Andreas Bernhardt

Executive Development Advisor and Lead Coach at ESMT



Andreas Bernhardt is executive development advisor and lead coach at ESMT Berlin in Germany, founding member of ESMT's Center for Leadership Development Research, and manages ESMT's pool of executive coaches. He has over 20 years of practical leadership development experience with executives from more than 50 countries and has designed and delivered executive programs for several international companies. He is also an executive coach with the Global Leadership Centre at INSEAD, one of the world's leading business schools.

He is co-designer and convenor of ESMT's yearly Coaching Colloquium, was co-organizer of the International Coaching Research Forum in collaboration with the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School, and regularly contributes to top academic and practitioner conferences. His current consulting and research interests focus on leadership development, executive coaching, HR management, and leading and coaching teams in tough times. He is co-editor of the new book "Tricky Coaching: Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching" together with Konstantin Korotov, Manfred Kets de Vries and Elizabeth Florent-Treacy.

He teaches and coaches in the areas of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Coaching, Negotiations and Change in MBA, Executive MBA, open enrollment, and company specific executive programs. His executive education portfolio includes, programs for, among others, Allianz, Deutsche Bank, Postbank, Hogan Lovells, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, RWE, BSH Bosch and Siemens, Hitachi, Kaspersky, B. Braun, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, West Pharmaceutical Services, Johnson & Johnson, Axel Springer, McDonald's, and the European Union.

Andreas consults globally operating companies on issues of executive coaching, leadership development, and leading people and teams in challenging times. He also regularly coaches executives on leadership and career issues.

He studied Clinical and Organizational Psychology, Management and Organizational Behavior, holds a Master's degree in Psychology, and is an alumnus of INSEAD's long-term executive program „Consulting and Coaching for Change" directed by Professor Manfred Kets de Vries.

Additionally, Andreas has held the position of Head of Leadership and Human Resource Management Programs for USW Schloss Gracht and prior to this worked for several years in the Banking Industry as well as for the German State Police Forces.


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