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Volker Ballueder - Career & Leadership Coach (MAC)

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

About me

Hello, I'm Volker.  As a career and leadership coach, I am able to draw upon my extensive international knowledge of over 15 years working with C-Levels and senior management teams. I have also held several managerial positions in Business Strategy Coaching, Business Development and Marketing & Sales.

I coach my clients individually on a variety of topics from personal positioning to leadership development, focusing on getting unstuck, and developing your full potential as a person to help you and your business grow. Additionally, a lot of the work I am involved in is focused on change and transition, developing careers, and managing performance and improving productivity.

Something I am currently able to coach on is COVID-19 related topics such as working remotely, work-life balance, stress, relationship & parenting challenges, and anxiety. A particular focus is on mindfulness and how this can help to overcome challenges as a leader, particularly dealing with job insecurity and return to the workplace.

  • Career Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Business Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Strengths Coaching – identifying key strengths
  • Improving personal/corporate performance, NLP & modelling high performers
  • Mindfulness Workshops

To find out if our chemistry fits, please get in touch for a free 60 minutes consultation and whether I can help you achieve your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Personal development has always been part of my life. I have had extensive training for over 15 years, yet 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. I worked in leadership positions and understand how to overcome career challenges, change careers and deal with redundancies and restructures.


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", interviewing high achievers
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
2020: Stress Management Coaching
2021: Diploma in Counselling (expected)

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

My framework portfolio includes strengths coaching, career coaching, productivity, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) as well as NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Mindfulness; I also model top performers.

  • Consulting - Sales and Strategy Consulting
  • Mindfulness at work trainings for organisations
  • Podcast: Stories of Success (view here or any major podcast outlet)

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The fee structure depends on individual needs and can be on an hourly basis, or monthly.  Please contact me for details and a tailor made proposal, or a free 60 minute consultation to see if we are a fit!

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

Additional info:

Brighton (Hassocks)
West Sussex


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German


Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair user access


9.15am - 18.00pm.

Evenings and weekends upon request.


Volker Ballueder - Career & Leadership Coach (MAC)

Volker Ballueder - Career & Leadership Coach (MAC)