📌 Leading Global Talent Acquisition, building high performing teams (co-located & geo-distributed) and believing in servant leadership.

📌 Passionate about the recruitment 'craft' and hands-on with regards to executive and leadership hiring (C-Level, SVP, VP, Director).

📌 Love coaching & helping others learn and grow themselves.

📌 Father of 2, German currently living in the Netherlands, interested in lots of stuff, curious and always happy to help. Book a call to explore more!

My Mentoring Topics

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership
  • Hypergrowth environments
  • Rapid expansion
  • Start & Scale-ups
  • Candidate Experience
  • Employer Branding
  • Career Progression
  • Technical Recruitment
  • Sourcing
  • HR & Recruiting
  • People management
  • Leading through change
  • Stakeholder management
  • Hiring
  • Interview Training & Preparation
M.
24.July 2022

Christian is an awesome mentor. As a talent manager he could give me very useful way of improving my already optimized CV for the future.

I'll reserve a follow-up :)

H.
22.July 2022

Christian gave me detailed feedback on my résumé, which was quite helpful. I'm hoping for another session soon! Highly recommended! 

Anonymous
19.July 2022

A.
27.June 2022

The Session with Christian was very easy-going. He quickly understood my situation and was able to help me spot on. It was a great experience!

G.
26.June 2022

Christian provided me the most positive and useful mentoring session. He was very patient in listening to my concerns and very practical in offering guidance on my next steps. I highly recommend him and I'm already looking forward to our next session together!

J.
21.June 2022

The session helped me to get a better understanding of who the mentors are and what you do as a recruiter.

Q.
10.June 2022

The mentoring session was very prodcutive. Christian gave me valuable and actionable feedback, he could point out what aspects need to be worked on for me to achieve my goal. He also shed some light on the things I did not realize before. Thanks again Christian.

R.
9.June 2022

First of all thanks a bunch for being so patient and and a great listener. I was able to contemplate the scenario and give you the picture of what it is and ask exactly where I needed some help in getting clarity on thoughts, direction for growth and next steps. Your inputs were to the point, and also the indication of valid check points supports me to take up the right development action. Thanks a bunch for that.

N.
9.June 2022

thank you very much for taking the time and meeting up with me. I had a wonderful and great sessin, very informative and I took away a lot for my growth in my career.

E.
4.June 2022

The session was very helpul. The qualities that you display as a mentor are truly an inspiration. Thank you for making a positive difference in the way things operate around the industry. I wish you great success in your life and career.

J.
2.June 2022

You are wonderful person and had really given time to me, I appreciate that. You are a great mentor and always ready to listen, provide recommendations as well. You have a great passion for mentoring, supporting and helping others further develop themselves. Christian himself is a great inspiration, a hive of fantastic ideas and a great support as well as a mentor and facilitator. Just by talking to him with insider knowledge, he helped to crystalize my own thoughts and, with his help and guidance, I decide on the next steps to take. He gave very useful information in the first meeting about setting expectations and discussing these. We talk a bit about our lives generally and our goals and the challenges of the work and mainly lets me focus on my most pressing issues. It has all gone very well. Thank you Christian!!!!

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