Nicole Brandes – Coach, keynote speaker, author, visionary


Strong leadership starts at one place only: Yourself. Particularly during the fourth technical revolution. Because the more volatility exists outside, the more stability is needed inside. Or otherwise explained: We need balance between our inner life and outer life. And that does not need to be hard, lonely work. How do I know that?
For the past 20 years, I have had the honor and privilege of working together with some of the most successful leaders and companies in the world. My purpose is to find your inner genius together with you, and to develop your individuality and resources so that you …
… can make mentally clearer decisions,
… can act more visionary and stronger,
… can live happier, more meaningful and livelier,
… so that you are strong enough to lead other people inspirationally and that you are able to
… so you are able to leave a meaningful footprint in these turbulent times.
As partner of the Future Institute, I deal with these of the digital tornado on a day-to-day basis. As a mental sparring partner, I work together with leaders and teams in order to manage within an organisation and without .


Nicole Brandes is a sought-after, international management coach, book author and partner of the Future Institute and is seen as an important thought leader in Europe. The former manager has an extraordinary background: She has been working with the most powerful and influential people in the world for over 15 years.
She started her career as a delegate in an executive leadership team, has changed the culture in several well-known companies and has won numerous marketing prizes. She has lead Queen Silvia of Sweden’s non-for-profit organization. In 1998, she managed the onsite assistance after the airplane crash in Halifax when she realized that people must be the number one priority for successful leadership. Since then she has been advocating for the human aspect, especially in this digital era.
«But for all the fascination for technology, humans are and always will be deeply analogous creatures. Our needs are the same as they were one thousand years ago.»
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Nicole Brandes has studied strategic management, communication, intercultural mediation, coaching and existential leadership according to Viktor Frankl’s doctrine. Being a very curious person, Nicole trained acting in America and studied Taoism for eight years with two Chinese grandmasters. She uses certain concepts of those studies in her coaching.
Nicole is adviser in several different organizations, holds a lectureship at the University of St. Gallen as well as Lucerne.
Nicole has two worlds in her blood, has travelled to more than 100 countries and speaks 5 languages fluently. People and what they are moved by is her passion.
«It’s my desire to open views of the world as it could be, and not as it appears to be at the moment.»


The ultimate question is not «Why, » ,but «Why not?» Let’s talk about that.