Patrick Cowden, the initiator of Beyond Leadership |
Leading with a Spark of Enthusiasm!
A wanderer between the worlds: Patrick D. Cowden, an American, has held various management positions at international companies in Germany for more than 25 years.
As a hands-on person, Patrick D. Cowden is quite familiar with the challenges and opportunities of the German management culture in global comparison. The unconventional manager, entrepeneur, author and lecturer at renowned universities (University of St. Gallen, Mannheim Business School, among others) exudes the enthusiastic energy and charisma of an American entertainer when he presents his ideas of great leadership. There is hardly a manager with more experience in so mamy company divisions.
After having emigrated to Germany at the age of 20 and climbed ranks from an Aircraft Refueling Operator to General Manager without a university education, who is at home both in IT and the Internet as well as in marketing, sales and content, Patrick D. Cowden knows how to manage people in day-to-day business and at the edge. His mission is an epitome of his biggest strength: leading and carrying people away with authenticity, candor and passion. Under the label “beyond leadership”, Cowden faces up to a big task: transforming the management culture in the upper echelons. His goal: achieving a management style that is built on courage and trust, respect and enjoyment.