Werner Lessmann - Profile
Following his school education and studies in data processing, Werner Lessmann started a classic career track at GfK SE (organization for consumer research) in Nuremberg. Initially a software developer, he then took on responsibility step by step for central software development as the department head and later as the senior department head. In 1995 he switched to GfK (TV research) and took over a division with 50 employees, including an appointment to the information and communication technology board. In 2002 he then took on additional responsibility for developing the internationally operating profit center GfK MRS (Media Research Services), including responsibility for people management and profits, adding up to many years of overall corporate responsibility in the media sector. During this time he acquired comprehensive knowledge in international HR management, coaching and mediation, as well as cross-sector knowledge and experience in services, consulting, quality management, sales and project management. He completed intensive training as a NewPlacement coach with Gerd Löffler and Hans-Christoph Nagel.
Werner Lessmann was born in January 1957 in Munich. Following early death of his mother, he attended boarding school in Augsburg before studying data processing in Munich and eventually resettling in Nuremberg. He is a passionate soccer, hockey and chess player in addition to being a soccer referee and an official at chess tournaments. He is also a dog trainer for problem dogs and a master at coping with disruptions to life and personal severances. Following the death of first wife and the loss of his job, he is now happily married again and the father of an adult daughter and ten-year-old son, and the step-father to two daughters, eight and ten years old. "To me, coaching means supporting you by giving you commitment and acceptance, clarity and discipline, warmth and encouragement, individuality and effectiveness, while accepting and coming to terms with your life purpose and developing and implementing tailored solutions with you and for you. Understanding yourself is the basis of all success!"