In conversation with Hendrik Born: What approaches successful managers consider to be real prospects for the future

We got into conversation at a wine tasting – South African wine. He was standing behind the counter, couldn’t leave – and I told him that I wanted to start my world trip and my heart project – to fund women with knowledge and skills – in South Africa.

Hendrik found that interesting. Listened. Asked questions. Even read my book – a women’s book!

Hendrik is a shareholder in the winery in South Africa. Among other things. That’s all I knew at the time. Like all managers, he is well trained. On his own, he says little… Read more

In conversation with author coach Ulrike Luckmann on the topic: “How the dream of your own book changes your life”

In conversation with author coach Ulrike Luckmann on the topic: "How the dream of your own book changes your life"Today I’m beating the drum for
Ulrike Luckmann
and her new podcast:

How the dream of having your own book changes your life.

Because I was given the opportunity to present my novel and my heartfelt mission here – and I would like to thank you VERY MUCH for that!

Why is that so special?

With my business and coaching approach, I stand for using meaningfulness, satisfaction, dreams and visions as drivers and motivators – and I know that although these basic human needs have now arrived in the economy, they are still only seen as “nice to have” and “add ons”.

They are the first to fall behind when there are bottlenecks. Then, out of old habit, we will once again decide according to market-economy criteria – and NOT from the high vantage point of meaningfulness.

I am all the more pleased that my holistic approach of “being professionally successful with a sense of purpose and self-realization” has long motivated countless people to stay true to themselves and do things “differently”.

So, for those of you who need a shot of inspiration, who feel that “SOMETHING” is missing – and maybe can’t quite put your finger on WHAT it is:

I wish you many valuable insights and the courage to simply get to work:

When it comes to books – best with author coach and book marketing expert
Ulrike Luckmann

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What if it… in your life?

Dear friends,

I have already written to many of you with my interview request – whether and where you find yourself somewhere in your life, professionally or privately, in a loop from which you cannot find your way out despite all your efforts. And many, VERY many have come forward and talked to me VERY honestly about what is burning under your nails.


Today I would like to give you a brief update on what has resulted from this – because if you take the time, you also want it to be valuable:

In addition to many personal AHA experiences on both sides!!, incredibly nice human contacts and some exciting collaborations, a column in the PERSONAL INTERN has emerged: For several months now, we have been publishing the questions of my interview, the results of the interviews AND their interpretation.

The column is very well received, which shows me that the results I present do not – and I suspected this – confirm what we always THOUGHT were the problems – but give a much deeper insight. So I would almost like to go out on a limb to say: The survey results are quite relevant to socio-political issues!

Curious to read them?

Here is the link to it:

And since my interviews have proven to be so valuable, I decided to continue them! This means: THE PROMOTION WILL BE EXTENDED!

So the many of you who may have slipped through my invitation, or whom I have not yet invited, have the chance to participate again.

Again: Nothing is sold – it’s all anonymous and as a thank you for your 30 minutes of time, I’ll also give you 30 minutes of my time and coach you for free on a topic of your choice – so WIN-WIN for everyone.

PS: To get to know me, there is a little invitation video HERE… ?

You can find the link to participate on my website Just go to GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER FOR FREE and book an appointment.

There are some questions to answer so that I can tune in to you.

Curious? Then I say THANK YOU for participating!

Best wishes

Yours, Conny Schumacher


SMALL but OHO when overwhelmed: TURN THE VOLUME DOWN!

KDo you feel like everything, just EVERYTHING, is getting over your head? Your calendar is bursting at the seams, you don’t know where your head is anymore, you have 3 training courses at the same time and you still have to give a presentation by tomorrow?

One of my most effective tips to get out of this spiral is the hint: “TURN THE VOLUME DOWN”- and today I want to explain to you what I mean by that:

I see it as a suggestion to think about whether you are BINDING to yourself. If you are – like many – the type who always takes on too much and then doesn’t manage half anyway, then you are ALWAYS panting after it. You take on things that you can’t do – and then cancel again.

It does something to us.

It makes us feel like we can never arrive, that we are never good enough. Not being able to trust us. TO BE UNRELIABLE.

And yes – that’s what we are: If we keep canceling appointments and things, our friends and family will eventually think of us as unreliable. This fuels our guilty conscience. We feel more and more uncomfortable – more and more under pressure, more and more in the feeling that we have to defend ourselves or apologize all the time.


The fact is that very successful people don’t lag behind. They also don’t cancel appointments. They don’t overdo themselves. You are the master of your planning – and not the plaything of planning.

What would you like to be?

Then turn down the speed. TURN THE VOLUME DOWN. Rigorously cross out everything from the calendar that is not absolutely necessary, relaxes you or brings you joy. Delete any newsletters that you won’t be able to read anyway. Cancel any subscriptions you don’t use anyway.

BECOME AWARE OF WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT IT – AND HOW YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME! You will notice how the latent permanent stress subsides when the email inbox is only half as full, there are only “nice” appointments in the calendar, and the bad feeling of “being unreliable” falls away from you.

My recommendation: Use this trick for 30 days. If it works, keep it – if not, just leave it at that.

If you are looking for support with this – contact me. I specialize in bringing calm, meaning and clarity into my clients’ lives – because without it, it is quite impossible to create the life we want.

I hope you enjoy implementing it!

Yours, Conny Schumacher

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“Self-realisation only as a self-employed person? Just as employees find fulfillment and satisfaction in their jobs.”

In the last few weeks I have interviewed about 100 people on the topic: “Ihave already achieved a lot” (according to the motto: I should actually be satisfied…), but I feel stuck and am looking for… new challenges, different solutions, explanations, perspectives – that was up to everyone.

There are such interesting insights into what people are concerned about – and what we THINK are on their minds – that I don’t want to withhold these insights from you.

The result was a lecture entitled: “Self-realisation only as a self-employed person? 3 simple skills on how employees can find fulfillment and satisfaction in their jobs.”, and I’ll go into the following points:

    1. What do you stand for? In the sense of “What are you passionate about? What do you get up for in the morning, what is important to you?”
    2. What’s stressing you out the most right now? What is the effect?
    3. What have you already done to get the problem under control?
    4. What would your life look like if nothing changed in the next 2 years?
    5. If you knew how to do it, what specific results would you like to see?
    6. What would make your life a 10 out of 10

In a small excerpt of my speech, let’s take a closer look at point 1: Why do you think I, as a coach, ask this question? What do I really care about?

I want to find out if you have ever dealt with the question of what would fulfill you and make you happy. Because we are only truly fulfilled and happy when we do something that seems MEANINGFUL to us, something that is worth getting up and trying to do.

There are hundreds of studies on this, I’ll just pick one: It has been proven that people who volunteer are far more satisfied in life than others.

Here comes an important piece of information for you – and it doesn’t matter if you are an employee, manager or entrepreneur looking at this information:

If you DON’T live what is important to you in your life, in your job, or in your family – then you have a problem. Then sooner or later you will get sick, because the balancing act between what you want and what you do is unbearable. That’s one of the reasons why people eventually break out of their marriage or quit their job. So it’s not the manager alone, it’s not the overtime, it’s not the pay alone – it’s just not what we think. We are in the wrong place! Often we have the SKILLS – but not the PASSION – that this job requires.

Is this known? Well, from my point of view, the full extent of the connection is not really known. People, no matter what stage of their career, suffer, try to fit in, are afraid of losing their job, they have no one to talk to neutrally, they feel misunderstood and lonely – and become more and more unhappy, dissatisfied – and thus more unproductive. Loose-loose for everyone!

Back to my survey: My evaluation of question 1 yielded the following values:

* 20% had a clear idea of what was important to them
* 80% not

What group of people do you belong to?

And now I ask you:

If 80% of people have never thought about what is IMPORTANT to them, how are they supposed to find a job that suits them, fulfills them and makes them happy?

80%! Please, I’m not saying this in a judgmental way – it’s just a statement. There are thousands of reasons why this is the case – and none of them will take us any further here. From my day-to-day coaching, I can confirm that most people are NOT aware of who they are, what they can do and what they want – therefore do not HAVE what is important to them – and are accordingly frustrated.

But you know EXACTLY what you DON’T want!

Hmmm – does it make me happy when I know what I don’t want? I’ll leave that open…

This, dear ones, is the PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY of each and every one of us on the way to living a more contented, happier life. You can’t blame any company in the world for that!

What I’m trying to say: We need to move towards each other if we want to have happy, fulfilled employees. Employees are just as responsible as employers.

What insight do you take away for yourself and your company – just from this first of 6 questions?

And are you curious about what happens next?

Then here comes an interesting offer for you:

Until the end of May 2023, I am offering this lecture to FIVE companies at half price. I see this offer as a “final test phase” in which I only want to fine-tune individual details and also optimize the time management.

If you want to know what value my presentation brings to your company, just go to my website: and let’s talk…

I look forward to your feedback!

Yours, Conny Schumacher

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