Drissia Schroeder-Hohenwarth

I am passionate about coaching executives, teams and organisations and look back at more than 18 years of international experience in working with people in small and large corporations around the world.

What I love about my work…

…is to see people grow, learn, be surprised, change, overcome obstacles, cooperate, communicate, become the best they can be and be happy! I generally enjoy listening more than talking which helps to focus on what is really important and be present with the people I work with.

I like the closeness, the trust and the intimacy of a coaching relationship. I give a lot and get a lot from it.

My clients are at all levels of management and from all continents, because whatever roles and responsibilities we have and wherever we come from, we are all just human.

My life is international

I was born in 1969 in Paris and live currently in Germany. I am French with Moroccan roots and have lived in various countries (including France, Germany, UK, South Africa), worked with so many cultures and in so many countries (more than 20) that I feel in my soul that I am more a citizen of the world than anything else.

I work with the same dedication and comfort in three languages: French, English and German.


I have a background as a clinical psychologist (Masters degree from a Paris University), did my first qualification as a coach in 2006 (ISBW in Wiesloch) and continued to learn since then (Alain Cardon in Paris, ICF worldwide, Byron Katie in California..). I use amongst others systemic approaches and The Work, have a good knowledge in psychology and a very long experience in intercultural work. I also use -when needed- a whole range of supporting coaching and psychometric tools such as: Constellation, NLP, MBTI, Hogan or the Work.

Quality gates

I have been an active member of the International Coach Federation for years and ensure the quality of my work through regular supervision, mentoring and on-going learning.

HR experience

Prior to launching my coaching activities in 2007, I worked for about a decade for Daimler and EADS/Airbus in a variety of HR manager roles. My work included talent and executive recruitment, leadership audit and executive development, career coaching, restructuring, change management, HR strategy, due diligence and international Post Merger Integration.

And by the way, in my work today, “HR” stands for Human Relationships.

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I learned from

Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg, Vienna

The Work of Byron Katie, California

Metasystem Coaching, Alain Cardon, Paris and Bucarest

Institut für Systemische Beratung,Bernd Schmid and his colleagues, Wiesloch

Institut für Systemische Beratung,Europe and US

Helford 2000,Bruce Farrow, London

Lake Constance Business School,Constance

Master in Human Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Université Paris 7

OPP Assessment, Clinical Psychology, London

Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research, Sofia and Granada


Partners and friends

Arne Priess, HR Contrast, Munich

Bodgan Canda, Transformation Affairs, Duesseldorf

Donald Niclaus, New Horizon, Brussel

Roman Forrer, Satya Gruppe, Swizerland

Kerstin van Eckert & Rhys Marc Photis, Global Performance Improvement, London