Christiane Marks


"We are not the person other people wish we were.
We are who we decide to be. It's always easy to blame others.
You can spend your entire life blaming the world,
but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility."
- from "Aleph" by Paulo Coelho


Christiane Marks is a trainer, consultant for systematic business development, and a coach with many years of experience. As such, she has a broad range of competencies which she is contributing to the Business Performance Academy.

Ms Marks has 20 years of leadership experience in civil service, NON-PROFIT organizations and in consultancy and has held a variety of management positions, including human resource manager, managing director, project manager, and company owner.

Competencies as Trainer/Coach

  • Project management: developing organizational structures and communication structures for successful project management
  • Business process optimization while having a holistic view on complete company structures considering the value chain
  • Self-perception and perception by others in communication
  • Resilient behavior and burn-out prevention
  • Behavioral and communication training for managers in craftmanship, industry and public administration
  • Personal and business coaching for top executives in craftmanship, industry and public administration
  • Supporting development and change processes

Core Competencies

  • Organization development
  • Human resource development
  • Communication in interpersonal relationship
  • Optimization of information and communication structures
  • Business process optimization
  • Project management
  • Change management

Relevant Education


Additional qualification for personal and business coaching (ILS certificate)


Additional qualification: change-manager (KGST)
in Berlin and Kassel


Verwaltungsbetriebswirtin (VWA)
Studies in Münster


Dipl. Verwaltungswirtin (FH)
Studies in Bielefeld

Language Skills

German, English and French


Christiane Marks was born in 1968. She is married with two daughters and is living with her family in Rheda-Wiedenbrück.
Her hobbies are swimming, running, yoga, cycling, literature, traveling, oldtimer restoration, gardening, and the family's dog "Mila".