Claas Florian Engelke

Managing Director

«Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy»
(Khalil Gibran)

I love this quote by Kahlil Gibran. It’s true to me, though the alms-bit is debatable, but the love-work connection very much represents what I embrace when joyfully engaging in what I pursue both professionally as well as personally. At Capricornus Consulting, I translate this principle into new perspectives, empathy, radical client-centricity, attention to detail, fun along the way and excellence in execution. Beyond my vocational calling, I obsess about music, geopolitics, ethics, construcive non-conformity & critical thinking, quaint literature and cats.

Married to a wonderful wife I am. She teaches me about nature, compassion and real sustainability. I love life and am deeply grateful for what has been provided to me thus far – and, as a matter of principle, I enjoy giving back.

Clients, business partners & friends benefit from my more than 20 years of experience in the realm of leadership development, assessment, coaching, change management and large-scale leadership summits. I hold qualification in HOGAN assessment techniques / psychometrics, coaching, intercultural training & business training. I am equipped with years of functional as well as line management experience. Finally, I care about sustainability regarding strategy implementation, people and ecological footprint.

My focus areas:

  • Psychometrics
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadershiup Assessment
  • Change Management
  • Executive Coaching

Business Trainer

DBVC-certified Coach
(Dehner Akademie)

Certified Intercultural Trainer
(BAMIK Berlin)

Accredited HOGAN assessor

Certified Rhetorician
(Deutsche Rednerschule, Bonn)

English & German Linguist, Theologian

Broad international experience
(Dubai, USA, China, BENELUX, UK and Russia)

Languages: German & English


Since 04/2023 until present ~ Managing Director Capricornus Consulting, Berlin

02 / 2022 - 03 / 2023 ~ Senior Principal GOLL Consulting, Bonn

02 / 2014 - 10 / 2021 ~ Consultant & Senior Consultant Profil M Beratung für HR Management GmbH & Co. KG, Wermelskirchen

02 / 2013 - 12 / 2013 ~ Inhouse Business Trainer CHANEL , Hamburg

01 / 2012 - 02 / 2013 ~ Consultant & Co-Founder IVM Institut für virtuelles Managment & FPK Unternehmensentwicklung, Wuppertal / Berlin

2004 - 2013 Trainer & Training Consultant Inlingua Oldenburg, Stuttgart, Berlin & FEICOM, Berlin

2004 - 2006 System Administrator Ulla Popken, Rastede

2006 M.A. in German / English Linguistics & Theology, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg





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