Markus Eckhardt

Affiliate Consultant

 

I grew up in Offenbach near Frankfurt/Main, where the social and political upheavals of the 70s and 80s, as well as the multicultural environment, left a lasting impression on me. In my opinion, development in this sense also means change. In turbulent times, I draw on my experience to keep things on track. I am forever analyzing situations and I am open to other points of view. I understand how to make generational change worthwhile and am able to work effectively with different mentalities.

As a coach, I am trained to activate people's skills and talents. Moving new ideas forward is my motivation. People’s experiences form the cornerstone of the learning experience, even if this is not always possible in the business world. My work focuses on strategies such as corporate learning cultures in the future management environment and the senses, as an important "human" component of the digitalization of sales. I have a wealth of experience in generation-adapted and culturally linked learning.

 

Before aergon

For more than 25 years I was responsible for international marketing and sales across various industry sectors, as well as financial management for several leading German and Swiss companies.

I graduated with a degree in learning, motivation and perception psychology and wrote my thesis on the prevention of customer loss (drop-out) and the maintenance of customer relationships. My empirical work essentially deals with motivational aspects of the X & Y generations. My degree in sports science complements motivational methods of setting goals as an individual or a group and formulating directional learning content. As a trainer, my role is to accompany and support. But the achievement of the goals is the coachee’s responsibility.

 

Alongside aergon

As a professional trainer and holder of certificates 1-5 and Supervision (Lernwerkstatt Olten) from the Swiss Adult Education Association (SVEB), I am equipped to teach current, versatile learning methods.

One day a week I am headmaster of an upper secondary school. And In addition to this exciting management task in a complex organization in transition, at aergon I work with future generations of the labor market.

I teach higher management marketing, project management, strategic management and the management of complex problem situations at technical colleges throughout Switzerland. As an examination expert, I accompany diploma students on the path towards their degree in business administration and I also mark diploma business administration examinations.

For almost 20 years now, I have been living with my family in the Swiss Fricktal, between Zurich and Basel. It was the beautiful nature here that drew us away from city life. Sport has always and will always be a big part of my life, be it road cycling or mountain biking, kayaking or inline skating, snowboarding or skiing. I thrive on the thrill of outdoor activities!