About me

Markus Väth

My driver: Curiosity and pioneering spirit

I always try to think a little further ahead – that runs through all my work. Back in 2011, I wrote a book about the social and economic factors that drive people into permanent stress and burnout, over and above their personal disposition.

In 2016, long before the hype, I published a book on New Work that deals with its psychological foundations. In 2019, I wrote the New Work Charter, a groundbreaking manifesto that is now used by dozens of organizations and taught in academic training on New Work. Finally, also in 2019, I created the organizational coaching approach from my work with companies – a concept that enables organizations to find solutions to pressing problems from within themselves.

A current project is running under the motto “Radical Work”; I am forming a community that deals with the future of work and its effective design.

My understanding of work: Creating quality together

I expressly do not describe myself as a “consultant”. Instead, I use my experience and professionalism to work with my customers to solve their problems. This means that I am dependent on your commitment and on our good relationship. Whether strategy development, team coaching or a keynote speech: your contribution, your active cooperation is not only desired, but necessary. Just as I am the expert for the process, you are the expert for your organization and your problem. It would be presumptuous of me to suggest blueprints or to know anything better from the outset.

My customers: Versatile and yet similar

In practice, I work with clients from all kinds of industries and sizes, from SMEs to large corporations. Because I work alone, clients mainly call me in for one-off assignments: Workshops or workshop series, keynotes or presentations or strategy developments for New Work.

What all my clients have in common, however, is their openness to new approaches to collaboration: away from the classic consultant mindset and towards so-called “co-creation”, working together on solutions. On the one hand, of course, this forces us to abandon the classic consumer attitude, but on the other hand it opens up real opportunities for growth and maturation.

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