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Karla Schlaepfer M.A.

Advance your leadership skills with Karla’s engagement, experience and expertise.

  • 25 years of Facilitation Practice
  • 15 years of Professional Coaching Experience
  • 10 years as Female Founder + Business Manager
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Experience the transformative coaching of Karla Schlaepfer!

My coaching philosophy in 70 seconds (German)

Karla, a seasoned Executive Coach (PCC), excels in the art of constructive challenge. Her approach combines deep insights with practical strategies and learning nuggets, to help you build your strengths, achieve your goals, and improve your well-being.

A respected HR professional affirms, “Karla’s coaching seamlessly blends knowledge and empathy, making her an indispensable partner in my professional journey.”

Karla’s impact as a coach is evident: 25% of her clients extend their coaching programs!

Fluent in German and her native American English, Karla works internationally. She offers remote and live coaching services to senior executives, business leaders, professional service providers, and striving individuals. She specializes in fostering resilience and neurodiversity awareness.

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Why Work With Karla

  • Solution-focused approach
  • Natural ability to create rapport quickly
  • Exceptional bilingual communication skills
  • High comfort level with digital technology and AI


Curated choice of companies, universities, and organizations I’ve happily worked with.

  • Aareal
  • AWB
  • AOK Systems
  • Bayer
  • DeepL
  • Deutschlandfunk
  • DM
  • Ford
  • Gleiss Lutz
  • Hochschule Niederrhein
  • Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
  • IMI Z&J
  • iW
  • Jobcenter Köln
  • Landmarken AG
  • Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • PUMA
  • pwc
  • Roche
  • SNP
  • Statkraft
  • SwissLife
  • Telekom
  • testo
  • Universität Koblenz Landau
  • Unitymedia
  • epilot
  • stepstone
  • Universität Bonn
  • VR-NetWorld
  • Uniper
  • Creative.NRW

How Can Coaching Help You?

  • Leadership development is a personal journey best unlocked with a personal professional coach.
  • Coaching inspires thoughtful conversations with long-lasting impact on leadership topics that matter
  • Wellbeing and mental fitness are critical and best served by the inner reflective work done together with a certified coach.

What Others Say

👉 Eine emotionale und intensive session, bei der meine Coach Karla ganz achtsam mit mir umgegangen ist – ganz große klasse!

👉 Working with Karla is fun! And you can really move forward! Thanks!

C.B. Entrepreneur

👉 Toller Workshop! Karla Schlaepfer hat uns in wenig Zeit unsere Herausforderungen in einer digitalisierten Arbeitswelt (be)greifbar gemacht. Besonders inspirierend und hilfreich waren die von Ihnen gestalteten Anregung zum agilen Arbeiten. Sie hat alle gleichermaßen aktiv begeistern können.

Ms. Bibiana Kemner, Vice President Personnel Administration

👉 From the very beginning, the collaboration with Karla was shaped by trust. As a team, we had a very good sense that we could learn new ways and tools and that we could take our engineering charter and our collective actions to a higher, better level.

H. Hossein/Manager Innovation & Application Engineering, IMI Z&J

👉 Ms. Schlaepfer knows how to respond to individual customer wishes and, in addition to theory, she also teaches many interesting approaches to the topics of learning, creative thinking and concentration

Michael Imiolczyk, CTO, Binect GmbH

👉 During the Designsprint, Karla Schlaepfer introduced us to methods, some of which we have since used in other projects. We have also tried to reactivate the spirit from the workshop with Karla in other contexts and work, such as being open to new things on the one hand, but also proceeding in a focused and structured manner. We also built a small user database, which we have used a few times since then. For us, the Design Sprint with Karla was therefore inspiring and sustainable beyond the actual 5-day workshop.

Dr. Nicola Balkenhol, Leitung Multimedia/Online Dlf Audiothek

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Get in Touch

Contact me today to start improving your life and career with my professional impact coaching!

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How Can Team Coaching Help Your Team?

  • Enable groups to become effective agile teams
  • Team Coaching activates resources, is motivating, and builds confidence
  • Inspires and guides teams to take on ownership of their agile workflows

My Books

I have written these two books which have helped numerous companies, teams and individuals to understand and take steps to deliver better, innovative results.

New Book

Lawyer Well-being – Personal Health of Legal Professionals in Times of Disruption

Read Karla’s Book Chapter


Trainer, Facilitator, Change Coach and Business Manger

  • Female Founder and Business Owner: 2014 Das dynamische Unternehmen GbR, 2016 Design Thinking Academy, 2021 Value4p GmbH
  • Professional Accredited Coach (PCC)™ by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • ACTP, SF Master Coaching Class, Solutions Academy
  • Systemic Coach and Change Management, Ineko at the University of Cologne
  • Published Non-Fiction Book(s) Author and Researcher
  • Design Thinking Certificate (Hasso-Plattner Institute, Potsdam)
  • Recognition Award from LEAD, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Accreditations in Agile Processes (PSM1 + PSPO)
  • University Teaching Work Certificates
  • BA Degree in Humanities, University of California, Berkeley USA
  • Master of Arts in Education, University Freiburg
  • Trained by Milton Erickson Institute
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Official Partner and Coach Legal Revolution
  • Trained in Facilitation + Simplicity (Denkmotor)

My Blog Posts

Karla’s articles elsewhere