Nils Cornelissen

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Management consultant on Strategy, Leadership and Organization

As co-founder and CEO of RETURN ON MEANING GmbH, a Berlin-based premium consulting boutique firm, Nils mostly advised large-scale companies as well as a selected number of start-ups and NGOs on „people topics“, i.e. on cultural transformation, leadership and strategic HR including talent and performance management.

Before founding his own firm in 2012 Nils worked for almost 10 years for McKinsey & Company as a consultant, last as a Senior Expert in McKinsey’s global Organization Practice.

Nils graduated at the University of Arts Berlin in Social and Business Communications and did a 4-year Masters program in Psychology and Sociology at Edinburgh University.

Furthermore, he is a certificated coach and facilitator (e.g., Integral Coaching, NLP Trainer, Psychosystemic Coaching, Systemic Constellation, Mental Training).

Nils has co-published the book „Kulturwandel in Organisationen“ (available only in German) and several articles in different magazines, e.g., the Harvard Business Manager magazine, and produced a CD of poetic texts written by intellectually impaired people. Also he is teaching Team-Coaching classes at the Calumis Akademie.

Nils lives in Berlin and in his free time he juggles, is a tight-rope walker and occasional tango dancer and he is an activist of an NGO supporting people to find meaning in their work. Even though recently most of

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