Michael Wagner

Core Competencies

  • Systemic change management
  • Executive team coaching
  • International leadership development
  • Intercultural communication

Key projects

  • Change Management for implementation of new structure, roles and processes
    in an engineering department (2 years)
  • Consulting and coaching of an executive team in times of major change
    (continuously for 5 years)
  • Design and implementation of an international leadershiop programm
    in 13 countries worldwide


  • Manufacturing Industry 
  • Automotive Supplier Industry
  • Banks and Insurance
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry

Organisational Career

  • 1998-2009 owner and CEO of essence - consulting, training, coaching
  • Consultant since 1989
  • Training experience in U.K and USA (2,5 years)
  • Engineering Assistant with WestWind Industries, California (1,5 years)

Professional Education

  • Degree in Mechanical Enigineering (Dipl. Ing.)
FH Munich, Germany
  • Certified international Mountain Guide (UIAGM)

  • Additional education in :
  • Systemic TRansactional Analysis (Germany)
  • One-on-one leadership counseling (Germany)
  • Systemic hypnotherapeutic concepts fpr consulting and coaching (Germany)
  • Open Space Technology (USA)
  • Large group interventions (Germany)
  • MBTI Qualification (USA)


  • Father of two children (12 & 14 years)
  • Love rock climbing and ski mountaineering