Isabel Poensgen, Senior Consultant - Germany

Isabel Poensgen is a Senior Consultant for the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to creating leaders and organizations with a deeper purpose and the courage to transform their business impact.

Client work with the Institute has included both the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical industries.

Isabel has had her professional focus on developing talent equity for over 20 years. She is coach and mentor to top level executives of global players and organisations, including the World Economic Forum, magic circle law firms (which includes: Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Slaughter May, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) and DAX 30 leadership. Isabel’s area of expertise includes coaching and mentoring as well as the development, implementation and administration of coaching and career transition programs.For the past 10 years Isabel has installed and was supervising the career counseling and coaching activities of The Boston Consulting Group in Europe and Germany. To support individual development and performance in varying practices, Isabel has helped develop a number of tools and practices that have been implemented on a scale beyond Germany.

In addition, Isabel co-founded a mentoring firm engaging a number of high profile former CEOs of large corporations as mentors for new C-level players. She also acts as adjunct faculty for The World Economic Forum's Master of Global Leadership as lead coach for their career week.

Coaching topics mainly focus around personal positioning within global organizations, new role and leadership related issues. Previously, Isabel worked as an Executive Search consultant focusing on management appraisals. She is a founding fellow of the ICPA (Institute of Coaching Professionals Association) at McLean, Harvard Medical School and certified for assessments by PDI Ninth House.

Areas of specific expertise are career coaching, building networking skills, and “pulling your weight" (i.e. building senior presence, understanding powerplay).  She is certified in the delivery of coaching, career and leadership assessment tools including the DISC, Firo B, MBTI, PDI Profiler, Motivational Index and CPI.   Her affiliations include the ICPA, McLean Hospital at Harvard, and Meyler Campbell London (where she is a member of the faculty).

Isabel coaches in German or English.