Ruth Schaefer

Born in 1964
1 child
Magister Artium

+49 173 92 440 47   

„When a man knows what is not useful, you can then begin to speak to him of what is useful.“ (Zhuangzi: The Necessity of the Unnecessary)

Work Focus

  • Design and realization of leadership training courses and leadership coaching whereas intercultural knowledge is combined with leadership skills 
  • Design and realization of teambuilding training courses and team coaching for  multinational teams which work together either virtually and/or face2face 
  • Train-the-trainer
  • Executive coaching for global leaders
  • Change Management and Post Merger Integration
  • Speaker
  • Languages: German, English, Chinese, French

Professional History

  • 1983-1985: Trained as certified Commercial Correspondent for English (French)
  • 1985-1987: Worked as Commercial Correspondent 
  • 1987-1993: Studied Sinology, Business Economics and American Studies in Munich (LMU), Taipei, Beijing and Honolulu (Master Degree)
  • 1993-1994: Worked at the Academy for Railway Sciences in Beijing/ China
  • 1994-2000: Member of the committee of China Forum, a registered society, in Munich
  • 2010-2014: Lectureships at the University of Pforzheim and Constance
  • since 1996: Intercultural trainer, consultant and systemic business coach (in mainly Europe and Asia) 

Additional Training

  • Trained as an instructor in Accelerated Learning  (trainer  for Accelerated Learning) with the DGSL (German Society of Suggestopedic Teaching and Learning)
  • Trained  and certified as a Systemic Business Coach at Munich Academy for Business Coaching, dvct©/ SBC© 
  • Certified coach for DISC persolog Personality Profile
  • Certified coach for TIP The International Profiler
  • Certified Reiss Profile Master
  • Trained as a Master Team-Coach
  • Trained as a Design Thinking Team Coach