"STORIES ARE ONE OF THE MOST
POWERFUL LEARNING TOOLS."

"Stories are
one of the most
powerful
learning tools."

Media and Speaking

Talking Talent

Since our inception we have been involved in media and speaking. We have written many articles on many topics. On the internet. On learning and performance. Multimedia and communication. About universities. E-learning. On business models. Several newspapers and journals have published our articles. Over time, we started producing our own publications.

We regularly present at leading conferences and events such as the Columbia Coaching Conference or the CoachX by the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School.

We deliver presentations and talks on topics such as "Leadership in Times of Transformation," "Digital Talent," "Design Thinking for Talent Development," or "Storytelling for Leaders."

Publications and Presentations

The Ugly Duckling Is a Swan

The Ugly Duckling Is a Swan

“The Ugly Duckling Is a Swan”. Thus ends the famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Until the day it meets its beautiful fellow swans, it goes through rough times. But the ugly duckling is not the only protagonist that faced a hard challenge before the happy end approached. There are countless heroes and heroines such as “Cinderella” and “Haensel and Gretel”. These success stories are used by many leaders and societies around the world to recount their own stories. Matthias Ehrhardt has examined what entrepreneurs and leaders can learn from these turnaround stories for their own lives and work.

Herbert Utz Verlag

Talks on Talent

We regularly give talks and lectures around the globe. At the 2018 Reunion of the Harvard Owner and President Management Program (OPM´49) in New Delhi, Professor Ehrhardt spoke about leadership and talent development in family owned businesses. At the 8th Muenchner Kreis/Growth Partner Networking Event “Growth and Internationalization of innovative companies in the ICT sector” with managers and entrepreneurs, Professor Ehrhardt showed how organizations can attract, develop, and retain top talent in times of digital transformation.

Münchner Kreis

The “ABC of Narrative”

Most coaches say that the importance of stories can hardly be overestimated in their work. If they play such a central role in coaching, how can coaches optimally work with their clients´ stories? Here’s a suggestion: by using the ABCDE of narrative. It is a model that helps discern elements of stories and to frame powerful questions around them. There are four elements of stories: There must be at least one Event or State A that leads to another Event or State B. Connections are central elements of narrative. They can be the very core or the “moral” of a narrative. Also, narratives typically have a narrator directing the story to his or her audience. Finally, effects of the narrative describe how stories affect their audiences. Hear Matthias Ehrhardt speak at CoachX at the Institute of Coaching of McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate:

Workshop: CoachX

The Ugly Duckling Is a Swan

“The Ugly Duckling Is a Swan”. Thus ends the famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Until the day it meets its beautiful fellow swans, it goes through rough times. But the ugly duckling is not the only protagonist that faced a hard challenge before the happy end approached. There are countless heroes and heroines such as “Cinderella” and “Haensel and Gretel”. These success stories are used by many leaders and societies around the world to recount their own stories. Matthias Ehrhardt has examined what entrepreneurs and leaders can learn from these turnaround stories for their own lives and work.

Herbert Utz Verlag

AUTORIS - Stories in coaching
Autoris - The ABC of Narrative

Stories in Coaching

As interdisciplinary platform for science, research, and practice, the Columbia Coaching Conference takes place every two years in New York City. Matthias Ehrhardt is a regular guest speaker on the topics of communication (“Narrative Model”) and talent development and their meaning and use in executive coaching.

www.columbiacoachingconference.org

Autoris. Involving people.