Here writes: Barbara Haag

Fixed aspect ratioBarbara Haag is a management trainer and business coach. She heads the consulting institute she founded and, together with a network of 30 trainers, looks after specialists and executives across Germany For many years she has been a trainer, consultant and coach and has lectured at vocational academies and the Baden-Württemberg management academy. Barbara Haag is the author of scientifically based PE programs that have been implemented in numerous companies. In addition to the online-based potential tool aHead she developed, her work on motivational theory was also incorporated into the “Authentic career planning” guide. More information at

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