Stéphanie Ruder-Schoof


Stéphanie is an international team and leadership development coach and trainer. She is specialized in Self-Leadership, and has more than 13 years experience of helping executives and managers develop their leadership, interpersonal communication, assertiveness and emotional intelligence skills. She has done this through individual and team coaching and training.

Stéphanie has received consistent high praise for her very popular workshops on assertiveness, stress management and self-leadership. She has a solid reputation for helping the individual align and leverage their unique strengths and values with high performance. Her clients include multinational corporations in the finance, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and public sectors. She is experienced in experiential team building, organizational culture change and leading in challenging situations.
Her effectiveness in working with organizations is in large part due to her extensive business and HR management experience in several US and European companies. She has held positions in finance, general management and marketing. Based in Switzerland, she has worked throughout Europe. Stéphanie has also lived and worked in Dubai and the US.

Stéphanie holds a Master in Economic and Business Management (HEC Lausanne, 1987). She has specialized training as a coach and trainer in the field of interpersonal communication, personal development, motivation, and career management. She is certified in various psychometric assessment instruments and advanced training in coaching.

She lives with her husband in a small village near the Lake of Geneva. Her interests lie in personal development, natural horsemanship (she owns her own horse), nature, hiking, and reading.
Her motto: “Attempt to give men and women awareness of the greatness they ignore in themselves” (André Malraux).

Skills & Accreditations

  • Integral Coaching Canada, Associate Coach, Ottowa Canada
  • CAS MCOA Méta-Coaching, HEIG-VD, Yverdon, Suisse
  • Voice Dialogue Program, Fontainbleu, France
  • Master in Economics and Business Management, HEC Lausanne
  • Leadership Effectiveness Assessment
  • MBTI I and II
  • Insights Discovery and MDI
  • Personal Profile Manager
  • LSI

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