“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Joseph Campbell
The founding partners of EZCP are Johann Entz-von Zerssen, Anne Caspari and Mushin J. Schilling. The multiple perspectives we hold and our deep understanding of complex adaptive systems and the human nature allow us to successfully rise to the challenge of change processes complete with diagnosis, design, implementation and process facilitation.
Johann Entz- von Zerssen: I subscribe to the above quote from Joseph Campbell since as a coach I understand my role to be the assistant to my clients and customers to step into the space of their ‘being’ wholeheartedly, to be able to face the challenges life throws at them every day. Over the past 20 years I have come to understand how difficult and yet possible change for individuals and teams is once awareness and a willingness to address these challenges has surfaced. In my coaching/facilitation I make use of the newest as well as tested approaches based on developmental, systems and complex adaptive systems theory and practice. My aim is to find a healthy balance for my clients between doing and being in the way they make decisions, overcoming learned resistances, integrating ‘immunities to change’ and thus becoming more authentic in their own personal development and in the way they show up in the world.
Anne Caspari: My speciality are transformational processes in all contexts, personal and organisational, long before it was called change management. Having studied ecology and having worked with ecoystems in the past, I can rely on a solid body of knowledge of how complex adaptive systems work and what tends to get in the way of self-organising processes. Adding humans to the equation, these processes become even more complex and unpredictable for decision makers and leaders. Where most change methods and theories promote an overly simplistic approach to transformative process, I facilitate change from a deep understanding of how we tick, how we resist – and overcome – resistances and immunity to change, and how to nudge whole systems in a more generative direction from within. This work is deeply rewarding. It is completly practical and hands on, yet based on adult development, complexity and cognitive science. See also a recent article about where I come from: Lessons from Nature for Personal Growth.
Mushin J. Schilling: International Software architect and consultant, change agent since 1988. Consultant with emphasis on organizational development and strategy and personal change.
My work is rooted in developmental psychology and focuses on both organizations and individuals. I am using an interdisciplinary approach, combining psychology, philosophy and natural sciences with management studies and theology. The question I am trying to answer is how to make correct decisions in todays complex world and how can today leaders be more effective in their every day work. I am proud and honored to be part of the developmental journey of my clients. I firmly believe that personal growth is as difficult for top manager of a multinational company as it is for a plumber. Personal maturity and practical wisdom is not dependent on social status. That is why I am focusing on personal development and particularly on how people think. We are now certain that effectiveness of leadership is not based on technical skills or processes. Effectiveness of leaders is based on their ability to grow as people.
I am passionate about growing human potential, promoting innovation and fostering resilience in leadership and team development. I focus on breaking silos and merging teams boosting their performance and guiding them through change. I have over 20 years experience in Change Management and Operational Excellence scaling processes as well as spearheading organisational transformation around the world across a wide range of industries including Pharma, Banking, FMCG, Technology, Consulting, Start-ups and NGO’s. I am a Faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute CTI. I work as facilitator and trainer in coaching methodologies, organisational development, systems innovation and design thinking. I have international coaching and training experience in Europe, Australia, South and North America, and Africa. I live in Switzerland with my family.
Having a business background, I gained more than 20 years of international professional experience working and living in the US and in Europe. I worked in the logistics and pharmaceutical industry in various supply chain roles as well as an internal coach, supporting associates during career transitions and personal development. I consider myself to be a global citizen, while honoring and appreciating my Swiss roots.
The purpose of my life is to evoke transformation and to lead change. I integrate the fact-based with the people side of the business to enable high-performing and sustainable organizations in today’s ever-changing world (VUCA, digitalization, …). Having worked both in HR and the business in multiple international companies across industries, I leverage my proven track record in business transformations and changes of operating models. This is complemented by solid education in coaching (Coach Training Institute, International Coach Federation) and energy utilization (Reiki). I embrace diversity and appreciate various perspectives as this richness inherits the greatest potential for the best solution in any given situation. This requires courage, authenticity and integrity – all characteristics I bring in and I request from people working with me. Last but not least, being a cheerful soul from the Rhineland, I bring fun and lightness as key enablers for transformations.
Entz von Zerssen, Caspari & Partners Coaching & Consulting was formally founded as a company (PartG) 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Our operational seats are Potsdam, Germany and Basel, Switzerland. Together we cover coaching, training and process facilitation in the following languages: English, German, Swiss German, Italian, Czech, Portugese, and French.
We are affiliated with the following teams, think tanks and alliances:
European Center for Leadership Practice ECLP
ECLP contributes to thought leadership in the field, links with advanced scholars and practitioners of leadership development, learns with clients and shares educational endeavors. The center provides Europe with the knowledge, resources and tools to advance the field of leadership development and practice. The services ECLP offers reflect the latest academic insights on leadership and are developed through extensive action research. Central to this are awareness-based practices.