Claudia Gehlen

Initiator | Consultant

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE COACH AND LEADERSHIP FACILITATOR WITH MORE THAN 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE MAINLY IN ASIA AND EUROPE

Claudia is passionate about empowering individuals and teams to enhance their leadership effectiveness and reach greater work-life satisfaction. She inspires her international clients to step out of their ‘autopilot mode’, challenge their thinking and design powerful habits. Her partnership approach is based on positive communication that results in clarity and meaningful change.

Claudia started her career with Siemens Belgium, where she became the youngest female manager in a leading position. For the past 22 years, she has been working in Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai with educational institutions and MNCs. Besides coaching, she facilitates transformative workshops on leadership, change, creative thinking and social intelligence.

At the business school INSEAD she published a wide range of studies focusing on strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, negotiation and innovation. She further served as Vice-President for the Belgian Luxemburg Business Group in Singapore.

In addition to being an affiliate consultant with Awaken Group, Claudia is the founder of INSearch Consult, specialized in executive coaching and leadership facilitation for clients worldwide. As an accredited partner with the Belgian Export Agency Claudia further provides coaching and consulting to SMEs and assists them in their drive to become global players.

Claudia is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She holds a Master in International Economic Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. At the business school INSEAD she furthered her studies in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Management and Global Leadership.

Having lived in Europe, the US, Singapore and China Claudia is fluent in German, French, English and Dutch and speaks conversational Chinese and Spanish. She has a passion for music and sings in choirs, wherever she lives. She is married and has 3 sons.