Don't just take our word for it, hear it from our clients!

Mariana Peters
Global People & Culture
Axel Springer

"Great for coaching, great for leadership, for oneself, for others, for all."

"I can really recommend the ACE it! Master certification program. Such a wealth of tools and methods, and insights - easily applied to daily practice. Plus: People from all kinds of backgrounds, experience and color!

There have been many occasions where I pulled out some of the tools, which opened new perspectives and ways forward! Great for coaching, great for leadership, for oneself, for others, for all. Thank you once again dear Verena Lauffs and Matthias Ehrhardt!"

Iskender Dirik
Managing Director
Samsung NEXT

"The Autoris programs are real problem solvers. Highly recommended!"

"The Autoris programs are real problem solvers. And they always get outstanding feedback from participants: an amazing combination of academic excellence and real-life leadership application. Highly recommended!"

Laura Lewandowski
Entrepreneur, Speaker, LinkedIn Top Voice, 30 under 30 Journalist

"You can grow as a business if you have a good team - but you have to learn to lead yourself and this team."

In 2024, I completed the ACE it! Master Certification Program, propelling both myself and my business to new heights. This program, grounded in Design Thinking, is tailored to enhance problem-solving in everyday work scenarios. From optimizing teamwork efficiency to empowering teams to independently identify and solve issues, I acquired a comprehensive set of skills. Thank you for this unique experience!

Deborah Caulet
Director of People & Culture

"Part of our DNA"

"We've been working with Autoris and the ACE it! Program for almost 6 years. Everyone at Blinkist has attended the program and we send every new joiner.

ACE-ing problems has now become part of our DNA and, after all those years, it feels like Matthias and Verena are part of our team."

Charlotte Boujassy
Director Talent & Leadership Development Europe
Daiichi Sankyo

"So much value and fun!"

"The ACE it! Master Certification Program was precisely what I needed: a ready-to-use, fresh, and innovative learning approach to help me get my job done even better. With each session, I added yet another method to my coaching toolbox which I could immediately apply with my teams. This helped me in a very pragmatic, practical way: I learned that I need to focus more on addressing the challenges we really need to tackle to avoid falling into the trap of jumping to solutions too fast. Every tool is an icebreaker and brings people together.

I've already applied key learnings from this program to virtual European projects and I'm excited to spread the use of this methodology to support our leaders to become great talent developers."

Tushaar Bhatt
Entrepreneur and Co-Founder

Very effective as a team!

"My co-founder and I were fortunate to take part in this program together. For us, it was beneficial to become even more effective as a team.

One things stands out: the ACE Process. It has become a powerful standard process to solve complex challenges, both big and small. Whether it is a challenge which we are facing internally or a problem we want to solve with our customers, it is always a great tool. From an operational or strategic point of view, this is one of the most valuable takeaways."

Mario Hempel
Head of Sales Internal Security & Business Director

"Best training ever."

"In my company, the ability to succeed by making others successful is gaining ground and is recognized as a necessary quality for managers. I have already been able to convince my team of the ACE it! approach in personal coaching, and ACEs have already become our second nature. Also in my personal surroundings, I have recently acted as a valued coach in all walks of life.

I am already looking forward to being able to apply my knowledge and methodology to the benefit of my clients in the post-epidemic period."

Raquel Chandler
Talent Management Lead
Ford Motor Company
North America

"Compelling and engaging."

"I attended the certification program in the spring of 2021. I had been looking forward to attending in person in Boston, but when the global pandemic hit, it was rescheduled for virtual sessions. Disappointed to learn that this would mean, yet again, more Zoom meetings, I was pleasantly surprised to learn otherwise.

Albeit virtual, the Autoris program felt real, compelling and engaging because of Matthias' and Verena's teaching methodology. Their energy and enthusiasm leapt off the screen, which made learning with my peers much more fun and involved. At the end of the program, I felt like I got much more out of the program having spent more time with my teams virtually than I would have with only a few days together in person."

Leni Schwarz
Business Developer
T-Systems Austria

"There is no challenge that can't be solved."

"My biggest takeaway from the ACE it! Master Certification Program is thatlearning is a process and that no matter what challenge you face, the solution is "in the room". It just needs to be found. There is no challenge that cannot be solved.

Anything is possible if you are ready for a change of perspective, which means be able to perceive your counterpart in a different context and being open minded for new ideas."

Aliece Dutson
President Mission Grammar School, Boston

"One of the most transforming experiences!"

"As a leader and educator I have to say the ACE it! Program was one of the most transforming experiences. It has deeply impacted my practice and I am gratetul that I can now share this with others! The tools and language I gained during the training have been instrumental in my success in planning through projects large and small and helping my team grow in their own talents."

Nadia Witte
Deal Execution Manager & Pitch Coaching Expert

"Transferring design thinking to team development."

"The ACE it! Certification Program helped me simplify, transfer and apply what I learned about design thinking at the HPI d.school to HR processes.

For example, the ACE process allows me to focus and dig into an HR challenge with a colleague or client: Brainstorm what possible solutions there are in a limited time frame and finally choose the best solutions for that specific situation and person. Furthermore, the program truly influenced my life: it was the moment when I realized how much I enjoy coaching."

Felix Eichler
Co-founder & CTO, Userlane
Forbes 30 Under 30

Unlocking my people´s full potential

"A modern workplace requires a modern approach to talent and lifelong learning. The program and the many practical tools it provided helped me implement this in my company."

Terry Chuah
Founder & Chief Career Strategist
The Career Life Cycle

"The Power of the Pen."

"The power of the pen - a simple, yet important Autoris credo. Using a pen to jot down ideas in one minute of quiet brainstorming, it is amazing how many great ideas are generated in this short time.

Great ideas very often already lie within us. I have seen this apparently simple but powerful tool work over and over again."

Colin D. Weekes, MD, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

"Simply the best!"

"Simply the best! Matthias and his team at Autoris have uncanny knowledge to help individuals reach their utmost potential as leaders.

Thank you for this unique and unforgettable experience!"

Susanne Hofer and Eva Findelsberger
HR Experts
Roland Berger

"Thinking outside the box"

"The program is not only about being a certified ACE it! Coach or Talent Developer, it's so much more: You get many great tools and insights into ways of communicating and different types of personalities. This experience has a great impact on our day-to-day work and life!

For example, to help our ”talent” (direct report, colleague, or team) develop, we need to be open, ask questions, and listen carefully to come to a joint understanding of their challenge. Thinking outside the box and allowing crazy ideas can lead to new thoughts and is great fun!"

Jodok Batlogg
Founder and Managing Director

"Extremely valuable in remote working culture!"

"Especially in our diverse and very remote working culture, the ACE it! framework has been extremely valuable. When faced with challenges, our teams immediately start applying the ACE process with great success."

Anna-Lisa Obermann
People & Culture
KW Commerce

"Inspiring, Insightful, Actionable."

"Since our team leads attended the ACE it! Program, this framework has spread through the office quickly: I see people standing in front of whiteboards together "ACEing" challenges or hear colleagues explaining their "Wheel of Motivation".

Inspiring, insightful, actionable – I can highly recommend this program to anyone working with people."

Nicola Johnson
Head Of Commercial
Talking Medicines

"Helping my clients to build methods and techniques."

"When signing up I had already been exposed to the Design Thinking methodology and been really impressed with it. My biggest takeaway is the key to being able to pass the skills I’ve learned onto the clients and colleagues I am working with.

Often in coaching courses it’s about enabling the coach to create the conditions for a client to move forward but not always about helping the client to build methods and techniques that are tangible and can be applied in settings without the coach. The simple yet effective tools allow them to be applied across a variety of settings."

Lukas Koppitz
Founder & Entrepreneur

"Identify strengths and preferences"

"Thanks to the ACE it! Certification Program, I am able to better understand my employees, customers, and partners. Knowing how to identify their strengths and preferences allows me to contribute much more specifically and to adapt our conversations accordingly."

Luke Burgis
Author, Speaker, Professor for Entrepreneurship

"One of the greatest gifts we can give."

"The ACE it! Method is grounded in generosity: taking the time to help others develop their talents is one of the greatest gifts that we can give."