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



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


/ 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 your domain of leadership and expertise. We develop and continuously update your deliberate practice system to become a thought leader.
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.
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.
/ 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.
Career Transitioners
I’m here for
Executives & 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 most awesome 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
  • Cultivate confidence
  • Increase happiness
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Improved problem-solving
  • Reduce stress
  • Accomplish goals
  • Build meaning and purpose
  • Decrease unhealthy self-doubt
  • Boost academic achievement
  • Gain self-awareness
  • Learn effective tools
Informed by
  • 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.
Helps you better understand coaching
Helps us understand how to serve you, given your background and coaching goals
Sharing what we found works best in coaching
Best practices
What happened since the last session
We determine exactly what objectives we want to achieve in a session
We will understand where you are and where you want to go and how to close the gap using various mental models and techniques
We will specify how you can maintain and increase your level of personal development
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We will agree on action steps that translate the insights and actions into even more practical value
We will assess and reflect on your coaching journey thus far
We will set goals for the next coaching milestone or quarter
We will reflect on our coaching collaboration and evaluate the progress
/ 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.
Key numbers
Very senior coach that has expertise in diverse fields and knows how to empower many different coachees.
/ Client Feedback
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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Maximilian Schonz
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.
Chief Medical Officer at Alvea
Sebastian Schmidt
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.
Co-founder of Impact Academy & Coach
Henning Bartsch
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.
Machine Learning Engineer
Friederike Grosse-Holz
Jan Brauner
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!
Director at Blue Horizon, ex-BCG
Paul is a truly excellent coach.

I had 40 sessions with him over the course of 2 years, then tried some other coaches, and then continued coaching with Paul.

In our sessions, 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 week's issues.

Paul has outstanding knowledge about psychology/personal development, which he shares if appropriate without taking ownership of the coaching session away from the coachee.
M.D. | Machine Learning Researcher at Oxford University
Daniel Lohse
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.
Co-Founder & CTO of Bloom
Ben Snodin
I received coaching from Paul for a little over a year. Paul introduced me to important new concepts and systems for effective self development, planning, and task management, and provided accountability to make sure I implemented these.

This has accelerated my personal growth and provided long-run productivity gains.
Senior Manager at Rethink Priorities
Nadia Montazeri
A confession from a recovering sceptic of most self-development: Paul is an excellent coach and role model.
Due to his coaching, I felt empowered to leap from a safe job into independent research and submitted my first paper with little supervision, setting me up for more impact throughout my career. Before starting coaching, I thought my self-limiting beliefs were merely an accurate judgment of my abilities, based on reality. Paul challenged them successfully over the course of over 30 sessions, never hesitating to call me out on my bullshit and highlighting how I get distracted from my actual goals.

My past self from 6 months ago would be surprised to hear that I joyfully set goals and meet them, track metrics I care about in spreadsheets (I used to hate spreadsheets with passion), and recover from any hardship I encounter within less than 24 hours. Due to the knowledge management and tracking systems we set up, I can stay on this trajectory in the long term. Thank you!
M.D. Bioseccrity | UN Office for Disarmament Affairs
Huw Thomas
My 12 sessions with Paul were instrumental in helping me recover during the biggest period of burnout during my life, and in the process helped me develop lifetime habits and mindset shifts that I expect to still be paying dividends years from now.

His focus on self-compassionate experimentation is something that I'm using almost every day, and helped me move away from self-criticism and perfectionism.
Media Associate at Longview Philanthropy
Issac Freeman