Management is a job, leadership is an attitude. It’s how you show up for your organisation. Successful leaders are authentic, resilient, curious and adaptive. These are qualities few management handbooks will teach you. But they can be stimulated. We need to be provoked by people we trust, who can mirror our blind spots, people who think differently, who can challenge the conscious and unconscious assumptions we are making about the world and about ourselves.

Our work at MTL is dedicated to creating and holding space for leaders to grow. We operate as a network of coaches, consultants, advisors and trainers, firmly rooted in startup world and inspired by practices from systemic constructivist coaching, mediation, non-violent communication and the reality of operating in venture-backed businesses.
how we work

OUR Services

Peer-coaching across companies (remote)
We offer peer coaching programs (typically over a time span of 3-6 months) in which we curate groups of professionals who work in similar roles and face similar challenges. These programs combine hands-on training, peer learning elements designed by the participants themselves and collegiate counseling (“Kollegiale Beratung”), trained, facilitated and supervised by professional coaches. The magic lies in the symbiosis of self-reflective work on each participant’s individual unleveraged leadership potential and a long-term group experience in which participants support and accompany each other through their learning journey.

Team-internal leadership trainings
Similar to our peer coaching programs but tailored to individual teams and companies, we offer ongoing leadership training programs and coachings which are highly collaborative and enable management and line-management teams to learn and agree on basic principles they want to incorporate in their leadership. Based on the groups’ experience levels these programs can incorporate hands-on training elements or focus on professionally facilitated collegiate counseling (“Kollegiale Beratung”).

1 to 1-coaching (remote & in person)
We work with founders, team leads and new managers who face difficult decisions or want to work on themselves as leaders. We follow a systemic constructivist approach which puts the coachee at the center and assumes that they are the expert of their issue - and the only person who can find the best solution. These sessions can be one-off or continuous.

As experts in people management, organisational design, “new work” and HR, we work with companies undergoing growth and change. We’ve been called in for damage control before but much prefer collaborative damage prevention by ensuring the right conversations are being had and alignment has been found before you jump to execution. Consulting can be one-off or as ongoing sparring-partners for founders, HR departments, management teams and individuals.

We offer hands-on trainings in the following areas: feedback & communication culture, hiring and retaining talent, remote work, performance management, employer branding.

mediation & conflict resolution
When conflicts are beyond the point of internal resolution, we step in. We provide professionally facilitated mediation, a highly structured and process-oriented method of conflict management. The mediator is impartial here and helps conflict parties to develop win-win solutions. We offer mediation between teams, within teams or between individuals.

Custom work
Life isn’t black and white and most companies' needs don’t fit one bucket. If you think there’s something we can be helpful with just ask and we’ll think about it together!


the team

Our Facilitators

Our facilitators are experienced People Operations leaders with a solid background in coaching and designing training and learning experiences in fast-growing businesses.

From venture capital firms to leading start-ups within the tech and digital spaces, they have lead people organisations, scaled companies and advised founders and teams across a series of markets.

Jenny Jung

Jenny J. has been working with fast-growing businesses in the digital world for the last decade. Her previous roles include VP People & Operations at EyeEm, Portfolio Manager at the VC firm Lakestar and founding member & COO of Factory Berlin. MindTheLeader was incepted after Jenny went through a peer coaching program with re:boot in 2017 and realized the impact it had on her as a leader. Jenny spends a large part of her time consulting startup companies on organisational development and frequently works with teams as a trainer for hands-on managerial skills. In her MTL coaching practice she focusses on facilitating peer coaching and program design. She is currently most interested in contemplative practices and systemic constructivist thinking.

Jenny Buch

Jenny B. is Head of Talent at early stage Investor Point Nine Capital. In her role she supports CEOs, Founders and People Ops professionals around the world in anything related to strategic People Management. Before Point Nine, she worked at different fast growing Tech StartUps and helped them build and scale their international organisations. She learned that great leadership is the #1 success factor in the business world and so she co-founded MindTheLeader to help the leaders of today become a better version of themselves tomorrow. With MTL she focusses on designing and facilitating trainings as well as our participant experience. Jenny is an information sponge for all things organisational psychology.

Anna Löw

Anna has been working with tech startups for the past 8 years and she's seen the whole bandwidth from startup to corporate. In her work she has built up broad HR experience in different companies cultures and industries. Currently she works as Head of People Operations for Giant Swarm and is leading the People & Organisational Development function.  Anna is a trained and certified systemic coach and mediator. Her consulting work focuses on international recruiting, remote work, agile leadership and personnel development. As an MTL coach Anna focusses on 1to1 coaching, mediation and ensuring high quality of our training content.