independence. We are committed to our clients only.

As independent advisors, we are not part of any larger professional firm like Executive Search or Strategy Consulting. This is why we focus only on the development work to be done and can rule out any potential conflict of interest.



Our clients. We serve senior leaders across industries in Europe.

We are coaches and leadership advisors for CEOs and their executive teams as well as for senior leaders who are or aspire to be in a C-suite role or in similar high-caliber executive positions. Our clients include global blue chips (Euro Stoxx 50/ Dax 30) as well as mid-cap companies. In our client work, we cover a wide range of industries – like financial services, telecommunications, information technology, pharmaceutical industry, transportation, retail, private equity, consulting firms, and the public sector. We have a strong footprint in Europe.

Our cooperations. We leverage our access to global expertise.

We are deeply passionate about bringing latest leadership thinking to our clients. We integrate a broad spectrum of international academic and practitioners’ approaches, rooted in our cooperations:

  • IGLC INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, Fontainebleau/ France
  • John F. Kennedy School for Government
  • Adaptive Leadership Network, Harvard University, Cambridge MA/ USA
  • SOL Society for Organizational Learning
  • MIT, Cambridge MA/ USA
  • Center for Leadership and Values in Society, University of St. Gallen/ Switzerland
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig/ Germany
  • ISPSO International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations
  • ILA International Leadership Association
  • World Economic Forum, Geneva/ Switzerland
  • McKinsey, Arthur D. Little and INSEAD Alumni Associations.

Our coaches network. We complement our services with best experts.

For our client work we have developed alliances with a variety of hand-picked experts and professional coaches across Europe. To serve our clients best, we eventually ask our network partners to step in.

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