Michael Kaiser
International Career Coach of Ambitious Managers and Specialists
On this page, you will learn how I became a global career coach, what my work as an HR consultant for companies is about, and why this connection is beneficial to you as a client.
How does one actually become a career coach?
In my opinion, certainly not by attending a short training course and then awarding yourself such a title. Real coaches develop into their specific roles over years. That was certainly the case for me.
The beginning in 1997
The first time I helped a friend with his job applications was right after I had found my own first job in London in 1997. At that time, all my skills had come from my own recent experiences only.
Almost to my astonishment, my friend was extremely successful with my tips in his job search in a very short time. That was the first sign for me that I had talent in this area.
Of course, I didn't start to call myself a coach back then and wouldn't do so for the next 15 years either.
Professional background
Before moving to London, I studied psychology at the Technical University Dresden in my hometown in Germany, specializing in clinical and industrial psychology.
My German university diploma in psychology, an equivalent of a combination of a BSc and an MSc I received in 1995, was not my first professional qualification. Back in 1989, I had successfully finished high school and completed a three-year vocational training as a locomotive mechanic. So, I know how one feels as a blue-collar employee on the early shift starting at 5:40 a.m. and having to use tools so heavy that you can barely carry them. 😉
Over the following 18 years, I had to apply for many jobs as an employee and assignments as a freelancer in several countries, which gave me a great deal of practical experience and an excellent understanding of real life in the modern world of work.
International work experience
Since I left Germany for the first time in 1995, my professional activities and my interest in other cultures have let me live in several other countries on 3 continents for a total of 15 years now.
In addition to years in England and Poland, I lived and worked in New York City (picture above) for almost 3 years. Since 2018, I have been living in the Republic of Mauritius (picture below), which is an excellent platform for my now global work as a freelance coach.
How I became a professional career coach
After my first promising success in 1997, my interest in the field of professional development started to grow and over the following 18 years, I helped more and more people achieve their professional goals.
My growing "toolbox" of knowledge, experience, tips, and tricks for the job search and related topics allowed me to rise to bigger and bigger challenges my "clients" were facing and led to one success after another. I helped people free of charge without using any title during all those years.
In 2012, I had the idea to quickly publish all my acquired knowledge in the form of a guide for job seekers on a website. I assumed that my guide would consist of only a few pages. In fact, writing the very first version took a total of 6 weeks and only covered the most important aspects. So, I kept going and in the meantime, my website has grown to the size of a book and is available in English and German. Later in 2016, I got my own radio show with an FM station in Hamburg to mention just one of the highlights my further publishing activities led to.
All of that made me realize in 2015 how much I loved this work and that I wanted to focus my own career on it in the future. Ever since, I've worked as a professional life & career coach very successfully for clients across the world. 🙂
International HR consulting
Apart from my coaching work for individuals, I also occasionally help companies as a freelance business psychologist in the areas of recruitment, training, and organizational development. A highlight of that work in recent years for me was the development of a global workforce structure as Head of Human Resources at Klick-Tipp Ltd. based in London.
My coaching clients profit from that as well. Through this work, I stay very familiar with the typical situations on the side of hiring companies, which allows me to adapt my clients' job application strategies particularly well.
My work in numbers
+25 years
Experience as a career coach
+15 years
International experience from 7 countries on 3 continents
+11,900
Followers on LinkedIn
+3,500
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