Our values

Discovery

We believe that the client is most resourceful. Through our methods and skills we create an environment where people can reach their full potential. We develop solutions jointly with the client, so that true empowerment is achieved.

Achievement

We believe that any activity we deliver for our clients must always focus on the wider strategic business aims and the mission of their organisation. 

Humanity

We operate on a basis of trust, respect and partnership with our clients. We believe every individual has something to offer.

Discovery

We believe that the client is most resourceful. Through our methods and skills we create an environment where people can reach their full potential. We develop solutions jointly with the client, so that true empowerment is achieved.

Achievement

We believe that any activity we deliver for our clients must always focus on the wider strategic business aims and the mission of their organisation. 

Humanity

We operate on a basis of trust, respect and partnership with our clients. We believe every individual has something to offer.

  • Our track record – Coverdale has over 50 years of hands-on experience.The practice is built on a solid foundation and continuous improvement. 
  • Our client solutions are driven by the client’s mission and business aims. We focus on pragmatic application, flexibility and robust adaptability.
  • Our training programs develop real skill – they do not just impart knowledge – and deliver sustainable solutions.
  • Our coaches and consultants have front-line leadership experience and know what the challenges are first hand.
  • Our approach is evidence-based and continuously updated based on latest research in adult learning, organisational development and coaching practices.

  • Our track record – Coverdale has over 50 years of hands-on experience.The practice is built on a solid foundation and continuous improvement. 
  • Our client solutions are driven by the client’s mission and business aims. We focus on pragmatic application, flexibility and robust adaptability.
  • Our training programs develop real skill – they do not just impart knowledge – and deliver sustainable solutions.
  • Our coaches and consultants have front-line leadership experience and know what the challenges are first hand.
  • Our approach is evidence-based and continuously updated based on latest research in adult learning, organisational development and coaching practices.

We do

Consulting

We offer a broad spectrum of tailor-made solutions for the development and transformation of your organisation. In close cooperation with your employees and executives, we help you analyse the situation systemically, take a clear direction, develop the skills and build the motivation necessary to achieve your objectives. 

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We Do

Consulting

We offer a broad spectrum of tailor-made solutions for the development and transformation of your organisation. In close cooperation with your employees and executives, we help you analyse the situation systemically, take a clear direction, develop the skills and build the motivation necessary to achieve your objectives.

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Training

In company-specific customised training seminars, we offer you a broad range of training topics that equip teams and leaders with skills and behaviours to further their individual development as well as their contribution to driving company goals and -cultureThe co-creation of an experiential learning environment ensures a sustainable transfer of the insights and learnings into the participants’ actual business realities. 

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Training

In company-specific customised training seminars, we offer you a broad range of training topics that equip teams and leaders with skills and behaviours to further their individual development as well as their contribution to driving company goals and -culture. The co-creation of an experiential learning environment ensures a sustainable transfer of the insights and learnings into the participants’ actual business realities.

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Coaching

As coaches for your high performing leaders and high potentials, we believe that our task is to support their development by raising awareness of root causes of their current challenges, options on how to act and to develop their existing strengths as well as new skills for considering the impact of and taking responsibility for these actions. 

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Coaching

As coaches for your high performing leaders and high potentials, our task is to support their development by raising awareness of the root causes of their current challenges, generate options for how to act, and to develop their existing strengths as well as new skills for considering the impact of and taking responsibility for these actions.

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Our team

Dr. HANSPETER DURLESSER

Partner, Senior Consultant, Coach, Trainer

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Consulting and Training Focus

Dr.Hanspeter Durlesser has a doctoral in geophysics and soil science. He ran his own consulting and testing firm for agricultural soil. He went on to become a certified corporate coach and trainer in Germany. In 2011 he founded Coverdale India.

Consulting and Training focus

  • Outdoor trainings
  • Organisational Development processes for change and transformation
  • Senior and junior manager development programmes
  • Foundations of cooperation and project management
  • Conflict management and negotiation trainings

ELVIRA KLEIN

Senior Consultant, Coach, Trainer

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Elvira Klein is certified in international conflict transformation and mediation. She has worked in international settings across civil society, government, and corporate sectors. She founded and ran a mediation and process facilitation agency in Auroville, South India. She joined Coverdale in 2011.

Consulting and training focus

  • Organisational development processes for change and transformation
  • Organisational culture, high performance culture
  • Leadership and empowerment, including leadership transitions
  • Systemic team coaching
  • Coaching for executives, with a focus on women in leadership positions

ANITA GAUR

Consultant, Trainer

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Anita Gaur is a former architect and ran her own consulting and designing studio. She went on to work in town planning and urban design and policy making in Auroville’s community-led governance. She joined Coverdale in 2017.

Consulting and training focus

  • Goal setting, visioning and company culture processes
  • Change management processes
  • Agile training and coaching
  • Project management- fundamentals of co-operation
  • Difficult conversations and conflict management

PRANJAL TIWARI

Consultant and Trainer

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Pranjal Tiwari is a graduate in International Relations and Political Science. He went on to study Peace Studies and conflict resolution. He has worked internationally as a cultural mediator and engaging both government and civil society organisations. He is a trained mediator and facilitator. He joined Coverdale in 2021.

Consulting and Training Focus

  • Change management
  • Cross-cultural cooperation
  • Leadership development programs
  • Conflict transformation and management
  • Leadership coaching for young entrepreneurs

Our team

Dr. HANSPETER DURLESSER

Partner, Senior Consultant, Coach, Trainer

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Consulting and Training Focus

Dr.Hanspeter Durlesser has a doctoral in geophysics and soil science. He ran his own consulting and testing firm for agricultural soil. He went on to become a certified corporate coach and trainer in Germany. In 2011 he founded Coverdale India.

Consulting and Training focus

  • Outdoor trainings
  • Organisational Development processes for change and transformation
  • Senior and junior manager development programmes
  • Foundations of cooperation and project management
  • Conflict management and negotiation trainings

ELVIRA KLEIN

Senior Consultant, Coach, Trainer

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Consulting and Training Focus

Elvira Klein is certified in international conflict transformation and mediation. She has worked in international settings across civil society, government, and corporate sectors. She founded and ran a mediation and process facilitation agency in Auroville, South India. She joined Coverdale in 2011.

Consulting and training focus

  • Organisational development processes for change and transformation
  • Organisational culture, high performance culture
  • Leadership and empowerment, including leadership transitions
  • Systemic team coaching
  • Coaching for executives, with a focus on women in leadership positions

Anita Gaur

Consultant, Trainer

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Consulting and Training Focus

Anita Gaur is a former architect and ran her own consulting and designing studio. She went on to work in town planning and urban design and policy making in Auroville’s community-led governance. She joined Coverdale in 2017.

Consulting and training focus

  • Goal setting, visioning and company culture processes
  • Change management processes
  • Agile training and coaching
  • Project management- fundamentals of co-operation
  • Difficult conversations and conflict management

PRANJAL Tiwari

Consultant and Trainer

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Consulting and Training Focus

Pranjal Tiwari is a graduate in International Relations and Political Science. He went on to study Peace Studies and conflict resolution. He has worked internationally as a cultural mediator and engaging both government and civil society organisations. He is a trained mediator and facilitator. He joined Coverdale in 2021.

Consulting and Training Focus

  • Change management
  • Cross-cultural cooperation
  • Leadership development programs
  • Conflict transformation and management
  • Leadership coaching for young entrepreneurs

Our network partners

Julia Pullen

Network Partner, Consultant,
Trainer

Junichi Hirosaki

Network Partner, Consultant,
Trainer

Claudia Graefe

Network Partner, Consultant,
Trainer

THE COVERDALE LEARNING METHOD

At Coverdale, we base the creation of our learning environment on the following principles:

  • Everyone has the capacity to learn and develop new skills. We do not teach, we provide an environment of guided discovery. 
  • Experience precedes theory: what you learn for yourself is much more powerful than being told or taught. Therefore experiential learning is the key to real skill development. 
  • There is no perception without contrast. Our practices create the necessary contrast to help people see more clearly. 
  • Review is the amplifier of learning. We encourage, inspire and enable positive reflection, so that the learning and what to do with it becomes apparent. 
  • Learning happens more effectively in a deliberate environment. We create environments where people feel confident to leave their comfort zone and try new things; an environment where openness, transparency and fun are encouraged. This supports successful learning. 
  • Learning needs to be applied in order to add value. Our designs and practices support the transfer and application of learning into the real world. 

Regardless of the respective training topics, the participants can take the conscious and goal-oriented learning from experience with them as one of the most important tools for continuous further development.

 

In the theoretical sequences of the training, the consultants then build on the experiences of the participants. They provide suggestions, offer new methods, provide explanatory models and encourage people to try out new methods and behaviours.

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