Volker Ballueder - Business, Leadership & Career Coach

Brighton (hassocks) BN6 & London SW1V 07814 467965 07814 467965
Brighton (hassocks) BN6 & London SW1V
07814 467965 07814 467965

About me

I work with executives & teams to reflect and advise on positioning and strategies (business coaching) and overcome challenges in the corporate, business world as well as individual challenges like career progression or solving personal conflict; the results I deliver are higher productivity and better clarity on future actions for individuals or teams.

I also work with individuals on career and 'life' coaching, resulting in better use of their skills and strengths (see client quotes below).

As a trusted advisor to executives, boards and senior leaders, I help people and organisations developing their most valuable assets: their people. As a seasoned senior executive with over 10 years experience coaching and developing teams, you can trust me to find the right strategy to deliver improved soft skill application and ultimately ROI for your business.

My framework portfolio includes strengths coaching, productivity principles, team and EQ (Emotional Intelligence) coaching as well as NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Mindfulness; I find the right methodology to deliver improved team leadership and management, better performance, stronger and more productive teams with improved soft skills; I also model top performers and teach methodologies and mindfulness / meditation.

  • Over 15 years experience working with technology start-ups & corporates across Europe
  • 10+ years developing and coaching teams and individuals
  • In depth understanding of growth strategies and positioning
  • Pan-European experience building businesses in UK, DE, ES, IT
  • Experience positioning companies in a new & crowded market
  • Positioning companies to exit; turn around of sales teams
  • Executive Coach, Mentor and Trusted Advisor
  • Executive & Start-Up advisory in times of acquisition and transition
  • Book Author of productivity book ‘#BeBetter’
  • Best selling published author of ‘Principles for Success’
  • Podcast Host “Stories of Success”

Whatever your challenge, we will work on a personalised plan to overcome your challenges and make you #BeBetter. #BeBetter is my motto, I wrote a book on productivity and I host a podcast on success (Look for Stories of Success on any major podcast outlet). I know what it takes for you to become the real you, to be better and successful. However you want to define success. And I wrote my 2nd bestselling book on Principles for Success!

Please note, I also run mindfulness and meditation workshops for companies.

Training, qualifications & experience

As you can see below, I have had extensive training for over 15 years, and worked with a variety of businesses (see client testimonials), achieving growth of over 150% yoy. Personal development has always been part of my life, and the qualifications are only a small part of it. Life experience, experience running businesses, and the academic qualifications combined, make me who I am today, and who I am to help you on your next challenge:


2003: Master Practitioner in NLP and DBM with Sensory Systems
2004: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2013: Publication of my productivity book #BeBetter & 7 step programme
2017: Essential Business and Life Coaching Skills Certification
2017: Certificate in Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis Practitioner)
2017: Course in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in teams
2018: Project Management Certification (Udemy)
2018: Accredited Strength Profile Practitioner (Strengthprofile.com)
2018: Launched Podcast "Stories of Success"
2019: Certificate: Unlocking EQ (sixseconds)
2019: 8 week MBSR course with the British Mindfulness Institute
2019: Mindfulness Teacher Training (School of Positive Transformation, CMA accr.)
2019: The Mindfulness Exchange, Teacher Training for Mindfulness in the Workplace (CMI accr.)
2019: Member of the Association for Coaching

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with


Trusted pan European advisor to technology companies for positioning and strategic market development.

Mindfulness and Mindfulness trainings for organisations

Podcast: Stories of Success (www.storiesofsuccess.fm) or any major podcast outlet

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The fee structure depends on individual needs; personal coaching starts from appr. £750 per month. Please contact me for details.

Further information

Client testimonials:

I have worked with Volker for almost 10 years. He has been a trusted advisor in several capacities for me. First, when I started in ad tech and media he mentored me through my master’s thesis into my first years on the job. As a first-time entrepreneur, I could always count on Volker confronting me with uncomfortable truths about myself. Questioning our approach, holding me accountable. Being there in good times and especially the bad ones when I learned about being lonely as a leader. He is what I would call an ‘honest coach’. Someone who you can trust to drive you forward. Volker’s advice has been invaluable to me over the past few years and I will continue to work with him.

Jost L., Founder and CRO


We hired Volker to put a team together in the German market. Not only did he deliver on the promise, the team he hired subsequently overachieved targets. As much as he is hands on, knows what to do, he is an excellent team builder and coach. I have no hesitation to hire him again to build successful teams and coach them to success.

Paul Thompson, CRO Blis Media


I hired Volker as a strategic advisor. His input regarding product and marketing proved invaluable to the company and helped us massively to attract the right attention in the industry. I would happily hire him again for any role involving product positioning and goto market strategy.

Nick Ellis, CEO and Founder


Volker coached me effectively to find a new career path. His excellent knowledge about human nature and his people skills, asking the right questions, helped me to explore and succeed. I would always recommend him as a personal development and career coach.

Marco G., Senior Manager, Consulting


I worked with Volker to identify my strengths via strength coaching and profiling. He helped me extensively to identify strengths to work on and weaknesses to ignore. The outcome was fantastic and on the back of that I worked more towards my strengths and achieved more of my goals moving forward. I have no hesitation to recommend Volker as a coach and mentor.

Ajay D., Consultant and Founder, Digital Industry, London 2019

Brighton (Hassocks)
West Sussex


Type of session

Face to face life coaching
Online life coaching
Telephone life coaching
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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Wheelchair user access Yes


9.15-18.00 Evenings and Weekends upon request


Volker Ballueder - Business, Leadership & Career Coach

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