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About Pierre Christoph Poyault

Leadership Coach & Trainer

Over the last 12 years, I have coached and ignited hundreds of colleagues and leaders and facilitated hundreds of interactive training sessions and workshops for start-ups, scale-ups, and corporations.

I activate product creation leaders to effectively empower their teams for better results full of drive without burning out. I brighten up your work. I love to enable and inspire teams and individuals sustainably.

I completed a one-year coaching training accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2015 and a train-the-trainer training in 2014.

My Strengths & How I Work

Activator, …

I am an activator who makes things happen by turning thoughts into action. I rally people to get unified around an idea and help them feel that they can move forward.

Strategist, …

I am a thematic, quick and strategic thinker. I provide clarity on the why. My ability to see how all the pieces fit together allows me to tie all the individuals into one whole.

Leader.

I am decisive, direct, clear, logical, persuasive and present. I bring emotional clarity to a team to be realistic and honest. I’m an open book and build trust and clarity with it.

Dynamically, …

I design my coaching for mind, soul and body movement. My clients get into action and move themselves and their routines. They take new paths and map, explore and develop their terrain. The coaching approach is sporty, active, dynamic, and somatic. The body plays a significant role.

Holistically, …

Integral Coaching works according to the principle of wholeness. Just as I consider all aspects of being (emotions, thoughts, values, feelings, sensations, relationships, systems, culture, behaviour, habits), I focus the process on all areas of life: Relationships (external and self), work situation, family.

Outspokenly.

Active listening and clear, understandable communication go hand in hand. Counselling can be respectful and cooperative; the kid gloves come off. Elements such as clarity, simplicity, solution and goal orientation, and efficiency help to identify the path, define achievable steps, and work with focus and energy.

Leading with Heart

Early in my career, I craved a leader who could not only manage but support, inspire, and motivate me.
This desire ignited a lifelong commitment to seek and embody humane leadership.
It meant a set of qualities like leading by example, envisioning the future, compassion, individual support, fostering group goals, intellectual stimulation, and high-performance expectations.

In my professional journey, I’ve been blessed with great mentors who shared my passion for humane leadership.
They aligned my work with my strengths and interests and inspired me to learn and grow.

This journey has reinforced my belief that leadership is not merely a role but a profound responsibility to uplift and inspire others.
Great leaders impact not only careers but also relationships, individuals, and society.
They are the catalysts for positive change, the heart of every great endeavor. Outstanding leaders touch hearts and change the world.

Roles in Life

I am a transformer, activator and motivator in these roles:
  • Coach & Trainer: holistic, transformational, non-judgmental.
  • Human being: curious, communicative, dynamic.
  • Product Operations Leader: structured, mediating, agile.
  • Father of three children: dedicated, family-oriented, balanced.
  • Husband: loving, persistent, supportive.
  • Friend: warm, direct, positive.

I’ve lived in Berlin since 2010. I’m an active father of three. I love learning new things and developing myself. Exercise, physical, mental, and emotional, is vital to me, so I practice yoga regularly and play drums. I enjoy experiencing nature and value climate protection.

2020 – 2023
Product Operations Manager & Leader

My values for more strategic work, as well as more customer proximity, led me to product management. Because “nothing is quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” (Peter F. Drucker)

Product Operations empowers product organizations to collectively, effectively and efficiently drive the most meaningful outcomes for customers. In three ScaleUps and one corporation, I have taught, introduced and improved strategic and customer-centric methods for product strategies, success indicators, product planning, user research and product communication.

In 2023 I co-authored the Product Operations Manifesto.

2012 – 2019
Lean & Agile Coach

The focus of my work has always been to make the working world more human and productive at the same time. Operationally, I have used proven lean and agile methodologies to achieve this.

In 2015, I completed coaching training accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) at the Coaching Center Berlin. After all, change starts with the individual. That same year, I started my family.

With drive and energy, I activated teams to self-define and purposefully develop their ways of working to improve their collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness.

2006-2011
Cultural Studies, Knowledge Management & Logistics Studies

In my studies, I learned to analyze the design of organizations and their leadership, products, culture and network to uncover and address potential for improvement.

Systems theory literature informed my belief that what is created by people can also be changed, improved, or made more human.

In searching for employers who value people and their productive collaboration, I became a team coach in digital product development.

Education

2014 – 2015 Integral Business Coach Education – Coaching Center Berlin; 201 approved coach-specific training hours of International Coach Federation (ICF)

2014 Train-the-Trainer Training – skill E sense

2006 – 2011 Bachelor of Arts, first honours degree – Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg;
Cultural Studies, Knowledge Management, Logistics
2009 – 2010 University Pablo De Olavide, Seville, Spain: Strategic Management, International Strategy, HR Management

Pierre Christoph Poyault

Integral Leadership Coach & Trainer