Expertise: Operations, Business Culture, Team Effectiveness, Leadership, Cross-Cultural Issues
Anders Fleischer is an internationally active and recognized Executive Coach with 25+ years’ leadership experience in a variety of roles (coach, general manager, sales/marketing and operation). He founded Righthought GmbH in 2002, where his main area of focus is executive coaching for both individuals and teams.
Currently Anders works mainly with senior level management in international companies, such as Nestle, ABB, and Mearsk, as well as the CxO level in the SME segment. Here his role is both executive coaching and functioning as a sparring partner in organizational development, business culture and team effectiveness. Additionally, he is associated with the Institute of Management Development (IMD) working with faculty in delivering leadership programs for both open and company programs.
He also works as a guest lecturer at Bern University of Applied Science, delivering programs and lectures on leadership to Master students in both their regular courses as well as their MBA program.
Anders approaches coaching and facilitation as a trusted conversation. After mutually establishing an agenda with the client, Anders then uses a wide range of skills/tools to move the learning along. These include challenging and reframing, finding motivation for change, the input of leadership style and giving feedback. Anders quickly builds a rapport and ensures a practical and useful outcome. His style is best described as challenging, intuitive and business-focused, with an emphasis on leadership growth and tangible takeaways.
Formerly, Anders held various positions at Nokia Telecom including General Manager of Operations for the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland from ‘97 to ‘99, leading a team of 500+ people and managing a turnover of 130 m Euro. Before that, he was Head of Operations for China, with full business responsibility for 250 employees and a turnover of 65 m USD. His last position in Nokia was General Manager in Singapore. Having lived and managed large organizations in many different countries in Europe and Asia, he has solid leadership experience as well as an excellent insight into cross-cultural issues, in both business and people management.
Anders holds a B.Sc. (Engineering), a BBA (Supply Chain), an M. Soc.Sc (Counseling) and an M.Sc. (Cross Culture) and is certified in many psychometric tools and instruments.
Anders lives in Zurich, with his Finnish wife Päivi.