Enabling brilliant minds to do the greatest good with their career while taking care of themselves and others.

Coach.

Entrepreneur
Scientist
Human
Coach

Enabling brilliant minds to do the greatest good with their career while taking care of themselves and others.

Coach.

Entrepreneur
Scientist
Human
Coach
/ My mission as a coach is to
Empower altruistic, and ambitious people to lead their fields and industries for the greatest good.
We collaboratively explore and select/limit your domain of leadership and expertise. We develop and continuously update your deliberate practice system to become a thought leader.
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Facilitate the integration of exceptional contributions to humanity while caring for themselves and significant others.
We not only want your ambition but also about your personal life to flourish. You will learn how to integrate your professional and personal life in synergistic ways.
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Nurture wholesome, nuanced, and exemplary personalities.
We do not only want you to be a thought leader but an overall wholesome exemplary human who thinks, feels, and acts in a way that inspires others to pursue their greatness.
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/ Coaching approach
Bringing together ancient wisdom with modern science in a holistic and integrative approach, using traditional coaching techniques and ideas alongside innovative evidence-based tools and models.
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Politicians
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Career Transitioners
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Managers
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Researchers
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Engineeres
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Consultants
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Creatives
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Directors
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Leaders
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I’m here for
Founders
co-nurture your aspirations, moonshots, and ideas.
My favourite thing is to:
co-solve your pains, problems, and challenges.
work with you to become your best self.
help you add more value to projects you are already working.
My passion
To spark your ethusiasm for your life and your career, nurture your potential and gifts, caringly challenge you, and to empower you to move beyond limiting beliefs.
/ Work method
Combing skillfully deep knowledge and experience with a supportive but challenging approach to build tailored solution-focused sessions that help my coachees reach their goals promptly, effectively, and with long-lasting effects.
Areas of expertise
  • Career decision-making, change/transition, and planning
  • Unlocking creativity
  • Performance enchancement
  • Building stable self-esteem & confidence
  • Leadership development
  • Constructing tailored systems for life areas
  • Stress management
  • Mindful phone and media use
  • Work-life balance and well-being
  • Building healthy realltionships with others and yourself
  • Nuanced models of human psychology and yourself
  • Meditation and awareness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Effective communication
  • Deepening life purpose and meaning
  • Self-actualization
  • Knowledge management
  • Productivity and focus
  • Optimizing energy and alertness
  • Longevity
  • Dating
Benefits
  • Cultivate Confidence
  • Increase Happiness
  • Strengthen Relationships
  • Manage Problems
  • Reduce Stress
  • Accomplish Goals
  • Build Meaning and Purpose
  • Decrease Unhealthy Self-Doubt
  • Boost Academic Achievement
  • Gain Self-Awareness
  • Learn effective tools
Techniques
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioural
  • Emotional
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-compassion
  • Acceptance and commitment
  • Solution-focused
  • Existential/humanistic
Approach
  • Personalized programs & sessions
  • Strong dedication
  • Growth advice & action planning
  • Scientific method (hypotheses & experiments)
  • Measurement and evaluation
/ Process
During our sessions, we will do Q&A’s to better understand coaching, define goals, share insights and impact evaluations.
Onboaring
Helps you better understand coaching
Q&A
Helps us understand how to serve you, given your background and coaching goals
In-take
Sharing what we found works best in coaching
Best practices
What happened since the last session
Review
We determine exactly what objectives we want to achieve in a session
Goals
We will understand where you are and where you want to go and how to close the gap using various mental models and techniques
Work
We will specify how you can maintain and increase your level of personal development
Maintenance
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We will agree on action steps that translate the insights and actions into even more practical value
Actions
We will assess and reflect on your coaching journey thus far
Assessment
We will set goals for the next coaching milestone or quarter
Goal-setting
We will reflect on our coaching collaboration and evaluate the progress
Evaluation
Sessions
Evaluation
Closing
/ Coaching experiences
Strong background in evidence-based models related to humans development and cognitive, emotional, behavioural change as well as design, execution, and evaluation of effective evidence-based psychosocial interventions for individuals and groups.
Hours
Key numbers
Coachee
>500
Years
>7
Hours
Coach
>1500
Years
>6
Very senior coach that has expertise in diverse fields and knows how to empower many different coachees.
/ Testimonials
I can use many shiny words to explain my coaching approach, but only my coachees can describe the actual experience of being coached.
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Clinician Scientist
Coaching with Paul transformed overwhelming professional demands in communication, coordination, and prioritization into strong abilities to manage, motivate, and contribute impactfully while flourishing in my non-professional life. Paul is a role model for dedication to mastery and has my highest recommendations for any researcher, team-lead, or ambitious entrepreneur.
Maximilian Schonz
Coach | M.D. | Author
Coaching with Paul has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Our 43 sessions (and counting) have enabled me to substantially increase my lifetime impact by making wiser and more audacious decisions that are aligned with my values and the change I want to see in the world (e.g., pursuing a coaching path and moving to a different country with sparse savings while navigating covid). Importantly, Paul has also enabled me to appreciate and cultivate self-compassion and self-determinedly discover what real happiness is for me — thereby, incrementally and consistently designing my masterpiece life.
Sebastian Schmidt
Machine Learning Engineer
Throughout our 150+ sessions, Paul shines as a coach with his thoughtful, highly demanding and compassionate style. Over the 4+ years that we have worked together he has significantly contributed to my personal and professional development. He guided me in making and implementing transformative career decisions, like switching from electrical engineering to machine learning. He also enabled me to establish my self-actualisation system and helps me embody my high and joyful standards. In our weekly sessions, he consistently shows up with prime dedication. And I can trust on his deep and nuanced mental models, apt communication, and genuine quest to enable his coachees to actualise their full potential. Thanks my dear friend! Looking forward to all the goodness to come.
Henning Bartsch
Medical Doctor & Machine Learning Researcher
Paul is a truly excellent coach. I had 40 sessions with him over the course of 2 years. In these, I made transformational progress on topics as broad as motivation, procrastination, communication, teamwork, leadership, time and project management, and decision-making. Paul's science-based and no-bullshit approach aims at long-term growth, not only fixing this weeks issues.
Jan Brauner
Director at Blue Horizon
Paul taught me quite a few of the mental models and (self-)management tools I use today. I appreciate his focus on (and vast toolbox for) long-term growth, which strongly differentiates him vs. your average productivity coach. Thanks Paul!
Friederike Grosse-Holz
Co-Founder & CTO at Bloom
Coaching with Paul had an incredible impact on my performance as well as my well-being. It empowered me to step fully into my new role as a company executive and make my team and myself thrive. He's not only a great source of useful knowledge and wisdom but also really made sure that I implement the big ideas and tools he taught me into my life. And that's where Paul's greatest strengths lie. Changing thinking and behavioral patterns for the better.
Daniel Lohse
Machine Learning PhD Student at Oxford
Coaching with Paul has been transformative. Across twenty sessions, Paul's systems-level approach to coaching has empowered me to implement several systems that produce sustained, long-term value. We have worked on self-compassion—more constructive, functional, and tender emotional functioning—longer-term goal-setting, developing masterpiece mornings and weeks, and much more. Regular reflection and discussion on progress, challenges and success with Paul have gifted me a greater sense of agency in my life and increased self-awareness. I find Paul a knowledgeable, kind, and well-versed coach—I would not hesitate to recommend working with him.
Mrinank Sharma
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/ FAQ
How does life coaching differ from consulting? Therapy? Sports coaching? A best friend?
Consulting vs. Coaching. We can consider coaching a form of consulting. Consulting is often more information and expertise based. For example, you might hire a consultant to help your business with a specific problem. Coaches may not have expertise in your field. A coach is a specialist at helping you improve your professional and/or personal life. Unlike many consultants who propose a solution and leave you to implement it, your coach stays with you to help you integrate the changes, new skills, and goals to make sure they really happen. This makes coaching effective.

Therapy vs. Coaching. Coaching is not therapy. Life coaches don't work on past-based issues or traumas. If you start life coaching and have not resolved an issue from the past, then it is likely you need to work with a therapist to resolve the issue. It is very common for unresolved traumas or addictions to stop us from getting what we want in our lives. Life coaches focus on the present and your goals for the future. We help you move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give you the life and career you really want. Most coaching clients are healthy, successful people who might be stuck or want to make a big change in their lives and want the support of a coach to do so.
Close friends vs. Coaching. Typically, friends are not professionals who are able and who have the time or the concentration to guide you through a structured process to achieve the most important aspects of your personal and professional life.

Sports. Life coaching often includes principles from sports coaching, such as being your best, doing more than you think you can, working with a team, going for the goal. However, unlike sports coaching, coaching is not about comparative competition; it is about incremental a better version of yourself according to your own standards and values.

The underlying philosophy of life coaching: If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, then there is room for life coaching. Obviously, it is possible to close this gap on your own. However, coaching benefits are substantial. First, social and financial commitments increase motivation, focus, and seriousness about one's own personal and professional development. Second, a skillful coach provides a honed outside-view and goal-oriented processability and knowledge that leads to high-quality systems, strategies, and actions consistently. As a result, the gap between valuable theory and daily practice will be closed.
What is a useful length for a coaching commitment?
A coach can help you improve your life, but you still need to take responsibility for the changes you want to make. They will not do the work for you. For that reason, some coaches ask for a three, six, or 12-month commitment. Before they invest the time and energy into working with you, they want to know that the coachee is committed to professional and/or personal development.

For example, Max came to me because he was looking for some accountability and support for his work as a freelancer. Since he worked from home most days, he found it hard to get motivated and to remain focused on his work. He wasted time until deadlines were looming. His procrastinating ways caused him stress and a loss of revenue. Since Jim had previously had good working habits, he needed someone to help him establish new routines and to deal with his client issues in a more constructive way. Within two months, we restored his productivity.

On average, most people find coaching more beneficial than they initially expected after a handful of sessions. As a result, many coaches ask for a three to six-month commitment but, usually, let you stop immediately if coaching is not working for you. It is also not uncommon for coachees to decide to conceptualize coaching as a life-long component in their personal development system and prioritize it accordingly.
Can a dependency be created between coach and client?
Ideally not. Anyone who has big goals can benefit from the structure, advice, and support of a coach. As far as creating an emotional or psychological dependency, coaches work only with people who are healthy and successful on their own. It is impossible for a coachee not to improve his way of thinking if he or she is consistently exposed to a skillful coach. Ultimately, the thinking of the coachee will reach a point where it is like that of the coach. At this point, the benefits related to thinking style are not as strong as before, but the previously mentioned benefits of improved commitment, motivation, focus, seriousness, outside-view, and process guidance remain consistent throughout life.
Why would people who are already successful hire a life coach?
People have reached success and managed life in the past without a coach. So, nobody really "needs" a life coach to become successful in personal and professional domains, but many people want one. One reason for the growing demand for coaching is the complexity of modern-day life. Whereas your parents might have been happy to have a job that paid the bills, most people today want a job that is fulfilling and financially rewarding. They want to find work that is in line with their core values and expresses who they are. They want to combine highly meaningful work with highly meaningful relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.
Shouldn't I be able to reach my goals on my own?