Development Group




Josef Kobel

“What you wish to kindle in others must burn within yourself.”

Professional experience

  • Account manager in Germany and Asia
  • Project manager and partner of a corporate consultancy
  • Coach and management trainer for over 15 years
  • HR director of a bank with 700 employees
  • European Business Coach
  • Head instructor and consultant at an international consulting and training institute



Studies and further training

  • Studied Business Administration
  • Graduated from Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Bank officer at Ulmer Volksbank
  • Traineeship at Deutsche Bank
  • Trained as a European Business Coach with Prof. Geißler, Hamburg
  • Instructor training at an international training institute
  • Instructor training as certified DISG trainer

Selected further training courses

  • Body language of men and women
  • Change management for managers
  • Leadership expertise – Your path to management success
  • Conflict resolution strategies & conflict management
  • Rhetoric, dialectics, communicating with the media



Fields of expertise in consulting, coaching, and training

  • Improving management and leadership skills for corporate development
  • International Leadership Development
  • Developing executive performance
  • Organizational development of companies
  • Evaluating the quality and durability of change and development processes



Selected projects

  • Support of management in several mergers
  • Managerial development and one-on-one coaching in change processes (financial service providers, insurance and commerce)
  • HR development concepts for banks
  • Implementation of across-the-board executive development at financial service providers and insurance companies
  • Sales development in banks through training, coaching and on-the-job training
  • Development of vision, goal and strategy in top management
  • Global organizational culture management: Values and culture development in top management
  • Leadership into management: Realizing corporate visions in management and organization
  • Integrated international process, structural, managerial and HR development
  • International coaching/training courses in, e.g., Austria, China, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA