Clear strategy - agile, modern Leadership - developing High Performance Teams - successful digital transformation in SMEs and scale up Tech Companies – from understanding to daily business

The biggest challenges faced by medium - sized companies and scale up Tech companies is employees and innovation. This means bringing new and existing employees, executives and high potentials "on board" emotionally in the company (retention management), as well as talent management. Innovation implies establishing an innovation culture focussing on the clients needs and the markets. This intends that employees think and act entrepreneurly, accept mistakes, learn and adapt. 

However, all functions also offer excellent opportunities to elevate the company to a new, more powerful level and to show its uniqueness.

These functions can be mastered with our three - phase

Agile Retention Accelerator plus Programme

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For this, it helps to first (Strategy Phase 1) find a clear positioning of the company, i.e. to clarify an effective strategy and the clear identity of the company. For this we offer a consistent and sustainable strategy consulting: why do we do things the way that we do them, what are the mid and long-term ambitions and values, what is an effective strategy to achieve these goals and be able to bring employees "on board emotionally".

Create momentum is the challenge in Phase 2: Momentum Phase 2. Here we consider new findings about how we learn: 70% on the job, 20 % reading, hearing and 10% by classical trainings. As a result we create unique on the job Development and Learning experiences supported by modern, interactive workshop modules. We call the combination Development Loops. Here we close the knowing doing gap and make it easy to transfer learning into daily business.

This is exactly where there are fascinating possibilities to transfer from leading in top sport to leading in companies. Here I mentor and coach executives and managers with very specific, practical and successful tools which they can use in their stressful working day. After all, the same goes for businesses and professional sports: it is about achieving very good results or about winning. Critical to success is the following phase 3: Transformation Phase, which has massive impact on the company culture. As a result of the agile transformation we create a "Winning Culture".






For this to be accomplished, medium - sized companies and scale up Tech companies need managers with the right attitude and approach, who want and can establish an "agile leadership culture". This is characterized by a trusting atmosphere, clarity, as well as mental and emotional strength, giving more responsibility within teams, willingness to change, courage and curiosity, communication with transparency of information, employees know how they tick and what motivates them, knowing how much to delegate while still keeping a good overall management. Because managing people successfully is a culture. Inspiring people to "wave the company flag" requires passion.

"Agile leadership is to be inspiring, and a role model

I find it exciting – even after more than 20 years' experience in professional sports as a mental coach and as a management trainer and coach in numerous small, medium and large enterprises – to be able to experience this jolt, this magic in teams and organisations, if everyone feels this passion or has a clear conviction: "This is us and what we stand for and now we are tackling this together". Then you can sense how existential themes such as digitisation, acquisition of new customers, revenue growth, employee retention and recruitment are addressed collectively and what is possible whenever most employees are proud to wear the company jersey. It does not matter whether it is a traditional family firm or a young start-up. It is not easy to establish this unique feeling! Yet it is precisely here where I use my practical solutions as a trainer and coach for executives and advisers to the management. In order to master the agile and digital transformation successfully, three important phases must be completed, answering 12 fundamental leadership questions for managers:

12 fundamental key questions for managers and executives to master successful agile and digital transformation

How do executives manage to master the organisational (temporal) "balancing act of priorities" between a "customer order" (sales, revenues) and a "management contract" (leading employees)?


How does management succeed in developing a trustworthy "working and performance climate" in their day-to-day work so that employees are ready to master the agile and digital transformation?


How can executives successfully perform in a dynamic working environment which is characterised by "teamwork", barrages of e-mails and numerous meetings e.g. organise employees in such a way that they work very well together in a team?


How can managers escape the daily "rat race" (Hamsterwheel) and "really" focus on important tasks?

How do executives succeed in establishing "timeouts" and using them efficiently to develop their teams and develop strategies ? 


How can executives identify and communicate the existential problems of a company, so that greater pressure to act and liability is created and the future is ensured?


How can executives enable cooperation and synchronise personal interests at the same time, while maintaining the greatest possible individuality?


What attitudes and approaches make successful leaders and how we can utilise the potential of your managers?


Why should and how can executives continue to grow from (technical) experts to (team) coaches and leaders in their daily work?


How do executives succeed in dealing with disturbances, disappointments and defeats efficiently in their day-to-day work?


How can you initiate, establish and embody a LeadershipCulture in your dynamic organisation that permeates all levels and is attractive for potential new top executives?


How can managers use the latest findings in brain research and create a better working environment and better motivate staff (neuroleadership)?    

What you can expect from us

Startegy consulting – establishing a leadership culture to master the agile and digital transformation - developing (self organized) High Performance Teams


  • Understanding your daily reality

  • Developing and implementing clear, successful strategies for your organisation and business units

  • Reviewing existing strategies and defining new strategies

  • Supporting agile transformation so that the digital transformation can succeed through

  • Implementing SCRUM and LEAN processes

  • Making the company culture visible throughout the whole company

  • Cascade and establish corporate identity and Leadership Culture

  • Identifying and developing new business areas

  • Identify principles and factors of success and use them in day-to-day professional life

  • Powerful tools from 20 years of experience in SMEs and top-level sport

  • Agile Leadership Training and Development Programs

  • On the job Leadership Development Programs

  • Training programs for (young, new) managers with first-time management experience (from colleague to supervisor) 

  • Personal on the job - Mentoring Programs

  • Training programs for SCRUM Master and Product Owner, Agile Coaches and Project Managers

  • Development of a trusting environment​

  • Regular debriefings

  • Taking into account current findings on Learning and brain research

"In the course of the development of our long-term programme 'Vision 2020', we have trained and educated ... our executives. The training modules, led by Andreas Prause, have helped us to turn good employees into successful leaders.


But we have also learned how to lead better by the top management and develop a motivated team of employees. We have learned how important trust, openness and clear communication are for a healthy and positive working atmosphere. A cultural change can clearly be felt, in which all employees respect each other more, support each other and rejoice together in the company's success.

Andreas Prause has taught us this new way of communicating and shown us with great patience again and again that our company can no longer be led in any other way after such a growth course".

Stefan Orth

Managing Director, Beck + Heun

"I just participated in another "mentally fit" seminar... 
Andreas, as always, did again a great job in explaining that, for people to surpass themselves, you have to inspire them. 
Andreas is born to be a coach, no nonsense, to point and very well structured in his explanations."

Lieven Jacobs

Managing Director Quilvest AM

"I had the chance to collaborate with Andreas in several sessions of our Leadership Principles training, gathering inspiration from his real and strong coaching attitude. 
Andreas is a very smart and effective HR Consultant. 
Punctual, Determined, greatly passionate, and always able to understand his counterpart environment and related needs, focusing his support on how to improve daily work and then suggesting tools to develop people/team performances."

Matteo Minelli

Vice President Grünenthal

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Establish ap FührungsKULTUR in Topsport

"Reflective Leadership and powerful Communication for Top Coaches - bridging the knowing doing gap" - a highly powerful, international successfully approved, unique Mentoring concept to support Top Coaches

Most trainers in top-class sports are very good (technical, tactical) experts. Whether it be that they themselves were players or they have acquired diverse trainer licenses. In order to realise the potential of a team, continuous personal development regarding the technical, tactical as well as the emotional and mental abilities of the trainer are required. Moreover successful Coaches need a clear identity as Coaches: what is your Coach Vision? What Leadership style are you representing? What values are you living? How effective do you communicate with your team and staff?


This is exactly where we come in with our "Reflective Leadership and powerful communication for Top Coaches - bridging the knowing doing gap Programme". It´s a very powerful, modern "on the training Mentoring concept" joint with practical workshop modules. Here we consider new findings about how we learn: 70% on the job, 20 % reading, hearing and 10% by classical trainings. The  programme, designed specifically for team coaches in Topsport answered 10 essential key questions 

10 Key questions for Trainers and Coaches in top-class sport

What is my Coach Vision? What is my identity as a Coach? 

How can i communicate effectively? Give instructions to the point? Ask powerful questions! Listen to players? How to give supporting feedback? How to visualize powerful? How to be emotionally close to the team, but distant enough to decide clearly?

How to create a clear framework to develop a High Performance Team and realise the potential of all players and the staff?

How is it possible to create a team identity, which makes clear to all players and opponents (even in critical situations) what the team stands for and that is consistent with the identity of the club or association?


How can the principles for success and building blocks of a High Performance Team be successfully applied in everyday training?

How can the trainers and coaches establish a trust and performance culture in which it is possible to realise the potential of all the players and the team?

How can the latest findings in brain research be used in order to have a better overview of how players and trainers (Staff) "tick" and what motivates them?

What can team coaches do to ensure that a team communicates efficiently  in critical situations?

How can the trainer / coach use the timeouts / breaks efficiently?


How can a binding, clear structure of the season be created, so that there are no frictional losses?

Transfer into the everyday life of a trainer - "Reflective Leadership and powerful communication for Top Coach - bridging the knowing doing gap Programme"

  • Understanding the reality for your training, trainer

  • Communicate effectively

  • Cascade and establish club identity in teams

  • Identify principles and factors of success and use them in daily work as a trainer

  • Powerful tools from top sport for top sport

  • Interactive trainings and workshops

  • Personalised on the training mentoring programme

  • (Team) Coach Development Programme 

  • Concrete actions, smart ideas

  • Sharing well-founded more than 20 years experience in Topsport

  • Development of a trusting working and performance climate

  • Visual support (e. g. by video)

  • Regular debriefings

"Andreas has been involved with the Belgium High Performance programs over the past 5 years. His work is high quality, detailed and very relevant to the players and coaches he is supporting. Andreas has been instrumental in the development of the BeGold Mental Coaching Academy, a structured development program for our national coaches which has significantly improved their own coaching skills, and in doing so created a much improved environment for our players to develop. The work of Andreas is crucial to the ongoing success of Belgium Hockey at the European and International level".

High Performance Director, KBHB, Belgian Hockey Federation

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Andreas Prause, Frankfurt

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