for Board Members, Managing Directors and Senior Managers
EXPERT ON INTERNATIONALIZATION
for your business
BIRGIT GRUPP is an expert in the internationalization of companies in Germany, Austria, and Italy and through her sparring partner approach, she demonstrates to top managers how easy leadership and decision making can feel.
As a manager in an international premium automotive company in Germany, Italy, and the US, she has directly experienced the challenges of an executive managerial position with all its challenges and opportunities. Since then, she has accumulated many years of experience as a consultant and sparring partner for top managers and managing directors, and has opened doors to national and international companies and corporations using her extensive network and communication talent to support clients in each step of their internationalization projects.
In addition, after many years working on her own personal growth, the importance of personal qualities and leadership skills in addition to high professional qualifications has become increasing clear. Birgit’s approach to personal development can result in new energy and new strength in a very short period of time.
Change is my life.
Early on I felt more European than German. I wanted to be able to speak different languages and, above all, to get to know and understand different cultures. As a globetrotter, I’ve seen more countries than I can count at the age of 51. Travel is my great passion!
So, I went to New York and Paris for a year, directly after high school before I started my studies in Business Administration with Languages (Italian and French) – at the Universities of Giessen (Germany) and Nice (France). My professional career at Daimler AG brought me to Berlin, New York, and Rome for several years. Currently, I spend more than half of the year in Italy as part of my consulting projects. At this stage in my life, I have spent more time abroad than in my native Germany.
As a leader in demanding positions, I have experienced how lonely one can be when making decisions and how important it is to be able to interact on an equal footing with a neutral, external, informed and educated expert. This is the reason why I have been commuting between Germany and Italy for several years, and why I am available to successfully help entrepreneurs with my expertise, my network, and my international mindset.
In addition, being Sagittarius as a zodiac sign, I am very enthusiastic and passionate about various topics such as alternative medicine, astrology, and personal growth. I love connecting with people and like to take on leadership roles in organizing events, such as international charity events for my Rotary Club in Munich. And if the day had 48 hours, I would change a lot in politics and would have a golf handicap of under 10!
« Thank you very much, dear Birgit, for the great achievements for our company that we have worked out together over the last few years. Your professionalism and organisational talent have enabled us to achieve excellent results in the German and Austrian market. Thanks to you, I managed to better understand the ‘German culture’ and so I avoided mistakes and misunderstandings. I would highly recommend you at any time without reservation! »
President & CEO, MSE, Overhead line construction, Italy
« Working with Birgit Grupp has been very enriching for me, with her support I now make decisions much faster and easier. I could not have imagined that a sparring partner could provide such an important impetus. With the help of simple techniques, I can refuel my personal battery in a short time and feel that I can cope much more effectively with the daily demands again. »
CEO, Group, Automotive Industry, Germany
« With great professionalism and empathy, Ms. Grupp has accompanied my company into the internationalization process. Now we are at a very good point with a completely new network in order to be able to continue working with the right contacts. »
Managing Director, Small and medium-sized enterprises, Food Industry, Italy
« Mrs. Grupp has opened doors for us in Germany by bringing us together with the most important companies, always accompanying us competently and reliably in the pre-qualification process. This has given us the opportunity to participate in some tenders in Germany and to generate new business there. »
CEO, SME, Energy Sector, Italy
« How good it is to discuss my thoughts and questions with a trustworthy and constructive person who looks objectively at my business and me from the outside, suddenly everything becomes clear and easy »
Managing Director, SMEs, Electrical Industry, Germany
« With the help of Ms. Grupp and her intercultural competencies, we have succeeded in getting a clearer structure in our foreign company in Italy and, in addition, greatly improving communication with the parent company. »
CEO, Medium-sized Enterprises, Metalworking, Italy
« Mrs. Grupp is a great sparring partner on an equal footing: always solution-oriented, appreciative, curious and very empathetic. She has always recognised the essentials and opened up new channels for me and my company. Thank you very much! »
Board of Management, DAX Group, Insurance, Germany
« By chance, I came across Ms. Grupp’s website, which appealed a lot to me. It did not overpromise. Today, I am very grateful for our enriching cooperation. Initially I could not have imagined what amazing things could develop. We have achieved good results for our business in Italy. »
CEO, SME, IT industry, Italy
« Mrs. Grupp was recommended to me by a business partner, she convinces with her winning manner, her competent and radiant demeanour, her international professional experience as a manager, and her expertise. It was a pleasure and enriching to have worked with her! »
Board member, Group, Healthcare, Germany
You will immediately feel added value and added benefits!
You get my experience, my consulting expertise, my network.
There will be completely new possibilities for you!
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