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Boris Diekmann

What gives Boris a buzz is to witness leaders truly connect with their innate health and greatness and nurture higher forms of energy in their teams and organizations.

Boris Diekmann has over 15 years of professional experience in leadership development and culture shaping. As a consultant, facilitator and executive coach, he has supported senior leaders in organizations such as eBay, Rolls Royce, NATO, Nomad Foods, Hertz, British Telecom, l’Occitance en Provence, Novartis, and Citi Bank. He partners with senior executives, managers of all levels, and front-line employees and has worked throughout Europe, the US, South America, Africa, and Asia.

Prior to his work as a consultant Boris was responsible for the Leadership Development activities at a global division at Siemens. He also co-devised and piloted the first ever Executive Development Programme in NATO. Boris has then been a long-standing Vice President of a leading culture shaping firm. His recent projects include culture-shaping work, delivered across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, working with the Dubai based retail and leisure pioneer Majid Al Futtaim.

Boris is an ICF accredited coach and has been a dedicated student and practitioner of ‘Appreciative Coaching’ that puts the clients’ innate strengths, capabilities and sense of purpose at the very center of the coaching journey. Clients tend to appreciate above all his warm presence, his capacity to listen with deep empathy, and to create a wide space for self-reflection and personal transformation.

His book “Chief Energy Officer: Universal Principles to nurture a Spirit of Performance” was released in mid 2019 and has since become an international bestseller. It takes readers on unique journey and helps leaders look at their role through the dimension of human energy.

Boris studied Economics in Toulouse (France), and graduated with distinction from ESCP Europe following studies of international management in Paris, Oxford, and Berlin.

Boris is married, and currently lives with his wife and two children in southern Germany.

For many years he has also lived and worked in London as well as Genova (Italy).

He used to sing when he was a bit younger. Nowadays, he plays a bit of piano and Ukulele to entertain family and friends when he finds a good enough excuse to do so.

Boris is fluent in English, French, Italian and German (his mother tongue).