Isabel Poensgen is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services team, based in the Frankfurt office. Isabel is a psychologist, coach and mentor to C-suite executives and has more than 20 years of experience. She was the cofounding partner and managing director of Bernotat & Cie., a mentoring company that successfully introduced C-suite mentoring to the German business market.

Expert psychologist, coach and mentor to C-Suite executives

  • Before founding Bernotat & Cie. In 2011, Isabel worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Germany for 10 years. She managed its career transition services and coaching program, both of which she introduced in Germany and helped roll out in Europe.
  • While at BCG, Isabel maintained her own independent C-Suite coaching practice, working with leaders ranging from DAX 30 companies to the World Economic Forum.
  • She served as a coach and faculty member of the Master of Global Leadership of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the faculty of Meyler Campbell, a business coach qualification institute in London.

Isabel earned her diploma in psychology and completed a two-year program in personnel and organizational development at the Management Zentrum in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She is certified in a number of psychometric and leadership assessment tools. Isabel is a native German speaker and is fluent in English.

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