Testimonials

“I wasn’t at all sure what to expect, having never done this before. I found we got to the crux of the matter quickly and I was happy to be steered to find solutions, rather than being given them. I’ve come away with action points I feel confident addressing and look forward to seeing how I do.”

Collier Int

“I’m feeling so inspired, excited and motivated about what lies ahead and the impact I have on my life and on the lives of others.
THANK YOU Volker!!!”

DHL

“Really great conversation around how to nurture the team and frame my thinking around approaching development conversations with my direct reports. The actions from the conversation were quite clear and targeted; so I’m grateful!”

Imperial Brands

“Volker conducted himself with consideration and respect. I was well advised on further steps to take in my career. Furthermore, I look forward to future coaching sessions that I believe could be central to my success and wellbeing.”

Ogilvy

“It is really useful to have a conversation and some insights from people who don’t know me, but have big experience and can advise with fresh eyes.
The session helped me a lot and gave me a plan.”

General Electric

“I had a very good session with Volker Ballueder. It helped me a lot on the issues I presented and gave me tools to get to a solution.”

PepsiCo

“It took time for me to reflect and Volker had some really good ideas. I really took away that mindfulness is so key and you need time to reflect for yourself. A good tip was brain drain to basically reset and work out what you need to do.”

Keyloop

“Excellent session and I look forward to speaking again.”

JCDecaux

“I enjoyed this session and it has helped me frame my initial thinking in order to get a better handle on my career development.”

Sky

“Fantastic discussion with Volker around time management and how I can shed the guilt of leaving time in my diary for thought and unexpected events.”

JCDecaux

“Great to share issues and listen to ideas and even questions from outside. It led me to reformulate the issue in a sense that can be broken down to be simpler and that helps to focus on the main issue so it is easy to find simpler solutions.”

General Electric

“Working with Volker was fantastic. Not only did he provide first class executive leadership coaching, giving me the clarity and focus to pursue my goals. He also utilised his sales and commercial background to support my decision making as a VP Sales.”

Biorelate

“Thank you for all your help over the last few months – you’ve been a great driving force, bringing me back to practicality and optimism at a time of massive change and uncertainty.”

Brendan

Volker is an amazing sales coach, a great resource of knowledge and also a great communicator. I got a lot of technical guidance on what I should be doing (structuring my day) with concrete facts.”

Coaching Client at My Sales Coach

“I have worked with Volker for almost 10 years. He has been a trusted advisor in several capacities for me. First, when I started in ad tech and media he mentored me through my master’s thesis into my first years on the job. As a first-time entrepreneur, I could always count on Volker confronting me with uncomfortable truths about myself. Questioning our approach, holding me accountable. Being there in good times and especially the bad ones when I learned about being lonely as a leader. He is what I would call an ‘honest coach’. Someone who you can trust to drive you forward. Volker’s advice has been invaluable to me over the past few years and I will continue to work with him.”

Jost L., Founder and CRO

“We hired Volker to put a team together in the German market. Not only did he deliver on the promise, the team he hired subsequently overachieved targets. As much as he is hands on, knows what to do, he is an excellent team builder and coach. I have no hesitation to hire him again to build successful teams and coach them to success.”

Paul Thompson, CRO Blis Media

“I hired Volker as a strategic advisor. His input regarding product and marketing proved invaluable to the company and helped us massively to attract the right attention in the industry. I would happily hire him again for any role involving product positioning and goto market strategy.”

Nick Ellis, CEO and Founder

Volker is a dedicated individual with strong leadership skills, being able to stabilise situations, drive business growth, maintain revenue and impress clients through his commercial and technical understanding.”

Thomas N., Rocketfuel

“Volker coached me effectively to find a new career path. His excellent knowledge about human nature and his people skills, asking the right questions, helped me to explore and succeed. I would always recommend him as a personal development and career coach.”

Marco G., Senior Manager, Consulting

“I worked with Volker to identify my strengths via strength coaching and profiling. He helped me extensively to identify strengths to work on and weaknesses to ignore. The outcome was fantastic and on the back of that I worked more towards my strengths and achieved more of my goals moving forward. I have no hesitation to recommend Volker as a coach and mentor.”

Ajay D., Consultant and Founder, Digital Industry

“We hired Volker to explore a different segment of the industry and bang on he delivered a value proposition that landed with the target audience. He is smart, knowledgeable and understand product positioning and strategy well”

Juergen Galler, CEO, 1plusX

“I saw immediately that any effort to practise mindfulness had an instant positive effect. Over time, I believe it may change one’s daily approach to all things that is life. Thank you Volker for introducing this practice to me.”

Donna Rosenberg Strydom, Associate Director, Jameson Legal

“Volker’s input in coaching me and my colleagues has been invaluable. From initial training, to being an ongoing sounding board, helping us with key decisions in setting up a sales machine, reviewing our progress”

Kieran Innes, Founder and CEO Stribe

“Obnatus assisted us in helping to map out a partnership org and drive additional product releases and revenue streams.”

Simon Theakston, Managing Partner, Global, SilverBullet

“Volker was always a great coach and mentor when working with him during the challenging times at RocketFuel. I highly recommend him as a sales coach.”

Tim Offermann, Head of Sales, Germany

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