Change starts with an open mind
Our philosophy: balance the head and the heart.
Here at EG Excellence, we are passionately committed to the professional application of Emotional Intelligence. Creating stronger connections between our IQ (our intellect) and EQ (our emotional knowledge) can lift professional effectiveness and result in understanding, harmony, and productivity in our relationships and between our inner and outer selves.
The science behind our methods: the brain is a muscle – it can be flexed and strengthened
Every second, we use our brain intensively and yet, we know so little about it. Modern neuroscience shows us that adult brains are not “hard-wired” like we were led to believe: we can form new neural connections when needed, turn thought pathways into high-speed motorways, and travel down new cognitive routes to generate new behaviors.
Informed by neuroscience and modern psychological insights, we focus on a rigorous development-oriented approach that is practical, personalized, and supportive. Through this, we believe that lifelong learning – and unlearning – is possible at any age and career stage.
A team that embraces change
Our experienced consultants are both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Each brings their own unique professional, personal, and educational background, and each is uniquely their own person. But one thing unites us: the belief and experience that if you want to change something, you need to get uncomfortable. We’ve mastered getting uncomfortable and are here to guide you with our experience and knowledge.
For more than ten years, Eveline Goodman has prepared individuals to approach challenging tasks with enthusiasm and ability, pushing them to grow beyond their own limits. She is trusted not only by international companies and renowned organizations, public figures too rely on her abilities to deliver results.
Her specialty – and her passion – is connecting talents and options. Eveline Goodman recognizes potential, links it to tasks and positions, and takes pleasure in regularly overstepping the boundaries of conventional personnel and management training. Her focus on leadership upskilling and IQ & EQ improvement programs within top executive levels as well as her potential analysis for selection and compatibility, especially in board levels, is based on her comprehensive academic background (PhDs in Psychology and Neuroscience) as well as her experience operating as an international executive.
For many years, she has led workshops, presentations, road shows, and coaching sessions for individuals, companies, and organizations from diverse sectors (real estate, medicine, journalism, among others) – both in German and in English. Her charm, wit, and insight make her a memorable, individual, and – if need be – refreshingly undiplomatic consultant.
Gunter Büchau is an entrepreneur living his passion for communications. The many firms he has co-founded attest to his talent and experience in the field. He gathered his first communications experience working in the fast-paced music industry, with a small record label and a music agency. After further training and study, he grew his knowledge working as a coach, trainer, and lecturer, vocations that ultimately led him to founding a new communications agency.
Gunter Büchau knows that the key to personnel development is personal development, and he applies this philosophy in every facet of his work. His calm approach and refined eye for the skills and needs of others are central to his approach, whether he is consulting or managing his own companies. He encourages clients to adopt a serene outlook and take the time to consider their underlying values, habits, and motivations. Having a clear understanding of these fundamental driving factors, he believes, is essential for long-term success. Helping clients work out how to integrate these fundamentals is Gunter Büchau’s ultimate aim as a consultant.
Matthias Hummel is driven by a passion for holistic coaching. As a systemic consultant, Matthias Hummel pays special attention to the complex interrelations of systems (e.g. bonds, families, teams, project groups, and companies) and elaborates solutions successfully with his coachees. His systemic approach looks at organizations, teams, and individuals in their social surroundings, which is considered as both the most effective and least invasive method when it comes to the improvement of interpersonal dynamics.
Matthias Humme’s approach builds on his professional coaching and management career. Matthias Hummel designed the preventive concept “Cool strong kids” in 2004 and has been working as a prevention coach ever since. Following the creation of the Cool Strong Kids Society for the prevention of violence and crime in 2010, he has been the honorary chairman, as well as manager of the Academy of Education where coaches of children and adolescents are trained, as well as a coach and consultant for parents and teachers. Today, the association is active in six states in Germany with 20 certified coaches and has reached more than 25.000 children and 2.500 teachers and parents through its preventive program.
Matthias Hummel started his professional career in the business sector, graduating in business informatics from the University of Bamberg and working in various managing positions, including at Procter & Gamble and as a financial director in smaller corporations. He deliberately chose to give up his prior career in order to pursue his true passion: coaching people from young to old.
For more than 20 years Jörg Hüttmann has been operating across the field of marketing and PR communication. As a copywriter, he finds the right words to cater to a wide range of industries. As a specialist book author, he summarizes his know-how and experience in a comprehensible and practice-oriented manner. As a consultant, he supports self-employed individuals, and small and medium-sized companies in aligning their communications with a target-group orientation. Finally, as a storytelling trainer, he works out the entrepreneurial uniqueness of his trainees in a direct and trusting exchange and helps them win the hearts of their customers.
After his four-year service with the German Army and his communication design studies at the Hamburg Technical School of Art, Jörg Hüttman started working for a renowned creative firm. He was a partner and creative manager of a small agency, worked in marketing for an IT and management consultancy, and since 2013 has been looking after his German and international clients as a sole proprietor.
Sabrina Heilig is a personnel consultant who is driven to establish, promote and support both the management culture and values within the management team, as well as the unique competencies of the employees. She supports clients to analytically assess situations and develop strategic HR solutions to meet target achievements.
Sabrina Heilig helps companies face up to the challenge of shaping change in an agile and flexible manner. Her passion for modern personnel development lies in the active promotion of New Work concepts in order to position companies as attractive employers. She supports companies to establish human-centered working structures in which people are valued not only for their knowledge and performance, but also for their intuition, their courage to change, and their own vision, so that they can generate added value for the company in the right place.
Trainings, seminars and business coaching are part of Sabrina Heilig’s daily work as an independent consultant. She is a certified personnel specialist, certified systemic consultant and business coach (DVCT) with a focus on personnel and organizational development, and Certified Neuroscience Upskilling Consultant and trainer. Her seminars and workshops – covering topics such as leadership, conflict management and team training – enable a deeper understanding by offering a first-hand experience of theories. Sabrina Heilig believes the added value of a personal perspective is the basis for sustainable and modern personnel development measures.
As a trained commercial lawyer, Wolfgang Dürr has a wealth of experience in working with people in a wide range of situations. From positions at Daimler Benz AG, as labour director at Mannesmann AG, personnel director at Deutsche Bahn AG and as managing partner of the medium-sized firm MITREUTER | DÜRR GmbH, the management of people is Wolfgang Dürr’s enduring passion.
He has been invited on multiple occasions to contribute to panel discussions at Konrad-Adenauer-Haus in Berlin as a representative of German business, speaking, among other things, on the topic “Integration of Spanish engineers in the German economy” (see report Frontal 21 and SWR) as well as about the need to advance managerial culture in medium-sized German companies.
Further, as a lecturer at Steinbeis University, he trains junior managers for their future duties in a practice-oriented way. He knows the work like the back of his hand thanks to his own experience from the field. His mission is to pass on this expertise and encourage others to use it.
Wolfgang Dürr consults for EG Excellence and advises on matters of labour law. Clients of EG Excellence profit from his legal expertise and experience gathered through his own significant managerial career. After candidates undergo potential analysis with Eveline Goodman, Wolfgang Dürr takes over to support clients in drafting sound and legal-binding exit strategies as needed.
Consumer Centricity Agent
With over 30 years of international experience in Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategy & Research and Consulting in Industries such as Chemicals, Electronics, Fashion, Manufacturing and Retail, Michaela Bergenthal has been driving customer centric change projects out of curiosity for the drivers of consumer and business behaviour. One of her beliefs is that embracing diversity is a motor for personal and business growth.
Her educational background is in both Business Administration and in Market and Media Psychology, which has enabled her to contribute to the solution of a wide scope of business problems – in leadership roles for consumer insight teams as well as entrepreneur, consultant and freelance programme manager.
In her special area of expertise, Michaela Bergenthal works with organisations to develop target audience segmentations based on a variety of data sources, and to systematically understand customer journeys. She uses the in-depth learnings about customer motivation to train marketing and sales organizations, and to coach her clients to find growth paths and creative solutions for business problems.
Michaela Bergenthal contributes the Customer Experience perspective to EforP’s work with clients. She helps to assess the impact Customer Experience Design has on Marketing and Sales performance. She also does assessments for the Marketing personnel. Her main support is creating a sense of urgency to tap into opportunities and setting in motion initiatives to leverage them for the candidates. She shares her experience to kick off or to deepen customer centric behaviour within marketing teams and provides guidance for the steps towards the necessary change.
Michaela is expert in Customer Experience perspective. She consults and supports marketers to improve their engagement with their target audiences by unearthing the customers’ needs and motivations, and by enabling her clients to leverage untapped opportunities.
EforP - an upskilling and consulting company with a different way of looking at business
EG Excellence works closely with our sister company EforP. EforP’s Neuroscience Trainings demonstrate how you can practically apply neuroscience and psychology insights to boost your professional potential as a young talent, HR leader, or executive – or to unlock it in others as a certified coach.
If you’re a European SME that’s considering expanding to China or the other way around, EforP Consulting Services will give you the right recommendations for your founding and expansion process in Europe or China. With bases both in Berlin and Shanghai, a network in both territories, and 20 years of experience as multipliers, they’re well equipped to help you start and grow.
EforP Communication Services offers language coaching and translation services, because international communications is part of modern business. Their language workshops and coaching use real-life business settings to help you learn English and Spanish in an interactive and personalized way.