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Dirk Gouder


It was during my time at university that I started to be amazed ... firstly, about discovering that I was interested in economic issues, something that had not been obvious up to that point, and secondly my fascination with exploring living systems and the inexplicability of their complex nature. Exploration and wonder has become my vocation.

Three questions for Dirk Gouder

In my previous life, I was ...
A sailor on an English frigate during the Napoleonic wars. That would be the plausible explanation for many things in my life now.

What drives me
Learning, new things, different things

How I start the day
Yoga and meditation

What others say about Dirk Gouder

“The 25th hour in the day was invented for him so that he can come up with yet another good idea. He would like to read here that he is not afraid of anything.”
– Petra Peres

“Just the right man for work and play – excellent catalyst for thought, good guitar player, room for improvement in barbecue skills.” Henrik Esper

More about Dirk Gouder

German, English

Consultancy, Coaching and Training in the following areas:

Implementation-Oriented Transformation Projects in Organizations, Process-Oriented Training on the subjects of Corporate Leadership, New Work and Team Development. Organizational “Upskilling on leading New Work, Agile Collaboration and Modern Teamwork

  • Diplom degree in forestry, specializing in system research, at the University of Göttingen
  • Master's degree in adult education at the University of Rostock, specializing in methodology/didactics (adult education and project management)
Professional Career
  • Since 2016 Consultant and partner at P1
  • 2006 - 2016 Member of management at P1
  • 2010 - 2013 Managing Director at Process One Group
  • 2007 - 2012 Managing Director at Pro+Motion GmbH
  • 2008 - 2010 Managing Director at Experience GmbH
  • 2003 - 2005 Consultant and Trainer at P1
  • 2000 - 2003 Trainer at Neulands Add Venture
  • 1997 - 2000 Managing Director at Arillus GmbH – training, consultancy and team events
  • Since 1995 Freelance Trainer
Further Education
  • Multi-level training as Systemic Consultant and Coach in Organizational Development at the Witten School of Management
  • Licensed for MBTI, CAPTain, STAB, Reiss Profile Master, LuXX Profile
  • Trained as Facilitator, Trainer and Coach at Neuland & Partner
  • General Management and Strategy Excellence - Management Center St. Gallen and Boston Business School