Our training institute has been in existence for 18 years and has now trained well over 100 facilitators, coaches and managers in 12 training courses. The degree is certified according to the standard of the European Coaching Association (ECA). The core of the institute is the training in transformational coaching, which focuses on the multi-layered development of personal resources and transformational competencies. The training is flanked by in-depth impulse trainings. The IFTL has set itself the task of bundling future currents into structured learning modules and thus creating collective spaces of experience for evolutionary development.
The training is rooted in the archetypal transformational grammar developed by Iris von Tiedemann and Jürgen Kugele (, which was the structure of the training offered at the Institute for Transformational Leadership from 2009 to 2012. Today, the basic structure of the series forms a more precise and evaluated threshold concept for transformation, based on the results of a research series in winter 2013/14 with Iris von Tiedemann and Dr. Felix Hoch. In addition to its training modules, the IFTL connects the trained coaches and facilitators to a pool of transformation experts who co-create and constantly create new formats for development.



Iris von Tiedemann

Iris von Tiedemann has been working as a business and teaching coach (ECA) for more than 25 years. She is the co-founder of the IFTL Training Institute, which has been in existence for 18 years. She is specialized as a process and system consultant and has been trained in many areas, including process-oriented psychology for personnel and organizational development, as a value and systemic consultant and in several typological development approaches. Iris von Tiedemann works primarily in intercultural design contexts with management teams and individuals in key functions. Her passion lies in the areas of communication, media, culture and art. She loves empowering individual uniqueness and creating intelligences in intersubjective relational structures. As a basis for future solutions to complex challenges, she is an expert in generative dialogue and systemic process unfolding.


Coro Zimmermann


Coro Zimmermann originally comes from consulting for renewable energy and development cooperation. Today she works as a transformational facilitator and coach. With her process-oriented approach, Coro particularly understands how to make people accessible to their body intelligence with the help of Gestalt, breath and body work.
Coro Zimmermann accompanies individuals as well as interdisciplinary teams in international collaboration as well as in the start-up industry. As an embodiment coach, she is currently researching with artists on authentic movement quality in dance and performance. As an associate member of the IFTL she accompanies the ongoing coaching trainings at the institute.



Dr. Felix Hoch

Felix Hoch has been accompanying innovation and change processes since 2010. He studied biology, religious studies, Japanese studies and philosophy in Munich and Tokyo. Together with Iris von Tiedemann, Felix Hoch developed the threshold concept for transformation. Felix Hoch works independently as a process facilitator and consultant and is a lecturer at the School of Design Thinking (D-School) of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam.




Pouyan Keliddarzadeh

Pouyan holds a degree in Theoretical Physics and is a certified business coach and facilitator. With his experience as a professional mixed martial artist, Pouyan works primarily with clients in the business and sports sectors. He already has 11 years of extensive practical experience in body-centered coaching and pays special attention to the interplay of physical, emotional and mental demands. With his background in physics, Pouyan is particularly adept at addressing the complex challenges of his clients on an individual level using the latest scientific findings and methods from the fields of physiology, psychology, nutrition and sports. Based on his professional competition experience, Pouyan accompanies his clients with the help of customized programs to develop their maximum strength potential.


Tobias Sommer


is a certified business coach and facilitator. He graduated in Arts Management and Cultural Work at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. Until 2011 he worked as Brand & Account Manager. Most recently, he was the Studio Lead for Workplace Consulting at AECOM in Munich. Since then, he has been working as a transformation consultant in medium-sized companies as well as corporate groups. His talent is to weave art, leadership and community work for a creative togetherness. In his private time he supports his father in reforestation.




Adrian Wagner


is a doctoral student in Thomas Hübl’s AIS graduate program as well as co-founder of Teal Wave Consulting. He is a political scientist and social worker. In his dissertation, Adrian Wagner explores the Pocket Project through mindfulness-based action research based on presencing and U-theory. The goal of the work is, among other things, to explore how global-social witnessing can be cultivated individually and collectively. As part of the Institute for Integral Global Competence, he supports the Global Social Witnessing Labs 2020 project at Witten/Herdecke University.  Adrian has a passion for Japanese martial arts, meditation, poetry and dancing tango.




Ngan-Tram Ho Dac

Ngan-Tram Ho Dac is a certified business coach and transformational facilitator. She works as a facilitator and mediator for transformative processes in times of New Work. She is also a regular lecturer in Psychology at the University of Hanoi. From the Cognitive Science school, she has developed a passion for interdisciplinary exploration of the mind and its training.  As an associate member of the Institute, she supervises coaching trainings and is responsible for evaluations in IFTL .




Manuela Bosch

Manuela Bosch is a facilitator, accompanying transformative experiences in group processes. She brings 13 years of experience in consulting and project management and supports cooperative teams with Dragon Dreaming inspired facilitation. Manuela Bosch is initiator of the Vanilla Way Network and the Collaboration Incubator Program



Prof. Dr. Ulrich Michel

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Michel is a lawyer, mediator and business coach. He accompanies transactions, personal and organizational change processes as well as succession processes in family businesses. Ulrich Michel teaches law as an honorary professor at the Babelsberg Film University. He is trained and certified as a process moderator and facilitator at the IFTL.





Ute Schechtel

Ute Schechtel works as a facilitator, business coach and creative consultant. As a source of inspiration for a sustainable global community, she is committed to integrating old knowledge into new possibilities and to establishing personal mastery as the basis for personal growth and sustainable business.



Achim Feige

The transformation architect, human potential coach and author of several management books enables entrepreneurs, CEOs and top executives with the latest neuroscientific findings and techniques to access higher states of consciousness and flow. He supports to grow internally, to be equipped with new mindset and qualities to manage the transformation into a new business world, with more sovereignty, courage and ease. Achim Feige’s concern is to turn leaders of all stripes into self-developers, bridge builders and architects of a new business world in which the development of human potential, top performance and positive impact do not contradict but complement each other. To this end, he founded the European transformation collective GROWTH POSITIVE and the Berlin-based leadership development accelerator VERTICAL With his LIBERATED LEADER program, he exclusively accompanies entrepreneurs and CEOs in their personal transformation. He enriches the IFTL specially with his expertise in the “Big Mind” method.


Stephane Seckin

Stephane Seckin has been a QI Gong teacher since 1995 and treats people with special Qi massages. He has also been a Kung FU trainer for 30 years. Stephane is an expert in bringing ancient Qi knowledge to the leadership levels of international companies. He works as a coach and trainer and gives lectures in many places on the topic of “Mindfulness and development potential for companies”.


Monika Smith

Monika Smith works as an executive coach for transformational leadership, purpose and impact. The author of “Business Purpose Design” accompanies future-oriented change processes and questions entrenched structures. In doing so, she helps companies to live an innovation-driven, people-centered and sustainable perspective.


Marije Terluin

is a certified past life regressionist and founder of Wonders Never Cease. In her in-depth regressions she guides you to re-experience a past life that has relevance to your current life situation. A past life can give insight into life themes and questions, dynamics and relationships. A regression also allows you to tap into your true self, your essence, far away from the personality-self. When the connection to the essence is made, you get to see your life from a higher perspective which brings about true understanding of your path and where you’re going.








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James Redenbaugh, Iris CoCreative

Thomas Hartwig, LEOGANT

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Annette Klusmann, Pure Design Berlin

Achim Feige,

Birgit Ströbel, Empowering People and Brands

Technik Hilfe Dresden, Tim Roth

Denisa Tanase, Grafik Design

Cylla von Tiedemann, Photography

Heiner Diepenhorst, Coaching Berlin Mitte