Klaus Schmitt

I always have been a passionate student of life and I have been fascinated by different cultures, divergent mindsets and the way people connect to each other. My curiosity made me travel to – at those days – many exotic countries and places to explore life, humans and their interactions.  
It was the Far East and above all China that captured my attention. Consequently I began to work between Germany and China more than 30 years ago. 15 years later I eventually moved to Shanghai where I used to work for the German Chamber of Commerce getting a lot of professional insights and setting up my business network.  
After having worked in various industries as marketing, PR and tourism, my journey as a professional trainer, coach and facilitator began as I shifted from promoting products & ideas to developing people and enhancing their professional and personal skills. I believe in life-long learning and being accountable for oneself and one’s environment.

Professional expertise

Klaus is a professional trainer, coach and facilitator. He has 30+ years of experiences in Sino-Western collaboration. With ten years of teaching experience for communication skills, cross-cultural management, presentation skills, conflict management and transformational leadership Klaus is a ICF (International Coach Federation) PCC accredited coach and a licensed practitioner of NLP.
By now he trains and coaches people from all over the world. He conducts his workshops in China, in Germany and on Bali using English, Chinese, German and French.


  • Training for Cross Cultural Communication in group and individual trainings targeted for Westerners and Chinese clients.
  • Delivered tools for Cultural Awareness, Efficient Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Coaching and Training for Communication and Leadership Development, Team Skills
  • Concepts and Approaches for Communication, Presentation & Facilitation skills and Public speaking
  • Team Building for corporate team activities
  • Marketing and PR Manager in the Chinese-German cooperation
  • Promotion of events and press conferences
  • Tourism Marketing: Establishing PR to support marketing and sales, managing business trade fairs and tourism workshops, executing website strategies and online campaigns
  • Conception and Performance of educational training programs and seminars
  • Language Trainer for both German and Chinese


Before becoming a professional trainer, organizational coach and facilitator, for many years Klaus was engaged in the PR & marketing field as well as in training management where he was brigding the cultural differences and facing the business challenges between the East and the West. 15 years ago he began to work for the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. There he could combine economic targets with social and cultural considerations. For the past seven years, Klaus has worked for himself as a freelance coach and trainer working for Sladen Consulting amongst other associate partners.

PROFESSIONAL qualifications

  • Degree in Industrial Business Management
  • Magister Artium (M.A.)
  • Certificate on International Marketing
  • Trainer for Intercultural Communication
  • Licensed Practitioner of NLP
  • PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by ICF
  • Certified in D.I.S.C.
  • Certified in COF (Cultural Orientation Framework)
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