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Most Relevant Milestones
- Born into this crazy worldSINCE JULY 8TH, 19761976 was a really hot summer in Munich, my home town. It was so hot that even the fire brigade had to go out to water the big trees in my birth hospital "Rechts der Isar" because they were threatening to dry up. Since then, "white-blue" blood has been flowing through my veins and even though I now live with my family in the Achental valley near Lake Chiemsee, the connection to the cosmopolitan city with a heart remains strong.
- University DegreeSINCE 2005I finished my studies of business informatics in 2005 at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg one year later than originally planned. I interrupted it for a year to work in Spain for a German mechanical engineering company (Koenig & Bauer AG) as a CRM project manager and then returned to my alma mater with a heavy heart but only reluctantly to finish my degree.
- Executive Leadership Coach | Agile Transformation Mentor & AdvisorSINCE 2015Becoming a coach was never really my original objective. It has developed naturally and organically over the years from my various roles as a logical consequence. Today I consider myself very grateful to have found my true vocation. Since 2015 I have been working as a coach, mentor and advisor and with increasing experience, continuous learning and feedback I have come to realize to be a real "game changer" for my clients in this role for their professional career. So why not with you?!
Effective leadership is the fine art of cultivating a high performance & continuous learning environment to elicit intrinsically motivated & goal-oriented behavior from people who therefore freely choose to advance a common cause.
___Christian Naundorf (Executive Leadership Coach)
My Personal Golden Circle
Everything I do is ultimately based on my deep inner conviction and attitude that there is an outstanding leader in every human being, who is often just waiting to develop his or her full potential. It fills me with great satisfaction, inspiration and joy when I can experience and support the development of a person at first hand.
Through my open-minded, empathic and direct manner I quickly build up great trust and a valuable connection to most people. Coupled with a positive basic attitude, this creates a climate of security, goodwill and performance.
No matter if I am in 1:1 coaching with executives, support teams in group sessions, or moderate trainings and workshops, my curiosity and fascination for what makes people successful as a group and individuals always drives me on.
Christian Naundorf. company owner
My Coaching Approach
“G N O T H I S E A U T O N” (anc. Greek for “recognize yourself”) – already in the middle of the 5th century B.C. these essential findings could be read on a column of the porch of the temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece. Much has changed since then but one thing is more important than ever: Self-knowledge through self-reflection. It is exactly where your leadership journey starts and continues and it is the key to learn about one’s own blind spots and individual shortcomings. Radically changing markets with new rules require fast, structured and continuous improvement of your own leadership skills at any level. It is a well proven fact that any change starts with you first. Only a coach will tell you things you don’t want to hear and make you see things you don’t want to see.
Beastly important teachers
“So when your horse makes a mistake, look for the cause in yourself. And if you do not find it, then search more thoroughly.”
_____Egon von Neindorff (successful German riding master)
I have been fascinated by horses since childhood, and my first contact with these graceful creatures was at stables in our neighbourhood. For many years now we have had our own horses and the work with the animals, the riding and the ground work according to classical horsemanship has had a lasting effect on me personally. The daily contact with our two horses gives me great pleasure every day, even if not always everything goes according to plan ;-).
Ultimately, the animals teach me that it is my sole responsibility to help them understand me as a human being and to meet them at eye level with respect and humility. My biggest lesson is that this is the only way to build trust and a strong partnership and to develop together.
“A coach is someone who sees the things you don’t want to see
and hears the things you don’t want to hear
to help me become the person I always wanted to be.”
___ Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice president Alphabet