Our newly formed team started its ´team-building´ process with an impressive and different training programme from the IAK. It proved a really good idea to focus on every individual and their state-of-mind. Now that all noses are pointing in the same direction and we all ´speak the same language´ it is much easier to work together to find solutions to everyday problems.
Process Manager Dyke Construction Programme, Waternet)
It has been a unique experience for me to search during a management seminar for personal reasons that keeping me away from further development. The experimental character of the TETA training significantly helped me to become much more aware of my mindset and my behavior. That was not only useful for my work but also extraordinary interesting for me personal!
(Liesbeth van der Woude,
Project Manager Shell International BV)
Understanding is just a stepping stone, action is the real target. This is very characteristic of Matthias Dehne. His training is full of positive energy that rubs off on yourself and the group of delegates. In a very short space of time Matthias is able to (further) boost your confidence by setting clear explanations, exercises and reflection time. A real recommendation for managers, but also for new members of staff.
Sales & Project Manager After Sales at Mitsubishi Motors Europe BV)
What makes the collaboration with IAK truly special is the combination of intelligent creative solutions and meticulously detailed execution. By preparing the sessions together we have managed to truly hit the target that I had in mind beforehand. Above all, the (IAK) trainers are able to inspire our teams and employees to take on board new ways of seeing things.
Program Manager Waternet)
IAK has a great concept which applies new scientific research, new business trends and human potential movement methods in solid concepts and trainings.
(Tommi Gyukits, Bayer)
Mr. Schwalb's techniques in teaching leadership, innovation and change are superb. He is personable and remarkably knowledgeable about how to create and sustain productive and collaborative working environments in our competitive business world. Mr. Schwalb is expert at understand the complexities of corporate culture and the personalities which drive, and at times, hamper the ultimate success of a business or academic enterprise. Uli is a "coach" in the true sense of the word: patient, inventive and seasoned. IAK's and his leadership training skills work equally well with students, management, corporate and governmental leaders. Spending a training session with Uli and his team is well worth the effort and energy. The result personally and professionally will be productive, long-lasting and memorable. I recommend the investment.
Attorney and Professor of Law
Monterey College of Law
Visiting Lecturer Sophomore College Program
I found IAK's TETA workshop for effective leadership to be both insightful and directly useful in my line of work. The presenters were well prepared on the subject matter, made it very interactive, and more importantly, were able to apply the skills to a broad set of industry and life related subjects. I would recommend this workshop for any manager, leader, or executive looking to get the most out of their employees by fostering a healthy work environment - to get people to think outside the box, work together, achieve maximum results and remain inspired in their work.
Semiconductor Sales Executive)
The TETA workshop emphasized the role of personal responsibility in building stronger relationships between people. Using a combination of lectures and interactive exercises, the facilitators helped us understand how our perceptions and backgrounds color our interaction with the world around us. Our attitude creates the energy that motivates our behavior, resulting in the outcomes we experience every day when dealing with others. This course is well suited to any corporation that deals with diverse communities of employees, vendors, and customers. It is intended to help us better understand the experiences that may be coloring other people's actions, and to interact with others with compassion and understanding (of their background) to achieve win-win solutions.
(Raffi Patatian, IT Consultant)
I particiated in a weekend IAK workshop, Effective Leadership In Times of
Change, with an open mind and curiousity about how local and foreign companies
actually effect change within an organization to be more efficient and retain
happy, more productive employees. I was very impressed with the
program's interactive and practical experiments Uli Schwalb incorporated into
the sessions. Key takeaways for me were self-responsibility, taking greater
chances at the risk of failing, and simple, persistent ideation towards
maximizing a team's performance. I am a better leader with the greatest lessons
learned -- take it, leave it or change it. Thank you for a rewarding and self
Great seminar! It will teach you how to become a successful leader and achieve top results with your team. The simple techniques used to achieve these goals are applicable to your private life as well. So you will learn how to become a more fulfilled person. Fun exercises with the group. Great networking opportunity among the attendees. I totally recommend it!
(Elisabeth Yvrot, International Business Development Strategist)
In just 3 days the Creative Leadership Workshop took me on a journey into the heart of innovation and the soul of collaboration. Focused immersion in self-responsibility, risk-taking, and innovative thinking actively engaged me and other leaders in our group. Elegantly designed, yet simple to deliver, interactions shifted our awareness, attitudes and actions into high-performing, sustainable and inspired leadership. I now recommend this experience in innovation and collaboration to the savvy women leaders whom I coach.
(Sylvia Warren, MBA / Executive Leadership Coach)
TETA is not training. It is a guided exploration of one's inner-self with benefits that carry over not just to the business world but to one's personal life as well. An invaluable experience for managers and executives . . . and for anyone else wanting to be more prepared to confront life's daily challenges. Our top-down process, which began with the Executive Management team and is now continuing with all managers at the 2nd and 3rd levels, has been widely embraced and appreciated, and is providing great support for the realisation of our ultimate objective of becoming a transformational leadership company.
(John Christman, President, BMW Financial Services Italia)