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KLAUS SCHMITT

Klaus is a professional trainer, coach and facilitator. He has been working between Europe and China for more than 30 years, currently living in Shanghai. He is a passionate student of life and is fascinated by different cultures and the way to connect to people.

Klaus believes in life-long learning and being accountable for self and one’s environment in one’s life. After having worked in various industries in marketing, PR and tourism, he shifted from promoting products and ideas to developing people and enhancing their skills.

With nearly ten years of teaching experience for communication skills, cross-cultural management, presentation skills, conflict management and transformational leadership he is a ICF (International Coach Federation) PCC accredited coach and a licensed practitioner of NLP. Now Klaus trains and coaches people from all over the world. He conducts his workshops in China, in Germany and in Bali using English, Chinese, German and French.

Last book you read…
"Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman.

Your heroes include…
Hildegard von Bingen, Ghandi, Dalai Lama, Hape Kerkeling (German comedian, actor and author).

Favourite line from a film…
"Maybe she’s just … different.” from ‘Le Fabuleux destin d”Amelie Poulain’.

Best day at work (so far)…
Seeing the energy boosting up, sensing the participants’ confidence increasing and inspiring everybody to say “I can do it now!”

Who make you laugh…
Little statements or reflections ordinary people make on the streets or in shops which reveal their mindset and beliefs so easily.

Last journey you took…
Went to Taiwan – getting again a totally different taste of China, did some hiking and enjoyed the beach side.

What’s on your desk…
On my big desk there’s my laptop, the sound system, some fruit and a lot of papers to work through.

How do you deal with stress…
Have a deep breathe, do some meditation and believe that there will be a way to cope with it.

3 people you’d like to have dinner with (dead or alive)…
Dalai Lama, Philly Mack, my late grandmother (I remember her only for a short time being very sweet and gentle) and Leonardo da Vinci.

Favourite place…
It’s less about the place itself, it’s more about the people I am with or I encounter.