Stefan Ruhdorfer

Consultant, Trainer
Coverdale Deutschland

‘Structure follows strategy.’ (Alfred Chandler), but ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ (Peter Drucker)
My focus is on working with my clients to build organizations’ capabilities and competencies, drive transformation and enabling people to succeed – together.


Consulting and training focuses

  • Consulting in and design of organizational development and organizational transformation projects
  • Programs for executive development
  • Programs for developing high performance teams and culture
  • Managing processes for developing vision, corporate strategy and business models
  • Consulting and process accompaniment in program, project and change management e.g. after M&A
  • Facilitation of workshops, events, (project) meetings
  • Workshops and seminars in leadership, cooperation and team development, project management and agility, presentation and rhetoric, communication, negotiation and conflict management
  • Coaching of executives and employees

Working languages

German, English

Education and training

  • Training in mindfulness-centered, somatic- and experiential-depth psychotherapy (Hakomi Institute of Europe, DE)
  • Training in resource-oriented and solution-focused hypnosystemic psychotherapy and coaching by Dr. Gunther Schmidt (Wilob Institut, CH)
  • Licensed practitioner for Reflector Big Five Personality
  • Trained as consultant and trainer by Coverdale Germany
  • Certified Agile Scrum Master (ASM), Agile Product Owner (ASPO), Prince2Practitioner (PR2P)
  • M.Sc. in Strategic Management, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck
    Major fields: Strategy, Leadership, Innovation and Change Management
  • B.Sc. in International Management & Economics, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck
  • Industrial Manager (CCI), Merkle Schweißanlagen GmbH, Munich/Koetz

Professional experience

  • Consultant and Coach at Coverdale Germany since 2018
  • Lecturer at the University Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HWST)
  • 8 years of leadership experience working for international management consultancies and service providers (Assistant to the Executive Board, Project Lead restructuring programs in New Delhi and Singapore, Director IP (Intellectual Property) Benchmarking & Innovation Management, Project Lead/(agile) Coach for transformation and change)
  • 3 years of experience working for a technology and engineering company (Marketing & Sales Manager Central and Eastern Europe)