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Peter Rathsmann


Me resting on a stick that acts like a third leg, enabling me to immerse myself fully in and reflect upon the wide-angle panorama: as a leadership developer in owner-managed organizations, this position and perspective helps me when I think I just can’t make any progress. I have turned my original passion for agriculture into a part-time job as a shepherd. This grounds me and gives me a sense of purpose.

Three questions for Peter Rathsmann

Your most important values?
Self-responsiblity, autonomy, nature and love

Just woken up – what next?
Short pause for thought, the 5 Tibetan Rites and a latte on the terrace

How does change succeed?
Always by asking the question “what happens if nothing happens?”, creating a (where possible) attractive vision and taking the first active step. Then pausing briefly for thought before quickly taking the next step.

What others say about Peter Rathsmann

"I haven’t met many people who are as skilled at listening as Peter. If the story of Momo hadn’t already been written, he could easily serve as a prime example in this area." Sven Fissenewert

"A positive ‘trouble maker’, always drags me out of old ways of thinking and behaving and likes to do the same with our clients." – Petra Opitz

More about Peter Rathsmann

German, English

Strategy-led Executive Development, Development Programs for Experienced Executives, Management Group Offsites, Executive Coaching

Since 2013 working exclusively for owner-managed companies


Professional Career
  • Since 2001 P1 Consultant and Partner (2001 - 2005 Managing Director)
  • Since 1993 Freelance Organizational Consultant and Trainer in the automotive, retail and financial services sectors
  • 1982 - 1998 Claas GmbH & Co. KG
  • 1987 - 1993 Manager in the Sales and Marketing department (sales and product training for the international field sales force, key account communication)
  • 1993 - 1998 Consultant (set up Claas Academy)
Further Education

Multi-level training as Systemic Organizational Consultant with Fritz B. Simon and Gunthard Weber


Degree in General Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim, major: Business Studies