Coach Profile

Susanne Cordes-Hoelterhoff

TeamEssenz Coaching & Development LLC

PCC, CPCC, Cross-Cultural Executive & Leadership Coach and Trainer, Transition Coach, and Cross-cultural Agility Trainer

About Susanne Cordes-Hoelterhoff

  I am a cross-cultural executive and leadership coach & trainer - asker of tough question, deep listener, passionately curious and overall co-daredevil. Being born in Germany, growing up in Taiwan, and speaking German, English, Chinese, and later Spanish daily formed the core of my curiosity and multicultural comfort zone very early on. Following a 15-year global sales, marketing & product management career in an international setting headquartered in Germany, I grasped the opportunity to completely recreated my path upon moving to Michigan, USA and into the area of executive and leadership coaching, development and training – always with a focus on cross-cultural gifts and challenges. I am a global thinker with understanding of other cultures and international experience which I gain from and use with clients spread around the globe. I find joy in diversity, building connections and simplifying complexity, and encouraging clients to grow beyond themselves.  

    Focus Areas
    • Cross-cultural intelligence & competence
    • Multi-cultural leadership & team development and coaching
    • Virtual collaboration
      Areas of Expertise (excerpt)
    • Executive, Leadership, and Transition Coaching
    • Leadership development & training
    • Cross-cultural coaching & agility training
    • Communications Skills
    • Self-management & work-life balance
    • Expat Coaching
      Excerpt of certifications
    • Model of Freedom® Certified Associate
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Certification
    • MBTI - Myers Briggs Certified Practitioner
    • NLP Master Practitioner
      Professional work experience 
    • 10 years in multi-cultural coaching, training and facilitation
    • 1000+ hours of coaching
    • Clients around the globe, across multiple cultures & sectors
    • 15 years sales, marketing and product management in international setting, consumer goods sector
    • Non-profit board member and leadership roles


    • Chinese
    • English
    • German
    • Spanish


    • CPCC
    • ICF
    • MBTI
    • NLP
    • PCC

    Located In

    • Germany
    • US-Michigan


    • Accompanying Partner
    • Career Coaching
    • Cross-Cultural Challenges
    • Cross-Cultural Teams
    • Executive Coaching
    • Expat Challenges
    • Individual Adaptation
    • Individual Coaching
    • Leadership Coaching
    • Professional Adaptation
    • TCKs
    • Trailing Partners
    • Transition Coaching

    I Work With

    • Businesses
    • Executive
    • Groups
    • Individuals

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