Michael Schwarz

Longstanding experience as an executive and change leader combined with profound management skills to unfold the potential of organizations & people

With more than 20 years of international management experience as a convincing and motivating “change leader”, Michael Schwarz can successfully implement complex organizational development processes. In doing so, it is important to him to have a sustainably functioning organization that enables success, motivation and value creation for all those involved.

As a systemic organizational consultant and executive coach, he is a valued partner in numerous companies, with the courage to provide critical feedback, but always with an eye on solutions that work for the partner in the long term.

And by the way:

  • even “difficult” topics can often be solved better with a little more ease and humor

  • Joy of life and passion can be contagious – beware!

  • On the water (in a boat, kayak, on the SUP) I can best combine self-reflection and relaxation


  • More than 20 years of experience in individual and group coaching for all management levels, in particular C-level and division management

  • Leading and developing organizations, teams and employees as an executive, consultant and coach

  • Generating sustainability by combining the factual perspectives with the psycho-social dimension in general management topics, e.g. strategy development with effective leadership culture

  • Management and leadership culture development

  • Design and facilitation of management & organizational development architectures & processes, in particular to increase productivity & satisfaction (CSAT, ESAT)

  • Developing and communicating an organization’s self-image, strategy, purpose and identity

  • Designing and implementing sustainable transformations, leading people through change

  • Designing and developing collaboration and customer relationships, e.g. agile teams and organizations

  • Strategic personnel development, learning organization and leadership learning programs


  • Mobilizing and motivating 5 000 members of staff of a pan-European organization, on all levels and in more than 20 countries, within the framework of business and organizational transformation

  • Global staff development leader for an organization with a staff of 9 000: increased organizational agility through targeted improvement of staff job skills and development opportunities

  • Implementing the merger of business areas: re-orientation and alignment through strategy reviews, strategic workforce planning and development of effective communication channels

  • Optimization of management and HR processes as Business Management leader and Chief of Staff

  • Design and implementation of global leadership development programs for different companies – with fast results through personal coaching

  • Development support and optimization of a decentralized sales organization through support and coaching of the sales managers

  • Strengthening the management and advisory competency of personnel managers and internal advisors

  • Structuring and moderation of change processes, training of Change managers

  • Implementation of global integrated training and development programs

Project experiences

  • ABB

  • Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften e.V.

  • BMW

  • Bosch-Siemens-Hausgeräte

  • Coca-Cola

  • Coltene

  • Deutsche Bahn

  • Lonza

  • Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen

  • O2

  • R+V Versicherung

  • Ratiopharm

  • Hoffmann La Roche

  • Tech Data, Teva Pharma

  • Thommen Medical

  • UBS

  • RWE

  • Innogy

  • npower (UK)

  • VR Leasing

  • Yello Strom