Elke Säubert
Leadership & Cross-Cultural Coach

Elke specializes in coaching organizations to embrace different cultures as a means of increasing team effectiveness, inspiring creative problem-solving, and increasing job satisfaction and employee retention. 

Elke Säubert is a leadership and cross-cultural coach who works with leaders to become increasingly effective, approachable, balanced, and culturally aware. She has worked with clients on topics like emotional intelligence, executive effectiveness, delegation skills, work-life balance, development of effective communication styles, and being more assertive as a leader amongst others 

In her 20 years of professional expertise, Elke coached Senior Executives through proposal processes and helped them excel in delivering sales presentations. She was involved in national and international projects and thrived on assisting teams with the dynamics of cultural diversity. As a German having lived and worked in the U.S., Switzerland, and Spain for more than six years, Elke understands expatriate life and cultural differences. She’s passionate about helping international leaders adapt to a new culture and master the challenges of different ways of living, working, and leading teams. She support local leaders in leveraging the strengths of multi-cultural teams, and in mitigating the difficulties of cross-border communication and collaboration. 


Working with people and developing teams have always been the priority throughout my career. Elke followed her passion of supporting others in their professional and personal development by becoming a certified Integral Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coaching school. She holds a Master of Arts in English, Business Administration, and Spanish from the University of Mannheim in Germany. Elke is also certified in the EQ-i 2.0 and the EQ 360, Emotional Intelligence assessments. 

Elke brings leadership and coaching experience in the global corporate world, a profound holistic coaching methodology as well as a high degree of empathy and genuine interest in people and cultures to her work. When Elke is not working with clients, she enjoys hiking, skiing, running and practicing yoga. She also loves to travel in- and outside of the US.

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