Our Team

Marina Stottele

Manager

Daniel Schmälzle

Manager / Executive Partner

Kathrin Holzberg

Senior Consultant

Andree Cohrssen

Senior Consultant

Jörg Hilbert

Senior Consultant

Marina Stottele

Industry experience For over 20 years, Marina Stottele has put her heart and soul into the retail industry, always keeping an eye on the development of people.

Credentials Positions in retail and the textile industry in various management roles in Germany and abroad at HUGO BOSS and as Retail Director and Coach at the Porsche Design Group.

Consulting style Apart from the systemic consultation, Marina Stottele also uses her specialized expertise from the premium retail environment. Thus a very broad consulting spectrum develops, which addresses technical questions apart from the questions for personal and organizational development.

Convictions

  • People want to take responsibility & perform.
  • Trust is the basis for our actions.
  • People in the right roles are more motivated & efficient.
  • Clear roles, competence and responsibility are the basis for success.
  • High performance is achieved through effective communication.

Five Questions

What is your personal leitmotif?
Every person can do something very special, we just have to identify it.

What fascinates you about your job?
To accompany people in their personal and professional development and to see how many of them grow beyond themselves.

What ingredients are needed for a consultation to turn out really good?
Openness, honesty and courage.

What is your favorite pastime?
I love spending time outside in nature to admire the immense landscapes in the mountains.

What’s something you really enjoy?
To break new ground and take people on these trips.

Daniel Schmälzle

Industry experience A man of conviction: Passionately committed to retail and IT for over 30 years.

Credentials Companies in the retail and textile industry, among others as divisional manager at dm drogerie markt, interim manager at INTERSPORT, ESPRIT and in consulting roles at HUGO BOSS, WOLF Lingerie, engelhorn, dm, Breuninger, Tally Weijl, Adler, KNV, Wolf Lingerie and others

Consulting style His radically efficient consulting style with heart and soul has evolved from numerous interim management, project, program manager roles and many years of management experience, especially in the areas of OC, ERP, PLM and I-Supply-Chain. He developed his passion for coaching and people while developing dm’s corporate culture, accompanying department mergers, major changes and coaching at various management levels.

Convictions

  • My positive view of people: People want to perform well.
  • Efficiency, value and pleasure can be combined.
  • Clear roles and responsibilities are the basis for success.
  • High performance is created by connecting people with each other.

Five Questions

What is your personal leitmotif?
I want every hour of my life to be fun.

What fascinates you about your job?
The connection to people and to experience how they become stronger.

What ingredients are needed for a consultation to turn out really good?
Structure, commitment and fun.

What is your favorite pastime?
To enjoy life, the sun, nice food, good wine with my family..

What’s something you really enjoy?
I love to master really tough and difficult tasks.


Kathrin Holzberg

Industry experience The special requirements of online commerce are her specialty: Kathrin Holzberg combines over 20 years of leadership and management experience in logistics, human resources and communication in the otto group and Amazon.

Credentials Management of a large logistics operation at Hermes Fulfillment and management functions in Human Resources and Corporate Communications at OTTO. Human Resources Manager at Heine (otto group) and Senior Consultant at Amazon in Employee Relations.

Consulting style Kathrin Holzberg’s effectiveness as a consultant arises from the combination of her distinct leader-ship experience, diversity of content, and coaching expertise. She provides a wide range of her own management experience and proven methods. Her special ability in change situations is to reach all levels in the company with empathy and creativity. Kathrin Holzberg asks the right questions in dialog so that new perspectives and solution ideas can be developed together.

Convictions

  • People need appreciation and orientation to be able to perform and develop.
  • Openness, consistency and clear roles are the basis for solid cooperation.
  • Leadership that builds on innovation and responsibility ensures lasting economic success.
  • Role models and communication are the most effective tools for change.

Five Questions

What is your personal leitmotif?
The world belongs to the brave.

What fascinates you about your job?
The variety of facts and perspectives, from top managers to employees, that need to be combined to create a win-win situation for the benefit of the company.

What are the ingredients a consultation needs to become really good?
Calmness, expertise and the ability to listen.

What is your favorite pastime?
Go dancing with my husband and friends.

What’s something you really enjoy?
Learn new things and meet new people.

Jörg Hilbert

Industry experience Food retail, IT services, postal & telecommunications

Credentials More than 25 years of professional experience, thereof more than 15 years in leading positions e.g. as team leader consulting & projects at Deutsche Post Com GmbH and team leader and IT product manager at dmTECH GmbH, as well as further positions as consultant and project manager in food retail and with IT service providers.

Consulting style Building on the client’s existing knowledge and skills, Jörg Hilbert sets impulses that help to jointly develop and implement the solution. This is based on his profound expertise and his extensive experience in project management and leadership.

Convictions

  • Clarity and reliability are essential success factors.
  • Avoidance of parallelism and limitation to the essentials enable fast results.
  • The individual encounter is a prerequisite for a good cooperation.
  • Positive experiences and confirmations sustainably promote the development and performance of people.
  • Work must be fun, because it takes up most of our life time.

Five Questions

What is your personal leitmotif?
Never be without a plan, but let the plan go.

What fascinates you about your job?
Constant change and development.

What are the ingredients a consultation needs to become really good?
Competence, empathy and trust.

What is your favorite pastime?
I love craftsmanship and to see the result in the end.

What’s something you really enjoy?
Engaging in constructive dialogs with open-minded people.

Andree Cohrssen

Andree.Cohrssen@p5-empowering.de// +49 151 46 46 74 46

Industry experience Clear and committed: For more than 30 years, Andree Cohrssen has brought his experience to the floor with dedication in project management and consulting projects in retail, consumer goods and IT.

Credentials Stations in retail and in the textile industry, among other as project manager and IT consultant at Breuninger, Tchibo, Jawoll, Eduscho, and others.

Consulting style Numerous projects in the areas of mobile store solutions, customer frequency analysis, Omni Channel and E-Commerce, inventory management, ERP and intra-logistics have influenced his style: “As much project management as necessary, as little as possible.”

To him, the promotion and development of team members is an essential component of project management.

Convictions

  • Project success is inevitable when the team shares enthusiasm, high identification and fun.
  • Do not cling stubbornly to a project management method or tool, but select the most appropriate for the task.
  • Project management culture is a key factor in the company.
  • Sharing knowledge and responsibility lays the foundation for successful teamwork.

Five Questions

What is your personal leitmotif?
Truthfulness and reliability.

What fascinates you about your job?
The ever changing tasks and steady learning.

What ingredients are needed for a consultation to turn out really good?
Structure, responsibility and commitment.

What is your favorite pastime?
Trips and tours with my convertible.

What’s something you really enjoy?
To bring order to chaos.