Anja Loehning

“Are You Thriving or Merely Surviving?”


Anja follows a real-life, practical and bottom-up training and coaching approach, in order to reach sustainable and long-lasting changes and benefits. Behind “bottom-up” lies her conviction that you need thriving individuals for a thriving organization. I.e. secure and happy people, who are then willing and able to support others, step out of their comfort zone plus live and work their full potential. However, the status-quo and reality often look very different: in all honesty, most people barely “survive” in our highly pressured and fast-paced working and daily life environments. Anja loves the challenge and remarkable results of bringing all these worlds together: intellectual/rational vs. mental/emotional, individual vs. collective and organizations, working = living etc.

As active investment banker and lateral coaching entrant, she really lives her practical trainings in line with Confucius: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Leadership Development, Coaching & Consulting Experience

Live and online training experience (8 years):

  • Change, management and leadership topics: e.g. efficient and effective teams in virtual working context
  • Consulting and banking skills: e.g. excellence in writing presentations for junior investment bankers
  • Corporate finance seminars and workshops: e.g. structured finance and company analysis for a large German bank

Other Relevant Experience

Anja’s background enables her to understand and to bring the various worlds and personalities together:

  • Investment banking with Goldman Sachs in London: one of the most remarkable corporate cultures and highest pressured working environments in the world (5 years)
  • Countless hands-on projects as team leader with German Mittelstand companies and start-ups (15 years)
  • Self-employed consultant and investment banker (8 years)
  • In-depth personal growth coaching education, qualification and experience (15 years)

Education, Qualifications & Certifications 

  • Master in International Business (The University of Edinburgh and Université  Paris-Dauphine)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Accredited and recommended Journey Practitioner plus Journey Life Coach (i.A.)


German, English


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