The Institute

Companies and executives are facing an unprecedented challenge; how to create and maintain competitive advantage in an expanding digital world, with evolving societies and changing customer needs, new competitors, higher market dynamics and technological capabilities.

Management tasks have become more complex and demanding across all levels – an increasing dynamic that has intensified time and performance pressures. The theme of digitization requires new ways of thinking and transformation expertise. In addition to operations, it is necessary to intelligently manage personnel and structural changes.

The European Institute for Leadership and Transformation supports companies and executives to face these challenges head on. We connect leaders in a unique way, utilizing combinations of sharing and learning across different methodological approaches.

The key focus of our activities is "state-of-the-art" leadership. Through the close connection of the old economy, new economy, academics and science, we set new standards in supporting companies to manage digital transformation. As one of the leading advisory institutions and network organizations in Germany and Europe, we bring people together, design the digital transformation of enterprises and move leadership to a new level.

Dr. Thomas M. Fischer


Dr. Thomas M. Fischer is CEO and co-founder of the Düsseldorf-based consultancy avantum consult AG. He is also leads the Group Digitization Leadership Team of All for One Steeb AG. His key consulting areas include performance analysis, process optimization, organizational development as well as change and transformation management in the era of digitization.

Holding a doctorate in business administration, he is a member of various national and international networks and advisory boards as well as personal coach to renowned entrepreneurs.

Klaus H. Engels

Managing Director

Klaus H. Engels is a trained Peer Coach, Dipl. Systemic coach, Reiss profile and 9Levels Master. Klaus H. Engels studied business administration in Munich and Cologne. He also has extensive qualifications in change management / organizational development.

He worked for three years as executive assistant and project manager at Prognos AG in Basel. Until 2002, he held a leading partner position for the companies Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini.

Michael Maasmeier

Head of Advisory Board



We are constantly looking for talented employees as well as coaches and academic staff.

Have a look at our current vacancies. We also welcome applications on initiative.

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